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Badmaash Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.BadmaashLA.com
  • Phone: (213) 221-7466
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH
    Monday to Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Monday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Tuesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Wednesday: 5:30 - 11:00pm
    Thursday: 5:30 - Midnight
    Friday: 5:30 - Midnight
    Saturday: 5:00 - Midnight
    Sunday: 5:00 - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Gastro Pub, Contemporary Indian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Pawan Mahendro
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: ask us about catering options! let us take care of everything!
  • Private Party Contact: Badmaash (213) 221-7466

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: huge parking lot and structure behind the building.
A word from Badmaash
BADMAASH is an indian gastropub in DTLA.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband, friends, and I went here a week ago. After seeing Chicken Tikka Poutine as an option on their menu online, I just HAD to go here. The place is cozy and you can carry on a conversation very easily. We happened to go during Dine LA restaurant week and I went with the $25 Dine LA menu which consisted of an option of 3 different appetizers, entrees and desserts. I chose: Pork Tacos as my appetizer, which were heavenly; chicken tikka masala as entree and the rice pudding dessert - both yummy. And of course…chicken tikka poutine which was to die for amazing. This is a great restaurant and they put a fun twist on your normal Indian fare. If you love your tastebuds, get thee to Badmaas, stat!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Came here during DineLA week with a few girlfriends. We actually ended up just ordering off the regular menu since we wanted to try a ton of stuff. The food was amazing. The short ribs were tender and juicy, full of flavor. The samosas were crisp and not too overwhelmingly oily. The tikka masala was the perfect amount of heat. Our server (Jeffrey?) was absolutely amazing and provided wonderful suggestions. There's a parking lot on Spring or Main Street just around the corner from the restaurant. The mango mousse dessert was one of my favorites!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Place is a little small but food was great and the servers were attentive."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Highly recommend the chili cheese Nan! Anything on the menu is a hit! We tried the fries with the spicy dipping sauce"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great food - one disappointment is that their signature poutine dish wasn't on the DineLA menu. Also, service is ridiculously great - friendliest staff I've ever met."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Nice to have a second choice of Indian food downtown. This place is happening! Great location and vibe is upright! Friendly staff, explain food choices with details. Presentation is good along with speed of serving your dishes. Left feeling content on the great spice flavors on our choice of dishes."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Keep going back for the "badass Chicken tikka" & find something new and equally great every time. Recent highlights have included chili cheese naan, sweet & sour spiced pumpkin, crispy tamarind glazed pork belly & spiced lamb burger. Place has a great vibe from soundtrack to service as well as fellow diners."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We ate at Badmaash to celebrate a birthday. The food is excellent. They not only create classic Indian dishes but add a flare of gourment and creativity to the dishes too. We started with the Samosa's and ordered more and more.....We loved the butter chicken and the traditional. We went to the spicey lamb sausage, which was excellent. And the short rib, which melted in your mouth. That combined with the naan bread and rice and the sauces made for a great Indian feast. We ate early as we had tickets to the Groundling theater. We were late...due to traffic...and there was no problem with our seats. The service was great. The wine list was adequate and the beer list was outstanding. We will definitely be back!!:)"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Authentic Indian with a modern twist. They treat each customer like another member of the family. Especially fond of the Chana Masala (chickpeas) and the lentil soup. Also love the Mango Chutney. Make sure to try a Chai tea and Mango Mousse before leaving."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I am glad I read your article in the United Aiways magazine! Great food and wonderful service! Highly recommend it!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food is just great. The place is great. A fun time. Really good environment....lovely service...just a cool place...Great Indian food. Funky neighborhood...but who cares???? Badmaash supposed to mean Badass....that it is!