My wife and I love good Indian food and we get even more than that ( Indian, Nepali & Tibetan ) at this amazing restaurant. Of course it helps that we know Ishwari the owner from Himalayan Kitchen in Encinitas which he previously founded and co-owned for a number of years. I phoned Ishwari on Friday to make sure we could get a table inside on Saturday at 5pm…no problem Ishwari said. We arrived just before 5pm and parked in the parking lot behind the restaurant…in the shade and so convenient !
Ishwari was very happy to see us..it has been a while as he had been back in Nepal for a few weeks caring for his Dad until recently. We found a table near the front entrance and settled down. Glasses of cool water found their way to our table within seconds courtesy of Ishwari himself. An appetizer of Momo ( dumplings )…4 x Chicken & 4 x Vegetable sounded like a good start. A kind server named Satish brought me an ice cold glass to go with my ice cold Sierra Nevada Pale Ale….not a bad beer !
My wife has become addicted to Shrimp Tandoori as of late ( probably after seeing me enjoy it many times here and elsewhere ) while even though I wanted a shrimp dish…I wanted something with a sting in the tail plus rice. Ishwari suggested Shrimp Korma kicked up to about a spicy 5 level ( my suggestion ). It’s not even on the menu…how’s that for great service ! Oh and we had to have a serve of Garlic Cilantro Naan Bread. Satish our server brought out our Mixed Momo appetizer…so delicate and so yummy. My ice cold pale ale paired perfectly with the dumplings. And then it sounded like fireworks when our mains arrived…..my wife’s sensational looking Shrimp Tandoori was still sizzling away as it was placed on the table.
Our Garlic Cilantro Naan Bread and my Shrimp Korma incl huge serve of Basmati Rice came out too. My wife was in GOURMET HEAVEN ! Not to be outdone my Shrimp Korma and Basmati Rice blew me away…..with the mouth watering Garlic Cilantro Naan Bread. Amazing cuisine with top quality ingredients prepared by expert chefs and friendly service that will make you want to come back again and again !