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Mayura Restaurant

Mayura Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mayura-indian-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (310) 559-9644
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • " pleasantly surprised. food was yummy. samosas, vindaloo, veggie korma. go for the food, value, and authenticity. nice family feel. great service. friendly."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Staff was very attentive and helpful in selecting dishes."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "An amazing array of tastes and culinary variety at a very fair price. If you like Indian food this is a great spot,"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "A wonderful find, with a dozen dosas on the menu. I will be back."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Very delicious, well prepared South Indian food. Watch out! Their version of "hot" May be different than yours. Large variety of dishes."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Very nice service, good food with items you don't find in every other restaurants. Will certainly go back."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Nice to find goat curry. Mixed Appetizer plate is enormous and delicious."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Excellent southern Indian food - no frills, just delicious. Terrific buffet, where everything was FRESH!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "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.."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "The sauce was rich and a little smokey - best I've ever had."
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/2/2013
  • "This was a very friendly restaurant with wonderful service."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "Great Indian food. Have been eating here for several years - love the owners and the food."
    Dined on 4/17/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/22/2012
  • "The best Southern Indian we've encountered outside of India!"
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "Parking lot is very small...waited 40 mins to park the car."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "If you want to enjoy good South Indian food, especially Kerala preparations in LA, Mayura is the place to go."
    Dined on 4/11/2012
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/25/2012
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/7/2012
  • "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"
    Dined on 1/31/2012
  • "Not too impressed with the food, especially the fish curry. Never saw salmon used in fish curry before and the dish was watery."
    Dined on 1/29/2012
  • "really great place. best dosa i ever had. highly recommended. i will be back for sure!!!"
    Dined on 12/18/2011
  • "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"
    Dined on 11/5/2011
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/1/2011
  • "If you are a Keralite, you will love the food. If not, you will have a great taste of south Indian cuisine."
    Dined on 9/16/2011
  • "Our dinner was better here then lunch. Nice atmosphere."
    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."
    Dined on 9/11/2011
  • "Our dinner here was much better then lunch. Would recommend folks to go at night. The lunch buffet was extensive."
    Dined on 9/11/2011
  • "Greeted warmly, sat quickly. Brought our drinks and first 2 items rather quickly, even though we were informed it may take extra time to cook. After that, we sat for an hour, watched others sit, order, receive their food and leave. In all that time, no one followed up with us to find out that we were still waiting on 2 items. We ended up asking for the items to go and out of frustration, paid the bill and left. Afterward, we realized we had ordered rice and an extra order of naan-they shorted us the rice and still charged us for the naan. So, not only did they give us horrible service, they overcharged us for the amount of food they provided...and it wasn't even the full order! Sadly, I must say I will go to this establishment again."
    Dined on 8/10/2011
  • "The food is very good and the owners are hands on, working in the dining room. Service was attentive."
    Dined on 7/23/2011