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ISO - Good Indian Rest. Brentwood or W.LA?

Jeryy Apr 30, 2009 09:21 AM

Looking for comfortable place for dinner for four. Due to traffic and time constraints it has to be in those areas, which rules out Ambala Dhaba and Nawab.. Has anyone been to the restaurant on the second floor of the mini-mall that housed the original Bombay Cafe? Appreciate any suggestions.

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    Cucinamore May 1, 2009 08:12 PM

    Jaipur on Pico just east of Westwood is solid and dependable, if unspectacular.

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    1. re: Cucinamore
      ZoeZ May 2, 2009 05:10 PM

      I second Jaipur as solid and dependable - not something that I would describe Express Chicken which is an Indian take away (not suitable for Jeryy's dining option) at Westwood and Olympic. We ordered a pick up to go a few days ago and when we got home found we did not have mulligatawny soup (they had substituted vegetable), did not have samosas (they had substituted pacoras) did not have chicken curry but had substituted chicken in a tomato sauce. Owner apologised and said his son had done the cooking (back to cooking school junior) and sent us another order of chicken curry this time with a curry sauce. This place is OFF my takeaway list. Back to good solid if not spectacular Jaipur.

    2. Phurstluv May 1, 2009 03:34 PM

      I also rec All India Cafe.

      Other hounders highly rec Agra as well, which I believe is in the area you request.

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      1. re: Phurstluv
        Jeryy May 1, 2009 06:01 PM

        Thanks people. How do you say 'muchas gracias' in Hindi?

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        sbposter May 1, 2009 02:32 PM

        Yes, it is called All India Cafe and I like it there. They are very friendly, good service and good food. I also like the Clay Pit which is a little nicer in Brentwood is also a good choice.

        1. SecretAsianMan May 1, 2009 11:03 AM

          If you like South Indian, I like Annapurna on Venice. Not sure if that's close enough for you though. Not fancy, but yummy!


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          1. re: SecretAsianMan
            lakeshow318 May 1, 2009 09:51 PM

            not indian per se but just went to Jasmine Market and it was definitely among the best South Asian food I've had on the westside.

            Had the fish sauce rice noodle soup, chicken curry, egg rolls, samosas and garlic naan. all came out to $20 and could have fed 3-4 ppl. this place is da bomb! the owner/family who run it are SUPER nice and helpful.

            i'm not indian but it pretty much tasted like a mix of indian with a little southeast asian thrown in. TASTY!!

            Jasmine Market
            4135 Sepulveda Blvd
            Culver City, CA

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