Shor Restaurant in Hawaiian Gardens Serves Afghanistan, India, Pakistan Food – Eater LA

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SHOR, a bazaar-inspired halal restaurant serving the cuisines of Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan, is opening in Los Angeles County’s smallest city, Hawaiian Gardens, on February 9. Behind the project is Imran “Ali” Mookhi, the chef-owner of the contemporary Indian restaurant and Michelin Bib Gourmand selection Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen in Fullerton. A representative tells Eater that the restaurant’s name means noise in Desi culture and is a nod to the Chor Bazaar in Mumbai, one of India’s largest historical markets.

The AkarStudios-designed space captures the vibrant energy of spice markets and bazaars. On the menu are large and small dishes, as well as a full selection of wine, beer, and spirit-free cocktails. Shareable snacks include papadum with chutneys and idli fries, while larger dishes include keema mattar (ground beef curry with English peas) and a whole branzino with a Bengali mustard rub. Desserts featuring plenty of cardamom, tamarind, and saffron come from chef Mark Medina.

SHOR, located at 12155 E. Carson Street, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716, is open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 10 pm.

Zero-proof cocktails at SHOR in Hawaiian Gardens.

Zero-proof cocktails at SHOR in Hawaiian Gardens.

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