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Apr 11, 2008 03:12 PM

Best Indian in Studio City?

Looking for a good Indian restaurant. My favorite dish is Chicken Tikka Masala.

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  1. Taste of India hands down is the best! On Ventura Blvd around Fulton.

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    1. re: jasonsha

      I agree, but try the chicken mahkni. Your favorite will change!

      1. re: jasonsha

        Taste of India is very good as is Gangadin. Taste of India is at Ventura near Stern (not Fulton).

      2. Bollywood Cafe does it for me. The original location is on Ventura a bit west of Vineland, and they opened a new-ish one on Cahuenga. The channa masala is great (get it with raita) as is the chicken tikka jalfrezi, but I haven't had anything I didn't like there. Its not as heavy/oily/ghee-laden as the other Indian places I have been to- I don't feel the same food coma that I usually do after an Indian meal. This could be a plus or a minus, depending on the eater.

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        1. re: soundhound

          Bollywood is nasty..I live in SC, and if I want to be reminded of the great and varied Indian food all over the UK (where I used to live), I truck down to Artesia.
          They do it up right there...just get off the 91 and drive south on Pioneer..roll down your windows, and follow your nose!


          1. re: limaboy

            ditto -- Bollywood has prob the worst Indian I've ever had. Seriously.

        2. Gangadin, on Ventura Place.

          Gangadin Restaurant
          12067 Ventura Pl, Studio City, CA 91604

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            1. re: Jack Flash

              Third Gangadin. Really good stuff.

            2. Great India Cafe. The Saag Paneer and Lamb Boti Masala are both incredible. Add a mango lassi and I'm in heaven...

              On Ventura, West of Laurel. Note, the service isn't great, I usually get delivery from here.

              1. I have yet to find good Indian food in and around Studio City though I hear good things about Lal Mirch, which I've yet to try.
                I feel quite strongly that Gangadin is not good and neither is Great India. I distinctly remember the Vindaloo at Great India tasting like a canned tomato sauce, it was awful. And Gangadin is just plain mediocre.

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                1. re: bodie

                  We enjoyed Gangadin when we dined there, but take away wasn't as good, and we usually do Indian for take away.

                  LOVE Lal Mirch. It is my new fave.