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4 top options for cheap Indian eats in San Jose

Photo: Curry Roots/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 29, 2020.

In search of a new favorite Indian spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Indian restaurants around San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Spice N Flavor

photo: Ron k./yelp

Topping the list is Spice N Flavor. Located at 301 N. Jackson Ave., Suite 6 in Alum Rock, the Indian spot is the highest-rated budget-friendly Indian restaurant in San Jose, boasting 4.5 stars out of 180 reviews on Yelp.

The spot offers a lineup of meals, including such varieties as butter chicken, fish curry and shrimp curry. 

2. Curry Roots

photo: curry roots/yelp

Next up is Branham/Pearl's Curry Roots, situated at 925 Blossom Hill Road. With four stars out of 350 reviews on Yelp, the Indian spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.

The restaurant offers a buffet of curries, including chicken tikka masala, mango chicken and butter paneer. There's also build-your-own masala pizzas available. 

3. Chaat Palace

Photo: Jaspreet B./Yelp

Calabazas's Chaat Palace, located at 1188 S. De Anza Blvd., Suite 1188, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced food truck and Indian spot 4.5 stars out of 100 reviews.

This spot specializes in Southeast Asian snacks, including vegetable samosas, pani poori (puffed wafers served with spicy mint water and chutney) and chana bhatura (garbanzo beans served with puffed lavender bread). There's also masala chai and mango lassi on the menu. 

4. Lahori Restaurant

Photo: Waheed A./Yelp

Lahori Restaurant, a Pakistani spot located downtown, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 45 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1202 E. Santa Clara St. to see for yourself. 

The menu features a slew of lamb, goat, chicken and vegetable dishes, as well as fish pakora, samosas and french fries served with chutney.


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