Naan’s pillowy texture makes it both an effective mealtime flavor sponge and an excellent headrest during postprandial catnaps. Enjoy adaptable edibles with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Indian and Nepali cuisine and drinks at Kathmandu Kitchen in Davis.
Kathmandu Kitchen propels the enduring taste traditions of the Himalayas into stateside mouths with a menu of authentic Indian and Nepali cuisine. Unlike the dinettes of acclaimed finger-painters, each table within the newly remodeled restaurant is covered with a pristine white tablecloth, which diners bedeck with starters such as a hot plate of aluu tikki, stuffed potato patties deep-fried with green peas and sautéed with a mélange of zesty spices ($4). Pair a Nepali or Indian beer or a cocktail with eligible entrees such as the chicken korma ($12.95 à la carte) or lamb vindaloo ($12.95 à la carte). Vegetarian and vegan options flaunt a bounty of greenery like an ostentatious farmer with meat-free dishes such as the alu baigan's potatoes and eggplant ($8.95 à la carte). Savory sojourns are given a fitting epilogue with succulent desserts such as kheer, a rice dish cooked with milk, cashews, coconut, dates, cinnamon, cardamom, and saffron ($3.50).
At Kathmandu Kitchen, kebabs of free-range chicken, lamb, and other meats marinate in aromatic blends of yogurt, garlic, and herbs before they're roasted in the tandoor oven's mesquite-tinged heat. This adherence to iconic ingredients and cooking techniques helps to imbue Kathmandu's cuisine with the distinctive flavors that define Indian and Nepali food. In addition to cooking these meaty entrees, the chefs also demonstrate their mastery of the region's multitudinous vegetarian offerings, including housemade paneer cheese cooked with a vibrant assortment of herbs, vegetables, and spices.
Deep earth tones fill the entire dining room, which includes a functioning fireplace in the center of a solid brick hearth. From time to time, a live belly dancer will glide through the dining room, impressing patrons as she deftly rights crooked tables with a bump of her hip.
234 G St.
Davis, California 95616