When Capital Public Radio reporter Elaine Corn visited Kathmandu Kitchen in 2009, she spoke to two servers—Paritosh and Rosy—who explained the nuances of their native Nepalese cuisine. A small yet diverse country, Nepal draws from distinct culinary influences: Tibet and China to the north and India along the south. As such, diners viewing Kathmandu Kitchen’s menu for the first time are greeted with a cross section of its varied cuisine, which includes Tibetan-style pan-fried noodles, tandoor-cooked chicken tikka masala, and fiery curries seasoned with cumin and garlic. The uninitiated are the lucky ones; Rosy explains that having first-time visitors to the restaurant is one of her favorite things. “If I find a person coming for the first time in this restaurant, I’ll be the happiest person at that moment. Because we feel it’s really important that people from America are valuing us, too, through our food.” Tables clad in white linens and a mural of the Himalayas surround Nepal’s beloved regional dishes, which coalesce perfectly in the form of thali, a tray filled with a harmonious blend of dumplings, flatbread, and lentils crowned with a main course.
Kathmandu Kitchen’s wide spectrum of aromatic and authentic vegetarian, chicken, lamb, and seafood entrees pleases just about every palate. The eatery has earned recognition from a host of local sources, including spots on the Top Five Best Indian restaurants list by CityVoter and the Top 100 list by Local Eats.
The pots-and-pans pilots in Royal India's kitchen skillfully mix savory spices and fresh ingredients to concoct authentic Indian dishes that burst with flavor and variety. Launch your taste buds' trip to India by pitching a tent of garlic naan ($2.25) over a toasty sleeping bag of veggie samosa, stuffed with potatoes and princess-identifying peas ($3.50). A cavalcade of delectable curries like the rogan josh (lamb curry, $12.95) and the boneless-chicken murgh curry ($11.95) are a boon for touring tongues, while specialized seafaring folk can sailor-dive into the tandoori prawns ($14.95). Delicate seasonings adorn the creamed lentil of each dal makhni ($8.25), a prudent choice for leaf-lusters.
Six days a week, the spicy fragrances of Indian cooking waft through the Mirage Banquet Hall–an elegant, 22,000-square-foot facility used to host weddings and other large gatherings. At lunch and dinnertime, chefs present more than two dozen different dishes. Offerings include butter chicken, goat curry, tandoori chicken, and a variety of vegetarian specialties. On weekends, chefs dish out street foods during presentations that could only be more authentic if they also shooed away invisible birds.
Bite into freshly baked naan bread at Kaveri Madras Cuisine, a flavorful Indian restaurant for those with a hankering for heat.
Vegans can also enjoy the food at Kaveri Madras Cuisine since they offer a number of animal product-free items.
Complement you meal with a beer or wine from Kaveri Madras Cuisine delightful drink menu.
Bring the whole clan to Kaveri Madras Cuisine — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Heading out with a larger party? There's plenty of space for big groups at Kaveri Madras Cuisine.
Kaveri Madras Cuisine offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Or, take your grub to-go.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Kaveri Madras Cuisine offers catering.
Free parking is available right next door.
Kaveri Madras Cuisine is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Bombay Bar & Grill lures diners with an approachable menu of mildly spiced Indian cuisine that Zagat scored as "very good to excellent." To enhance the flavors of free-range lamb and chicken as well as the housemade cheese, the chefs track down seasonal herbs and vegetables and incorporate them into their ever-changing menu. Skewers of meats and vegetables marinate in yogurt and mustard sauce before being roasted over the tandoor oven's bed of smoldering charcoal, and orders of chicken or lentils simmer in creamy curries.
Colorful, mismatched pendant lights hang from the dining room's ceiling and illuminate the area's bright-red and deep-purple walls. A turquoise-hued bar dominates one side of the restaurant, tempting guests with its selection of Indian beers and its bartenders who look like they need to hear a good joke. Belly dancers occasionally stop by and amp up the cultural atmosphere.
Season your day with some Indian spice — India Oven serves top-notch Indian-style cuisine.
Come prepared to feast at India Oven — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment.
India Oven's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at India Oven.
With its spacious interior, India Oven is a great choice for big groups and celebrations.
You can also grab your food to go.
Catering is also available if you'd like serve India Oven's tasty dishes at your next party.
No need to spend time searching for a space — there is a nearby lot with valet available as well.
Your tab at India Oven will generally run you about $30 per person.
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.