Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Naya: New look, new name, same Tantra chef

Naya's dining area goes white-on-white
 Most restaurants could use a little freshening up every few years, and after 10 years as Tantra, the Sunset Junction Indian spot has gotten a re-do as Naya. Naya's grand opening is on Monday. We stopped by for the preview night and saw that the menu is similar to Tantra -- same coconut prawns, for example -- but with more "fusion" touches like a curried goat cheese medallion salad and lemon chili scallops with pomegranate chutney and black rice.
Spacecraft's Kristofer Keith has given the space a total makeover, swapping the dining room and lounge areas and swathing the dining room in billowing white curtains with white booths. Meanwhile, the new lounge has a more gothic look, with Moroccan/Indian carved wood arches and a marble bar. In back, a large tiled patio has been added with built-in fireplaces soon to come.
Still to determine: If Naya will become a place for locals to stop by for a drink and a lamb kabob (specialty cocktails like the Hot Yogi and the Buddha's Bed are $12).
3705 Sunset Blvd.
Silver Lake


Green Mountain Realty said...

Looks great, will have to try that place out soon.

Unknown said...

Tomorrow, Naya officially opens! 10/24/2011 @eaterla @dine_LA @davidlebovitz @FoodNetwork you are all invited

Anadrol Oxymetholone said...

I liked to stop by at Tantra when in the area. I hope Naya will be just as good.