A meal with friends soothes the soul, much like a mother's hug or a movie about brave dogs learning to read. Enjoy a feel-good feast with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Nepalese, Indian, and Tibetan fare at Himalaya.
Himalaya's chefs draw upon years of experience as they prepare a menu of traditional and fusion dishes hailing from the kitchens surrounded by the world's tallest mountains. A starter of steamed Tibetan dumplings, called momos ($6), encases ground chicken or vegetables in thin dough cocoons, and entrees of Nepali sherpa curry with goat ($12) and hot Kathmandu chili chicken ($8) fill bellies with tender pieces of spiced meat. Indian options, such as tandoori-cooked chicken tikka masala ($12), appear as expected perched atop plates, but also nestle between bun halves in dishes such as the vegetarian paneer tikka burger ($8). Diners can choose to sit at tables, surrounded by paper lanterns and colorful prayer flags, or sink back into fluffy pillows with traditional floor seating, getting up only to gaze at gilded Buddha statues and lick paintings of snow-capped Mount Everest to cool off taste buds.