You may be surprised to learn that the Hong Kong Eastern District, often associated with maritime businesses, has radically transformed into a thriving urban district. Few may be aware of its new status, as neighboring parts of town – such as Wan Chai and Central – have long been the preferred locales for dining, drinking or simply relaxing after a hard day’s work. What you may not know is that Island East also has large shopping malls, a range of restaurants serving different cuisines, and its very own Soho East

This district also has a few Indian restaurants to boast of. The next time you are looking for some great Indian fare to spice up your palate, head over to these Indian restaurants in Island East.

Indian Restaurants in Island East (1)

Chillie Garden Restaurant

This is a cozy family-run Indian restaurant “hidden” in North Point. With an extensive menu selection and more than reasonable prices, Chillie Garden has something for everyone – even beef, which is a rarity in an Indian restaurant. They’ve also managed to cater to Chinese tastes while retaining traditional Indian flavours.

For lunch, you can order one main course along with Naan/Rice, the daily soup and one drink, all for only $47 ($39 with a valid student card). If you are willing to up the ante, try their signature Vindaloo. It puts even Desis’ spice tolerance to the test.

Average price: $51 – $100 per head

Chillie Garden | Shop C, 294 King’s Road, North Point | 3580 0151

Clay Pot Indian Restaurant

It can be difficult to win over the locals, who prefer to grab a meal at the closest Cha Chaan Teng; yet Clay Pot has managed to do just that and create a following amongst the locals with their sumptuous delicacies.

So the next time you’re shopping for groceries, pop in for a drink and try their succulent butter chicken. Enjoy the hybrid benefits of eating like a local, but still feeling like an Indian with their wide array of spectacular masaaledar food. Special dishes include Prawn Curry, Mutton Kadai and Saag Paneer.

Average price: $51 – $100 per head (cash only)

Clay Pot Indian Restaurant  | CF5 2nd Floor, 229 Electric Road Market, North Point | 2566 7012

Tulsi Indian Restaurant

Fusion cuisines normally raise a red flag, but this Michelin-Recommended Indian restaurant gets everything just right. Classy yet inexpensive, their specialties include the fusion Chicken Tikka Caesar Salad, Truffle Naan and Oysters Masala.

Average price: $100 – $200 per head

Tulsi Indian Restaurant | Shop 1, G/F, Hoi Kwong Court, 13-15 Hoi Kwong Street, Quarry Bay | 2561 2968

Palki Indian Restaurant

Serving up traditional dishes from the subcontinent with a full assortment of naan, tandoori meats, seafood and curries, Palki has flourished into Tin Hau’s favourite Indian restaurant. Do not be fooled by the humble exterior; the interior decor radiates an upscale casual feel with white linens, satin covered chairs and relatively dim lighting.

Average price: $100 – $200 per head

Palki Indian Restaurant  | G/F, Fook Wah Mansion, 2 Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau | 2566 8411

Hin Ho Curry Restaurant

Hin Ho has astounded and silenced skeptics with its swift success. Beginning with only the faintest understanding of Indian Cuisine, owner Tse Tim Fong has managed to alter his traditional recipes to cater to the locals. He’s also been awarded a Michelin Star in the process.

Get ready to sample Indian food like never before, with innovative dishes like Tandoori Scallops, Pineapple Curry Chicken and Taj Mahal Pulao. For a Michelin Star dining experience, their prices are very reasonable.

Average price: $100 – $200 per head

Hin Ho Curry Restaurant  | Shop 11, G/F, East Way Tower, 59-99 Shau Kei Wan Main Street East, Shau Kei Wan | 2560 1268


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