There has been some big movement in Austin's Indian dining scene in recent weeks. Saffron, the Indian-Nepalese restaurant founded on Far West Boulevard, has opened a location at the West Woods Shopping Center (3201 Bee Cave Road). The Indian-Nepalese restaurant on Far West Boulevard is well regarded (including by this critic) for its Nepalese momos, achari chicken, goat stew and tandoori meats. The original location from co-owners Thiniso Tashi and Rajesh Ghimire opened in early 2016. Both locations offer online ordering.

There's also been action further north. Swad, the long-running Indian favorite among vegetarian diners, has closed its North Austin location in preparation for a move to Round Rock. The restaurant owned by Manhar and Nikula Patel plans to open at 1401 S. I-35 Suite 220 in Round Rock in early February. Swad is known for its chaat, dahi puri, samosas, pani puri and other vegetarian Indian dishes.

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