Not only is Dr. Sharma of Aura Orthodontics a Surrey orthodontist, he also lives in the area. In his time here, he’s come to know the Indian restaurants pretty well. Okay, very well (hey, he burns it off playing basketball!). There are tons of reasons why Aura Orthodontics is happy to call Surrey home and the fact that it has some of the best Indian food in BC doesn’t hurt. So, without further ado, here’s a list of the establishments Dr. Sharma considers the top Indian restaurants in Surrey along with a few of his favorite dishes.
7500 120th Street, #112, Surrey, BC
Favorite dishes: Kati roll, golgappa and lollipop chicken. With quick, affordable, Indian street food, Apna Chaat is definitely one of the best Surrey restaurants. The casual, cheerful little place has a diverse menu with snacks and meals that incorporate the flavors from various regions of India.
8295 120th Street, Delta, BC (Formerly Tasty Sweets on Scott Road in Surrey)
Favorite dish: Mango chicken curry. Tasty Indian Bistro has a fine dining ambience. The space has luxe décor and a full menu of traditional Indian cuisine, along with tasty Indian fusion dishes like Dr. Sharma’s favorite, the mango chicken curry. The food is fresh and flavorful.
8050 King George Blvd and 9631 128th Street, Surrey, BC
Favorite dish: Takeout fish pakora. Lighthouse offers authentic Indian food and fish and chips at multiple locations. The focused, mainly seafood and chicken-based menu works because they have mastered each dish.
7500 120th Street, #201, Surrey, BC
Favorite dish: Frankies. The restaurant features Bollywood-inspired décor and serves a mixture of traditional Indian and fusion dishes. They specialize in delicious sizzling meals as well.
8128 128th Street, Payal Business Center, Surrey, BC
Favorite dish: Mango lassi. This little joint is perfect for a quick bite when you’re on the go. The mango lassis are the ideal treat for an afternoon pick-me-up.
8148 128th Street, #407, Payal Business Centre, Surrey, BC
Favorite dish: Jalebi. Maharaja isn’t only a restaurant, they offer takeout and catering as well. Try out their East Indian lunch buffet on your lunch break. For those with a sweet tooth, there’s even a sweet shop attached.
8166 128th Street, #137; 15299 68th Ave., #133; and 13767 72nd Ave, #11, Surrey, BC
Favorite dish: Pre-marinated Kashmiri chicken. This franchise has several locations and has been selling pickled, marinated and roasted meat in Surrey for more than 20 years. Whether you want to stop in for cooked food or need to grab meat for an Indian dish you’re preparing, this is the place to go.
7035 128th Street, #105, Surrey, BC
Favorite dishes: Samosas, pakora and all sweets! This tiny, takeout sweets shop is full of absolutely delicious, authentic Indian snacks and treats. They’re always fresh. Even orthodontists enjoy dessert now and again, we just make sure to brush and floss!
Did we miss any amazing places to eat in Surrey? Do you have a favourite Surrey restaurant or food spot that’s not on our list? Leave a comment below and let us know what your favourite spot for delicious food in Surrey is, why you like it so much and what your favourite dish is!