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Tantra mini-review

Patty | Aug 14, 2002 01:54 PM

Last night I tried Tantra on Sunset in Silverlake, which has only been open about three weeks. It's a beautiful space with a large lounge area separated from a restaurant with several large booths as well as tables. Try to get a booth if possible. The service is still a little uncertain, not bad but a little awkward. We only had three things so I can't give an extensive review but it was some of the best sag paneer (pureed spinach and cheese cubes) I've ever had. Then we had the chili chicken, don't remember the Indian name but the sauce was quite good, medium spicy. The mixed vegetable korma in cashew sauce was kind of rich and mild but went well with the other dishes. The garlic nan was smaller and crispier than most restaurants, tasty but not as good for sopping up sauces. We weren't offered any chutneys or raitas and there were no sauces on the table, I suppose they're available a la carte. The menu was mostly standard Indian dishes with a few extras -- more fish and vegetable dishes than usual, tofu available instead of cheese. The meat dishes are around $12 or more, the vegetables a bit less, so it's a little pricier than most Indian restaurants but the decor is much nicer and there's a full bar. I'll definitely be back to try some other dishes and have some more sag paneer.

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