In Indian culture, Moksha signifies the release from transmigration, or the endless cycle of death and rebirth. It's fitting that Moksha Restaurant Bar & Lounge bears the name, as it has reinvented and added to its menu of traditional Indian cuisine numerous times to critical acclaim. It recently won America's Best Food Award in the Los Angeles Times. Moksha's clay ovens steam with tandoori chicken and chicken tikka, while pots of curries bubble with seasoning and assorted vegetables. Indo-Chinese dishes such as lettuce wraps, fried wontons, and General Tsao's chicken give the menu pan-asian flare. Vegetarian dishes populate every page of the menu, from curries overflowing with veggies to tofu masala.
The brown aromas of sizzling meats beckon guests into Taj Mahal's robin-egg-blue-emblazoned dining room, where servers carry colorful dishes that honor both Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. Inside the kitchen, chefs man the up-to-800-degree flames of a traditional tandoor oven, grilling spiced chicken, marinated fish kebabs, and succulent lamb. Thirteen types of leavened bread, including Taj Special naan stuffed with tender chicken and nuts, allow incisors to practice before the meaty main meals. Outside of the standard menu, the kitchen serves up all-you-can eat lunch buffets and Sunday brunches. They can also tailor the amount of spices in each meal, preparing entrees that range from mild to extra hot.
At Streets of India Café, savory South Indian snacks tickle tongues before chicken, lamb, or vegan substitutes leap from lakes of curry onto awaiting taste buds. Patrons lounging amid sage-green and orange décor or sitting outside beneath green umbrellas can nibble on South Indian dosas, idlis, and vadas while measuring the hypotenuse on triangular samosas. Vegan palates can swap in meat substitutes for chicken vindaloo or savor masala dishes packed with okra or jackfruit, and midday diners feast at an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.
Located in the heart of Pacific Palisades and 5 minutes from Santa Monica, Taj Palace is a family owned and run business that is passionate about great Indian Cuisine and customer service. Indian food is healthy and nutritious and can be ordered mild, medium or spicy. It is the one cultural food you can eat plenty of and st
At Royal Indian Restaurant, a delectable menu introduces taste buds to flavors from across the subcontinent locked within mouthwatering biryanis, curries, and tandoori treats. Fragrant spice blends and sauces crafted from local produce awaken dishes of lamb madras ($11.95 for dinner; $9.95 for lunch).
The tandoors are always busy at Akbar Cuisine of India's four Los Angeles locations, including the newly remodeled Hermosa Beach restaurant. The staff puffs up nan and paratha breads and bakes 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, and his staff also gives 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.