The South Asian food scene in Austin is stronger than most expect, with good places for Indian, Nepalese, Bangladeshi, and Pakistani cuisines throughout the city. The number of these businesses keeps growing too, offering fantastic biryanis, dals, chaats (Indian street snacks), tandooris, dosas (South Asian street crepes), pakoras (vegetable fritters), and much more.
For Austin, this means the excellent offerings of South Indian-leaning Sangam Chettinad Indian Cuisine, vegetable-filled wonders at Swad, Nepalese momos at Himalaya Kosheli, Pakistani offerings from Zaviya Grill, Bangladeshi specials from Shahi Cafe, plus many more.
For more regional fare from the greater Asian continent, scope out Austin’s best bets for halal, Southeast Asian food, Chinese, dim sum, Thai, Korean barbecue, and sushi, as well as a guide to the spiciest foods and restaurants found in the city.
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