Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today’s Groupon to Ocean Tava in Redondo Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of Indian fare and drinks for lunch.
- For $16, you get $35 worth of Indian fare and drinks for dinner.<p>
The chefs at Zagat-rated Ocean Tava craft 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, with vegetarian entrees such as bengan bharta, a baked-eggplant dish ($9.95), and saag paneer, spinach smothered with cubes of house-made cheese flavored with fenugreek ($9.95). Ravenous carnivores can sink their pearly whites into the tandoori mixed platter, an assortment of tandoori chicken, seekh kebab, chicken tikka, and salmon, fired in a traditional clay inferno ($18.95).
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 monsoon simulators during the warm months.