As the weather cools down and bulky sweaters are dug out of closets around Northern Utah, it’s time for warm, filling comfort food — and what better option is there than Indian food?
The Ogden-area options below are great for a casual dinner, and some offer delivery, if you’re in the mood to stay home.
1. TANDOORI OVEN
Yelp rating: 4½ out of 5 stars with 192 reviews
Location: Normally, the restaurant is located at 720 E. 1000 North in Logan. As of Sept. 20, renovations were underway at the normal location and the restaurant had temporarily relocated to 1111 N. 800 East in Logan.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday
Description: Who would have thought the area’s best rated Indian restaurant on Yelp would be at a Logan gas station? Many reviewers who stopped by while traveling through the small college town noted they were surprised by the quality of Tandoor Oven’s food — and urged others not to be thrown off by its gas station location. In addition to traditional Indian dishes, the restaurant offers some Pakistani fare. Those who reviewed the restaurant recommended all variations of the spot’s coconut kurma, as well as its naan.
2. TASTE OF INDIA
Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 125 reviews
Location: 1664 Woodland Park Drive, Layton
Hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday
Description: In addition to its high rating on Yelp, this Indian restaurant offers something many locations in the area don’t — delivery. To have your food sent straight to your door, visit Taste of India’s website. The restaurant’s curries were frequently recommended in Yelp reviews. However, its garlic naan got some flack — apparently garlic powder is used instead of minced garlic.
3. BOMBAY GRILL
Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
Location: 3035 Washington Blvd., Ogden
Hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday
Description: At Ogden’s highest-rated Indian restaurant, try one of the vindaloo dishes — they were frequently recommended by reviewers on Yelp. Though several noted the location’s atmosphere isn’t to die for, they said the food made up for it. Some Indian folks living in or traveling through the area even took the time to note Bombay Grill’s food tastes a lot like home.
4. ROYAL INDIA
Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews
Location: 55 N. Main St., Bountiful
Hours: 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday
Description: Several reviewers noted this Bountiful restaurant has nice decor, quick service and generous portions. Royal India’s chicken madras and lamb rogan josh were frequently recommended by Yelpers, who also raved about the restaurant’s wide variety of naan.
5. SITARA INDIA
Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews
Location: 3585 Harrison Blvd, Ste. 14, Ogden
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday
Description: If you’re looking for a spot that delivers in Ogden, make Sitara India your go-to. The restaurant delivers at a “low cost” to locations within a 10-mile radius and for free to McKay-Dee Hospital. In addition to traditional Indian dishes, Sitara offers a few interesting Indo-Chinese dishes, if you feel like trying something different.
6. INDIAN OVEN
Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
Location: 130 N. Main St., Logan
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday
Description: This restaurant, which serves up classic North Indian cuisine, gets solid reviews from Yelp users. Though many dishes were recommended in the comments, two that popped up frequently were chicken tikka masala and the restaurant’s variety of samosas.
7. BOMBAY BITES
Yelp rating: 3½ out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
Location: 4139 Riverdale Road, Riverdale
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
Description: This restaurant located along Riverdale Road serves up authentic Indian cuisine, according to its website. Though some Yelpers complained about the temperature of the food, many raved about the location’s butter chicken, naan and tandoori options. Several also noted vegetarian and vegan options are included on the menu.
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