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Welcome To My Restaurant

When you enter my restaurant, you will find a clean and friendly atmosphere, and me, your Chef, walking the floor greeting my guests and answering any question you may have. For here is the best Indian food in Columbus.

Being a service oriented Chef, I absolutely love meeting and getting to know you. I have over 20 years experience in providing authentic Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine. For 10 years, I learned from the great Chefs of India. I studied and absorbed as much as I could. In 1997 I graduated from the culinary school in Lucknow (formerly known as Awadh in the old days), specializing in Indian and Indo-Chinese Cuisine.

It is my pleasure to bring these special recipes to the United States and share these exquisite meals with very special people. I am very honored to bring all the real tastes of ‘Awadh’ to this restaurant in Columbus. Please allow yourself to be enveloped with aromatic spices, pure meats without antibiotics, and homemade Naan and Lassi.

Chef Arnand Kumar


Only the Best

Fresh Ingredient, Tasty Meals

A blend of traditional and innovative awaits you at Awadh India Restaurant. When you dine with us, you will experience the finest food, which perfectly combines the ancient traditions and authentic flavors of India, fused exotically with a unique ethnic edge in a casually sophisticated ambiance. All served to you with a style of service rooted in the finest eastern traditions.


Murgh Tandoori

Tandoori chicken is  prepared by roasting chicken marinated in yogurt and spices in a tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven. It is a popular dish from India and has become sought-after throughout the world.


Bharwan Aloo

Bharwan Aloo are north Indian starters in which potato cases are stuffed with paneer, spices and baked to a golden crisp.


Goat Hyderabadi Biryani

A Goat Biryani dish that is a specialty of Hyderabad. The meat is marinated and then layered with half-cooked rice in a tight pot and then cooked together, which makes this a little bit adventurous.


Paneer Mirchi Ka Salan

This is a traditional Hyderabadi dish. It is a spicy dish served with rice or chapati. The mirchi (chili) is cooked in spices, and peanut adds a grainy texture to this dish. This is made with long spicy chilies available in India.


Lamb Hyderabadi Biryani

A Lamb Biryani dish that is a specialty of Hyderabad. The meat is marinated and then layered with half-cooked rice in a tight pot and then cooked together, which makes this a little bit adventurous.


Chili Fish

The batter fried soft fish is full of surprises; the hot and spicy chilies lend the heat, the soya sauce provide the tanginess and the bell Peppers and Onions deliver the crunch! This is a delicious dish.


What People are Saying

“A Great Find”

"This is an amazing new Indian restaurant that opened up in our neighborhood. Food was fantastic, especially the galouti kebab and chili chicken. The chef came out and spoke to us, and suggested we try the special goat biriyani. The goat meat in this preparation was so tender! Very nice service, huge portions and great value! If you like flavorful food, made with heart and soul, go visit this place!"

Chiranjit Mukherjee

“Fabulous food & flawless service”

"The red spicy cilantro sprinkled "Chicken 65" (Not on the Menu) by special order was amazing. The Butter Naan and other breads were great. This place is a new find I will be going back to. The owner and staff are flexible and will have you leave satisfied."

Babak Darvish

“Another delicious experience”

"WOW! Stopped in for the lunch. The Tandoori Chicken is moist and has the perfect smoked taste. You will not find a more flavorful and fresh buttery NAAN. Sauces are absolutely delicious. And all for $7.99, drink included with the perfect dessert. I normally don't review this highly. Awadh India Restaurant is well worth your visit and return."

Timothy Kojoma


"This is by far the best authentic indian bistro I have ever been to in Columbus, Ohio. Let me put it this way, food is delectable, big portion at reasonable price, no compromise whatsoever.
No compromise in essential ingredients it take to prepare entrees on their menu, and that is what I meant by authentic food.  Not to mention, very attentive staff. Kudos to the chef and the staff."

Dipu M.

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Hours of Operation

11:30am - 3:00pm
5:00pm – 10:00pm



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