Tarka is the explosion of the senses that happens when whole spices and fresh ingredients like garlic, ginger and onions meet a hot pan.
That sizzling sound, that amazing aroma, that’s Tarka.
At Tarka, we know that sound and smell intimately, from our own kitchens growing up. We have experienced the deliciousness that happens when our moms bring out their spice tiffins, and get their Tarka on.
Tarka is committed to making affordable and healthy Indian cuisine and offer a variety of Vegan & Gluten Free Menu Items. Our entire menu is priced under $10.
Dine in. Take Out. Delivery via Dine-on-Demand and Eat-Out-In.
Our first store opened in Austin in 2009, and from that moment on, our guests have been almost as passionate about Tarka as we are.
We set out with a simple premise. Create a restaurant with fresh and flavorful Indian food that is also fast and affordable. Serve it in a casual, modern space with stellar customer service. Make it as convenient as possible, whether you’re enjoying a relaxing meal on our patio with a glass of wine, or grabbing take out using our online ordering system. And, run it as environmentally friendly as we can.
Our first store opened in Austin in 2009, and from that moment on, our guests have been almost as passionate about Tarka as we are. We had lines out the door, but couldn’t make the food fast enough. Struggling to keep up, we scrambled to redo our menu countless times before we finally found the right balance of curries, kabobs, biryanis, and freshly baked flatbreads. And we paired the food with great drinks like mango lemonade, fresh fruit lassis and select wine and beer.
Enthusiastically embraced by Austin, Tarka opened its second location a year later and a third shortly after that. We opened our first store outside of Austin, in San Antonio in 2014.
City of Austin ‘Green-Restaurant’
The City of Austin has recognized Tarka as a Green Restaurant. We use environmentally friendly to-go packaging, recycle our used cooking oil, glass, aluminum, plastic & cardboard, and compost our food waste. For additional information, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.