If you’re looking to unapologetically splurge on some exquisite eats, then chef Kiran Verma’s sensational bounty will definitely do the trick. The extensive menu spotlights Indian-inspired delicacies made with choice ingredients, like the inventive Wedge Salad, laden with tandoori chicken, cherry tomatoes, and a slightly spicy blue cheese to start, followed by the famously Simone Biles-approved Chicken Tikka Masala, burrowed in a rich, silky tomato relish.
How to book: Order take-out via ChowNow.
Owner: Kiran Verma
There’s a warmth to Kiran Verma that translates into her food, a reason why her eponymous Kiran’s has been such a success since it first opened in 2005. A self-taught cook who came to Houston when she was 18, Kiran didn’t plan on becoming a chef or owning a restaurant, but as a stay-at-home mom she started working part-time at an Indian restaurant and fell in love with the business. Sixteen years later, you can’t talk about the best Indian restaurants in Houston without mentioning Kiran’s. For exquisitely prepared, scratch-made Indian cuisine—soulful curries, freshly baked Indian breads, and the most phenomenal chai tea—Kiran’s always delivers. For a special treat, visit for Kiran’s Afternoon Tea, offered from Friday through Sunday at 2 pm.
How to order: Open for dine-in, with takeout and delivery via Chownow.