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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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Hard to get tasty Indian food in Los Angeles. This place is a find. Delicious food, imaginative menu, great service. Can't go wrong."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Inventive and delicious. This place is very cool. Love it."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I live right around the corner and was excited about this new spot in my neighborhood. This place has always looked busy and as an Indian food aficionado (i.e. dozens of Indian weddings and honorary ISU member), I had to try this new spot. With that said, I usually go with the traditional stuff my first time at a restaurant. Hoping that I found a local spot to get some good Butter Chicken, I was sadly disappointed. There was barely any cream in the sauce - overly tomato-y (is that a word?). The rice and the naan were separate orders and although the waiter and the service was excellent, the food was just ehhh - mediocre at best."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Little too pricey for Indian Food, but great food!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The traditional and fusion dishes were very flavorful. The mussels in a coconut curry sauce and the butter chicken were stand outs. The lamb vindaloo had a great sauce too and super spicy (and I can eat very spicy foods). The portions are smaller and the price is higher than traditional Indian restaurants. It's a very small restaurant and very popular so need reservations. The service is good but being very busy it feels very hectic and you can only order once we weren't allowed to add on any items after the initial order."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We saw Badmaash on the Food Network and decided to make it a destination for our LA vacation. We were not dissapointed. The butter chicken and samosas were fantastic. The service was great. The owner took his time to come out and make sure we enjoyed our food/visit. I've already recommended to a few locals!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Badmaash was, as always, super-good! We had the Pickled veg dish, with Samosa's to start - awesome. Then the Butter Chicken and Saag Paneer - double awesome. So good and so flavorful. Great atmosphere and great servers - everyone always seems to be happy here. Gotta love that too, its just as important as the food. We've been several times, and we'll be back again I'm sure."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This is one of the best ever Indian food I had in USA. This took me all the way back to India, how good actually the food tastes there. We had few things before our night at Edison and this is a great find. I would highly recommend this place. Butter chicken is awesome."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We came for Restaurant week and ordered off the Dine LA menu. My favorite was of course the Ice Cream Sammiches, but I also ordered Butter Chicken Samosas which were delicious! The side order of naan was great as well, and the Chicken Tikka Masala had a nice bit of spice added to it. We sat in the upstairs section which was cool, lots of Bollywood posters on the walls. It was very loud and echoey, and the tables were so close together that we felt like we were part of everyone else's conversation. But the food was so great, we will definitely be heading back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We ate at Badmaash during restaurant week/Dine LA. The food was excellent, as was the service. The Dine LA menu offered a choice of 3 entrees. We were informed when we tried to order one of the three items that the restaurant had run out of the main ingredient. My dining companion tried to order an appetizer but was told the restaurant had run out of the item she ordered. The restaurant also offered a choice of 3 dessert, but they ran out of one of the three items. It just seems that, given that it was Restaurant Week for which Badmaash offered a very limited menu, they would know that the demand for those items would be relatively high and would order the ingredients accordingly to accommodate diners who would be ordering from that menu."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This would be great for neighborhood hipster types. Not for someone expecting a traditional Indian Food experience or dressed from an office job. Loud hip hop music made it difficult to hear the server, though they were accommodating about turning down the volume. The tables were too small to accommodate family style dishes. I would do take out in the future. The summer veggie medley was delicious, as were the short rib samosas. Best veggies ever in an Indian restaurant. The chicken tikka dish was tasty, but not what we expected. They had a seasoned rice pilaf dish and plain naan, but again, no traditional biryanis or seasoned naans. They also had beer, wine and soft drinks but very limited options for otherwise for non-drinkers"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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