Pictured is the Dahi Batata Puri from Chaat Ka Chaska in Lilburn, Georgia.
Photo: Contributed by Chaat Ka Chaska
Photo: Contributed by Chaat Ka Chaska

5 Indian restaurants in Gwinnett you have to try

You may remember this roundup of Atlanta's 7 best Indian restaurants or perhaps this one, with five more we just had to rave about.

Well, if you're reside in the great county of Gwinnett, don't fret. There are choices abound nearby to satisfy your spicy food craving.

The five restaurants below have been rated some of the highest and raved about countless times by online curry connoisseurs around town.

 Read our Gwinnett Dining Guide

Though the list includes mostly Indian cuisine, you'll find a sprinkle of Middle Eastern or Pakistani cookery in the mix.

Currylicious
2400 Satellite Boulevard Suite 105, 678-878-3410, curryliciousduluth.com

This upscale Indian restaurant serving "homestyle Indian and Bombay street food" will leave your tastebuds craving for more after you try the spicy wings, chicken biryani, garlic naan bread or chicken tikka masala, but there's plenty more to the menu. The welcoming ambiance is just a cherry on top."

Chaat Ka Chaska
375 Rockbridge Road NW Suite 129, 678-585-4842, facebook.com/chaatkachaska

Street food (or chaat) is the specialty at Chaat Ka Chaska, which just opened in 2015. The idea: Experience the flavor-blasting taste and the vibrant streets of India - Bollywood music, classic decor and all.  Try the samosa chaat, a sweet and spicy dish that includes samosa in a plate of chick peas and chutneys for an explosion of flavor. Other favorites include the dahi puri - round puri shells filled with potatoes or chickpeas, masala powders, chutneys topped off with yogurt - and the Chaska special dosa, filled with cheese, potato and more in a type of Indian crepe made of fermented batter.

Kabobish
3555 Gwinnett Place Drive  Suite 105, 678-528-2611, kabob-ish.com

If you're crazy for kabobs or have been thinking of trying them out, go to Kabobish, a fast-food type of Indian-meets-Persian joint exploding with flavor. Reviewers rave about the spicy chicken koobideh, which features minced chicken marinated with saffron, onion and homemade seasoning. The menu also includes salmon, lamb, beef and vegetarian dishes.

Lazeez Tava Fry
4650 Jimmy Carter Boulevard Suite 133-A, 770-939-1221, lazeeztavausa.com

If you're new to the landscape of Indian cuisine, Lazeez is a great place to start. With chicken curry classics like butter chicken, chicken tikka masala and kadai chicken, there's no wrong choice. Lazeez's menu also includes lamb dishes, vegetarian dishes and sweets like mango lassi, gulab jamun, spongy milk balls soaked in rose-scented sugary syrup, and so much more.

The Mughals
5265 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, 770-446-6941

This casual Pakistani restaurant is famous for its chicken 65, nihari, kabob rolls and biryani. Catch the buffet for a chance to try a little (or lot) of everything like the chicken tikka, butter chicken, lentils (dal), spinach and potato dish, fish fry ... the list goes on. Even out the spice with a sweet dessert dish like the gulab jamun or rasmalai—spongy cottage cheese balls cooked in syrup and dunked in creamy, sweet condensed milk.

Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.

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