Badmaash Downtown LA

4.6
901 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
BADMAASH is indian food in LA.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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In a city without much in the way of unique Indian food, Badmaash is breaking the mold.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect mellow, yet still special birthday. Food & service delightful.

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JT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for dinner with friends and balanced vegetarian and meat dishes. Everything was incredibly delicious! In particular the pork curry and the poutine were our favorites. Only complaint is that it’s a bit overpriced. The naan and rice aren’t included and are too expensive for the amount they give you.

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AB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was bland. The Goan pork curry was overly sweet. Had to add heat to everything to get any flavor. Would give it one more try but I'd order different items. We had ordered the butter chicken and the beef short ribs as well.

The fish pakoras were really good though.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating there it was nice!! Will come again.

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SH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. We had a late reservation but the service was excellent!

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mod Indian food is creative and fresh, with traditional roots and contemporary interpretations, with healthy portions and rich, bursting flavors. The staff were friendly and generous. They welcomed us with warmth, wit, and joy. It's a great place.

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MK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

called few times before I came in. Everyone is friendly.

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RB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious, with a vibrant atmosphere and outstanding, friendly service.

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AM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place! Glad I was able to try it out after 4 years of wanting to. Keep up the great work and I can’t wait to come back. They staff was amazing also.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was the bomb. Barely sampled the menu. Need to go back.
Pork belly and Butter Chicken was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was really awesome. Definitely try the poutine.

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N
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was good but nothing I found incredible. I got the tikka masala and it was waaaay too spicy. I had to ask for the rooti to cool it down and wished I had been warned. The ambience was great and really good service but not amazing overall. I would go back to try some of the more interesting fusion options though!

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RN
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was amazing. They even offered us free dessert for it being our first time there :)

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IP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved our time at Badmaash. The service was excellent, everyone was nice, fun and made great menu suggestions. The place filled up right at 5PM when they re-opened for dinner on a Sunday, so I'm really glad we made a reservation. The food was delicious and great value for the price. I will definitely be returning again.

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JK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best Indian food in LA! Delicious samosas, chicken tikka masala, naan and chai tea. Interesting and non-traditional items too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

No, not going to share

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CJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was so good!! I will definitely come back! ! ! !

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GB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great indian food. fun vibe with the movies playing on wall. a little noisy. welcome to LA baby~

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NB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the convivial atmosphere and the great tasting foods, but the noise level is difficult to withstand.

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AF
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Always a solid place for Indian food with a lot of different menu options! I received less pita than usually given which was a bit of a bummer, but the waiter was very attentive and the food was good! Will be back.

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B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Okay food, service and ambiance was ok, After eating food my wife got acid reflux and couldn’t sleep in night

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WS
Detroit
132 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lots of local Indians who know good food. We enjoyed the chicken tilka, naan, the rice and the paneer

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service, i would just have preferred if they lowered the music, and maybe choose a more relaxing playlist. But overall everything was great!

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d
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food and service was phenomenal. Everyone here is always the nicest and most accommodating. Everything we ordered was the best. Great experience for our group.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my Birthday n my husband planned a lunch date as it’s my favorite place to eat in the city.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good when it finally came. Our waitress was nice and friendly. They were out of a lot of items on the menu so we had to change our orders for our meals and drinks. Food portions are very small and I believe they overcharge. I wont be going back.

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JJ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were outstanding. I would recommend going with a small group so you can try multiple dishes. The lamb champeey and chicken marsala were great.

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Lots of non-meat options. Portions are so so. Ambience is cool casual. We liked our upstairs corner table at the DTLA location. Would def go again.

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RB
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved!! Amazing service, nice people, cool vibes.

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. The price was right and the service amazing!

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AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We are frequent visitors of badmaash / both their Fairfax and their downtown location. On this trip the service was particularly bad and the food was ok. Not as strong as a recommend to friends as we have in the past. The waiter seemed disinterested

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location for cool downtown eating experience and tasty food!

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a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food tasted delicious and ambiance was perfect for a date.

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B
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous best Indian food I have ever eaten service is fast and friendly can’t wait to go again

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i
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I got there and was told the kitchen was closed even though I called ahead of time

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food!! But a tad pricey.

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Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amaxing experience, delicious food and Shannon was the best.......

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JK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in DTLA! Gotta bring everyone here, amazing service, food is delicious and unlike anything you’ve ever had before. I highly recommend the samosas, saag paneer, chili cheese naan, chicken tikka poutine, spiced lamb burger, (secret menu) chicken sandwich, mango spiced pork belly, the chickpea puffs (app) and any of the desserts.

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n
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely delicious. Very cool vibe, well decorated.

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