Sheel Joshi’s Surya India is an award-winning contemporary restaurant offering a modern take on Indian cuisine in Houston’s Washington Corridor.

Surya's Chicken Mangalorean



  • Appetizers
  • Breads
  • Chicken Curries
  • Desserts
  • Lamb Curries
  • Seafood
  • Sides
  • Tandoori
  • Vegetarian




Vegetable Samosa — 6
Crisp Indian style empanadas stuffed with spiced potatoes, peas, and herbs

Turkey Samosa — 8
Crisp Indian style empanadas stuffed with spiced ground turkey

Surya Special (Samosa Chaat) — 12
Vegetable samosa topped with chickpeas and yogurt

Chilli Chicken — 14
Asian inspired chicken with Indian spices

Accompanied with rice and naan. Garlic naan is $1 extra.

Chicken Mangolorean — 16
My award winning dish done with a coconut base, finished off with mustard seeds, curry leaves, and chillies

Rogan Josh — 17
Classic lamb curry with a blend of garam masala spices

Chicken Tikka Masala — 16
Chicken tikka cooked in a mild tomato butter sauce

Lamb Saag — 17
Lamb cooked with spiced creamed spinach

Mint Chicken — 16
Chicken cooked in a spicy mint and cilantro sauce

Aloo Gobi — 15
Cauliflower and potatoes cooked with herbs and spices

Chicken Vindaloo — 16
Chicken and potatoes cooked in a spicy hot sauce

Saag Paneer — 15
Spinach with homemade cheese

Lamb Vindaloo — 17
Lamb and potatoes cooked in a spicy hot sauce

Bharta — 15
Baked eggplant cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices

Surya wine glasses
Surya bar
Surya bar


Septima Malbec, Argentina — 12, 40
Elouan Pinot Noir, Oregon — 13, 39
Lange Twins Cabernet, California — 12, 40
Inkblot Cabernet Franc, California — 45
Chateau Larose Trintaudon, Bordeaux — 42
Archery Summit Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley — 55
Marsau, Bordeaux — 60
Coutet, Bordeaux — 60
Willamette Valley Founders’ Reserve Pinot Noir, Oregon — 40
Masut Pinot Noir, Mendocino — 45

Malene Rose, Central Coast — 12, 36
Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough — 12, 34
Chamisal Vineyards Stainless Chardonnay, Central Coast — 12, 36
Marchesi Antinori Bramito del Cervo Chardonnay, Italy — 40
Chanson Meursault, France — 70
Les Tourelles, France — 45
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand — 38
La Villa Barton Rose, Cotes de Provence — 38
Cave de Lugny “Les Charmes” Chardonnay, France — 40

St. Arnold’s Art Car, Texas — 5
Belhaven, Scotland — 5
Warsteiner, Germany — 5
Steigl Radler (Grapefruit), Austria — 5
Duvel, Belgium — 7
Kronenbourg, France — 6
Leffe, Belgium — 6
Kostritzer Black Lager, Germany — 5
Bitburger, Germany — 5

Moet Chandon, split 187 ml — 15
Bollinger — 100

Texas Mule: Tito’s Vodka, fresh lime juice, and ginger beer — 11
Elder Collins: Tanqueray gin, fresh grapefruit juice, and St-Germain — 12
Bulleit Old Fashioned: Angostura Bitters, Luxardo cherries, and an orange wheel — 12

San Pellegrino 500 ml — 3.5
Coke, Mexico — 3.5
Diet Coke — 3
Coke — 3
7Up — 3
Lemonata — 3
Mango Lassi — 4

Surya dining room
Surya sign
Surya dining room


I invite you to share in my culinary journey.

I began as a child of Indo-European background, learning the fundamentals of cooking from my mother. As an adult, I expanded my my culinary training in the far-east, Europe, and the US, and have cooked Italian, French and Indian food in restaurants for nearly 25 years. In Los Angeles, I owned and operated Surya for over a decade and then launched Holy Cow, a casual concept for eaters on the go. Now Surya of Houston is my dream fulfilled.

At Surya, we present traditional North India food with respect to heritage: no gimmicks, chili meters, or buffets. But we also appreciate the adventurism of today’s palate and borrow dishes from the South of India.

For personal inspiration, I connect with my mother’s skill in the kitchen and my father’s integrity in business. Surya is a gift to their memory.

A chef who can touch the heart with comfort food and update a dish with a modern edge is a chef we’re happy to welcome to Houston.

Alice Levitt - Houstonia

{Surya} offers one of the most satisfying Indian dining experiences inside the loop. Joshi's housemade sauces and careful preparations elevate familiar dishes like vegetable samosas and lamb Rogan Josh.

Eric Sandler - CultureMap Houston

This is the kind of restaurant I’ll be likely to put on my personal rotation.

Alison Cook - Houston Chronicle


Tuesday through Saturday
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Tuesday through Saturday
5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

700 Durham Drive Ste. 200
Houston, Texas 77007

Phone: (713) 864-6667

We do not take reservations.

Since Surya India is a relatively small restaurant, we cannot allow strollers and/or high chairs at the tables and we cannot accommodate parties larger than 6 persons.


Free parking is available to lunch and dinner guests. Two surface lots are conveniently located around Surya:

  • Rose Street lot
  • Durham Drive lot
parking st Surya


If you’re hosting a party and you’re looking for catering, we promise to deliver an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Please call us at (713) 864-6667 for more information.


Surya India Houston

700 Durham Drive Ste. 200, Houston, Texas 77007
Tue. – Sat. 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Tue. – Sat. 5 PM – 9:30 PM

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