Greatest Of Houston® 2021: Greatest Indian

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Dishes like the Malwani curry lobster sing in the Musaafer.

Photo by Julie Soefer

Best Indian: Musaafer

Last spring, Houston got another taste of the Spice Route when a beautifully ornate Indian restaurant joined the Uptown dining scene, and it’s a trip not to be missed. Named after the Hindi translation of “traveler”, Musaafer combines traditional and cutting-edge cooking techniques to create masterful, elaborate plates that showcase the vibrant flavors of India – spiced mango and tuna chaat, braised leg of lamb over cauliflower risotto, Malwani curry lobster and a butter chicken “experience” that offers three riffs of the classic. Dine in and you’ll discover seven majestic settings, from a jewel box “Palace of Mirrors” dining room to the colonial-inspired outdoor lounge with day beds. The beautiful mosaic of tapas, extravagant tasting menus, and over-the-top desserts evolve with the seasons, so you’ll want to take this trip more than once.

5115 Westheimer, Suite C-3500

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