11101 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA | Directions 9160434.141358 -118.372197
OPEN 364 - DAYS
LUNCH - 11:00 am - 2:45 pm
DINNER - 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
just love this place.......their shrimp tikka masala and meat samosas are ridiculous.....ridiculously wonderful. So are the guys that cook and wait on you. love this place.
Horrible Service and Mediocre Food. Not worth it! – Could not believe the disregard of the wait staff. Only 3 small tables of patrons including mine and a 3 person wait staff plus a bartender who did nothing but talk to each other around the bar and ignored all the tables. FINALLY food came with some prodding to check on it (and stop chatting with each other) the taste was bland and disappointing. Not worth it. So many more tasty Indian places nearby, but wanted to give them a try. Sorry I did.
Good Indian food at comparatively high prices – Parking can be hard as the place is located right on Ventura Boulevard. The restaurant is small, so you better make sure to make a reservation. The staff was friendly and serviced as promptly. The food was good, but the Naan bread was oily and seemed to have been done with spoiled oil - not good. The price was rather high when compared to other nearby Indian restaurants.
Best chicken tikka masala! – I am always very picky about indian food, since I have heard horror stories. This is the one place I have returned to again and again, and every time I have gone I have been very pleased with the food. I've had vegetarian dishes and meat dishes. The appetizers are good but my favorite is the Chicken tikka masala. Best I've ever had by far. If you go in enough the waiters start to recognize you. They are very friendly and accomodating. I have never had a negative experience in this establishment and have been a patron for over 2 years.
Incomparable – I'm not sure what some of the other reviewers are talking about. Maybe the service wasn't friendly b/c they weren't friendly patrons.
Personally, I've experienced such friendly staff that I've been known by name since my first visit.
Regardless, the food is fantastic. The sauces are consistently good enough to eat by themselves, (I've literally eaten spoonfuls), while the meat is always tender and the shrimp, plump and scrumptious.
Tikki masala, tandoori, vindaloo and the samosa are staples for us!
Dine in, order out or choose delivery, either way, you'll be more than satisfied.
Bad service, good food – Great food but horrid service! This restaurant is better for take out rather than eating in. Suprising, since there is more attitude here than the trendy LA eateries...
Leave me alone! – The service is outrageous! We ordered an appetizer and they gave us small plates for it.
I was enjoying my appetizer when the waiter went to grab my plate!! I told him I wasn't finished.
A minute later he went to grab my plate again! I couldn't believe it!! I said, please leave it I'm
still eating. He stood there staring at me. I actually took the food off the plate and put it on my
napkin and said "Ok Take the plate!" He grabbed it like a dog grabbing his food and running. It's like
I had the last plate in the restaurant and they needed it back!
Anyway, if you can eat quickly then this is the place to go. Also, if you like your food without much
taste then this is your place.
Best Indian Food in the SFV – Even though the Bollywood Cafe is no where near my home or office, the food is so delicious it's worth the trip! Everything on the menu is delicious and a good value too. We always have leftovers. The service is great. The only drawback is the restaurant is tiny and so on a busy night it can be hard to hear. I completely recommend this restaurant though and it's my first choice when I have a curry craving! Also, I have never gotten anything but excellent service!
Great – Bollywood Cafe is BY FAR THE BEST INDIAN FOOD I have ever experienced. Not only is the atmosphere of the restaurant - including the friendliness and service of the staff and authentic feel - wonderful, but the food is absolutely delicious. In fact, I was not even much of a fan of Indian cuisine until I took the advice of a friend, after she assured my skeptical self that Bollywood would change my opinion, and gave in by going and taking another stab at liking it. Needless to say, I love it (at Bollywood, that is!) and highly recommend it to everyone I know who inquires about good restaurants of any cuisine, including people from relatively far away locations such as the South Bay!
A tradition – yeah this is our tradition. amazing tikka masala sauce (without the chicken)...you know, we go with our friends and everyone has a different way of eating their naan, rice, and masala sauce....some make a naan pizza, some make a sandwich. some eat it with a fork. you can be creative with it. i just had to write a review because we are their #1 customers...even though they know my husband and both my friends names but always ignore me. who cares, i still have fun. (: yay BWOOD forever.
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