More than eight years ago, Kiran Verma opened the doors to a small restaurant in west Houston, convinced there was a market for her classically prepared Indian dishes. Little did she know then that not only was there a market for her innovative food, but that she was pioneering a movement to bring her native cuisine to a new level of quality, imagination, and style. In the ensuing years, she introduced Indian food to scores of new people and raised the expectations of how and where it can be served. Suddenly, the passion with which diners in London and cities across Europe expressed for the cuisine found an outlet in Houston. In 2004, Chef Kiran sold Ashiana and began developing another dream - to create a fine-dining Indian restaurant in the heart of Houston's most competitive restaurant area. In October 2005, their work paid off. Kiran's, a stunningly designed restaurant at 4100 Westheimer, just west of upscale Highland Village shopping center, officially opened its doors.