Sugar and spice make everything nice, which is why more and more people are settling disagreements a courthouse made of gingerbread. Settle stomachs with soothing spices with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Indian and Nepalese cuisine at Himalayan Bistro in West Roxbury.
Himalayan Bistro takes international taste seekers on an adventure to the other side of the world with dynamic, low-fat cuisine from Nepal and India. Diners can begin their ascent to satiation without the assistance of bottled oxygen with an appetizer such as momo, steamed dumplings with a roasted-tomato chutney (starting at $9.95), which is often sold on the streets of Kathmandu. Raise arms in victory after finishing authentic Nepalese dishes such as the jhinge maccha ko tarakari, a bowl of fresh shrimp simmered in a flavorful curry and lemon sauce ($15.95).
Cross the border into the Indian menu for lambtastic rice bowls, handmade breads, and lentil-laden South Indian delights. Poultry-seekers can tuck into the light and smoky flavors of chicken tandoori, spring chicken marinated in tandoori masala and yogurt and baked on skewers formerly used during wait-staff jousting matches ($12.50). Finally, cool off spice-strewn mouths with a mango lassi, a refreshingly delicious yogurt drink made from honey, mango pulp, and sugar ($2.95).
In addition to zen-inspiring comestibles, the warm lights, golden walls, and Himalayan tapestries invigorate the eatery, making it an ideal location to meet friends, family, and the ghost of Sir Edmund Hillary.
Each linen napkin is folded in such a manner that it drapes over the edge of a drinking glass like the petals of a flower. The napkin’s soft pink hue complements Himalayan Bistro’s deep red booths and the vibrant art on the walls. The aromas of ginger, chili paste, and Himalayan peppercorns drift from the kitchen, hinting at dishes traditionally served in the streets and homes of Kathmandu and other regions of Nepal. Steamed dumplings brim with veggies like the pockets of a scarecrow on payday, and tendrils of smoke unwind from kebabs in a tandoor or over an open charcoal fire. Traditional music plays in the background, the unfamiliar scales and nearby antique statuettes completing the sensation of having traveled halfway around the world.
1735 Centre St.
West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132Get Directions