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Looking for good Indian food & willing to drive

I"m looking for a good, authentic Indian place open on a Sunday, where I can pick up some food and take it to the Hollywood Bowl. I've heard there are good things to be found in Artesia. Not sure which restaurants really stand out. Otherwise, I'll probably do Akbar, I guess? Thanks!

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  1. Go to Woodlands Pure Vegetarian on Topanga Canyon Blvd in Chatsworth, or Punjab on Topanga Canyon Blvd in Canoga Park. Both are yummy,inexpensive and would probably box up a good meal for you.

    1. Well if you're off to the Bowl and you want your food to be both good and still warm, give Anarkali a try. They're located on Melrose just east of La Brea. I've done both delivery and eating in, and they always throw in extras and the food is really good!

      Oh, and do a search for their website...they usually offer good coupons!

      1. Paru is Southern Indian and vegetarian. I haven't been but know several people who are Indian food aficionados and love it. In Hollywood too so convenient to Hollywood Bowl.

        1. Well, I really like Al Noor, but it's more Pakistani than Indian. It's also in Lawndale, which is a solid hour away (with traffic) from the Bowl. But if you do go there, get the Paneer Tikka Massala. It's amazing.

          1. In Artesia there is also Woodlands which is excellent but there is this new place written up by the LA Times (and talked about on this board) which I haven't tried called Tirupathi Bhimas
            http://www.latimes.com/features/food/...
            Paru's is good as is India Sweet's and Spices in Los Feliz.
            I prefer Al Watan to Al Noor for Pakistani.

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            1. re: oro3030

              Tirupathi Bhimas serves very tasty food. I started eating there after it was rec. by Melanie Wong, a frequent poster on the S.F. Board and she was right on! Although I do enjoy India Sweets and Spices when I'm in the area and am looking for a quick and tasty bite, Tirupathi Bhimas serves higher quality cuisine that is more carefully prepared with wonderful spicing from subtle to bold.

              http://www.thirupathibhimas.com/

              1. re: sel

                I want to Tirupathi Bhimas for the first time a few weeks ago with a group and was not terribly impressed. The dosa was excellent, but we did not think the thalis were great. Many of the dishes in the thalis lacked flavor, including in the spicy, and a lot of the stews were just liquid with virtually nothing else. It certainly did not seem worth the drive from the San Fernando Valley.

            2. East India Grill on La Brea is excellent.

              1. East India Grill on LaBrea is great. I love India's Tandoor in SM on Pico near 31st [??] in a strip mall next to Classic Pizza. I've tried dozens in this city [$-$$$] and I think they're the best. Don't waste your money at Bombay Cafe. It's way overpriced for the portion sizes. India's Tandoor is better and the prices are fantastic. They have another location but I don't know where...

                1. i always recommend jay bharat in artesia. i love their roti. yummy. also, they're CHEAP. it's much more of a quick lunch type of place than a restaurant, but i like it a lot.

                  1. Two things:

                    1. I can't think of many worse foods to take to the hollywood bowl than indian. it travels well, but must be eaten hot. also, its kinda stinky and i don't think its a good food to eat in such close quarters.

                    2. if you're gonna do it anyway, go to india's grill on san vicente, just south of la cienega intersection. the food is great, and the portions huge.

                    enjoy