The Indian Subcontinent is known for its diverse people and their unique cultures and traditions. Just like its fascinating culture, Indian cuisine is rich, vibrant and packed full of flavor. So it is literally a godsend that you can now enjoy Indian food right here in Korea at the Little India Restaurant in Seoul. This restaurant has become something of a local favorite for both foreigners and Koreans alike!
For a hassle free journey to Little India your best bet is the subway especially if you are in Seoul.
You can catch the subway from City Hall in Seoul straight to Sindang. At Sindang make sure you switch tracks and catch another subway to Itaewon. The ride takes about 20 minutes. Exit the station at Itaewon. Little India is just a 5-minute walk from the station. Pretty straight forward and easy to locate.
The restaurant is open seven days a week from 11 am to 10 pm at night. So you can pretty much get Indian food in Korea round the clock. Amazing, isn’t it?
As they say first impressions are everything. As soon as you enter the premises of Little India you will be pleased to find how clean and upbeat the place is. The restaurant has pretty mosaic patterned tiles on the walls. They also have some fine cutlery and they serve their food on their signature blue patterned plates.
Indian food loved by all
The restaurant has an impressive variety of dishes available that showcase the fusion of flavors from India. The dishes are influenced by both Indian and Pakistani cooking styles and the owners try to cater to the tastes of both Indian migrants and Koreans. So, it is no surprise the place is popular among many Indians, Pakistanis, Koreans and even Arabs who are all regular customers. In fact, the place is so packed on weekends that it can sometimes be difficult to get a table. So, I would suggest you try to show up early if you decide to check this place out at the weekends.
Little India has a huge menu with an endless variety of Indian curries, rice, tikkas and karahis to choose from. They are also quite well known for their range of biryanis especially the dum biryani which is available every Friday. I personally recommend the chicken karahi with fresh ginger slices on top paired with fresh naan sprinkled with refreshing herbs. Naan and Chicken Karahi was a match made in food heaven!
And do not forget to order those huge samosas on the side. Samosas are a universal Indian street food favorite and have a spicy potato filling. Make sure you try them with the green dipping sauce which is a chutney made from yoghurt and mint. The two together are a powerful combination as the chutney just seeps into those potatoes for that perfect bite! Simply mouth-watering!
The Tandoori Chicken Tikka is another must have item. It is literally grilled to perfection and you can feel those meat juices flowing with every bite. A hundred percent go to item for all meat lovers out there.
Perfect lunch spot
This restaurant is definitely an ideal spot for lunch with friends. The clean environment and friendly staff as well as the numerous dishes on offer make it the best place you could treat some friends to a meal. The portion sizes are also pretty reasonable which is another plus point if you are with a big group.
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I would absolutely give this place a 10/10. Perfect food, clean and hygienic environment, good portion sizes and friendly staff. Honestly, what more could a person wish for? This is one of those places that will lure you in time and time again and honestly it will be worth it every single time!