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15 Standout Indian Restaurants in Montreal

These are the titans of tandoori, dosa, and curry

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Whether it’s on Montreal’s small but mighty Little India strip in Parc-Ex or elsewhere, this city hosts the gamut of flavours from across the Indian subcontinent. Punjabi cuisine of the north is particularly popular here, but there are some options for southern and western regions as well. Others play fast and loose, offering a mélange of regional options.

On this list, we’ve got standbys that have been around since the ‘80s and ‘90s (Le Taj, Mahli Sweets) to younger guns mixing things up (Le Super Qualité, Rasoï), as well as a price range that varies from famously inexpensive (Pushap) to more upscale (Darbar).

Lastly, where possible, it’s best to place orders directly with restaurants, rather than through third-part apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash, so more money goes into the hands of small business owners. Takeout is available at all the restaurant on this list, and if you live nearby in-house delivery sometimes is, too.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Le Super Qualité

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1211 Rue Bélanger, Montréal
QC H2S 1H7, Canada
(514) 398-0184
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One of the youngest on this list, but having received ample praise, Le Super Qualité specializes in south Indian cuisine with dishes from the Maharastran region. It offers weekly thali specials and to-go options served in tiffin boxes in addition to Pakistani bargars and cocktails. Takeout is available, and delivery is handled by UberEats.

2. India Beau Village

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640 Rue Jarry O, Montréal
QC H3N 1G2, Canada
(514) 272-5847
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This restaurant’s Punjabi-leaning menu serves a wide array of dishes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian served as hot as a client can take it. Recommended dishes include paneer and anything from the tandoori oven. Available for takeout or deliver via UberEats.

3. Malhi Sweets

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880 Rue Jarry O, Montréal
QC H3N 1G9, Canada
(514) 273-0407
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Gurnam Singh Mahli’s eponymous restaurant serves all kinds of dishes from across India with a particular specialization in Punjabi cuisine. It’s been a longstanding favourite of Montrealers for its naan and pakoras sold by the pound. Pick it up, or get it delivered with SkipTheDishes.

4. Dosa Pointe

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895 Rue Jean-Talon O, Montréal
QC H3N 1S7, Canada
(514) 303-7755
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Dosa Pointe serves up an ample spread of its namesake dish, with flavours ranging from green tamarind and chilli garlic to tangy paneer and mushroom. Have it with or without the potato filling. Takeout only.

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5. Chand Palace

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989 Rue Jean-Talon, Montreal
QC H3N 1S9, Canada
(514) 271-6000
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Drawing predominantly on the North Indian tradition, this Park-Ex joint is largely looked to for its easy-going thali services for lunch. But, its lamb dishes and cream-based curries are what truly merit repeated visits. In-house delivery with a 5 km radius; otherwise, they’re on UberEats.

6. Maison Indian Curry

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996 Rue Jean-Talon, Montreal
QC H3N 1S8, Canada
(514) 273-0004
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Maison Indian Curry does a full menu that spans both northern and southern Indian cuisines. That means lots of dosa, biryani, and crispy fritters in addition to curries. Try the samosas or dahi vada — lentil cakes soaked in yogurt — for a great start to a meal. Available for takeout or delivery on SkipTheDishes.

7. Bombay Mahal

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1001 Rue Jean-Talon, Montreal
QC H3N 1T2, Canada
(514) 273-3331
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What started with a small spot in Park-Ex has quickly become one of the more expansive chains for Indian food in Montreal with three locations and counting. The formula works: Both southern and northern regions are observed in their menu, and curries are a favourite. Open for takeout or delivery on most apps.

8. Atma

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3962 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Y3, Canada
(514) 798-8484
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Atma has a pan-continental approach that includes soups, hot salads, and classic dishes from the north and south. Try the tandoori-roasted eggplant dish of baignan bharta or the sautéed okra in a plate of bhindi masala. Open for takeout or delivery with SkipTheDishes.

9. Darbar

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2027 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 2T3, Canada
(514) 982-3724
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Darbar’s Punjabi cuisine has been served to locals and tourists alike for decades in its upscale interior near the Latin Quarter. It has got everything from mild kormas and spicy madras to crunchy pakoras and tandoori-roasted meats. Takeout and delivery via UberEats available.

