The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Indian and Tibetan fare and drinks at Himalaya.
The multitalented chefs at Himalaya concoct a menu rife with traditional Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese dishes peppered with Himalayan herbs and spices, and use their flavor forging skills to craft innovative fusion fare. Wake up dormant taste buds more effectively than a barrage of balloons filled with Listerine by biting into a serving of momos, mildly spiced tibetan pot stickers ($6). The Kathmandu chili chicken entree plates an eye-inspiring array of peppers ($8), while the Sherpa curry pacifies growling stomachs with a healthy serving of goat or chicken meat on the bone ($12). Though stamp collecting will never cross into the mainstream, the eatery's fusion fare satisfies desires for crossovers with offerings such as the spicy tikka masala pizza ($7) or the scrumptious chicken tikka burger ($8). Diners may break bread at the venue's wooden tables or engage in Himalayan custom and sit on the floor in its traditional dining area, which is flanked by warm-colored walls and intricately designed carpet.
San Buenaventura (Ventura)
35 W Main St.
Ventura, California 93001