3 Indian restaurants near the centre of Athens

Namaste Indian Restaurant

Koukaki and Neos Kosmos are two neighbouring districts of Athens where curry and fresh coriander can be smelt from the many Indian restaurants that have opened in the area.

Here are three of the best:

Indian Chef

Indian chef

Indian Chef is very hard to miss. It is a fairly large corner space that not only serves Indian cuisine but also has a bar for drinks and coffee.

This restaurant stands out for its chicken korma (chicken in a creamy almond and cashew sauce), the zarda pulao (sweet rice cooked with saffron in coconut milk and fruit) and the vegetable samosa.

It is a very good choice for the residents of the surrounding areas and visitors since it is one of the best examples of Indian cuisine near the centre of the Greek capital.

53 Syngrou St., Neos Kosmos, tel. 210 9236336

Namaste Indian Restaurant

Namaste Indian Restaurant

It is opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It is a beautiful space that shows its best face when it is fully illuminated, especially at night. It is one of those restaurants where you can forget that you are in Athens.

Among the best dishes is chicken curry (cooked with tomato and many spices), and there are various vegetarian options.

Its location makes it a frequent choice for tourists, but it is a restaurant that a local will visit for a quick lunch or a special occasion in the evening.

12 Lembesi, Koukaki, tel. 210 9233999

Master Indian Chef

Namaste Indian Restaurant

In this restaurant, you can try various Indian cuisine dishes at good quality and affordable prices via delivery and dine-in. It is famous for Chicken tikka masala, Chicken korma, and Indian souvlaki.

In the last several years, it has gained great popularity in Athens, which has fatally increased the number of diners.

Master Indian Chef's food is simple, substantial, and delicious. The atmosphere is relaxed but attentive, and overall, it is highly recommended to anyone who appreciates or wants to experience Indian cuisine.

Sikelias 4, Koukaki, tel. 210 9245171

Giorgos Katapodis is a columnist for Olive Magazine.

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