Baba Ji, the proprietor of Silverlake Juice and Tea, explores a new frontier in fusion with the food at Cowboys and Turbans?the tantalizing blend of South Asian, American, and Mexican cuisine. The menu unites antipodal parts of the globe with hearty samosas wrapped in flour tortillas instead of samosa dough, tacos filled with tandoori meats and chutneys, and pizzas made with a chewy tandoori naan crust. Towering doors of wood and iron lined with intricately carved columns reveal an open-air patio, which surrounds visitors with flickering torchlight and a canopy of multicolored cloth. Statues of animals and deities ring the courtyard, patiently waiting to ask if diners are going to finish their masala burgers, tandoori cornish hens, and aromatic vegetarian and seafood curries.
Jaipur Cuisine of India shares more than its name with the bustling city of northern India: it celebrates the region’s culinary heritage. To create its menu of authentic tandoori treats and chicken, lamb, and vegetarian dishes, the owner dutifully shops for fresh ingredients and spices himself, choosing components that are free of artificial flavoring, colors, or bionic implants. What results is a smattering of curries, vindaloo, biryani, and house-made desserts that speak to both authentic Indian tastes and the Californian palate. The soft pinks and golds of Jaipur’s décor encourage relaxation as guests munch on piquant masalas, creamy paneer, and fresh bread from its toasty clay oven.
East India Grill’s talented chefs invoke the diverse culinary traditions of South Asia with mouthwatering feasts of Punjabi and Indian cuisine. Curries infused with exotic spices entrance taste buds and catch eyes with their sunny yellows, vibrant reds, and lush, vivid greens. Tandoori chicken nearly falls off the bone as it emerges from a clay oven. Sauce-draped veggies, mango-slathered ribs, and ginger-crusted lamb arrive on tables draped in elegant, saffron-colored cloths. On warm days, diners soak up rays on a sunlit patio framed with waving plants and electrified fences to keep the tigers prowling nearby at bay.
Named for a princess of Mughal legend, Anarkali celebrates the cuisine of India with a menu of fluffy flatbreads, mouth-watering curries, and charcoal-roasted tandoori treats. Cooks draw on the culinary traditions of Bengal and North India, breathing life into every meal with fresh blends of spices created to complement the texture, taste, and singing voice of each dish. Guests absorb the exotic aromas and flavors of the restaurant's ever-changing menu from 11 a.m. to midnight, savoring the delicious tastes of vegetarian plates, rich sauces, and juicy roasted meats every day of the year.
Amid the golden glow of orange hanging lights, Manas Indian Cuisine celebrates India’s rich cultural heritage with a menu of exotically spiced traditional dishes. Chefs stir up house-made chutneys and yogurts, yielding savory sauces easily sopped up with sides of fresh-baked naan and poori bread. Crispy starters sizzle in 100% vegetable oil devoid of cholesterol or trans-fat, and the spiciness of curry-laden lamb, seafood, and chickpea dishes can be customized to each diner’s request. A selection of beers, cocktails, and wines by the glass or bottle cools tongues without flash-freezing dessert in liquid nitrogen.
Cuisine Type: Indian
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 50+
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Chicken tikka masala
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Delivery/Takeout Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Many Indian restaurants serve dishes that might seem quite spicy to an American palate. With its various vindaloo and curry dishes, Shalimar Cuisine of India is no exception. But Shalimar's chefs don't want to leave customers searching frantically for a frozen flagpole to lick, so they whip up a variety of homemade drinks to cool off tongues. These include a sparkling lemonade ginger soda, a sweet and a salty yogurt lassi, and a refreshing mint ice tea. Additionally, they can adjust the spice levels in all of their dishes to accommodate mouths.