Looking for a new favorite place in India?
Hoodline put the numbers together to find the best affordable Indian restaurants in the San Jose area. It used both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to rank the best places to venture out of when you experience food cravings.
1. Spice N Flavor
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At the top of the list is Spice N Flavor. The Indian Spot is located at 301 N. Jackson Ave., Suite 6 in Alum Rock. It’s the top-rated budget-friendly Indian restaurant in San Jose and has 4.5 out of 180 reviews on Yelp.
The spot offers a range of dishes, including varieties such as butter chicken, fish curry, and shrimp curry.
2. Curry roots
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Next up is Branham / Pearl’s Curry Roots on 925 Blossom Hill Road. With four out of 350 reviews on Yelp, the Indian spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.
The restaurant offers a buffet of curries, including Chicken Tikka Masala, Mango Chicken, and Butter Paneer. There are also homemade masala pizzas.
3. Chaat Palace
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Calabazas’ Chaat Palace, 1188 S. De Anza Blvd., Suite 1188, is another top pick. Yelpers gives the reasonably priced food truck and the Indian spot 4.5 out of 100 stars.
This place specializes in Southeast Asian snacks, including vegetable samosas, pani poori (puffed waffles served with spicy mint water and chutney), and chana bhatura (chickpea beans served with puffed lavender bread). There are also masala chai and mango lassi on the menu.
4. Lahori Restaurant
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Lahori Restaurant, a downtown Pakistani spot, is another popular budget restaurant with 4.5 out of 45 Yelp reviews. Go to 1202 E. Santa Clara St. to see for yourself.
The menu features a range of lamb, goat, chicken and vegetable dishes, as well as fish pakora, samosas and french fries, which are served with chutney.
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