Mayura Restaurant

Mayura Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mayura-indian-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3105599644
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
    Mondays: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: South Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Mayura Restaurant
At Mayura, our food is inspired by the authentic home cooking of beautiful, spice-rich Kerala. Food is our passion, prepared for you always with devotion, love, and the finest ingredients. Due to historical diversity and the cultural influences, Kerala cuisines have also contributed unique vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. The main spices used are cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, green and red peppers, cloves, garlic, cumin seeds, coriander, turmeric, and so on. Few fresh herbs are used like curry leaf, and the occasional use of fresh coriander, cilantro and mint. For Kerala fish curry we use only kodampuli (Garcinia Cambogia), as sour sauces are very popular in Kerala.
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Mayura Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.3
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance2.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (4)good for groups (3)neighborhood gem (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)special occasion (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Disappointing visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We normally like this place for its homey atmosphere and friendly service. On this last visit (Sunday evening) the restaurant was overrun with Indian tour groups and there was a buffet for dinner and the entire atmosphere was quite disappointing, noisy and disorganized.
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  • Tucked away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This place is tucked away in a little strip mall but is fantastic, much better than one might expect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vegetarian sadhya - onam
    Kenny
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went to Mayura for Onam 2014 and as expected wasn't disappointed. To avoid the crowds we went for late lunch on Saturday as more people were expected on Sunday the actual Onam day. Had a reservation for 4 initially, but easily able to up it to 8 as more friends showed interest. Reached there right on the dot and was readily seated with courtesy and smiles. Didn't think twice about taking on the buffet as that's what we were planning on. Should have skipped the complimentary Mango Lassi (or butter milk) to eat more of the delicious food. Around 20 varieties of main/side dishes made the sadhya so much better. There were 2 kinds of payasams for dessert, but I could only have one before my stomach warned of bursting.. Great food & service!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • Disappointing
    LAfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I can see why the food is highly regarded. Overall very good and well presented. Dishes you don't see often. But the service was mediocre at best and distracted from our experience. We wanted to order a lot of things but got no guidance on quantities. As a result we ordered too much and the waitress knew it. She neither counseled us or warned us. She did not know the menu and needed help from others to describe things. Probably will not return even there were more dishes I wanted to try.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 42 reviews are from the Mayura Restaurant reviews archive.
  • funky homey authentic
    smartcookie
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    pleasantly surprised. food was yummy. samosas, vindaloo, veggie korma. go for the food, value, and authenticity. nice family feel. great service. friendly.
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    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Food was ok, service was not great.
    SunshyneyVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    It took forever after we were seated for someone to take our order, and the restaurant was not busy at all. They got half of the orders wrong, and we again had to wait for everything after that-water refills, the check, etc. We did not tell them the order was incorrect as we had already waited long enough for the food to arrive, so we ate it. The food wasn't bad, but overall I would go to a different Indian restaurant next time.
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  • Back To Kerala
    Visitor
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Everyone was very friendly. The place had the feel of places we visited in South India. The various items on our vege talli plate were ok, but not great. But we had a good time. Lots of Indians eating there.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • better than yelp
    lazoningVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Staff was very attentive and helpful in selecting dishes.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food but no ambience.
    zilchik
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Unique regional food from southern India is tasty, spicy, and interesting. Despite the enthusiastic friendliness of the owners, the space is unattractive with too bright lighting and no atmosphere--it reminds me of a hospital cafeteria. Fortunately we finished just before a large group came in; it would have been much too noisy for conversation with all those voices bouncing off the walls.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An amazing array of tastes
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    An amazing array of tastes and culinary variety at a very fair price. If you like Indian food this is a great spot,
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great South Indian cuisine
    RogueVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    A wonderful find, with a dozen dosas on the menu. I will be back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I found this place because it was mentioned as one of the top 100 restaurants in LA. The food was delicious and the service was so warm and welcoming. It really feels like a family owned place, which it is. It's very reasonably priced. My only complaint it the lighting. It's so bright it feels like a cafeteria. And they even have the really pretty pendant lights that would probably be enough but instead the ceiling can lights blast down on you. It makes neither the food or the guests look very good. Aside from that I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected Much Better
    FromagerVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I went because of Jonathan Gold's inclusion of this in the top 101 LA restaurants. The food was good, but the server had a very difficult time communicating the menu or making recommendations. I ended up getting huge orders of pancakes and mediocre sauces. I am very familiar with southern Indian cuisine, and this fell far short of my expectations.
