Canmore is a great place to visit when you are looking to see the true nature of Canada.
With tourist attractions like the Grassi Lakes and Bow River, Canmore is also home to many highly-rated restaurants.
Today I will show you, the top 5 best South Indian restaurants in Canmore that have both amazing vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes to choose from.
Our goal with these reviews and recommendations is so you can make the best decision in choosing your next Indian restaurant.
If you also want to see the best Indian restaurants in Banff, check out the list I made there as well.
1) Mumbai Local Modern Indian Cuisine
Address: 101-837 8 St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B3
Overall Review: 8.5/10
As Mumbai started to develop in the 1990’s with Bollywood and corporations, this started to bring in a lot of immigrants all over South Asia. With Mumbai’s large growth this also attracted restaurant owners who wanted to share their Indian dishes fused with cultures all around.
This led to the inspiration of Chef Santosh who wanted to bring the flavors of Mumbai India to Canmore where originally there wasn’t a lot of options.
Canmore generates 1000’s of travelers every year, and enjoying a nice Indian meal after snowboarding, golfing and hiking around Canmore is an amazing feeling.
Chef Santosh takes pride in supporting local Canmore farmers for the use of fresh halal meats and produce.
Order Now: Website
Call Now: (403) 675-7676
Customer Service Rating: 9.0/10
Customer service is reviewed to be great. The staff there are friendly and they treat you like their first customer.
One Google Review Said:
“This restaurant has some of the best Indian food I have had between here and Toronto. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful in selecting the dishes best for you. I would definitely add this to my list of favorite restaurants and highly recommend a great dining experience if you’re visiting the Canmore area.”
Food Quality Rating: 9.3/10
Mumbai Local is known for their butter chicken, garlic naan, misal pav, tandoori chicken, short ribs, tikka masala, gol gappa, and kachori.
Price Rating: 8.7/10
I would say their food prices are a little bit on the higher end but rightfully so. Their food quality is set to a high standard and they make sure every dish is made with an authentic Indian style.
Atmosphere Rating: 9.5/10
Mumbai Local has a very friendly, clean and Modern Indian style cuisine. The restaurant is quite spacious with comfortable seating, and air that doesn’t have the stench of old Indian food.
2) The Roaring Rolls (Indian Bistro)
Overall Review: 8.1/10
The Roaring Rolls has a wide variety of different Indian dishes and alcoholic beverages which you can choose from.
While their dishes are more on the expensive side, I would say their Indian dishes are more on the healthier side such as vegetarian and vegan options on their menu.
As they are open only during the evenings, this can make it tough to find yourself a spot especially with the limited number of Indian restaurants in Canmore.
Order Now: Website
Call Now: (403) 367-4474
Customer Service Rating: 8.5/10
Customer service was great. The staff was very polite and courteous, and always provided service when needed.
Food Quality Rating: 7.9/10
Their dinner menu is filled with many traditional Indian dishes such as some popular ones like tandoori chicken, dal makhani, butter chicken, lamb curry, and vegetable biryanis.
They also serve some delicious sweet treats like kulfi, jalebi, and chaas to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Price Rating: 8.2
You can expect to pay anywhere from $25 – $30 for a complete Indian meal. Although they may be more on the expensive side, their food quality will meet your expectations.
Atmosphere Rating: 8.9/10
You can enjoy their bar and patio area where you have an amazing mountain view of the Canadian Rockies.
There are plenty of tables outside where you can sit down and enjoy some time together; however, the best seats in the house are right inside their cozy dining room especially during the winter and fall season.
3) Spice Hut Indian Cuisine
Overall Review: 7.7/10
Spice Hut Indian Cuisine takes pride in delivering authentic East Indian dishes to travelers and locals who live in Canmore.
They offer 95% of their menu catering towards those who want Gluten Free, vegetarian and vegan dishes which makes it a great place for those who are health cautious.
They also have 6 family-owned locations, so you know they have a good and well established business.
Order Now: Website
Call Now: (403) 609-9997
Customer Service Rating: 8.9/10
Spice Hut offers dine-in, take-out and delivery options for your convenience. For world cuisine with local hospitality, try Spice Hut!
Food Rating: 8.9/10
Spice Hut also serves imported Indian beer and wine for their dining guests.
Price Rating: 8.9/10
Great prices and quality dishes. You are looking to spend anywhere from $15 – $25 for a complete Indian dish.
They also offer 10% discount for those who are hosting events such as birthday parties, anniversaries or other special occasions.
Atmosphere Rating: 8.9/10
Spice Hut has taken feedback from their customers and improved their restaurant dining experience.
They also have a great environment for you to host birthday parties and business lunches in their VIP room.
Need Wi-Fi? Spice Hut has you covered.
Spice Hut offers you a 10% discount when you hold your parties, business lunches and business meetings at Spice Hut. We also have a VIP room to celebrate your special occasions. We serve imported Indian beer and wine and host free Wi-Fi for our dining guests. Spice Hut offers dine-in, take-out and delivery options for your convenience. For world cuisine with local hospitality, try Spice Hut!
4) Indian Authentic Cuisine
Overall Review: 7.4/10
At Authentic Indian they focus on ensuring their Indian dishes are made for everyone. This way if you don’t have a high spice tolerance, or if you prefer your dishes to have a specific combination, Authentic Indian will let you customize it fully.
Order Now: Website
Call Now: (403) 678-3365
Customer Service Rating: 7.7/10
Authentic Indian prides themselves in investing in their customers experience. While there are some complaints around the staff prioritizing certain customers over others, overall they are pretty good.
Food Quality Rating: 7.4/10
Food quality is rated by customers are pretty good. Although it may not be the place to visit if you are looking for authentic Indian food, if you are looking for a quick stop restaurant with affordable prices, this is your spot.
Price Rating: 8.0/10
Prices can range between $15 – $20 for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Appetizers are quite expensive in comparison to the main dishes.
Atmosphere Rating: 7.4/10
The restaurant itself is definitely dine-in friendly, and offers a positive atmosphere which creates a better customer experience.
5) The Mad Dog Cafe & Market
Overall Review: 7.1/10
Mad Dog is a fantastic café to visit if you are looking for Indian/British fusion. Although it isn’t necessarily a place to dine-in, if you are looking for a quick tasty meal this is the place I would recommend the most.
They offer everything from Indian style poutine to chicken curry platter.
Call Now: (403) 679-7728
Customer Service Rating: 9.1/10
Ordering my food was a seamless and easy process. The staff was very friendly and I got my food without having to wait too long.
Food Quality Rating: 7.1/10
The food quality at Mad Dog Café was perfect. The food here was freshly made and with good portion sizes as well.
My personal favorite was the Mad Porker.
Price Rating: 7.1/10
Prices are quite reasonable for a cafe. You would be looking to spend anywhere from $10 to $20 for a good sized meal.
Atmosphere Rating: 7.1/10
Atmosphere is very similar to Starbucks. A good spot to bring your laptop and relax with some small and quick Indian/British food fusion.
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Mumbai Local Modern Indian Cuisine on 101-837 8 St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B3 is rated out #1 Indian restaurants in Canmore by Taste Budz.