Indian Restaurants in Seoul To Visit When You’re Craving

Looking to get some naan and curry? Try Potala, one of the best Indian restaurants in Seoul that you can book at a discount. Go and check it out here.

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Highlights

  • Potala Restaurant in Hongdae primarily serves Tibetan food, but the Indian selections on their menu — particularly the curry and tandoori chicken — easily make it the go-to place for locals and foreign visitors.
  • Another option is Gupabal Swagat, which offers satisfying lunch and dinner sets in their elegant dining room. See if you can book them for less here.
  • Looking for an Indian restaurant in Gangnam? Here’s the place to visit!
  • Aside from Indian restos, you can find other exciting dining spots on WAUG, like this Turkish restaurant in Itaewon that serves mouthwatering kebab!

Explore more: Foreigners in Korea Will Love This Restaurant & Activity Booking App

Best Indian Restaurants in Seoul

Unlike Western cuisine, Indian restos are quite hard to come by in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean that you’ll have to endure your curry, tandoori, and naan craving for much too long. Our team at WAUG did the job of finding the best Indian restaurants in Seoul, so all that’s left for you to do is try any of the following options, if not all!

1. Potala

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Calling Potala unique may sound dull, but it really is the perfect word to describe the restaurant. A humble Tibetan kitchen that opened in 2008 (and possibly the only one in South Korea), it stands alongside mom-and-pop stores that offer more sought-after cuisines. But overshadowed it may seem, it’s proven time and again that it’s more than just the odd one out; it’s one of the megacity’s gourmet gems.

One of the better curry places in Seoul. Does pretty good tandoori chicken.

Potala review on WAUG

While Potala mainly brands itself as Tibetan, their Indian food is certainly not second-grade. Most customers who booked on WAUG had the best words for their curry and tandoori, as well as the kind service provided by the staff and the attractive interior of the place. If you want to be sure, just watch how locals savored their experience in the restaurant’s television feature below!

On the Menu

Here are some of the Indian selections in Potala, which include Halal and vegetarian options:

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Manchurian
  • Samosa (Fried dumplings)
  • Pacora (Fried vegetable snack)
  • Manchurian (Indian-style vegetable dish)
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Naan
  • Garlic Naan
  • Butter Naan
  • Kulcha Naan (with potatoes mixed in the dough)
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Chicken Tikka
  • Tandoori Chicken (representative chicken dish from India)
  • Chicken Tikka (boneless tandoori chicken)
  • Lamb Tikka
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  • Butter Chicken Curry
  • Palak Paneer Curry
  • Mixed Vegetable Curry (assorted veggies, herbs, and cream)
  • Vegetable Biryani (Indian fried rice)
  • Chicken Biryani
  • Gulab Jamun (berry-sized balls made of milk solids)
  • Lassi (Drink made with homemade Indian yogurt)

Of course, if you would like to try Tibetan food, you can’t go wrong with momo (meat or vegetable dumpling) and the Shabakleb (deep fried bread with veggies and some beef).

Booking on WAUG

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On average, meat and curry dishes at Potala are priced at ₩14,000 (around $11) each, but the serving is huge and will easily fill 2 people. If you want to try this Indian restaurant in Seoul, you can book and use these cash coupons from WAUG to save some money! We offer vouchers worth ₩10,000 and ₩30,000, which you can get for only ₩8,700 and ₩26,000 respectively. (Rates subject to change without notice.)

Open Hours & Where to Find Them

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Credit: Potala Restaurant

Potala has branches in Jongno and Hongdae, which foreigners will find accessible. For first-time customers, I recommend visiting the location in Jongno. Here are the addresses:

  • Potala Restaurant Jongno: 99, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Potala Restaurant Hongdae: 13, World Cup buk-ro 4-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Potala is open from 11am-10pm and takes last orders at 9:30pm.

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2. Swagat, Cheongdam Branch

Fancy having your lunch or dinner at Gangnam? Try the main branch of Swagat that’s located in the area.

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With an ambience that sets the mood, you’ll definitely make good memories in this Indian restaurant in Seoul.

