As a culinary palindrome, naan tastes the same backward as it does forward, like the bananab or a Toyota. Take a bite in every direction with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Indian fare and drinks at Haveli Indian Restaurant in Tustin.
Haveli stands as a golden-walled sanctuary for untamed flavors, which freely roam the pages of the spacious menu. Feast-launching starters include samosas, crispy pastries filled with mildly spiced potatoes and peas ($4.95), and a grand assembly of flavored naans, kulchas, and parathas baked in a clay oven ($2.95–$4.95). Stomachs grumbling about their constrictive confines and lousy contracts are placated with plates such as chicken tikka masala, boneless chicken deployed in an onion-and-tomato delivery gravy ($13.95), and lamb saag, soaking in a creamy spinach sauce ($14.95). Haveli's taste technicians engineer an array of vegetarian concoctions, such as the bhindi aloo, okra and potatoes cooked in cumin, ginger, garlic, and other spices ($11.95), as well as a range of meals centered around soy-based variations on chicken, lamb, or shrimp ($13.95).
The indecisive and inquisitive alike can invest in the dinner buffet ($12.99/person), served Monday–Thursday, or the Haveli special, a palate presentation of chicken tikka masala, darbari tandoori, palak paneer, veggie pillau, naan, and dessert for two ($37.99). An array of Indian beers, including Himalayan Blue, Haywards 5000, and Kingfisher, are available for consumption from the bar, and a bevy of wines fuel heated debates on the artistic merits of Dogs Playing Poker. This Groupon is not valid for the lunch buffet.
- The all-you-can-eat buffet for lunch and dinner includes lots of vegetarian fare. The extensive à la carte menu features classic Indian dishes like a spicy, satisfying and somewhat sweet chicken tikka masala. – Gayot
- My entire family is from India and this place gets our stamp of approval for authentic, delicious, Indian food. – Angela H., Yelp, 1/21/11
Haveli Fine Indian Cuisine Of India
Haveli Fine Indian Cuisine Of India charms visitors with tender morsels of chicken tikka, spiced and marinated lamb, and appetizers of paneer, papads, and mashed potato. The décor imbues a familiar, yet exotic atmosphere, with its sunny, golden walls, booth benches, and Oriental rug patterns on floors and chairs. After guests have settled into these environs, they feast on kewered shish kebab and garlicky shrimp tandoori, ending meals with honeyed gulab jamun, and pistachio-flecked matka kulfi ice cream.