When ADYA opened at Anaheim Packing House several years ago, I was elated, but also slightly bummed. Elated because finally, there’s Indian food I can eat on a regular basis, and bummed because it’s in Anaheim. But now, there is a second location at UCI, which is less than 10 minutes away from me.
I love Indian food, but most restaurants offer up dishes that are too heavy to eat regularly as it leaves me in a comatose state after eating. ADYA is different. Chef Shachi and her partner Chef Sandeep’s menu is fresh, clean, and light. It is the food I remember eating at friends’ homes.
Everything I’ve eaten off the menu is delicious, but right now, my favorite dish is Amritsari Chicken Tikka ($12.49). It started off as a special, but has made its way onto the permanent menu! These chunks of beautifully seasoned tender chicken sit on a bed of lemon rice with a side of salad and raita (cucumber yogurt sauce). I’ve gone back twice in the last week because I can’t get enough of it. I get the feeling it might be time to go again very soon.
4213 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
Anaheim Packing House
440 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805