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Photograph by Debora Smail

Thankfully, spacious and colorful Indika has not closed, as predicted. Instead veteran restaurateur Mickey Kapoor has breathed new life into this revered spot. Two appetizers got us going: a saffron saag with calming mango bits that we scooped up with cornmeal roti and a complex dahi puri of feathery puff pastries filled with tiny diced potatoes and topped with yogurt tamarind and a savory parsley-cilantro sauce. A hefty entrée of grilled chicken, lamb, and prawns foreshadowed the meat-heavy restaurant (Bukhara) that Kapoor is planning to open. And the mango chutney chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese and served with a potato-okra-and-tomato curry showed off Indika’s excitingly layered tastes. We closed our meal with the dreamy, creamy rice pudding.


City: Houston


Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 516 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX, 77006

Hours: L Tue–Fri & Sun. D Tue–Sun.

Phone: 713-524-2170

Website: indikausa.com

Last updated: September 29, 2019