Seongsu Dong – Jafa Brewery ๐Ÿป opened up shop in late 2019 but decided to open up an authentic Indian ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ restaurant on its brewing premises in early 2020. Jay Jafa, the owner, brought over Chef Manpreet from New Delhi, to impart his excellent culinary skills and knowledge over to Seoul. Oh man. We’ve got a winner. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

I would argue that Indica is Seoul’s top, number one Indian restaurant in Seoul. Nothing is sacrificed in terms of authenticity. There is no localizing the Indian cuisine (i.e., making it sweeter). You will experience tastes and flavors like you have never tried before. All of the dishes are excellent but the signature dish has to be be biryani. It has over 18+ of authentic spices and it takes over 8 hours to prepare.

This place is a MUST try if you love Indian food.

The restaurant is small. Fits maybe 14 customers max.
The restaurant is located in this complex.
There is no valet parking. You will have to find parking on the street.
Jafa Brewery’s production machinery on site.
The current menu
The Papad – It’s a beer snack. It’s like the Indian version of potato chips. Strong cumin flavors and taste.
The Papad ordered on another night.
Mathri – Another delicious Indian beer snack. Look at all those chutneys to dip the cracker in. This needs to back on the menu soon, like yesterday.
The Ra Ra Curry with Naan
Ra Ra Curry is a beef short rib curry
The Ra Ra curry ordered on a different night.
This is the most recent rendition of the Ra Ra Curry (January 9, 2021). The Indica team travelled back to India over the Christmas holidays to gather more resources and authentic ingredients.
The signature biryani. Must order.
Look at that cinnamon stick
This is their most recent rendition (January 2021) of the biryani. Look at the edible mini rose petals.
The yogurt sauce that accompanies the biryani. Delicious!
Must pour the yogurt generously over the biryani
Introducing the Butter Chicken Curry
A more recent rendition of the Butter Chicken Curry (January 2021)
Their cheese (paneer) is all homemade using specially ordered milk.
The Paneer Curry
A more recent rendition of the Paneer Curry (January 2021)
Their pickles are homemade too.
It’s spicy ๐ŸŒถ
Chef Manpreet busy at work
Amritsari Kulcha
Chickpea curry with Potato Stuffed Bread.
Look at the stuffing in the bread
The Ra (Lamb) dish. It’s a whole leg of lamb. This dish requires a 24-hour advance pre-order because it has to be marinated for a long time.
Tandoor Chicken
Tawa Mutton – Delicious lamb chunks that come together with naan
In addition to the Tandoor Chicken, there is the Kali Merch Chicken ๐Ÿ“and Lehsuni Chicken ๐Ÿ”
Kali Merch – Black Pepper + Yogurt. This has to be one of my favorites.
Lehsuni Chicken – Yogurt Cram Sauce
Same Lehsuni Chicken
Real Basmati Rice with lots of ghee
Garlic or butter naan. What else can you say. It’s authentic and delicious. It’s cooked in the tandoor in the kitchen
Dessert options. It’s not on the menu. You only get it if you’re lucky enough to have Chef Manpreet prepare it. This the rice pudding. – Kheer
A sweet carrot dessert -Gajar Halwa (Carrot and Cardamom Pudding)
Pinnni. Punjabi / North Indian dessert made from desi ghee, wheat flour, jaggery, almonds and raisins 
Chin (R) is VVIP #2 after SFP
This menu is from when Indica first opened.
Egg Masala – So good
It’s not on the menu right now.
Jay Jafa (middle)
Chef Manpreet
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