7 Indian food restaurants to try in the Ogden area — including delivery options

Friday , September 22, 2017 - 12:00 AM

ANN ELISE TAYLOR, Standard-Examiner Staff

As the weather cools down and bulky sweaters are dug out of closets around Northern Utah, it’s time for warm, filling comfort food — and what better option is there than Indian food?

Though the stretch of Utah north of Salt Lake City is about as far from India as you can get, there are a surprising number of restaurants serving up the country’s cuisine.

The Ogden-area options below are great for a casual dinner, and some offer delivery, if you’re in the mood to stay home.

1. TANDOORI OVEN

Yelp rating: 4½ out of 5 stars with 192 reviews

Location: Normally, the restaurant is located at 720 E. 1000 North in Logan. As of Sept. 20, renovations were underway at the normal location and the restaurant had temporarily relocated to 1111 N. 800 East in Logan.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday

Description: Who would have thought the area’s best rated Indian restaurant on Yelp would be at a Logan gas station? Many reviewers who stopped by while traveling through the small college town noted they were surprised by the quality of Tandoor Oven’s food — and urged others not to be thrown off by its gas station location. In addition to traditional Indian dishes, the restaurant offers some Pakistani fare. Those who reviewed the restaurant recommended all variations of the spot’s coconut kurma, as well as its naan. 

2. TASTE OF INDIA

Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 125 reviews

Location: 1664 Woodland Park Drive, Layton

Hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday

Description: In addition to its high rating on Yelp, this Indian restaurant offers something many locations in the area don’t — delivery. To have your food sent straight to your door, visit Taste of India’s website. The restaurant’s curries were frequently recommended in Yelp reviews. However, its garlic naan got some flack — apparently garlic powder is used instead of minced garlic. 

3. BOMBAY GRILL

Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews

Location: 3035 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday

Description: At Ogden’s highest-rated Indian restaurant, try one of the vindaloo dishes — they were frequently recommended by reviewers on Yelp. Though several noted the location’s atmosphere isn’t to die for, they said the food made up for it. Some Indian folks living in or traveling through the area even took the time to note Bombay Grill’s food tastes a lot like home. 

4. ROYAL INDIA

Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews

Location: 55 N. Main St., Bountiful

Hours: 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday

Description: Several reviewers noted this Bountiful restaurant has nice decor, quick service and generous portions. Royal India’s chicken madras and lamb rogan josh were frequently recommended by Yelpers, who also raved about the restaurant’s wide variety of naan. 

5. SITARA INDIA

Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews

Location: 3585 Harrison Blvd, Ste. 14, Ogden

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday

Description: If you’re looking for a spot that delivers in Ogden, make Sitara India your go-to. The restaurant delivers at a “low cost” to locations within a 10-mile radius and for free to McKay-Dee Hospital. In addition to traditional Indian dishes, Sitara offers a few interesting Indo-Chinese dishes, if you feel like trying something different.

6. INDIAN OVEN

Yelp rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews

Location: 130 N. Main St., Logan

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday

Description: This restaurant, which serves up classic North Indian cuisine, gets solid reviews from Yelp users. Though many dishes were recommended in the comments, two that popped up frequently were chicken tikka masala and the restaurant’s variety of samosas. 

7. BOMBAY BITES

Yelp rating: 3½ out of 5 stars with 92 reviews

Location: 4139 Riverdale Road, Riverdale

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday

Description: This restaurant located along Riverdale Road serves up authentic Indian cuisine, according to its website. Though some Yelpers complained about the temperature of the food, many raved about the location’s butter chicken, naan and tandoori options. Several also noted vegetarian and vegan options are included on the menu. 

Ann Elise Taylor can be reached by email at aetaylor@standard.net, by phone at 801-625-4213, on Twitter at @annelise_taylor and on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2av8bBT.

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