The chefs at Zaiaka draw on their knowledge of 1,000-year-old recipes to fill their menu with authentic Indian dishes, which they say helped earn them a 2012 Readers' Choice Gold Award for Best Ethnic Food from Trib Total Media. They cook vegetarian dishes including palak paneer, house-made cheese cubes and fresh spinach cooked in ground spices, and vegetable biryani, the chef's specialty rice entree. Naan bread baked in the eatery’s clay tandoor pairs with rogan josh, lamb cooked in a gravy of aromatic spices. During dinner, the dining area swells with soft music, which is punctuated with the clink of wineglasses full of beverages brought from home. Like a maitre d’ arriving late to work, the dark tables are draped in white tablecloths, and light flutters across the rich tapestries that cover the walls.
Tamarind offers three locations for your convenience. Whether you are looking for a casual or 'step above' atmosphere, we can offer both for you. Whichever location you choose, you will have the best quality food and great service which we are proud of.
Star of India hampers hunger with an authentic menu stocked with the rich flavors and exotic spices of the Subcontinent. Start the foodie festivities with an appetizer of onion bhaji, which features tearfully tempting slices of onion fried in chickpea batter ($8), or begin by shepherding your taste buds toward a pair of lamb samosas ($6) or a bevy of bread breeds that includes seven different types of naan. Tandoori chicken ($13) and tandoori shrimp ($22) are both marinated in yogurt, herbs, and spices before being cooked in a tandoor—a specialized clay oven kept at 800 degrees to match the temperature of the human mouth. Herbivores can veg out on channa masala, a mouth-watering mélange of garbanzo beans, tomatoes, and onions ($13), and fishivores can aim their scrimshaw dentures at fish vindaloo, which combines mahi-mahi with potatoes in a tongue-tazing sauce ($19). Each location possesses the flavor-customization technology to adjust its crave-worthy curries to individual specifications, ensuring that the menus are suited for everyone from unfazable fire eaters to mild-tongued spice sissies.
Tandoor Indian Grill crafts and serves an extensive menu of traditional Indian tastes. Start your mouth's metaphorical journey to the subcontinent with an order of samosa chat, a pastry topped with chickpeas, onions and spices ($6), tandoori chicken wings ($5 for 6 pieces), or a shrimp-kebab salad ($9).
Kohinoor Indo-Pak Cuisine welcomes patrons into its world of Indian-Pakistani fare seven days a week. Diners sit atop wooden chairs as they devour meals ranging from kebabs to curries, all aptly paired with tandoori-baked naan. Art lines the dining area's walls, and a mounted flat-screen TV gives patrons somewhere to show off their channel-changing psychic powers. The BYOB eatery's chefs also prepare feasts for special occasions, which can be celebrated in the restaurant's private event space or catered to another location.
Salem’s Market and Grill is a tasty flavor oasis for the ethical meat eater. Using local and halal proteins butchered fresh each morning, Salem’s offers up a spicy menu of Mediterranean and Near Eastern entrees alongside hummus, falafel, libyan soup, and other scrumptious sides made from scratch. Diners who dare can sample the zesty tandoori chicken ($6.99) or drink deeply from a bowl of mildly spiced curry swimming with fresh lamb or goat ($6.99). The flavorful juices of lamb, beef, and chicken are locked in however they’re prepared, whether on the broadswords of grilled kebabs ($6.99–$7.50), dripping off the spit as shawarma ($6.99), or fused into a tender crime-fighting supermeat with the aid of their magic rings. All dishes are served with mountain of basmati rice and a side salad.