Yogyakarta is the royal island of Indonesia – and the best Indian restaurants in Yogyakarta is as royal as the city itself. The few but amazing Indian restaurants here serve the royal Indian cuisines from the royal Mughlai menu mostly and from other regions of India. This city if Jogja – as it is often called – serve extremely affordable Indian dishes as well.
Top 8 Indian restaurants in Yogyakarta
This list of best Indian restaurants in Yogyakarta serving Indian cuisine will blow your mind. From the delicious chicken to the chewy naan, you get everything here.
1. Taj Indian Kitchen
Great ambiance with good Indian music playing in the background and wall arts and photos of Bollywood stars giving it a beautiful Indian ambiance. This is a very popular Indian food restaurant – and not only popular for its great alluring ambiance but also for the yummy luscious north Indian food they serve. This franchise of Taj Indian Kitchen in Yogyakarta has a nice long and a zestful menu which will make you come here again and again to try different Punjabi cuisines.
Must Try: Baingan Bharta, Mutton Biryani
Location: Jl. Urip Sumoharjo No.103H, Klitren, Gondokusuman, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55222, Indonesia
Cuisines: North Indian
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2. Ganesha Ek Sanskriti
Ganesha Ek Sanskriti in Indonesia has become synonymous with delicious spicy traditional Indian food. This Ganesha Ek Sanskriti in Yogyakarta is situated in the hotel Sheraton and provides a 5 star dining experience of flavourful savoury Indian cuisines. Interiors and ambiance is as royal as it can get with stone crafts of Ganesha, Nataraja, Buddha and other Indian deities.
Must Try: Seekh kebabs
Location: Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
Cuisines: South Indian, North Indian
3. Tamilan Chai
Freshly minted new Indian restaurant at Wirobrajan is fast getting popular in this part of the city. This Chennai Food Express – as the board says here – provides both north Indian and south Indian delicacies. Service here is just super fast. Ambiance is delightful – owners have tried adding a mix contemporary yet little old fashioned touch with its wooden furniture and the interiors have artworks and small fascinating paintings on the wall.
Must Try: Chennai Express Parota
Location: Jl. Letjen S.Parman No.60, Gedongkiwo, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55251, Indonesia
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4. Warung Goa Food
This is a wonderful Indian restaurant in the popular streets of Jalan Prawirotaman. This Indian restaurant in Yogyakarta is famous for its north Indian and Goan cuisines. The gorgeous interiors and the appetizing traditional Indian dishes and cuisines have Goan touch – good tasting spicy Indian with bits of Portuguese style and touch to it makes the whole gastronomical experience a splendid one.
Must Try: Egg Parathas
Location: Jl. Prawirotaman no. 17, Yogyakarta 55153, Indonesia
Cuisines: Indian, Goan
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5. Umar Restaurant and Shisha Cafe
One little cozy place at Depok providing flavourful luscious North Indian Mughlai, Afghani, and Arabian piquant flavourful delicacies. Interiors and ambiance is in this little place is surprisingly fresh and innovatively different where you can chose to sit on red lavish Mughlai carpets to enjoy your sheesha or be seated at royal chairs to enjoy your savoury chicken biryani.
Must Try: Chicken Biryani
Location: Jl.Bougenville CTX no. 1, Depok, Yogyakarta 55284, Indonesia
Cuisines: Indian, Middle Eastern
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6. LnH Cafe
A small but a very vibrant cafe – flavors and aromas of which will attract the passerby’s going through the street in its vicinity. This cafe offers seating inside as well as outside on the street to have sumptuous food, a cup of masala tea and sit comfortably to just gaze on the streets and people passing by. Extremely friendly in pocket this little restaurant offers Indian, Pakistani and Arabic cuisines.
Must Try: Nasi Biryani
Location: Jl.sukonandi no 17. Semaki, umbulharjo, yogyakarta
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani, Arabian
If you are a vegetarian or simply bored of the sea food or non vegetarian cuisines – this place is the one you want to be at. With an extremely good array of vegan options from Indian, Chinese and Indonesian kitchens – this is one enticing vegetarian restaurant. This delightful restaurant is near the road at Culinary village – provides cheap Asian and Indian cuisines in Indonesia.
Must Try: Hokkien Mee noodles, Special Fried rice
Location: Jl. Cendrawasih, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Balinese
8. Rumkul Kuliner Ateeya
Rumkul Kuliner Ateeya is not a very old restaurant but has quickly got popular in this region of the city. The owners of the restaurant are extremely friendly and often welcomes the guest personally. A good range of Indian and Arabic cuisines make this place heavenly. The restaurant serves authentic basmati rice in their Biryani making it finger licking delicious and appetizing.
Must Try: Briyani Ayam, Nasi Briyani
Location: Jl. Anggajaya 2 No.111, Sanggrahan, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Cuisines: Indian, Middle Eastern
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The staff in these Indian restaurants in Yogyakarta is extremely courteous. The chefs are extremely experienced and among the best in this city for making luscious authentic Indian dishes. This royal dining experience is not just popular among the Indian communities but this is one place where you will find more non-Indians than Indians. Visit Indonesia to taste these delights.
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