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9515 N Lamar Blvd Ste 156, Austin, TX 78753-4124
(512) 997-7923
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
SO glad I discovered this place!

Walking in, I immediately knew I was in for some serious food as I looked around and saw that everyone already seated and eating was Indian/South Asian. The restaurant itself is very unassuming and borders on hole in the wall - counter service, cutlery in a sorter next to the register, pitchers of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Walking in, I immediately knew I was in for some serious food as I looked around and saw that everyone already seated and eating was Indian/South Asian. The restaurant itself is very unassuming and borders on hole in the wall - counter service, cutlery in a sorter next to the register, pitchers of either chilled water or room temperature water... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

For Indian vegetarians travelling to Austin, Swad is an excellent option that serves Indian delicacies.

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have visited Swad twice with friends and I have always been disappointed with the food. The taste is not good. The dosas are always soggy. The sambhar is bland. The chat items do not taste fresh. The wait time is short, so its ok if you are in a hurry.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you like vegetarian dosas and don't mind a going to a strip mall, this is the place for you. Each dosa is sufficient for two meals. My vegan friend loved it, and took 1/2 of her dosa and 1/2 of mine home for lunches.

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Zephyr, Texas
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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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Bangalore
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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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Austin, Texas
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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9515 N Lamar Blvd Ste 156, Austin, TX 78753-4124
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (512) 997-7923

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?