You say you’ve got a road trip planned to Sugar Land and you’d like to get something different for dinner? Well, when you’re in Sugar Land, you’re in the south, and sometimes, you have a hankering for food from south Asia not the traditional southern cuisine you are accustomed to. So, where do you turn? Lucky for everyone, we have a plethora of south Asian restaurants here. 

Here are eight great choices for south Asian food, each with its own specialties and particular emphases. Use our guide as a starting point, and then tell us which ones you visit. Share on social media with the #SweeterinSugarLand

Variety of meats and other delicacies

Caption: Dinner at Bundu Khan Kabab House

Bundu Khan Kabab House is a family-owned business that specializes in Pakistani BBQ as well as Indian cuisine. But something to keep an eye out for is their homemade marinade, which is what sets them apart! Take that as a challenge, and taste for yourself!


Mahesh's Kitchen, a husband and wife-owned restaurant dedicated to a beloved brother serves up modern, Indian cuisine in the form of home-style foods, fusion dishes, authentic staples, and secret family recipes.


Big gyro platter from Habibi Kitchen in Sugar Land, Texas.

Caption: Habibi Kitchen

Habibi Kitchen  is also family-run, and their shawarma, baba ghanoush and falafel are popular choices. Their entrees are based on family recipes.


Indian Summer offers a modern interpretation of classic Indian dishes and is known for outstanding momo appetizers and crispy chiwda at the table.


Lasbela serves Pakistani foods and lists the gluten and allergen status of all menu items-- which is a real help if you have a special diet. They’re known for sangam kebabs, balouchi bhuna ghost, and murgh charga in a fine-dining setting.


Mai Kolachi is a casual Pakistani restaurant that seeks to duplicate the experience of dining in Karachi. Specialties include goat chops, chicken lollipops, and biryani.


Nirmanz Food Boutique’s Chef Nirman Shah is a native of Maharashtra and his Bollywood-themed restaurant shows his love for movies as well as food. Diners seeking authentic Indian food will note that he was trained at the Rambagh Palace of Jaipur, India and has a degree in food technology.


Shahi Darbar features Indo-Pak food—representing both Indian and Pakistani menus. They stress healthy, halal practices in a fine dining atmosphere. Their grilled fish gets rave reviews, along with dahl and veggie samosas.

Apanē bhōjana kā ānanda lēṁ! That’s Hindi for “enjoy your food!”

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