Monday, August 7, 2017

Himalayan Express Opens at 606 S. Wabash; Mai Tai Also Apparently Opening at 614 S. Wabash

It looks like Himalayan Express is officially open at 606 S. Wabash.  As a reminder we got wind of this back in May.  According to a press release:
Napal natives and co-owners of the Himalayan Restaurant Group, Vivek Kunwar and Kiran Byanjankar, have proven their ability to recreate the authentic flavors and dishes of their homeland. Now the partners will open a third location as a new Indian dining concept and Chicago catering hub in Chicago this week. The restaurant at 606 S. Wabash will offer a unique express menu as well as the full sit- down service currently offered at its locations in Gurnee and Niles, which opened in 2003. 
“There’s a new trend to express dining,” says Kunwar. “Business people who want an authentic Indian meal do not necessarily have the time to sit down for lunch.” The express menu will be the first of this style for the cuisines of the Asian sub-continent of India. 
Express diners will have a choice of five entrees plus rice, sauce and side dishes for $7.69. The main courses include fresh vegetables, paneer, vegetable kofta, chicken and salmon. There will be a choice of four rice varieties, five sauces and five sides. Also available will be a la carte dishes such as Biryani (spiced rice), Momo Steamed and Momo Jhon (soup). Vegetable, chicken and lamb versions of these dishes will be served. “Selections will change periodically based on the preferences of our customers,” adds Kunwar.

Beyond this, it also looks like a new Asian restaurant called Mai Tai is also opening in this building:

This appears to be replacing the old sushi restaurant Tamarind.

(Hat tip: CK & OI!)

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