Authentic Indian Cuisine Since 1995

Located upstairs on Hunter street, the city of Newcastle, right next to the brand new light rail Crown station, you will find our family run business since 1995. Serving a variety of North Indian Mughlai food, from entrees to desserts, coming to Surtaj Indian Restaurant will certainty surprise you.

Fine Dine In The Heart Of Newcastle

In those years, we have won the hearts and taste buds of many valued customers who keep coming back for more and more. With a variety of dishes, including meat dishes, vegetarian, gluten free, vegan and the mouth watering naan bread made in our tandoori oven, we are certain that there is a dish for you.


Unlike many other restaurants, we ensure consistency in our food and in our service. Therefore, with the Thakur family creating and serving the food for customers every night of the week, we promise that all customers leave and are always coming back for more.


The restaurant is located upstairs, with a view of Hunter street and is a welcoming surprise to all when seeing the abundance of room and the soothing ambience. A modern bar, with a liquor licence and a restaurant with a seating capacity of 85 people, we guarantee that a table will be waiting for you.”

Authentic Indian Cuisine

For authentic Indian cuisine, served in a family hospitality, you cannot go wrong with Surtaj Indian Restaurant. Surtaj is also the go to restaurant for private events, seating up to 85 people. You can book out the entire restaurant for a sit down banquet-style event, parties or even weddings!

People Talking About us

Don't just take our words! See what our happy customers have to say about us!

Had the most amazing food here tonight! As a chef, I can only hope to produce food this good one day! Will definitely be back!!
Richard Myles
This place is completely amazing. I cannot recommend it highly enough. The vindaloo is stunning and my partner loves the Bombay beef and the madras... amongst others. I have friends who request that I bring some of their food when visiting.There simply isn't better food that I have eaten anywhere in the world. When moving back to Australia after being overseas for a number of years this place was a significant factor in where I was going to live.
Heath Barlin
Between the bhatura to the paneer makhani, it's hard to pick the best of the unique dishes that stand out from other Indian restaurants in the area.Beyond those notably amazing dishes, every other dish you'd expect from such a restaurant is lovingly cooked and authentic.Surtaj is THE Indian restaurant in the hunger area, others don't begin to compare.
Blackwood Melrose
A great little quiet Indian restaurant in Newcastle. I've been here several times and absolutely love the meals. It's very underrated and definitely recommended. Better than all the other Indian restaurants in Newcastle!