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 $10, you get $20 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks at Lovash Restaurant on South Street.
The menu at Lovash Restaurant catalogs their kitchen's devotion to fusing flavorful Indian cuisine from fresh ingredients and aromatic spice blends. An appetizer of mixed-vegetable pakora, fried and dipped in gram flour, acclimates tummies with the resident flavor ($3.95). After remembering how to legally use silverware, hungry guests can then dig into an entree such as the korma, which fuses spices and herbs with mild sauce, cashews, and raisins ($9.95), or the chicken tikka masala, a yogurt-marinated chicken breast cooked in a clay oven and submerged in a sundried tomato-based cream sauce ($14.95). Or lubricate arid throats with a yogurt-and-fruit-based lassi shake, such as the mango, strawberry, or peach version ($3). Lovash Restaurant, like most weddings and child sporting events, is a BYOB experience, so guests may feel free to tote along a bottle of wine.
The interior space at Lovash Restaurant surrounds guests in a brown molded ceiling flanked by vivid red and yellow walls. Red and yellow place settings glow atop elegant white tablecloths, while framed artwork, like a trip to the Louvre's hamburger exhibit, gracefully slathers the walls and feeds aesthetically hungry eyes.
Associated Content named Lovash Restaurant among Philadelphia's best Indian restaurants, and Phillly2Philly also positively reviewed the restaurant. More than 60 Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average, and 13 TripAdvisors give the restaurant an average of 3.5 owl eyes.
Owner and master chef Mohan, who has commanded Lovash Restaurant’s kitchen for 12 years and been in in the restaurant business for 30 years, infuses an equal blend of color and flavor into his Indian recipes. He tosses chicken into bright-red sun-dried-tomato sauce, marinates tender lamb in coconut milk, and sprinkles spices across wilted spinach and yellow cheese cubes. The colorful dishes mimic the stained-glass chandeliers that hang overhead to illuminate portraits hanging from the exposed-brick walls. The eatery boasts a full-service bar and also has a private dining room to host family gatherings and laid-back jury deliberations.
Center City East
236-238 South St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147