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Feb 9, 2002 08:48 PM

Indian restaurant

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Hey fellow chowhounders,

I recently read somewhere online about a n Indian restaurant somewhere in Hollywood, behind a gate where you actually have to drive through a gate to get tothe place.
I can't for the life of me remember the name or where it is.
Can anyone help me out?

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  1. There used to be a nice Indian restaurant in Koreatown, off Kenmore, that was in the courtyard of a building surrounded by a moat(!) and you had to drive over a little gated bridge to get to it. Perhaps that's what you're referring to? Unfortunately, it is no more, and I can't think of the name of it. Gaylord's, perhaps?

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    1. re: Gloomcookie

      That was the Clay Pit, although I certainly don't remember a moat. They moved to Brentwood, so if anyone remembers their food fondly, it's still possible to go there. We used to park in the courtyard and let our son sleep in the car in front of their patio while we ate! Anyway, I think he was referring to Paru's, as someone mentioned above.
      But it's too bad the Clay Pit moved.
      Supposedly a new Indian restaurant called Tantra is opening soon in Silver Lake for us East-siders.

    2. Could you be thinking of Paru's? It's at 5140 Sunset (323-661-7600). There is a gate in the front, but it's walk-though, not drive through. The food (south indian-vegetarian)is great and the atmosphere warm n' friendly.

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      1. re: chris r

        Thanks Chris,

        I do believe it could be Paru's... So, this place is good?

        I'm going to have to try it.

        1. re: Davy S

          The best Indian food I've had in LA besides my several Indian friends homes is at the INDIAN RESTAURANT in ARTESIA on Pioneer. There are lots of other great restaurants along there too.

          1. re: russkar

            Pioneer Ave in Artesia (just south off the 91 fwy, one exit east of the 605/91 interchange) is arguably the best/most authentic Indian food this side of Bangalore... maybe that's an overstatement, but not much of one. That particular region is known as Little India, and that is where Indian families shop, eat and socialize. There are a number of great Indian restaurants, and great little Indian fast food places that serve dosas and puris that are fantastic. I really like Standard Sweets and Ambala Sweets, really great Indian snacks that is really a meal. Nearly all of my Indian friends are regulars of the area, and the food is like what they make at home.


      2. I love Bombay Cafe in West LA on Pico at Bundy!