Although Columbus famously "discovered" India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the actual location of India remains a mystery. Today's Groupon offers the best lead the world has had in centuries: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic Indian cuisine and drinks at Great India Cafe in Woodland Hills or Studio City.
The Studio City and Woodland Hills menus play host to a wide variety of Indian delicacies, as well as a great number of words describing said variety. The dedicated chefs use only fresh and high-definition ingredients in each dish, starting with appetizers such as the ever-popular somosa ($4-$4.50, depending on location) and sev puri ($4.95+). The wholesome, vegetarian aloo gobi, made with cauliflower, potatoes, fresh tomatoes, ginger, green chili, and ground coriander ($9.95+), is considered a suitable offering to the pharaoh atop the food pyramid. Great India Cafe boasts a savory take on the standard chicken tikka ($10.95+), as well as a variation called green chicken tikka ($12.95+), which incorporates cilantro, ginger, garlic, mint, and basil into the classic homemade sauce.
The restaurant is welcoming to diners of all ages, as evidenced by the centenarian menu and the kids' menu ($8.95-$12.95), which is a tasty antidote to another night of leftover fried SpaghettiOs. The delicious fare feels more at home when consumed in the cozy dining room or out on the patio, where diners can achieve the photosynthesis necessary for survival.
Gayot places Great India Cafe in its top LA Indian restaurants. Yelpers give the Woodland Hills location an average of 3.5 stars and Citysearchers give the Studio City location an average of four stars. Seventy-eight percent of Urbanspooners recommend it.