10. Bombay Choupati

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5011 Boulevard des Sources, Pierrefonds
QC H8Y 3E3, Canada
(514) 421-3130
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This family-run haunt in the West Island’s Pierrefond neighbourhood is worth the trek. Try their
spicy masala dosa, a crispy rice pancake stuffed with potatoes and served with sambhar, and coconut chutney, or go for the “fire” version, if you can withstand the heat. Takeout or delivery available.

11. Le Taj

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2077 Rue Stanley, Montréal
QC H3A 1R7, Canada
(514) 845-9015
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One of Montreal’s critically-approved Indian restaurants, Le Taj has been a local institution since 1985. Its pan-continental offerings are good for either à la carte dinners or bountiful lunch buffets, with an appreciable wine list to boot. Call for takeout, or place your order for delivery through a third-party platform (UberEats or SkipTheDishes).

12. Pushap

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5195 Rue Paré, Montréal
QC H4P 2B1, Canada
(514) 737-4527
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Daljit Kumar Mohan’s restaurant in Côte-des-Neiges is a vegetarian-focused spot that’s a rite of passage in cheap Montreal eats; few plates reach over $8, and that includes the thali. Pushap’s also got one of the most extensive selections of Indian desserts. Available for takeout or delivery.

13. Thanjai Restaurant

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4759 Av. Van Horne, Montréal
QC H3W 1H8, Canada
(514) 419-9696
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Owner Kumaresan Muthukrishnan, originally from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, came to Montreal to work in IT but saw an opportunity to import the flavours from back home. His restaurant is a favourite for dosa and idli rice cakes. Get takeout or delivery (handled by UberEats and SkipTheDishes)

14. Thali

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1409 Rue Saint-Marc, Montréal
QC H3H 2G4, Canada
(514) 989-9048
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A favourite among the downtown area’s students, Thali’s name says it all: The vegetarian and meat multi-sectioned plates come with three dishes from a steam table, as well as naan, rice, and crunchy pappadum for a bit more than $10. Their delicious naan wraps, however, are often overlooked. Thali is on DoorDash and UberEats.

15. Rasoï

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3459 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1P3, Canada
(514) 544-9866
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This Saint-Henri Indian restaurant offers a different take on traditional dishes like lamb madras poutine and venison samosas, but it also has classics like butter chicken and goat vindaloo. Place your order for takeout on CHK PLZ or delivery with DoorDash.

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1. Le Super Qualité

1211 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H2S 1H7, Canada

One of the youngest on this list, but having received ample praise, Le Super Qualité specializes in south Indian cuisine with dishes from the Maharastran region. It offers weekly thali specials and to-go options served in tiffin boxes in addition to Pakistani bargars and cocktails. Takeout is available, and delivery is handled by UberEats.

1211 Rue Bélanger, Montréal
QC H2S 1H7, Canada

2. India Beau Village

640 Rue Jarry O, Montréal, QC H3N 1G2, Canada

This restaurant’s Punjabi-leaning menu serves a wide array of dishes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian served as hot as a client can take it. Recommended dishes include paneer and anything from the tandoori oven. Available for takeout or deliver via UberEats.

640 Rue Jarry O, Montréal
QC H3N 1G2, Canada

3. Malhi Sweets

880 Rue Jarry O, Montréal, QC H3N 1G9, Canada

Gurnam Singh Mahli’s eponymous restaurant serves all kinds of dishes from across India with a particular specialization in Punjabi cuisine. It’s been a longstanding favourite of Montrealers for its naan and pakoras sold by the pound. Pick it up, or get it delivered with SkipTheDishes.

880 Rue Jarry O, Montréal
QC H3N 1G9, Canada

4. Dosa Pointe

895 Rue Jean-Talon O, Montréal, QC H3N 1S7, Canada
rice dahl Katie Sehl

Dosa Pointe serves up an ample spread of its namesake dish, with flavours ranging from green tamarind and chilli garlic to tangy paneer and mushroom. Have it with or without the potato filling. Takeout only.

895 Rue Jean-Talon O, Montréal
QC H3N 1S7, Canada

5. Chand Palace

989 Rue Jean-Talon, Montreal, QC H3N 1S9, Canada

Drawing predominantly on the North Indian tradition, this Park-Ex joint is largely looked to for its easy-going thali services for lunch. But, its lamb dishes and cream-based curries are what truly merit repeated visits. In-house delivery with a 5 km radius; otherwise, they’re on UberEats.