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  • Wonderful Food, No Frills Vibe
    Nick
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Truly delicious, authentic and wonderfully spiced Indian food. The service is a little nonchalant, the atmosphere is pleasant but not romantic, but as far as excellent food for a reasonable price? Mayura can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Indian lunch buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Loved that Mayura had different dishes on the buffet- different cauliflower, black eyed peas, different dishes. Went with Indian friends who liked it enough that we went back a week later to find different, equally tasty dishes on buffet. Owner/manager is very nice and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • So Indian
    SandyjkVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Very delicious, well prepared South Indian food. Watch out! Their version of "hot" May be different than yours. Large variety of dishes.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice service, good food
    philVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Very nice service, good food with items you don't find in every other restaurants. Will certainly go back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice to find goat curry. Mixed
    opentablefanVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Nice to find goat curry. Mixed Appetizer plate is enormous and delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Indian Gem in So Cal
    tbee
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Excellent southern Indian food - no frills, just delicious. Terrific buffet, where everything was FRESH!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian food, especially
    Kenny
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Great Indian food, especially if you are looking for Kerala style. I went there for the special Onam treat, for a vegetarian sadhya. Food was just great.. will go back just for that alone. The owner and the staff was very friendly and nice. Even though there was a big rush due to the occassion, everything was nicely handled and replenished on time. Parking is a trouble to find. Have plenty of quarters and luck.. Definitely some walk will help your appetite and you will need it for the buffet..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond delicious
    nsatlarge
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Don't let the less-than-fabulous strip mall location deter you. The food at Mayura simply rocks and it's not your standard fare, since the food is southern Indian. Start with the onion pakura rava and bhel puri (really different). The dosas are divine. We had the Rava masala dosa, Kerala Sp Appam w/ Vegetable Curry, the Paratha w/ Korma (chicken) and then the Chana Bhatura. Prices are incredibly reasonable and my only complaint is that our waiter was quite odd and rushed us a bit. That said the owner could not have been more gracious. Great place for a big group too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent Indian Food
    GandB
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The food was EXCELLENT. Very fresh with tons of flavor and not spicy, but they bring side dishes with spicy sauces that you can add and they are very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious chicken tikka masala
    ilikeyum
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    The sauce was rich and a little smokey - best I've ever had.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • They brought the check for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    They brought the check for a party of 2 buffet with a built-in additional 20% tip . Is that the new "normal"? Sorry, we're not returning.
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  • This was a very friendly restaurant
    BigSurFriendVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    This was a very friendly restaurant with wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian food. Have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Great Indian food. Have been eating here for several years - love the owners and the food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Was really surprised by the
    Hari
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Was really surprised by the food. Easily the best 'Appam' and Fish curry I have had in a long time. Not a flashy place, but the food is definitely worth it.
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  • Phenomenal Southern Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    The best Southern Indian we've encountered outside of India!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Parking lot is very small...waited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Parking lot is very small...waited 40 mins to park the car.
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  • If you want to enjoy good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/11/2012
    If you want to enjoy good South Indian food, especially Kerala preparations in LA, Mayura is the place to go.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • The food at Mayura is great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2012
    The food at Mayura is great. This is home-cooked indian food. The restaurant is not fancy, but not only is the food good but it is inexpensive. The local Indian community eats here - so you know it's good food. The owners are very pleasant and friendly and the service is excellent. We have eaten here often and having found this neighborhood gem want others who love Indian food to come and enjoy. Bring the family!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • We had been looking for a
    JJJJazzmanVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2012
    We had been looking for a decent Indian restaurant when a friend told us about Mayura. It immediately became one of our favorite restaurants - of any kind - in LA. It doesn't look like much from the outside, and there are always Bollywood dance numbers playing on a TV mounted on the wall, but don't let that distract you from the outstanding food here, and the warm welcome you will get from the Keralan family who own and run the restaurant. Everything we've eaten here is just right - not too fancy, not too spicy, but well prepared, delicious and satisfying. If you're a fan of dosas, this is the place to go - paper dosas and their special Kerala dosas are our favorites. Mayura is a hidden gem in the neighborhood
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    neighborhood gem
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  • West Jefferson is really bad.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/31/2012
    I would recommend Mayura at culver city, because of their food. But definitely never ever go to Mayura at West Jefferson.Although both mayura are operated by the same owners, they have a really bad service and they charge exorbitant prices than what is in the menu card
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  • Not too impressed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/29/2012
    Not too impressed with the food, especially the fish curry. Never saw salmon used in fish curry before and the dish was watery.
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  • really great place. best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/18/2011
    really great place. best dosa i ever had. highly recommended. i will be back for sure!!!
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  • we had some strict vegetarians
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    we had some strict vegetarians and some very carnivorous people in the group and Mayura was ideal for both. They respected those in the group who did not want spioy and the cost was reasonable at $15/person. Corkage was $5, which is great for West LA
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding Indian food from
    WendyRose
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    Outstanding Indian food from the state of Kerala. Mayura is a reasonably priced, casual restaurant with a daily luncheon buffet. The staff are very friendly and accommodating to everyone meaning if it's your first time eating Indian food, they are happy to help you through the menu. Downside: Finding parking can sometimes be a challenge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • If you are a Keralite, you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    If you are a Keralite, you will love the food. If not, you will have a great taste of south Indian cuisine.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • Our dinner was better here
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2011
    Our dinner was better here then lunch. Nice atmosphere.
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  • Our first time here and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2011
    Our first time here and we ended up on a day when they were celebrating the Indian New Year. We didn't really realize we'd be eating buffet style until we arrived, but we ended up enjoying it and had fun going back to the buffet a few times to try everything, including dessert. Various breads and dishes were tasty and the wait staff was very kind. Its nice to see the owners working and wearing beautiful Indian attire.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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