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.

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Best Indian Food in Ohio

Come and visit one of America’s most authentic and Best Indian Food in Columbus and the surrounding area. Awadh, once a princely state, is among the most ancient of Hindu regions. The enchanting history of this land of the Nawabs, kings known for their refined and extravagant lifestyles, is recognized through the richness of its cuisine. Here at Awadh India Restaurant, we bring you these bold flavors that balance elements of spice, intensity and acidity.

Chef/Owner Anand Kumar grew up in the region of Lucknow in the Awadh region, the historical legacy and the vibrancy of Awadhi cuisine changed the course of his life forever. He mastered “Dum Pukht,” the art of cooking over a slow fire, from the culinary masters of the region. The technique, some 200 years old, involves cooking in a sealed heavy bottomed pot or “handi” over a very low flame, which allows meats to cook in their own juices. Having over 20 years’ experience in providing authentic Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine, Chef Kumar provides the most delectable Indian dinners fit for princes and princesses. For 10 years, he learned from the great Chefs of India studying and absorbing as much as he could. In 1997 he graduated from the culinary school in specializing in Indian and Indo-Chinese Cuisine.

Moving to the United States, he worked with some of the most experienced Indo-Chinese chefs but found that no restaurant focused on traditional Awadhi cuisine. Creating a restaurant serving authentic Awadhi food became his passion.

The attention to detail and use of a handful of uncommon spices is what earned Awadhi food its reputation. A traditional Awadhi spread includes complex elaborately prepared kebabs, kormas, biryanis and breads, unique to the region. Chef Anand became one of the few to learn and master the secret of the Galouti kebab that balances an array of ingredients and melts in your mouth.

Awadh India Restaurant is his flagship restaurant, a showcase for a storied region’s cooking and the realization of a dream to be among the forefront of Indian restaurateurs in America.

With Awadh India Restaurant, we present a culmination of culinary finesse of the finest food from India’s sacred and historic land. We hope to create experiences and memories through flavors as you explore meats, vegetables, seafood, kebabs, curries and breads that will leave a lasting impression on your palate.

Being a service-oriented Chef, I absolutely love meeting and getting to know you. Stop in and visit, relax, eat and enjoy.

Our Mission

At Awadh, 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

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Fresh Menus

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

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Fresh Ingredients

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

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Tasty Meals

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

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Creative Chef

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

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Authentic Cuisine

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

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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.


Hours of Operation

12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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