Though India and Indiana are roughly the same word, their cuisine offerings are worlds apart. Find out the difference two letters make with today’s Groupon to Pakwan Restaurant. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get an Indian dinner for two (up to a $37 total value), which includes:
- Two entrees (up to a $16 value each)
One dessert (up to a $5 value)<p>
- For $35, you get an Indian dinner for four (up to a $74 total value), which includes:
- Four entrees (up to a $16 value each)
- Two desserts (up to a $5 value each)<p>
The chefs at Pakwan Restaurant prepare an inventive menu of tandoor-roasted meats, village-style veggies, and griddle-fired seafood with vegetable oil and desi ghee inside the 96-seat eatery. Guests can joust with one of five types of charcoal-grilled lamb, chicken, or vegetable kebabs or fan the flames of a clay tandoor oven as the jhinga tandoori’s prawns roast in a lemon, butter, or garlic bikini. An ample vegetarian selection boasts classic dishes such as paneer tikka masala—grilled cottage cheese simmering in a tomato gravy—and the cauliflower-and potato-laden aloo gobi, best sopped up with one of Pakwan’s nine types of Indian bread.
Following main courses, diners can reward sweet teeth for their admirable patience with treats such as basmati-coconut-rice pudding spiked with nuts and saffron. Guests recline at candlelit tables in an earth-toned dining room, brightened by modern lighting fixtures and subtly spiced with Indian artwork and fistfuls of curry.
Glowing chandeliers scatter light across the sheer copper drapes that frame Pakwan Restaurant's 96-seat dining room, which is sheathed in spice-hued fabrics suggestive of the sumptuous cuisine emerging from the kitchens. Guests dig into aromatic plates of authentic Indian cuisine, from traditional curries and tandoori to village-style vegetable dishes and kebabs marinated in yogurt and special spices. Executive chef Laila Prasla and her crew utilize traditional Indian cooking methods, stirring authentic ingredients such as desi ghee—clarified butter—into entrees before sliding them onto hand-crafted copper vessels and sending them off to the dining room. Behind a black-topped bar, Pakwan's resident mixologist concocts taste-bud-tantalizing "molecular" cocktails, which offer a fresh spin on traditional bar drinks. Those opting for a bar beverage will also be gifted with four complimentary snacks to prep human food processors for main-course meals.
3601 W William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78749