[The] Indian-style curry and butter naan were really delicious! The interior is really Indian, and it feels like eating in India!

Customer review on WAUG (Translated)
  • Samosa for ₩4,500 ⭐
  • Green Salad for ₩7,000

  • Tandoori Chicken for ₩11,000-20,000 ⭐
  • Chicken Tikka for ₩17,000
  • King Prawn Tandoori for ₩27,000

  • Palak Paneer for ₩14,000
  • Butter Chicken Curry for ₩15,000 ⭐
  • Seafood Curry for ₩16,000

  • Plain Naan for ₩2,500
  • Garlic Naan for ₩3,500 ⭐
  • Butter Naan for ₩3,000
  • Cheese Naan for ₩6,500

  • Plain Rice for ₩2,000
  • Basmati Rice for ₩3,500
  • Chicken Biryani for ₩15,000

  • Gulab Jamun for ₩5,000

Menu items and prices were taken from Swagat’s website and may change without notice.

Booking on WAUG

To get the most of your visit, I recommend booking any of Swagat’s lunch or dinner sets, which pack the specialties of this Indian restaurant in Seoul.

SETINCLUSIONSPRICEPRICE ON WAUG
Lunch Set – BGreen Salad, Tandoori Chicken, Curry*, Naan, Plan Rice, Coffee or Soft Drink₩19,800₩17,800
Lunch Special – CGreen Salad, Samosa, King Prawn Tandoori, Tandoori Chicken, Swagat Curry**, Naan, Rice***, Drink ₩30,000₩27,000
Dinner Special – AGreen Salad, Prawn Pakaura, King Prawn Tandoori, Tandoori Chicken, Swagat Curry**, Naan, Rice***, Drink₩25,000₩25,000
Dinner Special – BSoup of the Day, Green Salad, Samosa, King Prawn Tandoori, Tandoori Chicken, Swagat Curry**, Naan, Rice***, Drink, Dessert₩35,000₩31,500
*Choose between Prawn Makhani or Palak Paneer
**Choose from Curry Menu
***Choose between Plain or Basmati

Open Hours & Where to Find Them

Swagat in Cheongdam area is located at 5, Seolleung-ro 152-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul. They are open for lunch from 11am-3pm and dinner from 3-10pm.

3. Swagat, Gupabal

If you’re looking for an elegant place to dine, Swagat in Gupabal is the one to visit! The sister branch of Swagat in Gangnam, this Indian restaurant will offer you a more fancy dining experience.

Recommended if you want to try a real Indian cuisine 🙂

Customer review on WAUG

Check out their video here:

On the Menu

The menu items for Swagat, Gupabal is similar to #2 Swagat, Cheongdam. Click here to jump back to the section.

Booking on WAUG

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The set and inclusions will look the same as above, except that Dinner Set – A may be booked at a discount in this location!

SETINCLUSIONSPRICEPRICE ON WAUG
Lunch Set – BGreen Salad, Tandoori Chicken, Curry*, Naan, Plan Rice, Coffee or Soft Drink₩19,800₩17,800
Lunch Set – CGreen Salad, Samosa, King Prawn Tandoori, Tandoori Chicken, Swagat Curry**, Naan, Rice***, Drink ₩30,000₩27,000
Dinner Set – AGreen Salad, Prawn Pakaura, King Prawn Tandoori, Tandoori Chicken, Swagat Curry**, Naan, Rice***, Drink₩25,000₩22,500
Dinner Set – BSoup of the Day, Green Salad, Samosa, King Prawn Tandoori, Tandoori Chicken, Swagat Curry**, Naan, Rice***, Drink, Dessert₩35,000₩31,500
*Choose between Prawn Makhani or Palak Paneer
**Choose from Curry Menu
***Choose between Plain or Basmati

Open Hours & Where to Find Them

Gupabal Swagat is located at 1030, Tongil-ro, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, Shinhan Hestia, Apt. 1, 2/F Number 207. They are open for lunch from 11am-3pm and dinner from 3-10pm.

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