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "To SF's Curry Up Now, and boy was I wrong. You can't even compare them. Badmaashla offers a distinct and unique menu that satisfies and hits every note of your palate. I ordered their Spiced mango pork belly with a side of naan and Ghost chili lamb vindaloo for my friend. We were both impressed when they first came out. They weren't heaping portions at all---but their flavours did pack the punch that left us at the right about of full and satisfied. The wait time was reasonable---I mean, that's if you want quality food which is what Badmaashla delivers. I'd say keep up the great work. I'll definitely be coming back for seconds ;]"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "On the verge of being too cool... It came from the attitude the hostess had. I guess being a hostess at a popular restaurant can go to your head?! Guess what .. your still a hostess.First when we arrived with a reservation she tries to sit us in a table between two massive party groups on the second floor it almost seemed like a private party up there it was crowded and loud plus with an empty first floor. My wife said no way and sat herself down on the first floor seating where we ussually sit. Our meal Was great we paid the check and left the restaurant. AGAIN the "too cool" hostess reappears and chases us down the street thinking we left without paying the bill! How about u check with your server first before you act foolish again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "First of all, the only reason I chose this restaurant is because of the name. I have reviewed yelp and instagram to see what Badmaash is all about and it just looked amazing so I had to go there. Going there for the first time, my friend and I ordered Chicken Tikka Poutine, Butter Chicken Samosas, and Sheek Kabab. I would definitely go back for the Chicken Tikka Poutine and the Butter Chicken Samosas. Both my friend and I agreed that the Sheek Kabab tasted a bit strange as in it felt like something was missing. Other than that we had a great experience, the server was very enthusiastic and assisted us with giving us options and made sure we have a great first time experience. I loved the concept of the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Although there are plenty of folks in the know, but if you don't know now you know. Baadmash is A+ food, A+ service, with an A+ ambiance. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We loved the food we ordered and our service was really great. I was stuffed, but am so glad I made myself try a bite or two of the chai mousse. It was outrageously delicious and worth coming back for alone. I am looking forward to coming back so I can try more dishes. We also liked the decor, and the intimacy of the space with the vaulted ceilings."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I just want to say Mediocre food, okay service and the WORST HOSTESS EVER WHO ACTUALLY IS A HORRIBLE HUNMAN BEING. I have been michelin starred restaurants around the world and have never met anyone who is so obnoxious and rude. Will never recommend this place to anyone and will definitely make it a point to make sure that every food critic I hang with to give this restaurant awful reviews. The owner needs to revamp his staff and hire people who are considerate because then the mediocre food and service can be forgiving when at least the people and the service is nice."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Evidently means Badass! And...it was. Really good Indian food in a totally fun settting. Great crowd...great food...what more could you ask for? Really enjoyed ourselves....We'll be back! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was our first visit so we decided to go more traditional "Indian" to set a benchmark. We started with the "Butter Chicken" samosas. They were beautifully seasoned and the fried shell was so very light. The homemade mango chutney complimented these samosas perfectly. Frankly, the freshest Saag Paneer we've ever had. Yummy! And the chicken Tikka Masala held it's own with a nice little kick to the flavor accompanied by the fresh baked naan. And to top it all off, we ended with the creative vanilla bean ice cream sandwiched between the world's best selling biscuits from India called Parle G. The entire staff was delightful, from the hostess, to our waiter, Jeff, to the owner Arjun. We'll will be back to explore more of the tempting menu."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Pros: great food, enthusiastic service, convenient for theaters and courthouse. Cons: way too loud, cramped, somewhat overpriced. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Despite the unfriendly reception by the hostess - we had a very early reservation as we were going to the theatre, she called when we were three minutes late and said they would only hold the table for another 7 minutes and then when we got there she said she couldn't seat us because all of our party was not present yet (the other couple was maybe five minutes away). This was within a restaurant that had one other table seated. She reluctantly seated us when we said we would order right away and order for our friends. She gave us the evil eye until we placed our order - of course our friends arrived before the food so all was ok with her I guess. When we left, two tables were seated. However, food is so great, and waiters are great!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "There are some interesting fusion dishes and a unique menu. Everyone liked all 3 of the samosas. The quality of the lamb was excellent, very tender. Poutine Indian style was good for one person but you have to like poutine to ever order it. The downstairs is cramped even though there wasn't a table right next to us, we were surrounded by tables. I didn't like the height of the table. It wasn't very comfortable. Maybe the upstairs is quietier because the place isn't very big downstairs but it was so noisy we couldn't hear each other."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "this is definitely a one of a kind place. not only is the service great but so is the ambiance and the food. recommend sharing some plates if its your first time there.. and leave room for dessert!.. it will not disappoint. for a non-traditional indian place, the flavours hit the mark and the portions were perfect. For anyone looking to get some spice, go with the Lamb Vindaloo, but if you're intimidated by the ghost peppers, anything on the menu will do. And if you have any questions the staff is super helpful and knowledgeable about the food..just ask. Great place... i expect to be coming here again...hopefully more regularly since i'm just down the street."