Flavor of India - West Hollywood
Flavor of India - West Hollywood

Flavor of India - West Hollywood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.flavorofindia.com/
  • Phone: 3102741715
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30 - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday-Saturday -: 5:00pm - 2:00am Sunday 5:00pm - 12:00am Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Darshan Singh (owner chef)
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We provide a full service catering for 15 people or more with full staff, chef, waiters, and more.
  • Private Party Contact: Tarsem 3102741715

Getting there

  • Cross Street: one block east of Doheny Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have our own lot for lunch hour from 11:30pm -3:00pm. In addition, there is also reasonably priced valet parking
A word from Flavor of India - West Hollywood
Flavor of India is now in 2 locations. Second locations now open in Burbank Downtown. Flavor of India serves a variety of savory recipes from India's rich tapestry of culture and culinary traditions. Every dish is meticulously prepared in authentic Indian home-style, using only natural spices and ingredients. We never add preservatives or artificial colorings. As a result Flavor of India's many delectable dishes are lean, low in fat and healthy. Flavor of India's is delighted to offer you daily specials which include a chicken curry of the day, a vegetable special. Lentil of the day, and rice of the day... "Flavor of India in West Hollywood goes beyond basic, adding fusion dishes and light snacks. The dining atmosphere is al fresco in the landscaped garden patio." L.A Times
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Flavor of India - West Hollywood reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (7)romantic (6)fit for foodies (5)neighborhood gem (4)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (3)good for groups (3)hot spot (2)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Yummi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Best indian i've come across so far in LA. Always my first choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new local Indian spot
    camaro70
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I wish I would have tried Flavor of India before as I've walked by it 1,000x and always said I should eat there. All dishes were execellent. I'm excited to add it into the local rotation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Indian Food in California
    EatAllTheTime
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband is Indian so we have eaten in many Indian restaurants throughout California and in San Francisco where we live, but Flavor of India in West Hollywood is our favorite. Delicious food. Cozy atmosphere. Friendly staff. When we are in L.A. we always go to Flavor of India.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great, great dinner! Delish!
    MiamiTraveler
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This place has been there forever and I've driven by a million times. Our service was professional and pleasant and the food was fresh, well-prepared and tasty. It was kind of quiet when we were there for dinner, but everything came out quickly, was relish and authentic. I would definitely recommend it! A rarity in West Hollywood!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was a great experience. Awesome food and great people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff was incredible
    JinWLAVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Loved the Saag Paneer, loved the Tanfori chicken, the best naan I have had. Ever. The Tikka Masala had a bit more of a tomato flavor than I am used to but it was good. Mostly, I loved the staff. Friendly, accommodating, great energy from every one of them.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent, but not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Found the food to be rather uninteresting, and not well presented (at least make it look better) - I won't go back. We made reservations on a very busy event night in West Hollywood thinking we would never find a place to eat. Every other restaurant down Santa Monica had lines outside, not this place.. now I know why. Very few people in the place and the food was unremarkable.. and a bit pricey for what we got.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 87 reviews are from the Flavor of India - West Hollywood reviews archive.
  • wonderful Indian Food...very tasty!
    jerryhenry
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    one of the best Indian restaurants I've been to. The ambiance is terrific, service great, and food outstanding...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My wife and I have been eating here for for over 12 years. We have never had anything but a superb dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was amazing!
    J123
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    My friend and I randomly picked this restaurant and do not regret it! Our waiter was very helpful as I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to eat, so I went with what he recommended and it might have possibly been the best restaurant food I have ever tasted. I forgot the name, but it was something like Chicken Massala, but without chicken. Vegetables instead and tofu in the sauce, it was soooooo good. The ambience is great, too. It might be a little kitschy for some, but it reminds very much of India, we even got to sit on cushions on the floor which was great. They have normal tables, too though, so just go and try it out! I wish I could go there again, but I live too far away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Bag
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went on Valentine's Day and must have had a temp waitress because the service was very troubled. The food was confusing. The chat clearly had been made far ahead and had become a mushy pile on the plate. Missing that mix of textures that you get with a very nicely made dish. The paneer, however, was really amazing. I would go back just for that. Seemed to be the theme, because around us as all the regulars were ordering strictly their go-to dishes. So, probably a good bet, but stick with what you hear people ordering around you.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but the food can be amazing
    SCubaVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Your chicken tasted old, dry and rubbery this time . Why? Have you changed chef?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food great location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Food is actually really good not the best but still good its great value and service is good id go back my only negative point was some of the dishes where a bit dull but good none the less A
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Indian in LA
    Funkycarlo
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    One of the best Indian restaurants I've been to in LA
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overpriced for what it is
    mattmonaco
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    went there last Saturday with my gf and overall the restaurant was good. however the portions are rather small and therefore overpriced for what you get. the ambiance especially when you sit outside is cozy and somewhat romantic. service is not great (took a while to initially start ordering) but i have seen worse. overall i think i would rather check out other indian food spots than to come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had the buffet and it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    We had the buffet and it was excellent. A large variety and everything was fresh. I was impressed that some buffet items change every day. The service and friendliness was outstanding. It has a large covered outside dining area with an excellent cross breeze. It also has a nice air conditioned indoor eating area, if you prefer A/C. Very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great stop before the Troubadour
    gskaVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We wanted a little something casual before seeing a show at the Troubadour. This place fit the bill perfectly. All the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, good food
    next205
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    Not the best Indian food I have ever had but it was pretty good. There service was very good. I would return but would probably not make this my go to India spot.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    TunechiVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Great! I really enjoyed my Channa Masala and Garlic Naan!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was some of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    The food was some of the best food I've had in a long time. My group was also delighted when we saw on the menu that Dolly Parton eats there, and has a favorite dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not pleased AT ALL!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    The vegetable pakoras were TOO salty and for $7.00 a plate (appetizer) they only gave us about 6!!! All of the "vegetables" were indian leaves besides the 1.5 potato pakoras we got. Service was not as good as we expected. It was not packed with people inside (Friday night) and the staff took their sweet time serving us because they were watching a basketball game in their bar and cheering very loudy - quite unprofessional. The waiter never cleared our table. The raita was watered down. Half yogurt, half water. I am a big fan of indian food and cook it on a regular basis (I come from a family of chefs) and was not pleased with the food here at all.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had the Buffet...it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    We had the Buffet...it was designed for meat eaters...the veggies, I am a veggie, were not bland and not uch choices...overall the buffett was sparce...no paneer dishes at all...dal, veggie korma, chana malasa...not a good value for 10.99...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There's no restaurant like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    There's no restaurant like it. I go every time I am in LA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Say What You Mean
    Lecos
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    We went after receiving an email with the headline "Free Entree with the purchase of any Entree and 2 sinks." However, it was a bit of a bait and switch. Underneath was written max value $10. Since VERY FEW entrees are priced at $10 or under, it's basically just a $10 off coupon. We found two entrees for $11.95, ordered appetizers and drinks, but the restaurant would still only credit $10. It's not so much the money as the screwy come on. In addition the waiter encouraged us to order one large beer and split it. We got him to admit that if we did, it would invalidate the coupon. So we ordered two small beers. Kinds cheesy way to treat customers. The food was good, but I probably won't go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We always enjoy Flavor of India
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The food, service and ambiance is always outstanding. We were running late on Valentine's Day due to heavy traffic and the restaurant was very accommodating. We highly recommend Flavor of India!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spicy in all the right places
    Seacherub
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    I hadn't been to Flavor of India for many years, but the food is still really super and so was the service. The wait staff was very attentive. I enjoyed my lamb korma and the began salad was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a serious Indian restaurant
    RichardG
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    This is a serious Indian restaurant. This may be one of the few Indian places to which I've been that relies on spices and skill rather than salt to flavor a dish. This is the real deal. Spices are the stars here, along with integration and balance. This place was not on our radar for a long time. Now, it's our "go to" Indian place. Service is also great - they can't do enough for you. Owner is friendly, caring and wants to please. BJ is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Authentic Indian Food
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    So delicious authentic Indian food. One of my favorite restaurants
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service lacks. but the chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    service lacks. but the chicken tika masla is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Great value for money. Great location (close to bars and nightlife). Would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    My husband and twin two year old sons celebrated our Anniversary at Flavor of India and we are glad we did! We made reservations through OpenTable for a Friday night. I phoned the restaurant the morning of our reservation to make sure that they had two high chairs for our sons and to let them know that we were celebrating our Anniversary - and they were more than accommodating. We arrived and our beautiful table by the fountain was all ready for us! (along with the flowers that I ordered through OpenTable which were beautiful). The restaurant was very clean and the entire staff very friendly. We ordered the Began Salad, Garlic Naan, Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, Vegetable Korma, and the lamb chops. Everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Serendipitously came across
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    Serendipitously came across this restaurant and it was a very pleasant surprise. Four of us meet from lunch and the food was a very fresh and excellent quality, we enjoyed it very much. Also, one of the best mango lassi's in town. Will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food and ambiance were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    The food and ambiance were excellent, and the service was attentive and friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was great from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    The service was great from the moment we arrived. The food was delivered promptly and was delicious. I will be back again soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They charged me for extra
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    They charged me for extra sauce without notifying me there would be an extra charge. Four dollars for extra sauce is unbelievable, unacceptable to charge this without notice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Indian food. Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/24/2012
    Great Indian food. Excellent staff. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic Indian restaurant
    SusanM
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    Classic Indian restaurant that's been a Santa Monica Blvd. landmark for decades! Great location, and the food is very good. It's exactly what you expect. Authentic food served by lovely, welcoming authentic people. Try one of the comfortable couches with the low tables. Once you get settled, it makes for an intimate, cozy dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great Indian food in Weho!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/20/2012
    love their lunch buffett! simply delicious all you can eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lunch, which was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/23/2012
    Great for lunch, which was $9.99, all you can eat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/16/2012
    This is the best Indian restaurant in Los Angeles. Great food, fun atmosphere, easy parking, and always great. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet