Colors, spice, and unorthodox ingredients; this basically sums up Indian cuisine. Though for years the lion’s share of Indian food customers in Colorado Springs were the expats from the south Asian sub-continent, local people’s appetite for Indian delicacies has reached a whole new level. The restaurant culture of Colorado Springs probably understood that very well, and adapted even better. The number of great Indian restaurants in Colorado Springs is quite big, and it is not decreasing. In this post, we have created a list of the five best restaurants in Colorado Springs where you can find the most delicious Indian foods, along with a touch of the Indian culture as well.

Little Nepal

  • Google Rating: 4.2/5
  • Yelp Rating: 4/5

Little Nepal comes with a quite interesting combo. Here you will find awesome Indian food, a vibrant bar, and even a gift shop. Little Nepal has two branches in Colorado Springs, one at 1747 S. 8th Street and the other in 4820 Flintridge Dr. The name might suggest you that Little Nepal focuses more on Nepalese food, which is not the case in reality. Rather, they have more Indian food options than most other restaurants in Colorado Springs; the reason being Nepalese and Indian food culture quite derivative, and an Indian food lover will find everything here. Tasty curries, spicy masalas, delicious sweets, and finger-licking appetizers, you’ll simply be blown away by the exotic Indian cuisine offered by Little Nepal. And the great traditional interior is a cherry on top.

Mirch Masala

  • Google Rating: 4.0/5
  • Yelp Rating: 4.0/5

Situated at 5047 N. Academy Blvd, Mirch Masala is one of the premium Indian restaurants in Colorado Springs. They have been serving the community since 2002, and won multiple awards for their unique and top-notch services. One of the most attractive things about Mirch Masala is that they cater very exotic fusion foods that blend the Western culture with a touch of Indian cuisine. A wide range of grill menus along with spice-rich main courses have made their selection of foods an amazing one. Very few Indian restaurants can provide with such variety of vegetarian items as Mirch Masala. You can certainly count on them if you are looking for something delicious and protein-free at the same time.

Indus Modern Kitchen

  • Google Rating: 4.6/5
  • Yelp Rating: 4.5/5

If you are a fan of the rice menus of Indian food culture, then Indus Modern Kitchen should be your go-to option in Colorado Springs. This restaurant is situated at 12229 Voyager Parkway. Rice items from Indus Modern Kitchen are served with a wide variety of Indian curries made of different breeds of meat and fish. Apart from the rice items, you can definitely look at the breads and mouthwatering desserts. Classic Indian dishes are given a very modern interpretation, and Indus Modern Kitchen is yet to suffer from a failure in their food experience.

Sherpa Garden Restaurant and Bar

Google Rating: 4.6/5

Sherpa Garden is more of an Asian food restaurant rather than being a dedicated one for Indian food. Foods from Tibet, Nepal, and India have met at the same place of this restaurant. You’ve probably guessed it; their fusion food items are simply fabulous! The chief Chef Kundu Sherpa is quite famous in the area for her food crafting expertise. The restaurant is run by her and her husband, Pasang Sherpa. Originally from Nepal, they have brought the skill-set from home. One of the most refreshing things you’ll see in Sherpa Garden is the way the restaurant owners will greet you. Sherpa Garden has brought the culture of community sharing of meals and goodwill from their home, and they would love to make you a part of it. Just go to 1005 W Colorado Ave. if you feel like it!

The Sahara Café

  • Google Rating: 4.5/5
  • Yelp Rating: 4.5

The Sahara Café is mainly famous for their Middle-Eastern food items, but their Indian menu is enough to blow you away with all the fusion spices! For shawarmas and kebabs, very few can compete with The Sahara Café. And when Middle-Eastern flavor aligns with the Indian one, taste becomes magic and you become mesmerized. The vision of The Sahara Café is to appeal to the international audience living in Colorado Springs. But local people never want to miss their chance to pay a visit to 954 Manitou Ave!

Shri Ganesh

  • Google Rating: 4.2/5
  • Yelp Rating: 4.5/5

The owner of Shri Ganesh restaurant, Raj Adhikari, got fired from his first job in United States. He didn’t lose hope, and worked at another local favorite restaurant, Little Nepal, as the general manager and co-owner. With all the skills Raj and his wife, Sonu, have gathered from all these years, they have opened the Shri Ganesh restaurant. The regular lunch buffet and Thursday dinner buffet of Shri Ganesh restaurant is a local favorite. If you want to eat Indian and Nepalese food to your fullest, then surely pay a visit to 1155 Ridgeline Dr., Colorado Springs.

Zaika Indian Cuisine

  • Google Rating: 4.7/5
  • Yelp Rating: 4.5/5

Zaika is one of the most wholesome Indian restaurants in the area. They have maintained both authenticity and innovation quite amazingly. You can enjoy dishes made from India’s signature spices in a setup built with sumptuous décor. That is not enough for you? Then the vibrant bar it has along with the restaurant will surely do. Situated at Mooresville, Zaika will give you the local energy along with Indian Passion.