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The perfect blend of Indian bar food fusion! Some of the best food I had in a long time, and a pretty great craft beer selection as well! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was flavorful and the portions were generous. I do recommend the Poutine and the Hot Spicy Indian Lamb Sausage. The Badass TIKKA was also a favorite. Our main server was pleasant and helpful and the other servers (I believe one or two were the owner(s)) were very friendly too. The whole evening was terrific. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Well, it's not your traditional Indian menu, but Indian with an energetic twist on flavors - the chicken poutine was SCRUMPTIOUS! Our party of six each ordered a dish to share and the chicken poutine was the definite favorite! Also, the rib dish was very tasty, with a great smoky, almost Mexican mole flavor. Honestly, everything we had was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This restaurant serves traditional Indian dishes alongside modern Indian fusion dishes. The service and ambience are awesome. Just a really great, unique restaurant."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "I would not recommend this restaurant . We ordered the saag panner . It was smelling bad and taste bad . DO not go there . Food is old and bad !"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "awesome badass chicken tikka & slowcooked short ribs."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Such a fantastic restaurant, every element was absolutely perfect. The owners came and said hi to every table which was a nice touch. I loved it all so much."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I'm always hesitant on fusion food given its risky nature. In short, the food leaves you longing for more - and more being traditional Indian food (also the food is RIDICULOUSLY overpriced considering the portions; $16 for 5 pieces of tandoori shrimp... you're kidding me right?). The best tasting items were from their 'traditional' section of their menu, but it leaves something to be desired. The rest of their fusion items were mediocre at best.. Beef short rib samosas dry, pork belly just tastes like its been slathered in BBQ sauce, and Poutine is odd considering the heavy spices. Also - how is this considered a gastropub.. no beer on draft? Ambiance - 'Hipster' Service - decent"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Food is always exceptional. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. Limited space, but that makes if unique."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Buddy took me to the place. Fantastic food, cool crowd, awesome owners, potent beer. What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We received the exact setup, the exact table we requested. Our server was very attentive and anticipated our orders (it was the first time here for some of our group and they were impressed) and the food came out quickly. Besides the filling and tasty food, the service and vibe add to the reasons why we come down here almost every weekend, and we're happy to share it with everyone who'll listen."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I have gone with friends or just each other. The food is amazing!!!! Different servers each time we went and they all knew the menu. If you are looking for an awesome meal for a date or with friends.... go to Badmassh!!!!! So delicious!!!!!! We went one time on a sat night and they were playing awesome music and had a baliwood movie on screen projector on the wall."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were staying in Downtown LA and we were a little over Mexican food in the moment. As a huge Indian food fan in NYC, I was jonesing for a little chana masala. This place did the trick and was in walking distance from my hotel. The staff was super nice. They played weird Bollywood films on the wall. Good times."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Had pretty high expectations coming in to Badmaash; great website, branding, and many good reviews. However, my boyfriend and I were a bit disappointed, everything was "just okay." The short rib samosas were pretty good, and the poutine and mussels were alright. Mango lassis also tasted fine. The server was nice, and the place has a cool look to it. Just wasn't incredibly impressed like I thought I'd be."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Jeff our waiter was absolutely awesome & the whole staff! The chefs made some amazing food. Great vibe. Definitely eating there soon! Chai teas, bubbly & IPAs here are delicious and compliment all the creative & traditional yummy eats here. Thank you Badmaash for being so badass!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I haven't been able to find really good Indian food in LA. This was recommended by a friend who lives downtown. I was not disappointed! It was really good. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This is a casual and energetic gastropub with an "Indian influenced" menu. The location near other emerging hot spots in this part of DTLA makes this a great spot to fit into plans to see a small independent film screening just down the street or go upscale to the Edison speakeasy around the corner. Menu is a little short on things like salad or veggies but Indian entrees, lamb burger and coconut broth mussels are great choices. Their naan is excellent with various sauces available."
    Dined on 2/22/2014