After a nine-month long renovation, Silver Lake’s former Tantra restaurant on Sunset Boulevard reopened on Monday as Naya, with an updated menu, a dramatic interior and garden. Chef Ali Mookhi’s Cal-Indian fusion cuisine is served in a bright dining room, where drapes of white linen wrap around white banquettes. Meanwhile, Naya Lounge, drinks are served and sipped in a dimly-lit room under 20 foot-high ceilings and peaked Indian-style arches. The food? A restaurant press release provide some details:
Combining Centuries-old family recipes with modern techniques, locally grown organic produce, free-range organic poultry, and other thoughtful resources, he discovers the perfect balance between traditional and sophisticated influences. The young chef’s menu is 80% gluten free and he takes a hands-on approach preparing the majority of the restaurant’s ingredients from scratch, such as Naya’s fresh cottage cheese (paneer), yogurt, and ice cream.
The interiors are the work of Spacecraft, the busy restaurant design firm that also created the interior of Mohawk Bend in Echo Park.