7 Must-Try Authentic Indian Restaurants in Cebu

Why go to India when the taste is already here in Cebu?

Aside from its jaw-dropping parade of man-made and natural wonders, Cebu has become a home too for people from the other parts of the country and the world who are here to work and/or study. No wonder why over the years, restaurants showcasing international dishes have sprouted at almost every corner of Cebu – one of which are Indian cuisines.

Got a craving for Indian dishes? Here’s the list of seven must-try authentic Indian restaurants in Cebu.

1. Indian Fusion

Indian Fusion Cebu just opened last May 21, 2020 and is currently open for delivery service only. They deliver in Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapulapu City, Consolacion, Liloan, Talisay City, Minglanilla, Naga thru Lalamove / Grab / Maxim delivery. Delivery outside the mentioned places are also possible thru special arrangements. Their food options include biryani, masala, Indian curry, seafood and vegetable dishes, paneer, pizza, shawarma, and roti.

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Photo from Indian Fusion Cebu Facebook Page
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Best sellers: Chicken/Lamb/Beef Biryani or Curry, Shawarma (Beef and Chicken), Samosa (Cheese, Chicken, Nutella), Pizza (Tandoori Chicken, Beef Curry, Lamb and Paneer)

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Exact location: Zodiac Drive, Pleasant Homes Subd, Punta Prinsesa

2. Bollywood Tandoor

Bollywood Tandoor is a must-visit for their authentic-tasting food and nicely decorated interiors complete with Bollywood music playing on the loop and pictures of Bollywood stars posted all over the place. Plus, there are belly dancers for your Friday or Saturday dinner. Indeed, you get the Bollywood atmosphere here.  The restaurant lives up to its name as a place that specializes on tandoori dishes. You won’t run out of food choices too. Also, watch out for discounts that they offer from time to time.

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Best sellers: Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Hydrabadi Dum Biriyani

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  • Cebu City: 113 Gov. M. Cuenco Ave, Cebu City, 6000

3. Cherry’s the Spice

Want something extra spicy? Cherry’s The Spice is a paradise for lovers of spice in Cebu. It is one of the most frequented Indian restaurants in the city with a wide array of choices for Indian starters, vegetarian cuisines, variety of dosas and uttapams and a wonderful variety of non veg options. They also have salads, kebebs, roti, panner, and a lot more of dishes loaded with spices and flavors

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Exact location: 

  • Cebu City: Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue, Banilad, Cebu City
  • Lapu-lapu City: Cebu Yacht Club, MEPZ 1, IBO, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015

4. Namaste by Vanraj

More than just biryani, curry, and masala, Namaste by Vanraj continues to serve tasty and flavorful Indian dishes. They serve not just authentic Indian food but Filipino dishes too. Not just that, if you want a taste of both worlds, they have ‘fusion’ menu that’s right for your taste buds looking for a mix of Filipino and Indian experience in one plate. You might wanna try their ‘Indiadobo’. They also have desserts perfect to cap your meal. *Burp*

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Best sellers: Indian Butter Chicken, Mutton Rogan Josh, Beef Curry Masala, Samosa, Biryanis

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Exact location: Maximo V. Patalinghug Jr. Avenue, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

5. Hyderabad Dine In

Hyderabad Dine In is truly an Indian culinary sensation in Cebu.  It’s known for its use of herbs and spices and its large assortment of dishes. The place is complete with food options like biryani, special fried rice, omelets, Indian breads, chicken dishes, and tasty vegetarian options. They started in 2018 and continues to provide enjoyable dining experience up to this day.

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Best sellers: Special Chicken Biryani, Mutton Curry With Roti, Veg Samosa, Chocolate Samosa, Chili Paneer, Chicken Tandoori

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Exact location: M. Cuenco Ave, Banilad, Cebu City

6. Taj Indian Restaurant

Taj Indian Restaurant boasts an authentic Indian flavor and a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that has classy look, hygienic, and affordable menus. They specialize in north Indian cuisines and Punjabi snacks. You must try their Chole Bhature, Egg biryani, and Masala Samosa. Complete India feels? Get it here at Taj Indian Restaurant. The aroma and the taste of the food just seem to magically transport you to the vibrant Bollywood atmosphere we normally see on TVs.

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Exact location: City Time Square across Parkmall, Tipolo, Mandaue City

7. Bharat Spice

Right in the heart of Cebu’s BPO centers is a place where everyone can get to dine and feast on tasty and aromatic dishes of India. You can call it a little India escapade.  Bharat Spice has a massive menu perfect for meat lovers, vegans, vegetarians. They offer gravies and curries flavored with the freshest of local ingredients and the finest quality spices that have been sourced all the way from India. Indians and Filipinos alike who are working in the IT Park usually come here during their lunch/dinner breaks.

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  • Best sellers: biryani

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Exact location: CJRS Building, Cebu IT Park, Cebu City

Indian cuisine is considered one of the world’s most diverse cuisines, as characterized by its sophisticated and subtle use of the many spices, vegetables, grains and fruits grown across India. Its unique blend of culture and tradition make their dishes even more interesting. The best part – we really don’t have to travel that far to experience Indian cuisine. We have them here in Cebu.



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    The ratings are based on what figures?
    There is still many restaurants that you missed in your list. Just wondering how you rates all of them.

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