The Himalayan Grill serves a wide variety of superior Indian food. Reviewers have raved about the tandoori chicken and chicken tikka masala, but we were intrigued by the possibility of tasting Tibetan food, which, to our knowledge, is not available anywhere else in the OC.
This small, charming restaurant is located in an odd-shaped little space in Peter's Landing. The décor is warm and welcoming. A glass waterfall etched with a bamboo motif greets you as you enter. Soft lighting, candles on the tables, two-toned orange walls, photos of the mountains and their people and a variety of artifacts help prepare you for the interesting meal ahead.
As we walked to our seats, we couldn't help but notice delicious-looking food on every table we passed. The menu is primarily Indian food, including two thalis, one of which is vegetarian. A thali is like a buffet on a platter. The non-veg thali has a samosa, tandoori chicken, lamb or chicken curry, dal, rice, naan and dessert. However, we were drawn to the Tibetan/Nepali dishes. These are more rustic and hearty than many of the more refined Indian offerings.