About Us

Nestled in-between shops on South Main Street is The Indian and American Cafe. An orange and teal hand painted sign on the windows of the facade draws in customers. Once inside, the smell of delicious Indian food is enticing as curry wafts through the air. The decor has a cozy feel, as if you walked right into the owners’ home.

John and Rameshwari Shrestha immigrated from Nepal to Harrisonburg and opened the restaurant in 1995. They have been the owners and operators ever since. The married couple are in the kitchen cooking up authentic North Indian food with a Nepalese flair every Monday through Saturday. Rama will often make an appearance to greet her favorite customers, which seems to be just about everyone.

We have been a fixture of the community for twenty four years. Come by to see just how special our food and environment truly are!

Rameshwari & John Shrestha, in Indian & American Cafe, 2019