Indus Bangkok is an Indian restaurant that serves refined Mughlai (Royal) cuisine in a charming dining room lit by soft candlelight. The quality of the dishes served is superb, the service is smooth, and the setting in a fancy house filled with art pieces all culminates in a wonderful dining experience.
Well executed dishes stay true to their origins here, covering a range of Mughlai cuisine from northern India, with the added addition of popular regional Indian food and typical appetizers and snacks such as onion bajis and roti rolls. The level of spice at Indus is apparent but never leaves the lips tingling, which can be a good or bad thing depending on your outlook.
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A clear advantage Indus has over other top-level Indian restaurants in Bangkok is the attentive yet discreet service. Food is served onto your plate in the style of silver service, and the knowledgeable staff can help you decide what to order based on your preferences.
The tandoori meats at Indus are a definite highlight. Chicken malai kebab (360 baht) is made of incredibly tender chicken that is marinated in yogurt: you could break apart with just your tongue if you tried. It’s rare to find such soft meat in any world cuisine and is a joy to eat. Ajwaini fish tikka (490 baht) is another recommended option from the tandoor oven, with cubes of seabass seasoned with carom seed and gently spiced. Vegetarian tandoori options include creamy broccoli, mushroom tikka, and paneer tikka. A full mixed grill platter containing a selection of the best kebabs costs 1,100 baht.
When it comes to curry dishes, the smooth tarka daal, rich butter chicken, and Indus’ signature mutton Rogan josh all come highly recommended, each with distinct flavours. This is down to the fact that all sauces are made from locally sourced ingredients (whenever possible) and Indian spices are brought in whole as opposed to powdered or dried. To ensure the cuisine at Indus is as healthy as possible, the ‘Ghee’ (Indian clarified butter) from many dishes has been replaced by rice bran oil which is far healthier.
Anyone looking for something slightly different, the sabz jalfrazi (240 baht) is a mix of crisp, bite-size vegetables with cottage cheese, cumin and ginger. It is a dry curry with a gentle chili kick, but the overall combination is superb. This is one of the finest vegetarian curries we have tried and is always one of our selections at Indus.
For dessert, try the pistachio kulfi (120 baht), a hand-made Indian ice cream, or a classic Indian sweet such as gulab jamun. After dinner you can move to the spacious garden for a cup of creamy chai tea or even a shisha pipe. The drinks menu presents Thai and Indian beers – a bottle of Singha costs 160 baht – and a reasonable selection of wine by the bottle starting from 1,250 baht.
Indus has a special brunch menu on weekends which costs 625 baht for all you can eat between 11:30 and 15:00. Considering the range of tandoori meats, curries and biriyanis on offer this represents incredible value. Located on Sukhumvit 26 just off Sukhumvit Road, Indus is easy to find close to Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain Station. It’s a short taxi or a 10 minute walk from the station.
A charming dining room, expertly prepared Indian cuisine and some of the finest service in the capital make Indus a sure-fire winner for a fancy Indian meal in Bangkok.
- Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30-14:30, dinner 18:30-23:00
- Location: 71 Sukhumvit 26
- BTS: Phrom Phong
- Tel: +66 (0)2 258 4900