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Musaafer Will Bring Obsessively Sourced Indian Cuisine to the Galleria

It’s expected to arrive later this fall, right across from Nobu

A rendering of Musaafer’s dining room Courtesy The Spice Route Company
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Musaafer, a restaurant dedicated to the regional cuisines of India, will open later this year at the Galleria.

The latest addition to the Galleria’s growing line-up of restaurants will occupy a sprawling 10,000 square feet of space in the Galleria’s VI Wing, just across from where Nobu is set to open this summer. Eater previously reported that the restaurant company was looking to bring a previously-unnamed restaurant to Houston, with plans to join the rapidly-growing dining destination that is also home to Yauatcha, Shake Shack, and Fig & Olive.

Designed by Chromed Design Studio, the restaurant will offer seating on a large outdoor terrace, a bar and lounge, and both “casual and fine dining spaces,” according to a press release.

As far as the food is concerned, owners Shammi and Mithu Malik say that they sent their chefs to India for 100 days to explore the country’s diverse cuisines. Spice blends for the restaurant will be sourced from India, some designed specifically by home cooks. The restaurant also claims that it will offer dishes and ingredients that will be used “for the first time outside of India” in Houston, its first stateside eatery.

Musaafer is set to make its Galleria debut sometime in late fall. Stay tuned for an official opening date.