What You'll Get
When most Americans think of India, they envision an elephant playing naan Frisbee with a giant, anthropomorphousized mango. Conjure up similarly ridiculous levels of deliciousness with today's Groupon: for $13, you get $30 worth of Indian fare at Ocean Tava, located on PCH in Redondo Beach.
Ocean Tava crafts definitive Indian dishes from a subcontinentally rich palette of flavors, serving zesty curries and tender kebabs in a swanky setting. To engage fried-pastry receptors, diners can start with potato- and green-pea-stuffed vegetable samosas ($4.95) and wash away any straggling morsels with freshly-brewed masala tea ($3.95). The menu highlights India's famed meatless cuisine, offering vegetarian entrees such as bengan bharta, a baked eggplant dish ($12.95), and saag paneer, spinach smothered with cubes of homemade cheese flavored with fenugreek ($13.95). Ravenous carnivores can sink their pearly whites into the tandoori mixed platter, an assortment of tandoori chicken, seekh kebab (minced meat), chicken tikka, and salmon, fired in a traditional clay inferno ($19.95).
Ocean Tava's interior reflects the warm yellows and oranges of an Indian spice market, with turmeric- and coriander-hued walls lined with glowing sconces and Eastern artwork. Diners seeking ocean views can quaff a mango lassi ($4.50) on the patio, equipped with heat lamps for chilly days and curry water canons to put down spice rebellions.
- This newcomer on the upper floor of a Downtown Redondo Beach shopping complex offers a midpriced menu of Indian staples including pakoras, samosas and tandoori…there is an outdoor patio where you can dine while enjoying ocean breezes. – Zagat
- Don't be disappointed by tandoori chicken that isn't bright red like many other indian restaurants. They make it without the artificial coloring, and it is natural, authentic, and delicious! I loved their saag paneer and malai kofta. – Kristen L., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid with the Sunset Hour Menu. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.