989 Rue Jean-Talon, Montreal
QC H3N 1S9, Canada

6. Maison Indian Curry

996 Rue Jean-Talon, Montreal, QC H3N 1S8, Canada

Maison Indian Curry does a full menu that spans both northern and southern Indian cuisines. That means lots of dosa, biryani, and crispy fritters in addition to curries. Try the samosas or dahi vada — lentil cakes soaked in yogurt — for a great start to a meal. Available for takeout or delivery on SkipTheDishes.

996 Rue Jean-Talon, Montreal
QC H3N 1S8, Canada

7. Bombay Mahal

1001 Rue Jean-Talon, Montreal, QC H3N 1T2, Canada

What started with a small spot in Park-Ex has quickly become one of the more expansive chains for Indian food in Montreal with three locations and counting. The formula works: Both southern and northern regions are observed in their menu, and curries are a favourite. Open for takeout or delivery on most apps.

1001 Rue Jean-Talon, Montreal
QC H3N 1T2, Canada

8. Atma

3962 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y3, Canada

Atma has a pan-continental approach that includes soups, hot salads, and classic dishes from the north and south. Try the tandoori-roasted eggplant dish of baignan bharta or the sautéed okra in a plate of bhindi masala. Open for takeout or delivery with SkipTheDishes.

3962 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Y3, Canada

9. Darbar

2027 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2T3, Canada

Darbar’s Punjabi cuisine has been served to locals and tourists alike for decades in its upscale interior near the Latin Quarter. It has got everything from mild kormas and spicy madras to crunchy pakoras and tandoori-roasted meats. Takeout and delivery via UberEats available.

2027 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 2T3, Canada

10. Bombay Choupati

5011 Boulevard des Sources, Pierrefonds, QC H8Y 3E3, Canada

This family-run haunt in the West Island’s Pierrefond neighbourhood is worth the trek. Try their
spicy masala dosa, a crispy rice pancake stuffed with potatoes and served with sambhar, and coconut chutney, or go for the “fire” version, if you can withstand the heat. Takeout or delivery available.

5011 Boulevard des Sources, Pierrefonds
QC H8Y 3E3, Canada

11. Le Taj

2077 Rue Stanley, Montréal, QC H3A 1R7, Canada

One of Montreal’s critically-approved Indian restaurants, Le Taj has been a local institution since 1985. Its pan-continental offerings are good for either à la carte dinners or bountiful lunch buffets, with an appreciable wine list to boot. Call for takeout, or place your order for delivery through a third-party platform (UberEats or SkipTheDishes).

2077 Rue Stanley, Montréal
QC H3A 1R7, Canada

12. Pushap

5195 Rue Paré, Montréal, QC H4P 2B1, Canada

Daljit Kumar Mohan’s restaurant in Côte-des-Neiges is a vegetarian-focused spot that’s a rite of passage in cheap Montreal eats; few plates reach over $8, and that includes the thali. Pushap’s also got one of the most extensive selections of Indian desserts. Available for takeout or delivery.

5195 Rue Paré, Montréal
QC H4P 2B1, Canada

13. Thanjai Restaurant

4759 Av. Van Horne, Montréal, QC H3W 1H8, Canada

Owner Kumaresan Muthukrishnan, originally from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, came to Montreal to work in IT but saw an opportunity to import the flavours from back home. His restaurant is a favourite for dosa and idli rice cakes. Get takeout or delivery (handled by UberEats and SkipTheDishes)

4759 Av. Van Horne, Montréal
QC H3W 1H8, Canada

14. Thali

1409 Rue Saint-Marc, Montréal, QC H3H 2G4, Canada

A favourite among the downtown area’s students, Thali’s name says it all: The vegetarian and meat multi-sectioned plates come with three dishes from a steam table, as well as naan, rice, and crunchy pappadum for a bit more than $10. Their delicious naan wraps, however, are often overlooked. Thali is on DoorDash and UberEats.

1409 Rue Saint-Marc, Montréal
QC H3H 2G4, Canada

15. Rasoï

3459 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1P3, Canada

This Saint-Henri Indian restaurant offers a different take on traditional dishes like lamb madras poutine and venison samosas, but it also has classics like butter chicken and goat vindaloo. Place your order for takeout on CHK PLZ or delivery with DoorDash.

3459 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1P3, Canada

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