Home cooking can be hard to find when home is on an entirely different continent. But the owners of Himalayan Restaurant knew how to bring the flavors of their South Asian home to Chicago. They sought out Chef Bishnu Subedi, who relies on his 12 years of experience as well as his training in a Kathmandu culinary school. Befitting the subcontinent’s rich and diverse history, Chef Subedi designs expansive menus, which embrace the Northern Indian, Nepalese, and Asian subcultures that define the region’s cuisines.
This cultural fusion is readily apparent in dishes such as the momos: steamed Nepalese-style dumplings that are typically stuffed with minced chicken or vegetables and served by street-food vendors throughout Nepal. Northern Indian flavors completely shine through on certain dishes, including the tandoori chicken, which marinates overnight in spiced yogurt before the chefs quickly barbecue the meat inside a traditional clay tandoor oven. House-made paneer cheese and fluffy naan also evoke the flavors of South Asia; the restaurant further embraces its cultural roots by serving Indian beers and water from melted Nepalese glaciers.
Miki Trikha and his wife, Nidhi, hope to expose Americans to the popular street foods of Mumbai, where businesspeople on their lunch breaks crowd together, the scents of buttery naan billowing around them on the warm breath of ovens. The couple, who also operate an Indian grocery store, glide across a dining room that the Daily Herald calls “cute and contemporary.” Vibrant portraits span the length of the walls beside colorful, leaf-painted tables. Above a treat-filled glass case, a large menu board guides diners, explaining the flavors and lore behind Mumbai-style chaat. The popular street food combines a piece of fried bread with toppings including pomegranate, chickpeas, and tomato sauce alongside golden samosas and dumplings stuffed with zabiha halal meat or soaked in creamy yogurt.
The metallic symphony of a busy kitchen drifts into the room as chefs forge veggie crepes and crown tandoor chicken and lamb with fresh mint chutney. While downing imported Indian sodas, guests admire the eatery's high ceilings and exposed rafters, which shake with laughter and leave space for exaggerated gestures during fishing stories.
Aroma Fine Indian Cuisine lives up to its name, as the Daily Herald attests: "The first thing that hits you when you walk into Aroma is the amazing scent." But it's more than the smells that lure in diners.
Bottomless Lunch Buffet
The popular daily lunch buffet's selection rotates, but a few favorites are always available—several chutnies and curries, naan, and the enormous plates befitting an all-you-can-eat meal. And that's not to mention the tandoori chicken. Grilled to a beautiful shade of burgundy, it's almost too good to eat. Almost.
South Indian Specialties
South Indian fare can be hard to find at American Indian spots, but that's not the case at Aroma, which dedicates a section of its menu to the regional cuisine. The restaurant's South Indian dishes include masala dosa, a rice-and-lentil crepe filled with seasoned potatoes, as well as plenty of vegetarian options.
Inside a sizzling tandoor oven, 15 styles of naan, paratha, and roti soak in the heat until they start to take on a slight char. Peacock's chefs then pull them out of the oven, serving them hot as an accompaniment authentic tandoori meats and curries. Dining here is an experience for all the senses, from the soft cheese stuffed inside paneer naan to the spicy murg vindaloo. Almonds and pistachios inside the nuts naan give a tender crunch and make it easy to sop up
sauces such as the creamy murg kurma or one of many shrimp or lamb dishes. Vegetarian options also abound for people eschewing meat or hoping a vegetable a day will keep a full range of medical professionals away.
Get your naan on at Curry Hut, and enjoy authentic Indian fare that's hard to beat (as ratings prove).
Looking for a restaurant that caters to those with special dietary needs? Look no further than Curry Hut, a local eatery that serves up vegan, low-fat and gluten-free items.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
This restaurant is great for families with kids.
Sized just right for big groups, the private room at Curry Hut would be an ideal pick for your next birthday party or family gathering.
The patio tables outside of Curry Hut are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Avoid playing the waiting game and call ahead for a table.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Curry Hut — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Curry Hut for catering.
Delivery and takeout are also available. You'll be knocking down our door to pick up your food, or we'll be knocking down yours.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Curry Hut.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Curry Hut.
Curry Hut accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
The menu at Curry Hut includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
Indian food with star-studded ratings is waiting to be had at Curry Hut, so come try it for yourself!
So stop by Curry Hut today and treat yourself to a dish that features the many flavors of India.
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Endless parking options are readily available close to Roti Junction.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Roti Junction.
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