At Kababi Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant, the scent of crispy fried falafel blends with the sounds of chicken, kofta, and beef kabob sizzling to perfection. Tender lamb chops and flaky tilapia filets send hungry stomachs rumbling with anticipation, with freshly squeezed carrot, pineapple, and watermelon juice on hand to cleanse the palate. Crystal chandeliers cast a constellation of warm light over slate counters and walls of dark, varnished wood, while a stone fountain decorated with leafy ferns bubbles gently and invites guests to make wishes for an endless supply of baklava.
Fill up on naan and curry at Neeta's Indian Cuisine. Dieters beware — Neeta's Indian Cuisine does not offer low-fat cuisine. Bring the whole clan to Neeta's Indian Cuisine — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Neeta's Indian Cuisine also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
For easy dining, Neeta's Indian Cuisine provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Your bill at Neeta's Indian Cuisine will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
At Kabab Kahani, grill masters skewer sustainably sourced, certified halal morsels of Indian- and Mediterranean-style meats, creating lamb kebabs, tandoori chicken, and gyros. The eatery also adheres to eco-friendly business practices such as recycling dinnerware and transforming leftovers into chicken feed. Guests can settle into the dining area’s vibrant red booths to gobble down falafel and lamb chops, or hop across the black-and-white-checkered floor in a game of human chess.
Tandoori Garden's chefs superheat a menu of spiced meats within the confines of their signature clay oven, gilding tender treats in thick curry sauces and stewed vegetables. Sliced onions hide inside bhaji fritters ($2.99) to avoid prying eyes and legume-suitors within a fortress of Punjab-style pastry. A sprinkling of Indian spices dusts marinated pieces of chicken sizzling on the reshmi kebab ($11.99), and piping-hot tandoori prawns ($14.99) sibilate with the oven's searing kiss still upon them. Vegetables kick out meat-based figureheads to command attention in the baingan bharta, mashed eggplant blended with onions and tomatoes ($8.99); or the jhaneko dal's wok-fried yellow lentils ($8.99). Nepalese classics such as bone-in goat-meat curry ($10.99) or sautéed cauliflower bhuteko cauli ($8.99) showcase village spice combinations exported to the Americas in the minds of epicurean transplants or from the fists of Eastern chefs with superhuman throwing arms.
Don’t be put off by the small strip mall storefront; Gourmet India on Westheimer and Eldridge Parkway is plenty big inside. As the name suggests, tables are covered in linen and quickly gobble up robust lunchtime crowds, making this easygoing eatery feel busy but never too crowded. Unlike lesser Indian strip mall joints that push out a few paltry steam trays for midday buffet eating, Gourmet India is for serious lunchers. Energy Corridor residents and workers will appreciate the wide range of vegetarian and meat-based buffet items, plus specialties like goat curry that are available off the menu. Prices are a little higher than run-of-the-mill Indian take-out places, but the menu selection is broad and the setting is a definite step up from most strip mall spots.
For a Pakistani feast, head over to Houston's Aga's Restaurant. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Aga's Restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Wifi access is totally free at Aga's Restaurant, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Getting your food to go is also an option. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Aga's Restaurant as well.
Your tab at Aga's Restaurant will usually run to about $30 per guest. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.