India is a super diverse country with many languages and religions, and Indian food reflects that diversity: each region has its own distinct cuisine.\nIndian food is a takeout classic, but there's also something that needs to be said for going to a restaurant for a sit-down meal. Going with friends is really fun because you can order a ton of dishes and sample everything. Not to mention that Indian food is usually really affordable, making it a great place to go for all budgets.\nThe spicy, flavourful dishes of this cuisine can please anyone, and it's a great option for vegetarians and vegans.\nSahib\nView this post on Instagram "The trick behind this mildly spiced recipe lay in getting the temperamental combination of tangy tomatoes and rich dairy textures right." #montrealfood #mtlfood #montrealfoodie #mtlfoodie #indianfood #india #butterchicken #mtlblog #food #mtl365 #mtl #naan A post shared by Restaurant Sahib (@restaurantsahib) on Mar 21, 2019 at 9:33am PDT\nWhere: 225B Boul. Hymus, Pointe-Claire, QC.\nWhat: Sahib is the gem of the West Island, and a tried-and-true favourite. Their dishes are arguably some of the most authentic in the city, and it is super packed on the weekend. They're one of the few places in Montreal that serve lamb samosas, and they are truly delicious.\nWebsite.\nBombay Mahal\nView this post on Instagram We were adventurous last night and said no to butter chicken and tried the Lamb Jalfraizi and the Chicken Saag. The best comfort food 🤤🤤 | #eatplaylive #mtlfoodie #naanalldayeveryday A post shared by Dahlia M (@dahllii) on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:56am PDT\nWhere: 1001 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal.\nWhat: We've already written about Bombay Mahal in our 20 Restaurants under $20 list, but it deserves another mention. This Parc-Ex restaurant is truly one of the greats. They are renown for their chicken korma and their samosas, so make sure to give those a try!\nWebsite.\nDevi\nView this post on Instagram #Montreal #Foodporn #NoFilter #Hungry A post shared by Devi Montreal (@devimontreal) on Apr 15, 2015 at 6:30pm PDT\nWhere: 1450 Rue Crescent, Montreal.\nWhat: This restaurant, in the heart of downtown, is a hidden gem on the bustling, boisterous Crescent street. The chefs come directly from Delhi, where they occupied prestigious positions in restaurants over there. They are well-known for their butter chicken and lamb dishes. Psst: they have a super affordable lunch buffet.\nWebsite.\nDarbar\nView this post on Instagram #indian night out 🙊 #بزن غذاي هندي 😋 خودتون رو با عكس يه تخم مرغ لوس كنين تا دوست جونتون ببرتون بيرون😍 جاي يار خالي 🌹#yummy #spicy A post shared by Mina 🎭 (@minarhm) on Apr 17, 2015 at 6:58pm PDT\nWhere: 2027 St-Laurent, Montreal.\nWhat: This plateau favourite serves up authentic Punjab food that has been reinvented for the modern palate. The small restaurant is lively and usually quite crowded, so it would be wise to call ahead and make a reservation. Their Thali is a good way to try a lot of the dishes!\nWebsite.\nLe Taj\nView this post on Instagram Will you be joining us for Valentine’s? 😍💘 #LeTaj #MtlIndian A post shared by Restaurant Le Taj Montreal (@restaurantletaj_mtl) on Feb 12, 2019 at 7:06am PST\nWhere: 2077 Stanley Street, Montreal.\nWhat: This restaurant is known all over Montreal, and its stellar reviews are a testament to Le Taj's excellent, authentic food. You can't go wrong with your order: from sag paneer to aloo gobi, everything is delicious. The restaurant's opulent, intimate atmosphere makes it a good place for a date.\nWebsite.\nThanjai\nView this post on Instagram Kinda wanted a #thali #eatingresearchinstitute A post shared by Ivy Lerner-Frank (@ivylernerfrank) on Dec 20, 2018 at 5:37pm PST\nWhere: 4759 Van Horne, Montreal.\nWhat: This restaurant in the Côte-des-Neiges neighborhood is a local favourite for South Indian cuisine. The extensive menu has items we rarely see on menus in Indian restaurants, like dosa and other lesser-known dishes. The super friendly staff is on hand to answer any questions you might have about the menu.\nWebsite.\nPushap\nView this post on Instagram Our fresh samosas and pakoras. Alongside our Bhel Puri platter and some homemade Raita! #pushaprestaurant #indiancuisine #vegetarian #since1986 📷: @tastet.ca A post shared by Pushap Restaurant & Sweet Shop (@pushaprestaurant) on Jul 16, 2018 at 1:37pm PDT\nWhere: 4777 Des Sources Pierrefonds, (take-out only) and 5195 Rue Paré, Montréal.\nWhat: Pushap's samosas will be familiar to any McGill student. Pushap is the main (perhaps only) provider of 'mose for all of the hungry students on a budget on the McGill campus. They have both a sit-down restaurant and a take-out counter, which serve delicious, authentic food that goes far beyond samosas.\nWebsite.