Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Chakra Indian Cuisine, Beverly HIlls, Restaurant Review

With superb cuisine, customer service, and atmosphere, Chakra Indian Cuisine is an amazing Indian food option in Beverly Hills.

10 out of 10 Peppers = Extra Spicy

The first time I ate at Chakra Indian Cuisine, the restaurant seemed as sparkly as the engagement ring that had been slipped onto my ring finger only a few hours before. After a private proposal, Nick sought a festive Indian restaurant to tell his family (who had flown in from Alaska for the occasion, his mom being privy to his plans) and decided on this reputed spot in Beverly Hills. It truly was the perfect venue. At the end of our meal, our server even emerged with a complimentary strawberry-festooned miniature cake with chocolate cursive lettering spelling "congratulations" on the white plate. Customer service is alive, well, and chocolate-coated (at least when you dine in Beverly Hills).

That was more than two and a half years ago, and Nick and I hadn't walked in the restaurant's red-carpeted entrance since. While the restaurant is lovely, delicious, and friendly, it is also out of our usual price range. However, we are plotting for a future in which our dining-out price range increases, and when Nick took a step toward that plan (and more importantly, toward being a better teacher) by passing his National Board Certification, we agreed, together as a married couple this time, that Chakra would be the perfect place to celebrate.


Tied-back curtains decorate the space from the entry to the VIP room and to my personal favorite, the semi-private cabanas for two. The cabanas feature roomy curved velvet sofas, a table just large enough for an assortment of family-style entrees, and a romantic feel. I also love the water feature that separates the host stand from the dining area. Valet parking is free. It's been said that the space is fit for a king, well the King of Pop at least, as Michael Jackson frequented it. (That alone is probably reason enough for Nick to love any restaurant.)


The food is primarily traditional North Indian cuisine, done superbly. There are a few adventurous dishes here and there, but the most adventurous aspect is the cocktail menu.

I ordered a Peacock Martini, which tasted like raspberries. The restaurant also has cocktails named after the seven chakras. Will a blend of Captain Morgan, passion fruit rum, and mango unblock your second chakra? I'm not sure, but I'd be willing to find out.

Since we were going all out, we opted for the Chef's Special Menu, a seven-course dinner for two for $75. This is a great way to impress a date, and a starving date at that. (We wound up with take-home bags.)

 The Papadum came with an assortment of chutneys in a lovely display.

The mushroom samosa in the Samosa Trio was brilliant. Not being a potato fan (the typical samosa filling), I am eager to make these at home.

Like everything else, the presentation of the Malai Chicken was terrific. Don't they say you eat with your eyes before you eat with your mouth? Your eyes will be very happy.

Some of the menu was set and some of it we got to pick, and I was impressed when our attentive server mentioned that we might want to switch our order from both the chicken tikka masala and the paneer masala because both came in the same flavored curry. (We switched the chicken to Tandoori Chicken. The other option would have been to switch the paneer to the daal of the day.)

When I initially looked at the Chef's Special, I thought pick one of the four entree categories (seafood, meat, poultry, and vegetarian), but on closer inspection, I realized we got to sample them all. How indulgent. We opted for the Shrimp Korma (over the fish curry) from the seafood choices.

The Lamb Ragan Ghosh was a perfectly cooked New Zealand lamb cooked in "passionate" Kashmir spices.

The Paneer Butter Masala had a delicious curry sauce. If you like chicken tikka masala, then give this dish a whirl. Paneer is a delicate quick Indian cheese.

It was served with aromatic saffron rice.
For bread, we had a choice of Naan (shown, available in garlic, butter, or plain), Paratha, or Roti.

And, unlike lots of dinners for two, we didn't have to split one dessert, we got to split two! The tri-colored Kulfi was my favorite, boasting the colors of the Indian flag with its mango and pistachio layers. We also enjoyed a Mango and Kashmir Apple Tart, served with vanilla ice cream.

The Chef's Special Menu was an amazing way to try a variety of the dishes available at Chakra. But I don't think you can  go wrong, whatever you order. Whether you have a special occasion with a lover, are trying to turn a first date into a lover, or want to impress your parents or in-laws, Chakra is an amazing place to make some memories.

Chakra Indian Cuisine, 151 South Doheny Drive  Beverly Hills, CA 90211. (310) 246-3999.

