Best Known For

Empire goat curry, with potatoes and authentic spices.

About Indian Empire

For flavoursome Indian cuisine after a day bargain hunting at Gold Coast’s Harbourtown outlet, head up Oxley Drive to Indian Empire restaurant. Relax by a large glass window and enjoy a feast of flavours in this charming, hassle-free family restaurant, while attentive waiters cater to individual needs, whether a high chair for little ones; or recommendations for those unable to decide between equally mouth-watering options. Devour sumptuous traditional curries like Goan prawns, with vegetables and coconut milk; or perhaps hot and spicy beef vindaloo, with tomatoes, onions, cumin, chillies and authentic spices, ideal with a side of basmati rice and cheese and garlic naan. Be sure to save room for a divine dessert of housemade coconut and almond kulfi, or a signature Chef’s surprise!


Location & Map

3/455 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay 4216 QLD - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Tue  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Wed  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Thu  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Fri  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Birthday Party
  • Dinner Party

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Member Reviews (16)




Highly recommend!!!


Excellent all round


a real quality local Indian with good food and great service


The restaurant was right as its name. The food was spicy but it was my hobby. It loved spicy food and local food of each place i visited. Worth for a value and will be back


Best indian food ever, and outstanding service. Will be back soon.


After hearing many good things, we took the 40minute drive on Saturday night to come try it out. We were very fortunate to get a table (we didn't book) but we will definitely know to book for next time as this place is booked out, and rightfully so. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was absolutely delicious and the portion sizes are huge! We noticed the chef comes around to check on tables which you don't often see. All in all, worth the drive! Will be recommending it to everyone and will definitely be back!


Wow!!! The best indian on the Gold Coast. We have found our Favroute indian restaurant. Best food and service. This place is value for money. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good indian. We will be back ! :) :) :)


We went for dinner & ordered 5 dishes to share; they were all delicious and full of flavour. Love the atmosphere and the staff were friendly & efficient. We will definitely return!


My absolute favourite restaurant on the Gold Coast. I have been to Indian Empire a number of times and keep coming back for the great service and even better food. I always get the banquet, which is absolutely fantastic. I've been here with large family groups for birthdays, with friends on a Friday night, and on quiet date nights, and have never been disappointed. I am always raving about this restaurant and would highly recommend.


The atmosphere, decor and food has got to be the best in Gold Coast. The menu has extensive choices for all lovers of curries. It is peaceful and plenty of space around for private conversations. We will return for another experience that we all enjoy. The service is superior.


Wow ! Magnificent food. Numerous Gluten Free options. Great, well trained, friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit. We visited on a busy Saturday night and the service was great. If we are ever in Gold Coast again I would definitely go back - I understand that you do need to book ahead.


Brilliant night, great food and excellent service couldn't fault it at all. All staff were very attentive without being in your face, highly recommend the Indian empire


Fabulous highly recommend enjoyed every dish so delicious yum!