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Swad

#1,596 of 3,117 Restaurants in Austin
#1,832 of 3,414 Places to Eat in Austin
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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
Jonathan I
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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We walked half a mile in the dark from our hotel to reach this restaurant so we were keen to try it. We queued to see the single menu, waited some 10 minutes whilst a party of three in front of us discussed the various merits of the cuisine with the staff. Then were pushed back in the line when... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Swad came highly recommended, but I was very disappointed with the food and the service. It smelled so good when I walked in and the restaurant was clean, but I waited and waited for service and there were hardly any customers in there at the time. The waiter finally came over, but instead of coming to my table, he took... More 

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Thank Paniola
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank Jonathan I
Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews
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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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Thank KrishnaKumarV
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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Thank Alisha S
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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Thank Barry Lee B
Zephyr, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Thank Texan F
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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1 Thank hpnadig
Austin, Texas
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121 reviews
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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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1 Thank Philip_Wilson
New York
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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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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?