Join saagAHH on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


  1. If probable, a superior for your dissertation ought to be acquired. Constant, devoted research is a necessity.

    1. Memang benar sekali memulai usaha adalah hal yang sulit jika hanya anda bayangkan saja segera kunjungi untuk melihat berbagai peluang usaha potensial sebagai ide usaha anda. Bagi yang hobi burung Cara sukses usaha ternak lovebird bisa menjadi salah satu ide bisnis. Suka kuliner maka liha juga Ide usaha berjualan pisang goreng laris untuk dikembangkan. Jika anda tinggal didaerah ramai maka baca Tips sukses usaha cuci motor sebagai salah satu ide bisnis menjanjikan. Butuh modal maka anda harus tahu Tips mendapatkan modal usaha yang bisa anda contoh. Selanjutnya masih diusaha peternakan burung baca Peluang usaha ternak burung murai batu yang sangat menggiurkan. Salah satu Peluang usaha sampingan rumahan 2015 juga telah kami posting di blog kami. Tips sukses ternak ayam potong baca Tips sukses usaha ternak ayam potong yang telah kami ulas secara lengkap. Jika anda mencari peluang usaha rumahan baca juga Peluang usaha rumahan 2015 dan layak untuk dicoba. Selanjutnya baca juga Langkah penting membuka usaha yang wajib anda ketahui. Berikutnya lihat artikel kami berjudul Peluang bisnis online terbaik bagi anda yang tertarik bisnis online. Silahkan kunjungi situs utama jika anda penasaran dengan rahasia sukses usaha ternak. Atau anda bisa baca disitus kami seputar usaha untuk ibu rumah tangga. Kemudian lihat artikel lengkap disini yang membahas usaha menjanjikan. Dan baca diwebsite kami seputar peluang usaha kecil hasil besar.

  2. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A great read. Agen Sbobet

  3. You should comment on the competition comparison of the blog. You can highlight it's mind boggling. Your blog exploration/tour will broaden your conversions. Bola Tangkas

  4. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A great read.

  5. Thank you very much for posting and sharing this great article. It is so interesting for me alat bantu sex pria

  6. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A great read. Liga Inggris

  7. Its such as you scan my mind! You appear to grasp such a lot regarding this, such as you wrote the book in it or one thing. i believe that you just may do with some pics to drive the message home to a small degree, however apart from that, this is often nice journal. an excellent scan.

  8. You should inquire into the competition comparison of the journal. you'll highlight it's incredible. Your journal exploration/tour can broaden your conversions. Travel Place Berita Sepak Bola

  9. Thanks for the data, perhaps I will use this over my tufted selling and i have been use much annulus Mainedia in run a interaction and that they somebody existing a giant amend on me.

  10. You may post on the professional credentials for the blog owner. You could express it's outstanding. Your blog experience can springboard your click through. Devisi Primera Spanyol

  11. I found your site very beautiful and distinguished too. Thank you for your good work and continue.

  12. OAK LED Co ,Limited is one of the top level China LED flood lighting manufacturers and suppliers with one of the famous LED flood lighting brands, as a professional company, we have our own factory, which is able to produce high quality products with reliable quality led flood lighting

  13. OAK LED Co ,Limited is one of the top level China LED tennis court light manufacturers and suppliers with one of the famous LED tennis court light brands, as a professional company, we have our own factory, which is able to produce high quality products with reliable quality tennis court lighting

  14. amazing Indian food option in Beverly Hills very good look and perfect information I like it bisnisr kreatif
    Peluang Bisnis Modal Kecil
    ide bisnis

  15. It's A Shame You Don't Have A Donate Button! I'd Most Certainly Donate To This Fantastic Blog! I Guess For Now I'll Settle For Book-marking And Adding Your RSS Feed To My Google Account. I Look Forward To Brand New Updates And Will Share This Blog With My Facebook Group. Chat Soon!

    Agen Judi Terpercaya
    Agen Bola Online

  16. people as well. Play on the phone (smartphone). Computer time saver to play when it comes to playing 24 hours a day.



  17. Relax as well. In particular, working age is less time to relax, we can pick up the phone to play in a leisurely time to play a


  18. real place. Do not waste time traveling to play in the casino directly.
    Various promotions of online casinos. Members can choose from a variety of games such as Baccarat, Baccarat,

  19. The Austin downtown eateries likewise incorporate some famous Austin eateries. The Sagra Italian Restaurant is one of them. This eatery has got humility with style in its condition. Phoenix Restaurants

  20. Show your dad love by give him a gift on this father's day and wish him father day very well.
    nice post thanks for share!
    Happy Father's Day Status Quotes Daughter

  21. An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you become expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more details? It is highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this blog post!

    Judi Online Terpercaya

  22. In the past few days, I have just applied for baccarat online and Other casino games with mobile gclub come to find that it is not as difficult as you think. There are 5 channels to choose from. Private channels like to use mobile phones which have free calling promotion already. Therefore contact the website through the number on the top of the website.

  23. Great blog, your blog looks amazing to reed & Thanks for posting

  24. Bagaimana cara menggugurkan anak yang paling ampuh terbukti aman cepat dan akurat untuk proses cara gugurin hamil ? Tindakan medis seperti kuret metode terbaik untuk mengakhiri kehamilan anda dalam praktek cara gugurkan kandungan . Sangat penting sekali untuk mengenali cara merangsang wanita agar dapat memenuhi kebahagiaan pasangan . Daerah sensitif alat reproduksi wanita merupakan salah satu dari titik rangsangan wanita . Dalam satu bulan terjadi siklus telat datang bulan atau menstruasi yang dialami bagi wanita yang sudah beranjak dewasa .

  25. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought you have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.

    Click Here


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...