History

 From “Snowy Boston” to the “Bread Basket” in KC

The same Great Recipes travel across the nation!

The manager/owner of Swagat, Gurdev Choong, began in the culinary business with his brothers and friends about 20 years ago, in Boston. The brothers prepared deeply flavored, rich-tasting Indian cuisine that soon became a hit with natives of India and Bostonians alike.

After a few years, Gurdev and his brothers, seeking a good place to raise their families, moved to Overland Park, Kansas. At first, they were unsure whether their flavorful, authentic Indian cuisine would suit Midwestern tastes. But with hard work, good food, and a strong commitment to excellence, the brothers won over the public. And seven years ago, with faith and optimism, Gurdev opened his own restaurant in Zona Rosa and named it “Swagat,” which means “Welcome.”

All of Gurdev’s culinary learning over the decades has come together to create the total “Swagat” experience. It’s all about a warm welcome, savory aromas, dazzling décor, and an exquisitely relaxing ambience—and of course, an extensive offering of delicious, authentically Indian cuisine, from appetizers to rice dishes to curries, tandoori chicken, vegetarian dishes, fine wines and desserts.

Today, Swagat is regarded as one of the finest Indian restaurants in the Greater Kansas City area, as you can see from the glowing reviews our customers have posted on the Zagat website. We are grateful to all of the loyal customers who have helped make us successful for the past seven years.

At Swagat, we strive to turn every guest into a delighted fan. We guarantee a true Indian cuisine experience, and we welcome any suggestions and comments you may have that will help us serve you better.

From Gurdev Choong and the entire Swagat team, “Welcome!”