Kicking things off with a modern twist, Chaakoo is based right in the city centre, making it the perfect spot if you’re hanging out with a group of pals. This Irani cafe offers a tapas Indian meal, letting you pick multiple dishes to share between your group. We’re huge fans of the butter chicken and the kerela monkfish from their special curries menu is incredible. Pop in at lunchtime for a grill and curry, served with rice or chips for just £9.95 each. Cheap as chaats.
The quintessential Glasgow curryhouse, Mother India has been serving up some of the best curry in Glasgow for over 26 years, and shows no signs of slowing down. They also have Mother India’s Cafe, an Edinburgh branch, and a new opening off Great Western Road, showing just how popular they are. If you’re really hungry, we recommend the raan for two, a leg of lamb slowly cooked with spices and finished off with a sweet almond sauce, and served with lots of delicious extras. Oh, and always, always get a peshwari nan, it’s one of the best in Glasgow.
Tuk Tuk Glasgow
Another trendy Indian restaurant, these guys use colour and fun to create a brilliant dining experience that you’ll be talking about for weeks. Focusing on street food dishes, it’s one of our favourite places for lunch as you can pick and mix your dishes to suit your level of hanger. (Yes, we did mean hanger.) Although their curries are delicious, do get a couple of sides from their roadside plates menu that has plenty of vegan, veggie, and gluten free dishes on offer. Wash it all down with a Cola of Bombay and ice cream float and watch the madness of Sauchiehall Street pass you by.
A bright, airy room overlooking the Clyde, serving delicious food. What more could you possibly want? India Quay is a little out of the city centre, situated beside the Hydro and SECC making it a great place to grab a bite before heading to a gig or event. Their menu is huge with lots of choices for everyone and they pride themselves on making everything they can fresh, inhouse. They also have a to-go menu featuring classics from their main menu so if you fancy their food but also fancy your sofa, give them a call, get a wee take-out, and get cosy.
Ashoka Ashton Lane
This is the PERFECT place to get a bite to eat when you’ve been out on Ashton Lane. Their huge portions are great if you’ve had a few beers. It’s also incredibly tasty, one of the main reasons it’s been a mainstay on this popular lane for years. They do one of the most authentic pakoras in the city and the staff are so friendly, you’ll never want to leave. It’s one of the busiest spots in the city at the weekend so make sure you book ahead.
You can’t talk about the best curry in Glasgow and not mention the other cuisines outside of Indian. So we’re moving away from Indian curries and on to Thai, we’re taking you to Thairiffic, which really lives up to its name. Situated just along from the Kings Theatre on popular Sauchiehall Street, it’s another place that’s great to visit if you’re heading for a gig or a night out. That means that their pre-theatre menu comes in super handy, offering two courses for £11.95 and three for just £13.95. The classic Thai green curry is delicious, or we can highly recommend the chicken katsu curry too. In fact, eat everything. It’s all really rice!
Probably the fanciest restaurant on our list, this delicious Thai is situated in an impressive building on Buchanan Street. Right across from the subway, don’t get so carried away with their amazing cocktails that you miss the last tube! They have all the classic green, red, and yellow curries that you could need but we’d recommend trying the beef or prawn jungle curries. With lashings of spice and flavour, it’s Chef Poom’s own original recipe. Remember to wash it all down with the aforementioned cocktails, all of which look like they’re served specifically for upping your Insta likes. Go on, treat yo’self and Thai them all!