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Essential Austin Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Is Now Closed

Swad shutters on North Lamar ahead of opening in Round Rock

Dishes from Swad
Dishes from Swad
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

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.

Austin 360 also reported that Indian-Nepalese restaurant Saffron opened its Westlake location at 3201 Bee Cave Road.

Swad Indian Restaurant

9515 N Lamar Blvd #156, Austin, TX 78753 (512) 997-7923


3616 Far West Boulevard, , TX 78731 (512) 241-1732 Visit Website

Swad [Round Rock]

1401 South Highway 35, Suite 220, Round Rock, Austin 78664