Indian restaurants to discover in Victoria

Indian restaurants to discover in Victoria

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Looking to add a bit of extra heat to your summer? Try out these delicious mouthwatering Indian restaurants in and around Victoria. Each of these eateries has something different and diverse to serve. Support the local food scene in Victoria and add a bit of extra spice to your life with these seven Indian Restaurants.

Four Spice Indian Cuisine

This local eatery serves amazingly flavoured and unique dishes, fresh bread, desserts and drinks. Try their Bhatura, a type of fried bread, savoury and chewy and a perfect additive to any main dish. Order any main dish from Four Spice Indian Cuisine and receive a complimentary small portion of rice. If you’re looking to have something sweet alongside your main meal, then try out Four Spice’s rice pudding; this lightly sweetened dish is made with basmati rice, cooked in sweetened milk and topped with raisins, a perfect additive to complete any meal at Four Spice Indian Cuisine. This restaurant also serves a selection of drinks, including their Masala Chai; a hot drink consisting of a mixture of black tea, milk, spices, and sugar (optional).

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2637 Quadra St
Four Spice Indian Cuisine

The Mantra Indian Cuisine

Mantra, a unique culinary experience where the food traditions and spices of Indian are joined together to create some delectable dishes. At Mantra, you can discover dishes that hail from all across India, with unique flavour combinations and spices such as Turmeric and Red Chilli which have been known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Discover all the tastes and favours that India has to offer at The Mantra Indian Cuisine. Try out one of their star dishes, their Amritsari Kulcha (a crisp and soft leavened bread, stuffed with boiled and mashed potatoes and spices).

Various locations: 1015 Fort St, 3480 Tillicum Rd
The Mantra Indian Cuisine
@themantravictoria

Royal Spice Fine Indian Cuisine

India is famous for its wildly flavourful dishes, savoury bread and unique desserts. At Royal Spice Fine Indian Cuisine you will find dishes created from scratch, vegetarian-friendly meals, spices that not only taste good but are good for your overall health, and dairy products that are fermented and contain all sorts of healthy bacteria that work wonders for your gut health. You will never be short on choices at Royal Spice Fine Indian Cuisine where they serve dishes from savoury curries, salads, yoghurts (raita), bread, desserts, teas, drinks and more.

212-815 Cloverdale Ave
Royal Spice Fine Indian Cuisine
@royalspiceyyj

Dosa Paragon

Delicious, savoury, filling dishes and more is what you can discover at Dosa Paragon. This restaurant specializes in dishes that are created in house with exotic flavours and aromas that offer you a glimpse into all the dishes South Indian Cuisine has to offer. With an expansive menu, Dosa Paragon is never an eatery short on meal choices. Try out their Goat Curry; a dish using goat meat cooked with traditional curry sauce. Ever heard of Dosa? They are a dish originating from South India and consist of a thin pancake or crepe, made from fermented batter and is usually served with lentils and rice. Try Dosa Paragon’s menu of Dosa’s including their Cheesy Masala Dosa: rice crepe sprinkled with cheese and stuffed with potato masala.

735 Yates St
Dosa Paragon
@dosaparagon

Taj: Taste of India

This restaurant serves authentic Indian cuisine from all parts of the country. Their dishes range in flavours, and spice and their menu offers an array of food and drinks for their customers to choose from. This eatery’s name hails from the famous Taj Mahal in the city Agra, their restaurant is also inspired by the styles of Bollywood . Come and enjoy unique dishes from sweet desserts such as Gulab Jamun (deep-fried cottage cheese balls dipped in a sweet syrup) and savoury Punjabi classics such as Aloo Gobi (cauliflower, bell peppers, buttery potatoes in a mild masala mix).

852 Fort St, Victoria
Taj: Taste of India
@taj_tasteofindia

Varsha Indian Kitchen

This family run eatery on Government Street offers a modern twist on Indian cuisine while creating dishes that are both creative and delicious in composition. Try out Varsha’s Tiger Poutine; a combination of both Canadian and Indian flavours with masala and yam fries, topped with Varsha’s house made butter masala sauce, crispy pork belly and sriracha mayo sauce. Looking for a fresh seafood west coast dish? Give Varsha’s contemporary flavoured tandoori fish tacos a try, consisting of fresh fish with all the tantalizing spice combinations of India. Try out Varsha today where Canadian and Indian cuisine meet in perfect flavour harmony.

1600 Government St, Victoria
Varsha Indian Kitchen
@varshayyj

Sizzling Tandoor

Colours, spices and flavours of all kinds, Sizzling Tandoor offers dishes that are served with natural ingredients and crafted with care. This restaurant prides itself on preserving the culture and traditions of eastern Indian cuisine. Find this delightful eatery downtown, at Uptown and in the Westshore town Centre. If you’re looking to enjoy all the delights that Sizzling Tandoor has to offer but from the comfort of your home then look for them on @skipthedishes, @doordash, and @ubereats for delivery. Or if you’re in the area and looking to dine-in, Sizzling Tandoor offers their happy hour from 3-6pm every day.

Various locations: 637 Johnson St, 3600 Uptown Blvd, 2955 Phipps Rd #129
Sizzling Tandoor
@sizzlingtandoor_

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Written by

Tessa Cowan

Tasting Victoria