About Us


Love traditional Indian food? So do we! And it is this authentic, delicious and subtly aromatic food we offer. Our trained and experienced chef, Anand Kumar, has worked with some of the most famous and creative restaurants in the world. Trained as a culinary chef in India for 10 years, Chef Kumar brings a tantalizing array of dishes with the perfect aroma and taste to satisfy anyone’s pallette.  


Our Story

Where It All Began

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. 

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 was 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.

Our Mission

At TGIExpress, our mission is simple: enhance and educate the palate with the freshest ingredients and flavors, while surprising and exciting each guest with personal care and service.


What We Offer

Fresh Menus

Our Menu has many delicious and authentic Indian and Indo-Chinese items. You will love to try every one.

Fresh Ingredients

TGIXpress only uses Fresh Ingredients, Spices, Herbs and Meats. Nothing is too good for our customers.

Tasty Meals

Ask anyone who has dined with us. You will find that every meal is fresh and authentically created.

Creative Chef

Chef Arnand Kumar has been creating delicious Indian and Indo-Chinese recipes throughout the world.

Authentic Cuisine

You will find only the most authentic recipes at TGIXpress. Taste them. You will be a true believer and a repeat customer.

Home Made Lassi's

Love, Love, Love the Lassi? You will fall in love with ours. We only use fresh ingredients and the best Yogurt.


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.

Hours of Operation

11:30am - 3:00pm
5:00pm – 10:00pm



Drop Us a Line

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