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9515 N Lamar Blvd Ste 156, Austin, TX 78753-4124 (Downtown)
(512) 997-7923
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Ranked #410 of 3,117 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Zephyr, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our experience with Swad was AWESOME!! We hired Swad to cater a number of our wedding events and they did a fantastic job. The food was delicious and our guests loved it! They made fresh budjuas (sp?) at the venue and that was such a nice touch, especially in the winter. We have also eaten here many times and the... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food here was exquisite Indian. Being from India, I may have tasted such food only in some of the best restaurants back home in India - it is *that* good! The prices are quite less as well. Highly recommended. I wish they had some outside seating though. One of my American friends couldn't visit them because dogs weren't allowed... More

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I went for lunch today. First time there. I ordered Dahi Poori and paid $5.36 with tax. The food was very tasty. The service was prompt. The atmosphere is casual, so don't expect the same level of service you would find at more expensive restaurants -- table cloths, table service, etc. You order at the counter, pay when you place... More

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New York
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727 reviews 727 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
482 helpful votes 482 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

All those non Indians (and sadly some Indians as well) who eat Indian cuisine in generic Indian restaurants (named Taj Mahal, India Palace, Bombay, Kohinoor, Taste of India etc.) all over the USA and think that tandoori chicken, naan, matter paneer and the like are typical Indian dishes, live under one of the biggest illusions of the culinary world. The... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I am Indian and have been to dozens of Indian restaurants all over the country, expensive and cheap. This place is the gold standard. The modest surroundings belie the spiciest, freshest, most melt-in your mouth Indian food around! Try the idli and the thali--major bargains. The only thing I don't like there is the raita, which I think is too... More

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Los Angeles
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

A Hole in a Wall. strip mall location. Starving for a Gujarati food. Hotel Manager recomanded this place. Thali- a combo for all Gujarati food, was a best choice. Rotali, Dal & Shak. Side of samosa and Shrikhand. Enjoyed my dinner. Will come back.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Swad is a vegetarian Indian restaurant located on North Lamar. It is a very unassuming, basic, and no frills. You order at the register and seat yourself. The vegetarian dishes are very tasty and surprisingly filling. Go to Swad for the delicious vegetarian food at low prices. Dont go to Swad for the service or fancy decor...because there isn't any.... More

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Austin, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

Finally, an Indian restaurant not afraid to add flavor. Swad offers a modest environment (to say the least), very reasonable prices (can't refute that when I got stuffed for $10.77), and a menu restricted to vegetarian food (but who has to eat meat every meal). After so many Indian food disappointments in Austin, there is Swad... I really like it... More

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