Know Any South Indian Restaurants?
I am new to the area (from NY) and I miss South Indian food. I'm often in Venice and Pasadena, so if anyone knows of any restaurants there, I'd appreciate your suggestions. Thanks in advance.
South Indian restaurants are relatively rare in the L.A. area, at least north of Artesia, but Madhu's Dasaprakash, on Santa Monica Boulevard on the westside is a branch of a small chain in South India itself, and is pretty wonderful. Best dosa in town. The India Sweets and Spices chain, although mostly a source for desserts and chat, does serve some South Indian dishes, as does--in lightened, sweetened form--All India Cafe in Pasadena and Bombay Cafe in West L.A.
I believe Paru's on Sunset Blvd. just west of Normandie is South Indian. When you're buzzed in off the street the scary, bunker-like building opens into a sweet outdoor dining area and a trippy, sexy, colorful interior. Big portions, very yummy, totally vegetarian, but I don't miss meat one bit when I'm there. Give it a shot.
Paru's on Sunset is awesome! A great experience all the way around. Totally vegan. Totally South Indian.