Best Indian Restaurant

New Azaad

It may not look like much (and really, it doesnt), but after several meals consumed both in the restaurant and on the go, weve tried nearly every item on the menu and can confidently report that no other traditional Indian restaurant in the region even comes close. From the goat and chicken curries to the papdi chaat to the extensive sweets case (after all, theres a world beyond gulab jamun), you simply cant go wrong here. And its cheaper than Ti_ffin! Just get there now and thank us later.

6443 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-288-5204 | Website


2012 WINNER, Indian Restaurant

Tashan

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2010 WINNER, Indian Restaurant

Saffron Indian Kitchen

145 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA

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2009 WINNER, New Indian Restaurant

IndeBlue

619 Collings Avenue, Collingswood, NJ

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