An elevated restaurant that will pay homage to 3,500 years of rich historic Indian cuisines will open in the Las Colinas community in late 2023. Sanjh, which means evenings in Hindi, is the product of two experienced hospitality and restaurant industry veterans, Sanjay Joshi and Prob Arora. Sanjh will be located at 5228 N O’Connor Blvd. Ste. 126 in Irving.
Joshi, a Dallas entrepreneur, will lead the restaurant group as CEO, and his experience across several industries will be vital for Sanjh and the hospitality group behind the restaurant, the Tivona Group. “In India, evenings are celebrated very differently for everyone, from North to South India and everywhere in between,” Joshi said in a press release.
“The story behind Sanjh follows a curious adventurer who has traveled the country, marveling at the different food, cultures, and traditions as they move from city to city. As he continues on his journey, one common thread begins to reveal itself,” Joshi said in a press release. “No matter the region, people, background, or cultural differences, evenings across the country are a sacred time for people within each community to come together and share a meal, no matter what has gone on in their days; and there is something celebratory about that.”
Arora, who will serve as Sanjh’s vice president of sales and operations, is no stranger to the Dallas culinary scene. Arora is best known for his concept, The Saffron House, where he was a co-owner and general manager during the 14 years that it was open in Addison. Sanjh will invite guests to explore a new expression of exotic spices, seasonal ingredients, and traditional cooking techniques from across India’s many regions. “We want our guests to discover Indian food as you’ve never tasted it before, complete with decadent desserts and artisan cocktails crafted by world-class bartenders,” Arora said.
The Sanjh space will mirror the cuisine to elevate the dining experience and evoke an ambiance worthy of royalty. The neutral palette will be complemented by the warm tones of satin brass and rich marble stone. ID 4 Studio president Scott Windle said of the design, “We wanted to design a space that was rich and luxurious and set the tone for the evening as soon as guests entered the dining room.”