7617 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004634.098188 -118.355702
Monday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood
Worst Indian Food I've EVER Had – Just ate there tonight with my wife after a movie. Horrible food, really, if you like Indian food DON'T go here. It's awful. I had to open an account on Citysearch just now because I had to let others know, so they don't have the same experience. I'm still hungry, I just didn't want to finish anything.
my first choice in Indian. – I have had only good experiences with delivery here. They have been prompt, my order has always been correct, they have never been unpleasant. It has always been positive. I was so pleased to find out they delivered because sometimes the little restaurant fills up and the service will be slow, which could actually be the kitchen staff. Apparently they had a new chef who "didn't make roti well". I appreciated their candor. This place has a very local, family feel to it. I recommend it, although I don't want to give the impression that somehow the food is out of this world. It is good, but it is pretty standard fare. The prices are good and the staff is warm and relaxed.
For Delivery, AWFUL – For those of you that have to have your meal delivered, this place and experience is awful. I have deliveries all the time and no one but their people complain to me about parking. I've explained that there are tons of loading zones yet they are rude and make the entire service extremely unpleasant.
Spend your money else where.
Nice selection, but sweet raita just didn't do it for me – On my quest for good neighborhood Indian food I tried this place. It's down the street from where I live so it was worth a try.
The menu offers a wide array of choices. I was happy to see that there was a veggie dinner option, which I tried. I started with a salty lassi, but sent it back because it was sweet. It came back, but it was still sweet. I gave up. The papadam was crisp and okay. The mango chutney was smokey, which is unusual for me. The broth based soup was hot and fine, but over salted. The samosa was brought with a sweet raita. I did not like the sweetness too it. It wasn't savory at all nor sour, which is what I like about raita. My main entree was much better. I asked for hot and got a nicely spiced dish. The rice was flavorful. Everything was hot and tasted fresh. Dessert was a pleasant rice pudding served with spiced hot chai. The start of the meal was shaky, but the end was nice. I noticed that some of the dishes were plastic and cracked.
Next door is a bar that is directly connected to the restaurant. I could hear the bar patrons having a good time. It didn't bother me, but it may bother others. (Funny, I originally tried to use a word that means a small anthropod rather than bother, but this site wouldn't let me use it.)
I wouldn't recommend this place for a date or to take out important clients. It's okay if you just want Indian food. The raita is the deal breaker for me though, so I won't be back. In all the time I've eaten Indian food I've tried all sorts of raita, but not once was it sweet like here.
Contaminated food, dropped order, FOOD POISONlNG – well, this would have been a solely positive review if not for the fact that my order had clearly been dropped somewhere along the way to my house. The containters that the korma, rice and lentil soup were in were bent, and the styrafoam rice cup looked smashed flat. The rice was on everything. There were no utensils or napkins included.
The food itself was alright. Nothing very special, but definitely solid. If I order again I will make a point of asking for utensils and care for my order.
UPDATE: A few hours after writing the previous review, I came down with food posoining. I threw up all night and have had to take the last two days off of work. If this continues another day I will have to see a doctor. The past two days have been hell.
PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
Best Indian Food in Hollywood – i hope I don't catch flack for backing two indian places in hollywood...(the other being bombay grill on santa monica next to Trader's) but this one is walking dist. from my apartment, and unlike bombay, this place has an extensive menu with severeal diff kinds of naan, and you can pretty much have your food prepared however you want it. Also very big portions that keep me eating for lunch the next dat. Peswari Naan (containing coconut and cherries) is heavy and amazing...the lentil soup was totally new to me, but I loved it.
I think the biggest selling point for this place is the fact that it's Balti cuisine straight from the UK. The National dish of England is currently Chicken Tikka Massala...so that should tell you somethig.
Another great plus to this place is that it's next door to a quaint little bar. Curry Palace doesn't serve alcohol, but the bar serves out of Curry's kitchen...
I'm not a boozer by any means, and I love food, so when it comes to the bar scene, the only way to go for me, is alongside good food that keeps my head straight (even though this place is only around the corner from my house). i guess theoretically, I could get wasted out of my mind and then stumble home...oh wait, that's right, I'm an adult...
A Favorite – This is my favorite Indian place in LA because the other places I have been to are mostly so bland (like the over hyped Los Feliz joint Electric Lotus). I've been a few times and enjoyed every visit. People are saying the super plain ambiance is a Con, but I appreciate it. It makes it feel like a hidden secret type of place that only the locals know about (i.e. We don't need decoration because our focus is the food). Anyway, back to the important thing.. the food. My friend and I had the Tandoori dinner for two last time. It came with yellow lentil soup (plain), those fried onion ball things with yogurt dip (beautiful), veggie samosas (perfectly fried.. the vegetables were still very recognizable inside and it was not greasy at all), naan (fluffy), lamb curry (flavorfully spiced and tender), we substituted chana massala (creamy with lots of aroma) for tandoori chicken cuz I don't eat chicken, basmati rice, vegetable curry (well spiced and nicely cooked), rice pudding (nothing special), and baklava (dry and bland). Wow. We were more than Thanksgiving full when we were done. The dessert wasn't a highlight, but I wasn't expecting a great dessert, so I don't care. This place manages to do something most Indian eateries around here can't: Provide aromatic and tastebud watering flavor instead of just heat spice trying to disguise itself as flavor AND they don't overcook their food to the point of being soggy or void of color. Of course I'll keep going back.
Excellent find – I'm English (so I know my Indian food) and have sampled many of the different restaurants in town but this is hands-down the best and most authentic I've come across. It's not that visible from the street but if you're willing to give it a chance you'll find the food, prices and service all absolutely excellent. My main problem with the Indian food I've had out here has been that everything seems to come in a tomato sauce with a few added herbs...not so in this place, where each dish actually looks and tastes delicious.
Best Indian Food I've Ever Had!! – While this place doesn't look like much from the outside, and it feels a bit dive-y on the inside, the food and service are wonderful. I'm practically addicted to the Chicken Passanda and Garlic Naan - and the Samosas are incredible. The prices are very reasonable and they deliver (no delivery charge)!! If you're looking for a restaurant to frequent regularly (there's never a wait), this is the place - the owners/staff are extremely nice and remember me everytime I come in.
Amazing Indian Food... – I just discovered this place last week and have eaten there 3 times! I can't get enough of their lamb curry. It's really the best I've had in LA and I've eaten at 3 different places around Hollywood. I've gotten delivery twice and it arrived hot and fast. They even give you free soup which is a nice gesture but I'm always too full of naan and curry to eat it
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