ADYA Spices

ADYA Spices

hef Shachi Mehra will be introducing a new Indian experience to Orange County as she opens ADYA, an authentic Indian restaurant that is a reflection of modern India and revolves around fresh, sustainable ingredients, prepared simply, in a casual setting. Chef Shachi focuses her menu on contemporary interpretations of Indian street foods, tandoori specialties and rich curries. The restaurant is set to open in the Anaheim Packing District in April 2014 (440 S. Anaheim Blvd #201).

The menu combines modern creative and classic Indian styles of cooking, while balancing the bounty of Southern California with the bold flavors and spices of India. Chef Shachi features Indian favorites, including Vegetarian Samosas, Chicken Tikka and Tandoori Shrimp, but will also showcase Chef Shachi’s unique spin on the cuisine with dishes such as a Quinoa Salad with beets, oranges, avocado, and toasted coriander, and a warm Naan, stuffed with goat cheese.

At the heart of the menu will be Kebabs from the tandoor, Kaathi Rolls (wraps filled with potatoes, paneer, chicken or lamb), and fresh-made Curries. A lesser-seen Indian specialty that Chef Shachi will focus on is Pavs, which are Bombay-style Sloppy Joes, that will feature spiced vegetables, potatoes or lamb on kaffir lime butter-toasted bread.

ADYA will offer a selection of traditional desserts and the drink selection will be true to its Indian roots, with a selection of imported beers, wines and sodas, as well as a classic Masala Chai.

The space, located within the newly transformed Anaheim Packing House, will feature 10 seats on a wrap-around bar, where guests will enjoy the action in an open kitchen with a view of the tandoor ovens. ADYA will also feature 30 seats on a private patio, and additional seating with the Packing House’s open communal seating.

ADYA is expected to open in April 2014 at the Anaheim Packing District (440 S. Anaheim Blvd #201; upper level, across from the main entrance). For more information, visit

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