Coming to Malta was an unpredictable move and I am thoroughly enjoying it. The beauty of the islands is mesmerizing and there is nothing that one can crave for while living the Mediterranean life. And while I’ve deeply relished the pastizzi and lampuki, I soon found myself thinking: where can I get the best Indian food in Malta?
So my hunt began, and I paid a visit to a lot of different restaurants specializing in Indian food.
So, here I am sharing my experiences, but I must warn you – sometimes I was amazed, and sometimes… not as much.
7. Namaste India, St. Paul’s Bay
Living in St. Paul’s Bay made me easier to find this restaurant. I had heard so many reviews about this restaurant that I had to visit this one… especially after seeing so many police officers dining here.
The food was really nice and quite simple. With not too much effort on garnishing, the authentic taste is maintained by the restaurant.
6. Gandhi Tandoori, St. Paul’s Bay
The very first restaurant I saw when I came to Malta was Gandhi Tandoori. Situated at St. Paul’s Bay road in Malta, I had one of the best lamb biryani and equally delicious King Prawn Curry.
Even the varieties on their menu are totally impressive… which is really difficult to find in Malta.
5. Maharaja, Gżira
I still remember the first time I went to the beautiful Marsamxett promenade and checked out this place.
And I have to be honest; Maharaja was not up to the mark as per its online ratings. I don’t judge the place by the grandeur or the ambiance, but it’s the food that impressed me.
The taste and the aroma of the dish that we ordered were OK, but not something that you can’t get anywhere else. I did like the Indian beer, though.
4. New Madras, Buġibba Square
If you have been there, you will agree with me that this is one of the best places to have proper Indian authentic food with amazing taste.
The only thing that pinched me while I was there was the price. Though the food was good, you do have to fork out some good dough for it. Still, a thumbs up from my side.
3. Garam Masalaa, Qawra
Full marks for the location and the scenic beauty that you enjoy while hogging on to the chicken korma with garlic naan.
They have an ample seating space and, if the weather permits, I would really advise sitting outdoors while you dine. Highly recommended.
2. Tuk Tuk, Valletta
Frankly speaking, the first time I went there, I didn’t make a reservation, so I was denied the table.
But Tuk Tuk still made it to the number two spot because of the simple reason that their food is genuinely delicious. The next time I went, the interiors and the classic food mesmerized me.
I must admit, they really managed to maintain that authentic taste and the quantity of the dishes is also perfect. Hats off Tuk Tuk!
1. Emperor of India, St. Julian’s
I went in with high expectations as I read so many reviews about this restaurant, and the fact that it had been for more than 25 years definitely helped its case. But what made me fall in love with Emperor of India was the food. OMG, the food just took me back to India.
The tastes were exquisite and had the aroma of authentic Indian food. The interiors and the presentation are also very impressive. You should not miss this one.