Indigo serves up a great selection of authentic Indian cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere, at two locations: one established in 2005 in the heart of Budapest, close to Nyugati Train Station, and another opened a decade later, to serve guests on the Buda side, a few steps from Millenáris Park. The latter has a pleasant covered terrace where guests may dine al fresco during the fall season. Both restaurants feature subtle ambience with clean, simple decor of vanilla and aubergine colors and sensibly dimmed lighting. There is Indian music playing in the background with a few attractive Indian themed paintings and statues to offer a hint of the homeland. No need for fancy gimmicks or show-off decor, Indigo focuses on the most important thing – great food at reasonable prices. The staff is friendly and confident in their knowledge of the menu – you could quite easily take someone who’s a newcomer to Indian food to Indigo, as all questions on the menu will be answered without hesitation.
To start, ask for the Lamb Shorba, a tasty lamb soup spiced with ginger and garlic - the smell will kick start your appetite. According to the owner, this dish is capable of curing even the worst hangovers. For a main dish, try the Madras Fish Curry and order some of the restaurant’s specialty naan breads or the Tandoori Roti, an unleavened whole wheat bread for dunking the creamy sauce. For something a little different, choose the perfectly spiced Marinated Lamb Kebab. The meat is very tender and juicy - you'll barely need a knife. Be sure to drink a lassi, a delicious, sweet or salty yogurt drink which goes perfectly with those hot dishes that Indian cuisine is so famous for. Desserts include the all-time favorite deep fried milk dough balls named Gulab Jamun, that are served hot in a sweet syrup. Indigo restaurants offer lunch menus between 12AM - 4PM, with Indian salad for starter, a main dish served with seasoned potato, rice, naan, and a drink.
There’s a reason that Indigo has so many people singing its praises: high quality, expertly flavored Indian food at decent prices. If you like Indian food you won’t be disappointed. Home-delivery and party service is also available.