Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Anniversary Dinner at Arya Global Cuisine

















As you drive past the Wolfe intersection on Stevens Creek Blvd in Cupertino, there is a small sign that says Arya Global Cuisine on the side and "Persian-Italian-American" at the restaurant entrance catches your eye. It is easy to miss this if you don't watch out or know which intersection to look for. This is where K and I went for our anniversary dinner last night. Having eaten at most of the South Bay restaurants to the point of getting bored, I strongly said that we try out a place where we've never been before on this special day.

Arya as the name suggests, does not have anything to do with the Tamil actor, is tucked away as quietly as Mynt is in San Jose. There is ample parking at the rear of the restaurant. While the global cuisine with the Middle Eastern, Italian and American combo makes you curious, the interior of the restaurant felt Persian. Since it was a Monday, there were many empty tables and we were given one right away. Our waitress Kara was an interesting lady who rambled off her suggestions on what we try out as vegetarians and made us feel very comfortable.

The service here is excellent, very personable and pleasant staff who kept showing their courtesies from the time we sat down till we walked out of the door. While we tried the baked Manicotti with its oozing cheese flavor for the Italian part and the vegetarian kebabs along with saffron/basmati rice for Persian taste, both dishes tasted pretty good. The pita bread served was too dry and could have been better.

The dishes are a little pricey, but definitely some choices for vegetarians. Looks like they have music and dance on a stage for late weekend diners.

If you are in the neighbourhood and are looking for a place with good ambience, okay-good quality food and great service, then Arya is worth a visit.

17 comments:

Cham said...

Very cool ambiance :) Looks like you had a perfect day !

Lakshmi said...

happy anniversary

Priya said...

Happy Anniversay Mitr:)

Madhavi said...

Happy Anniversary :)))

na_an said...

Mitr,

The kebab pic. looks very appetizing..yummy!!. I will definitely check out this place sometime. So, you guys had a quiet romantic candle-light dinner?
;-)..enjoy!. May I ask what you got K for the anniversary? I always run out of things to buy, as my husband does not seem to want any material possessions anytime!!
Good post.

Sachita(india) said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary.

I am going to check out this place for sure, the mix sounds so appetizing.

I finally did the book tag you gave me:)

Laavanya said...

Happy Anniversary! It sounds like you had an enjoyable dinner.

Amrutha said...

If san carlos isn't too far away for you, you can try Kabul Restaurant - Afghani Cuisine. Simply delicious!
Thanks for the write up..always looking for suggestions :)

Bavani said...

I know this is a little late (and I don't even have the time difference as an excuse hehe) - but here's a belated Happy Anniversary. Glad to hear that yall had a nice quiet, appetising night out :)

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Lakshmi said...

Hi

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Jayashree said...

Belated happy anniversary...

mitr_bayarea said...

All-

Thank you for the wishes.

Spillay said...

Happy (belated) anniversary!!! The restaurant looks fabulous and am glad to hear that you had a good experience that day!

I wish you and hubby many more happy years together!!

Uma said...

aaah! I missed this one as I am on vacation and getting time to blog hop has become little difficult. Anyways, belated anniversary wishes to you dear!

TBC said...

Belated anniversary wishes!
I can see that you had a good one.:D

thetastetinkerer said...

Happy Anniversary! You blog is a treat to read.....you've got so much good info in it and you're writing style is really fun.