\nIndia Beau Village\nView this post on Instagram #indiabeauvillage#foodie#food#yummytummy#butterchicken#sundays#ohdecember #howtowarmuptheday#teehee#menoummenoum#eattillidie#gettingfat#theresnothinglikenaanbread#handmodel#paneer #mtl#mtlfood A post shared by xlkay (@xlkay) on Dec 11, 2016 at 10:48am PST\nWhere: 752 Rue Jarry Ouest, Montreal.\nWhat: India Beau Village is a Parc-Ex staple. Their menu is super affordable, and all of their dishes have a healthy amount of spice. They specialise in North Indian cuisine. A lot of people order dishes for take-out, so the ambience in the restaurant can be a little hectic. I highly recommend the vegetarian dishes!\nWebsite.\nPunjab Palace\nView this post on Instagram LIVRAISON MAINTENANT DISPONIBLE! DIM-JEU 5-9:30. DELIVERY NOW AVAILABLE! SUN-THUR 5-9:30 #indianfood #mtlfoodie #mtlresto #restaurant A post shared by PUNJAB PALACE (@punjabpalacemtl) on Dec 4, 2018 at 1:56pm PST\nWhere: 920 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest, Montreal.\nWhat: Punjab Palace is, as the name indicates, specialised in Punjabi cuisine. The dishes are multi-dimensional and super tasty. The dishes are affordable to begin with, and the restaurant is also BYOW, which helps you save even more.\nWebsite.\nThali\nView this post on Instagram #gohabsgo🔵⚪️🔴 #canadiensdemontreal #mtlcanadiens #habs #tuesdaynight #kings #lakings . #1409stmarc #thali #thalimontreal #therealthali #thalimtl #pouletaubeurre #butterchicken #veganmontreal #vegetarian . #montreal #montreallife #mtl #montrealmoments . #travisscott #astroworld #sickomode #cactusjack #travisscottmtl . Delivery with @golo.io A post shared by Thali Cuisine Indienne (@thali514) on Mar 5, 2019 at 5:29pm PST\nWhere: 1409 St-Marc Street Corner St. Catherine, Montreal.\nWhat: Thali Cuisine Indienne is a Concordia student's favourite, well-known for its inexpensive thalis. A full meal, with rice, naan and papadum, will set you back $12 for a meat meal and $11 for a vegetarian one.\nWebsite.\nRasoï\n View this post on Instagram Looking to make your employees happy ? 👉🏻an easy way to do that is with FOOD and lots of it 💯😁At #rasoï we deliver steaming hot Indian fusion food with 50$ off your first your office catering order! 😯👏🏻 **Service available to groups of 10 to 100 people** A post shared by Rasoï Montreal (@rasoimontreal) on Mar 19, 2019 at 8:02am PDT\nWhere: 3459 Notre Dame West, Montreal.\nWhat: The ambience of this Indian restaurant is creative and upbeat: it's a perfect place to eat in groups, as long as you make a reservation. They have a wide selection of dishes and very knowledgeable staff. Not to mention that they have an awesome ladies' night deal on Wednesday: if a table of two buys a $50+ bottle of wine, the meal is free!\nWebsite.\nAtma\nView this post on Instagram C’est toujours le bon moment! ✨ Cliquez sur le lien dans la bio pour les réservations. #restaurantatma A post shared by Restaurant Atma (@restaurantatma) on Mar 4, 2019 at 3:55pm PST\nWhere: 3962 Boul. St-Laurent (Corner Duluth Street), Montreal.\nWhat: This restaurant is one of the most highly-rated Indian restaurants in the city for a reason. Located on St. Laurent in the heart of the Plateau, it's a great place to kick-start your weekend. They have a great selection of vegetarian dishes, and helpful waiters who make great recommendations. You should definitely try the Tandoori shrimp!\nWebsite.\nGandhi\nView this post on Instagram #lamb #curry #garlic #naan #eggplant #butterchicken #vegetarian #samosas #papadum #beaujolais #redwine #datenight #indianfood #oldmontreal @nicolexen A post shared by Nic Cote (@niccote) on Oct 3, 2018 at 10:17am PDT\nWhere: 230 rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal.\nWhat: This restaurant is one of the few Indian restaurants in the Old Port. The upscale decor and attentive service makes it a great place for those looking for a more refined atmosphere. The restaurant is at a higher price point than most others on this list, but this is to be expected for an Old Port restaurant with great, fresh food.\nWebsite.\nLe 409\nView this post on Instagram Tastes of tandoori and curry spice make everything nice. 👌🏽 #Le409 A post shared by Le 409 (@le409_mtl) on Mar 3, 2019 at 7:00pm PST\nWhere: 409 Rue McGill, Montreal, Quebec.\nWhat: This restaurant is a relatively new one, and it's gaining fast in popularity. The trendy restaurant has a great atmosphere and a unique decor. Make sure to pair your meal with one of their creative cocktails!\nWebsite.\nHonourable Mention: Le Super Qualité\n @lesuperqualiteembedded via\nWhere: 1211 Belanger, Montreal.\nWhat: Le Super Qualité is a great Indian restaurant well-loved by residents of Rosemont. It, unfortunately, suffered some water damage this Christmas but it should be reopening soon. Keep an eye out!\nWebsite.