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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine
Jalapeños stuffed with spiced cheese and served with hot chutney ($6.95) begin an exploration of Indian flavor furthered by entrees of tandoori salmon marinated in mint ($19.95–$23.95), Akbari lamb prepared in shahi sauce ($18.50–$19.95), and chilean sea bass marinated in herbs ($21.95–$28.95). See the menus for Hermosa Beach and Santa Monica; prices vary by location.
Akbar Cuisine of India
At Akbar Cuisine of India, the tandoors are always busy, whether they're puffing up nan and paratha breads or baking the spices into traditionally prepared lamb and chicken, as well as unusual house specialties. The Chilean sea bass, one of the restaurant's most popular dishes, scintillates taste buds with herb-marinated and grilled slivers of fish. The unconventional twists on traditional flavors last through dessert, which can include mango cheesecake. Chef and owner Avinash Kapoor pickles fresh chutneys each day. His staff also gives the pepper-lamb curry a hint of saffron and the prawns an unfounded rumor of coconut. The menu also features coco lamb, chicken tikka masala, saag paneer, and other made-to-order curries that make great diving pools for freshly baked naan and roti and poor insulation for condominiums.