For the finest Indian food in Prague, look no further than Indian Jewel, which offers an authentic flavour of India right in the heart of the city.
The restaurant is situated on a lovely small square just a couple of minutes walk from the Old Town Square.
Indian Jewel offers an Indian restaurant experience akin to a good curry house in the UK. The welcome from the staff is warm and friendly, with waiters dressed in typical Indian attire. The restaurant is clean and freshly decorated. And traditional Indian music is played in the background.
Ingredients employed in the food are fresh,
and the dishes are well presented, many in copper pots. And the food is
flavoursome, and not oily, which is where some Indian restaurants in Prague fall down.
The hotter dishes pack plenty of punch, such as the madras or vindaloo, although there are equally good milder ones, like their speciality Tandoori chicken or prawn dishes (marinated in yoghurt and saffron).
The lamb and chicken used in the curries is soft and tender. And they also do a good fish curry. But it is difficult to recommend particular dishes, as Indian food is so much about individual taste - how hot you like it, how creamy, etc. However, diners will enjoy most dishes, and you may like to save room for the Indian ice-cream.
The drinks menu has a few Czech and International wines, along with beers, spirits and basic cocktails, set at standard prices for this part of town.
In the warmer months there is the option of dining on the terrace outside, which offers views over the charming Tınskı Dvur Square.
Indian Jewel is popular with both Czech people and tourists for its well-priced, nicely presented food. The friendly environment is suitable for business and leisure diners.
It is advisable to book. Indian restaurants of this nature are hard to find in Prague, which makes it popular both at lunchtime and during the evening.