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Jul 25, 2008 12:54 PM

Good Indian Food - Los Angeles

Desperately seeking... I'm in Silverlake, will travel.

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  1. Since you're willing to travel, the most authentic Indian food in L.A. is in Artesia's "Little India." Do a search on this board for "Artesia" and Indian" and you will get lots of hits. Off the top of my head, a lot of people like Woodlands for vegetarian food, and the India Restaurant is popular among those who insist on meat.

    1. Tantra is in your hood and has good stuff, plus it's a hip hangout.

      In Hollywood, it's a serious hole in the wall but I like Star of India on Melrose near La Brea.

      In Pasadena, All India Cafe is not bad.

      1. If you're looking for something a bit closer, Makkah Halal in Koreatown and in India's Flavor in Glendale are both liked on this board.
        The Silver Lake choices -- Agra, Tantra, and Electric Lotus in Los Feliz, on the other hand, not as good.
        Also a possibility is India's Sweets and Spices in Atwater -- it's vegetarian, cafeteria style, but the made-to-order dosas can be quite good.

        India Sweets & Spices
        3126 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

        Makkah Halal Tandoori
        401 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

        India's Flavor
        3303 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208

        1. My curret favorite is a small hole in the wall in Chatsworth called Tawakal Tandori which is primarily Pakistani fare. The dishes are prepared to order with great care and skill by Abdul the Afghani owner (who lived in Karachi, Pakistan for years) or by his kitchen staff as he keeps an eye on everything. Both meat and veg dishes are wonderful and when I ask for them to be prepared very hot/spicy, thats how they are served! I have listed a few other places where I've had good food as well.

          Tawakal Tandori - Halal Restaurant
          21617 Devonshire St.
          Chatsworth, CA

          15112 Inglewood Ave.
          Lawndale, CA 90260
          310 675 4700

          13611 Inglewood Ave.
          Hawthorne, CA 90250
          310 644 6395

          1117 W. Manchester Bl. #G
          Inglewood, CA 90301
          310 641 4435

          Ambala Dhaba
          18418 Pioneer Bl.
          Artesia, CA 90701
          562 402 7990

          Ambala Dhaba
          1781 Westwood Bl.
          Los Angeles, CA 90024
          310 966 1772

          The India Restaurant
          17824 Pioneer Bl.
          Artesia, CA 90701
          562 860 5621

          12225 Centralia
          Lakewood, CA 90715
          562 402 7443

          Surati Farsan Mart
          11814 E. 186th St.
          Artesia, CA 90701
          562 860 2310

          Tirupathi Bhimas
          18792 Pioneer Bl.
          Artesia, CA 90701
          562 809 3806
          Tirupathi Bhimas
          1208 S. Able St.
          Milpitas, CA 95035
          408 945 1010

          11833 Artesia Bl.
          Artesia, CA 90701
          562 860 6500
          9840 Topanga Cyn. Bl. Unit A,
          Chatsworth, CA 91311
          818 998 3031

          Makkah Halal Tandoori Restaurant
          401 S. Vermont Ave.,#3
          Los Angeles, CA 90020
          213 383 9976

          1. My favorite is East India Grill on La Brea and Oakwood. The staff is always really really nice, they have outdoor seating, and the Korma is the best I've ever had. Also, complimentary rice pudding. Which I don't like, but they are so sweet that I take a few bites anyway.

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            1. re: schrutefarms

              the korma is really good there, the cashew creamyness is great, however other things on the menu haven't really lived up to the korma IMHO. I've been looking for good Indian near Downtown and haven't found anything, I'll have to check out those locations in K-town and one day make it out to Artesia...