Swad, one of Austin’s fundamental Indian and vegetarian restaurants, is now closed on 9515 North Lamar Boulevard, as reported by Austin 360 and confirmed by the owners. Its last date in the North Lamar neighborhood was held on Christmas, December 25, 2018.
This doesn’t mean that Swad is gone forever. The restaurant is still opening a location up in Round Rock, to be found at 1401 South Highway 35, Suite 220. Owners Manhar and Nikula Patel estimate that the new restaurant should open sometime in the second week of February.
The restaurant, which opened in 1996, is particularly known for its stellar vegetarian Indian food. The menu has a strong focus on Southern Indian fare such as plentiful dosas with fillings like potatoes, cheese, onions; idlis, as well as Indian-Chinese dishes, puris, and more.