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Indian in Silverlake

Stephen Oct 25, 2001 08:39 PM

Just moving back to silverlake after three years away. Are there any good indian places nearby. There was a place i liked that i have forgotten the name of on Silverlake Blvd. that i loved. papdams that were so wonderful! anyway does anyone out there have any ideas.

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    R Gould-Saltman Oct 26, 2001 10:56 AM

    Hmm, Indian on Silverlake Bl itself? Been in the hood for 12 years, and it must have gotten under my radar. There is the (now-controversial) Electric Lotus (the one on Vermont, NOT the one on 3rd), and Paru's over on Sunset west of Vermont, and that's about all I know of within a couple of miles

    Anyone else?

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    1. re: R Gould-Saltman
      Patty Oct 26, 2001 03:41 PM

      You're right, I've been in Silver Lake 15 years and never any indian in the hood. HOwever, do you remember the Afghan restaurant Magnolia on Sunset just past Silver Lake? Never went there, it looked a little scary. Does anyone remember a barbecue place that used to be on Hillhurst, just for nostalgia's sake? I find Electric Lotus to be just fine, BTW, lower prices and larger menu than the "original" on Third.

      1. re: Patty
        michael (mea culpa) Oct 26, 2001 07:01 PM

        Isn't there a place on Silverlake, not far from Spaceland, very red with a picture of an elephant or a flag with one on it?

        1. re: michael (mea culpa)
          Patty Oct 26, 2001 07:20 PM

          That must be Leela Thai, a mediocre but friendly Thai restaurant.

          1. re: Patty
            James O'Connor Oct 27, 2001 10:48 AM

            I think that another location of India's Oven located on Wilshire and Beverly will be opening soon in the Silverlake area. It will probably be under another name though.

            1. re: James O'Connor
              Richard Gould-Saltman Oct 28, 2001 11:04 AM

              Wilshire & Beverly? Either this means Wilshire and Bev. DRIVE, in Beverly Hills (I suspect India's Oven could make a major mint there;tere's a Hamburger Hamlet half a block south which is almost always empty at dinner time; I think it would have bellied-up but for the fact that they either own the space or have it on a very long very advantageous lease) or there's some confusion about this location, since Wilshire Bl. and Beverly Blvd. don't cross...

              There are a multitude of Indian places in LA which are spin-offs, or knock-offs, of India's Oven; many have almost exactly the same menu, in almost exactly the same order... Indua's Tandoori (Pico near Crescent Heights, Burbank) comes to mind....


              1. re: Richard Gould-Saltman
                Emboat Jun 19, 2007 08:56 PM

                Indians Oven is actually on Beverly and Fuller (?, its near el coyote , west of la brea). The previous owner of India"s Oven opened Tantra in silverlake but sold it. The food hasn't been nearly as good as it was. If you want GREAT indian and are up for a 15 minute drive from silverlake, there is a place called Surya on 3rd and Crescent Heights in los angeles. the Surya special is so Yummy, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!!!

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      mojoeater Jun 19, 2007 09:56 PM

      Is Agra Cafe still in the shopping center on Sunset just down from The Vista? I had a great meal there about six months ago. The Lamb Balti was especially good. http://www.agracafe.com/index.html

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      1. re: mojoeater
        eberhard49 Jun 20, 2007 12:47 PM

        I ate there today for lunch...very tasty

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        fergusmccool Jun 19, 2007 09:59 PM

        No thoughts on Tantra?

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        1. re: fergusmccool
          mojoeater Jun 19, 2007 10:01 PM

          Tantra has a great atmosphere, but the food is not worth the price. I think it's the most expensive Indian I've ever been to.

        2. EatinThePizzaNaked Jun 20, 2007 09:37 AM

          India's Sweets & Spices on Los Feliz is pretty good. All vegeterian. You'll can get a giant meal for $6. The store connected to it has great stuff too.

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