You can find numerous Indian restaurants in Paris, especially at the famous passage Brady and rue Cail. The Indian neighborhood located in La Courneuve is less known but also gathers a lot of Indian restaurants.
Raphaëlle Gras, a guide specialized in India in Paris, will share her favorite Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Indian restaurants.
If you wish to discover the world of India in Paris with her, it is possible to book a guided visit through the Indian neighborhoods of Paris.
This restaurant, created in 1988 and located in Château Rouge, is owned by a true welcoming Punjabi offering a typical and delicious Punjabi cooking. The vegetarian meals are very tasty. Good value for money. The restaurant is a bit small and often crowded during weekends. It is possible to make a reservation or come before 8 p.m.
NAVEL, 4 rue du Suez, 75018 Paris – Château Rouge station
Faisal is a canteen, well-known in the Pakistani and Punjabi Indians communities. It offers a simple decoration but family and authentic cuisine. It is composed of a restaurant and a tea salon located between 9 and 11 rue Jarry.
No menu but meals to compose by yourself (possible to eat vegetarian). Finish your meal with an excellent Rasmalai (dessert made of milk and pistachios) or a chai tea with a samosa in the tea salon.
Closed on Sunday.
FAISAL – 11 rue Jarry, 75010 Paris – Château d’Eau station
Krishna Bhavan is a famous vegetarian restaurant located in La Chapelle neighborhood. Always good food, only problem: waitresses will ask you to leave as soon as you’re done with your meal.
3 restaurants at 15, 21 and 24 rue Cail – La Chapelle station
This restaurant is part of a world renowned restaurant chain. A lot of meals are proposed and you can enjoy some South Indian specials: medu vada, idli, dosa, parotta, rasam… and delicious thali. This restaurant is really famous. It is difficult to get a table on Friday nights and weekends.
SARAVANA BHAVAN, 170 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris – Gare du Nord station
These restaurants are all located near La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 subway station (line 7) and T1 tram. Not expensive, and perfect for vegetarians!
This restaurant is owned by a Sri Lankan family who is also the owner of different stores in La Courneuve. Open every day. On the menu: thali, dosa, kottu parotta, vada, samosa, rolle, vegetarian food…
AMMAA’S – 39 avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, La Courneuve
This restaurant is owned by a Sikh Indian family from Punjab. On the menu: pakora, samosa, aloo tikki, pastries to enjoy with a chai tea, vegetarian thali, chole samosa…
APNA PENJAB – 133 avenue Jeau Jaurès, La Courneuve
It is a small restaurant owned by a Sri Lankan family. The mother cooks while the children welcome you. Ayan Fast Food Thanaragah offers delicious and affordable snacks and small plates. Worshippers often go to this restaurant located next to the Hindu temple.
AYAN FAST FOOD THANARAGAH – 66 avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, La Courneuve.
Tandoor cooking (traditional oven from Northwestern India) and delicious homemade pastries
Family and simple cooking, but tasty! New decoration and team. A lot of Pakistani families come to have diner there. Open every day from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.