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flowergirl Feb 24, 2011 06:53 AM

I was pleasantly suprised by a delicious meal at Samosa House in Culver City. The restaurant is actually a portion of an Indian market. You order at the counter and find your own table. The most popular item is a combination plate. You choose three items from a display of vegetables and main dishes. It comes with brown or white rice, fresh naan and yogurt sauce. The dinner , with a drink was under $10. I don't remember eating a meal I enjoyed for anywhere nnear this amount. Since I am not familiar with many of the dishes, I appreciated that I could taste the items before ordering. Everything is vegetarian but you really don't miss the meat. I am looking forward to returning.

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Samosa House
11510 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

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    BrewNChow Nov 28, 2011 03:03 PM

    If you like Samosa House, you'll love Bawarchi on venice an motor.

    It's a much better version of the same restaurant. Same layout, same combination plate, even many of the same dishes. Both are vegetarian places that serve more-than-palatable "fake meats." Both do the three item with rice and naan combo. Bawarchi's is $9, which I think is comparable to SH

    Bawarchi loses some points because their naan isn't amazing, but their dishes blow Samosa House's out of the water and this is coming from a guy who does like Samosa House very much.

    If you only want Samosas though, stick to the SH. But there's no comparison when it comes to which is better overall.

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    Samosa House
    11510 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

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    1. re: BrewNChow
      wienermobile Nov 28, 2011 03:07 PM

      Thanks for the rec, I will give Bawarchi's a try.

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        westsidegal Nov 28, 2011 03:45 PM

        irrc, the chef at Bawarchi was the original chef at samosa house.
        when he left to open Bawarchi, samosa house continued to make some of his recipes.

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          banjoboy Nov 28, 2011 04:18 PM

          You recall correctly, Westsidegal. I love both places (as well as the owners of both locations.) It's always a drag for me to have to choose one over the other.

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            echoparkdirt Nov 28, 2011 05:00 PM

            Agree that Samosa House food is quite good. It is a delightfully-run little market/restaurant, a minor gem on the Westside

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            Samosa House
            11510 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

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            BrewNChow Nov 28, 2011 10:46 PM

            There is some overlap but the two places are not equally good because of it.

            Of course it's a matter of tastes, but if you like SH and haven't tried Bawarchi, you need to give it a try.

        2. wienermobile Nov 28, 2011 12:45 PM

          Went Sunday for the first time to the Washington and Overland location (just across from Sony Studios). Really good food. Combination plate was delicious. Still under $10. Loved their vegatarian chicken and garlic naan. You will definitly not leave this great little spot hungry.

          1. westsidegal Feb 24, 2011 10:25 AM

            they actually have two locations.
            the second location is called SAMOSA HOUSE EAST and is located on washington near overland

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              foodiemahoodie Feb 24, 2011 09:34 AM

              The place is a bargain. And they let you taste their offers too.

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