Agra Indian Kitchen
Butter-hued walls seem to melt in the glow of wall sconces and constellation-style lights. The intricate folds of red curtains evoke the whorled petals of roses beside potted ferns and flowers. Less than a mile from Venice Beach, aromas drift from homemade naan bread, tandoori shrimp, and chicken marinated in fresh ginger, mint, and yogurt. Beside raisin-strewn biryani rice dishes, lamb and beef curries impart hints of coconut and garlic in the diner's choice of mild, medium, or hot. After sampling all of Agra's chutneys, guests can dunk spoons into pistachio ice cream, which provides a pleasant end to meals, unlike the eject button on a bib.