Foodies would be wise to head down to the South Bay to stop in at Shan, a delicious groups of restaurants specializing in fine Indian and Pakistani cuisine. I’m not an expert, but I have eaten a lot of Indian food in my day, and I believe this has more of a Pakistani influence. These clean, no-frills eateries serve up incredible food at incredibly low prices. My husband and I routinely come in around $20 for a full spread—the priciest offering available comes in at a meager $9.99. Yelpers like it too.
The menu boasts a wide variety of meat choices including beef, chicken, lamb and goat dishes, while offering vegetarians plenty of options with veggie dishes, lentils, rice, and hearty breads. The food is aromatic and flavorful—the spices are always just right. Be sure to try the to-die-for kabobs with the green sauce and raw onions—trust me on this one. Great for families if you have adventurous eaters. They have 3 South Bay locations, and are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
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