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JinCC Jul 15, 2008 10:00 PM

Hi,

My wife and I are looking for recommendations on Indian food in Little India (Pioneer Blvd). I've searched the site, but each time I find a good place recommended; I find it is closed or vegetarian. We are interested in the non-vegetarian restaurants.

Please help us choose a good restaurant.

Thanks in advance,
JinCC

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  1. OCAnn RE: JinCC Jul 15, 2008 10:05 PM

    Here's a thread from last fall: www.chowhound.com/topics/445605. DH and I absolutely love the India Restaurant.

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      MaryT RE: OCAnn Jul 15, 2008 10:15 PM

      FYI, they also own Kamal Palace which was closed for a few years in the 90s when they turned Long Beach's Marina Pacifica into a slightly smaller than big box lifestyle center, and last I checked (a year or more back) they still shared a very similar menu. I tend towards using certain dishes I favor such as benghan bharta as my litmus test for this sort of establishment, and theirs used to be what I strive for at home and am now finally matching.

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      JMan604 RE: JinCC Jul 15, 2008 10:39 PM

      There's an Indian restaurant in Pioneer and Artesia across 99 ranch. It's pretty good and I love their chicken mukhni (sp?) and sag paneer (spinach with cheese). Their roti is pretty yummy too.

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        OCAnn RE: JMan604 Jul 16, 2008 09:05 AM

        Hmmm...I think that's the India Restaurant.....

        India Restaurant
        562-860-5621
        17824 Pioneer Blvd
        Artesia 90701

      2. Das Ubergeek RE: JinCC Jul 16, 2008 09:03 AM

        How about Kabob Korner, which is in the same plaza as Tirupathi Bhimas (KK is on the ground floor, TB is one floor up).

        I don't care for meat in Indian food so I can't say whether the places that have both meat and vegetarian dishes have any good meat dishes. To me, Indian food is about amazing things done with vegetables.

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          sel RE: Das Ubergeek Jul 16, 2008 09:32 AM

          Tirupathi Bhimas is a really good veg place and the one time that I tried Kabob Korner, TB's place with meat dishes it was also good. And it is next door to Saffron Ice Cream!

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            sushigirlie RE: sel Sep 19, 2011 07:54 PM

            This strip mall is in a bit of flux. Tirupathi Bhimas on the second floor no longer exists. It's been replaced by a restaurant called "Chowpatty," interestingly enough. There is a new restaurant "Bhimas" on the first floor. I assume, but cannot be sure, that it's related to the old Tirupathi Bhimas.

            I also noticed an interesting restaurant called "Tasty Tomato" on the second floor purporting to specialize in Indian Chinese food.

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            Tirupathi Bhimas
            18792 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701

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          JinCC RE: JinCC Jul 18, 2008 05:28 PM

          All,

          Thanks so much for recommending India Restaurant. We went for lunch today and had an excellent meal. Everything was well-spiced. We ate the lunch buffet and particulary enjoyed the palak (spinach), chicken makhni (curry?), and naan. The servive was excellent as well. We'll definitely be returning.

          Thanks,
          JinCC

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            lerich RE: JinCC Jul 26, 2011 03:56 PM

            We just had a totally fabulous lunch at Mumbai Ki Galliyon Se - Artesia, CA. This is a little restaurant with Mumbai street food, little plates of things with flavors I've never had before. Its all vegetarian but nothing I missed at all (as a big carnivore) with the mix of textures and flavors. The chef was very kind to recommend specialities since we didn't recognize a single thing, in spite of the fact that we eat lots of more traditional Indian food. Quite affordable too.

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            Mumbai Ki Galliyon Se
            17705 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701

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