Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine

Venice Blvd. in Culver City is lined with ethnic restaurants. Every time I drive down Venice, trying to avoid the congestion on parallel streets, I look at the restaurants as I drive by, and wonder how to chose one to try. So recently, I checked out Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine, serving Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine. 

Behind the vine covered fence, you enter a space with a tarp covered ceiling, that has lighting coming from behind it. While the decor and ambience are nothing special, Tara’s serves authentic Himalyan cuisine from Nepal and Tibet and 10% of any profit earned goes toward education in Nepal. It’s a nice idea knowing that we can go out to eat and some of the money we spend will impact the life of women and children in Nepal.

Kothey Momo (handmade dumplings, pan friend with fresh tomato achaar)

With a full menu of Naan, you can chose from plain, garlic, onion, potato, spinach, cheese and more.

Naan – Tandoori baked bread garnished with butter.

Garlic Naan – Tandoori baked bread with a topping of garlic and cilantro.

Saag Paneer – puree of fresh spinach and homemade cheese simmered in Himalayan spices

Yak Chili – sauteed with fresh ginger, garlic, onion, tomato and bell pepper, the yak was tender and very lean

Fresh Mango Rice Pudding with Basmanti Rice simmered in milk with cardmon and cinnamon and sprinkled with coconut

Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine
10855 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: (310) 836-9696