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May 9, 2010 06:35 PM

Quick help needed-best of the Indian restaurants in mid-Wilshire?

Knowing that this is best of a not particularly great cross-section of available Indian dining in LA (and acknowledging that Indian dining in LA leaves a lot to be desired to begin with) which of the many meh Indian restaurants in the mid Wilshire area, do Chowhounds recommend for a quick mother's day dinner tonight?

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  1. This may get me labeled as hopelessly gringo (or whatever the Deshi equivalent of "gringo" is) but India's Oven (now "India's Clay Oven"?) on Beverly at La Brea has rarely disappointed me, going back to their days at Pico and Fairfax. Not startlingly exotic or innovative (I don't know that the menu's changed in a decade...) but I'm never UNhappy when I've eaten there...

    India's Oven
    7231 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    1. with the caveat that i haven't been there in a while, i'd say East India Grill.

      East India Grill
      345 N La Brea Ave Ste A, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      1. Thanks, guys! We went with Electric Karma--which was pleasant and fine. The food is a little lighter (no ghee) albeit not particularly authentic and lacking the wonderful complex flavors of great Indian food. But it was perfect for a low energy dinner in the neighborhood, and they discount 15% for KCRW membership.

        1. For future reference, this is more Beverly Center, but India's Grill at the intersection of San Vicente and La Cienega is quite good. When I lived in that neighborhood, it was my go-to Indian over places like India's Oven.

          India's Grill
          428 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

          1. Agree on India's Grill, and I also like Holy Cow. There's also India's Tandoori on Wilshire, which delivers, but I prefer the first two.

            India's Grill
            428 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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            1. re: Chowpatty

              How is India's Tandoori these days? I haven't been since we moved offices, when they were still down on Pico (in the same strip mall which once housed the late lamented Car's BBQ in its last incarnation).

              . . . and what's "Holy Cow"?