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BADMAASH is an Indian gastropub in DTLA.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Indian, Gastro Pub, Contemporary Indian
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday to Sunday: 11:00am - 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 - 10:00pm
2nd & Main Street in Downtown LA
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Please email your catering requests to: info@BadmaashLA.com
Joe's Parking Lots:
215 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
220 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Street parking is available in Downtown LA, and is to be used at your own discretion.
Civic Center / Grand Park Station
(purple line, red line)
Pershing Square Station
(purple line, red line)
Chef Pawan Mahendro
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
please email your catering requests to: info@BadmaashLA.com
Badmaash Ratings and Reviews
Fun & flavorful. Good vibe. Met up with some friends, one needed gluten-free and she was very happy with the choices. Good food, good brew choices, good value. Service was prompt & friendly. A little on the noisy side but not bad. Public parking lot next door. A solid choice. In the Higgins building. Another reviewer talked about horror movies...they were showing Bollywood when we were there.
Bagmaash is a small restaurant with limited seating...having a reservation might be a good idea. The server was friendly, helpful and efficient. For lunch, we ordered both the Potato and Butter Chicken Samosas and they were delicious. The Chana Masala and Chicken Tikka Marsala were very flavorful and would we definitely order them again. For dessert we had the Parle-G biscuits ice cream sandwich. Parle-G biscuits are the World #1 selling biscuit. Parking was a challenge and we paid a flat rate of $11 ...no validation provided.
The food at Badmaash is incredible but the service was absolutely next level. I’ve dined a lot across LA and rarely have been as impressed with the staff, from the hostess to our waiter even to the staff I encountered waiting for the bathroom. I have recommended Badmaash to my friends so many times already and am looking forward to coming back soon.
It was nice to be able to enjoy delicious, tasty foods. It was the best sauces we ever head. I just watched the film on pbs about the migrant foods and I made the reservation the next day. It was nice to see the family working that day. Chicken and Lamb were delicious, also the French fries and grilled cheese sandwich. Beautiful meals. Thank you.
This was our first visit to Badmaash. We thought the food was fantastic. Our only complaint would be that the food comes to the table hotter. We felt like we had to eat quickly before the entrees got cold. Even saying that we would definitely eat there again.
This is such a great find! Excellent, creative delicious dishes, friendly and attentive service and kid friendly! Owner is hands on and makes round to customers. Be sure to make a reservation - it fills up all times of the day! The chicken tikka masala poutine and mango lasse is a must!
It was pretty quiet when we went, but they had just opened. It can get pretty loud when the restaurant is full and the music is going. I thought the waitstaff tonight was on point so much that I learned the previous waitstaff wasn't. Apparently the fries have gluten. I've asked each time because they are so good that this time I didn't ask and the girl told me they were. Ordered the fish fry instead and it was yummy. The short rib was tender, the paneer was flavorful and the basmati rice was perfect. I look forward to coming back soon.
My family and I visited for my birthday and it was a great experience.
Our server, I’ll call her N for her privacy, was so attentive and accommodating, and her advice on side dishes really helped us make the most of our dining experience. She was even happy to help us take a few photos to commemorate the occasion. I’m not big on getting sung to at restaurants, but when N overheard us talking about my birthday, she brought over a dessert with a candle. It was just the right amount of fuss for us and deeply appreciated. A+ service.
The food did not disappoint either. We had a range of palates at our table, but everyone came away happy. The Chickpea and Chips were a surprise hit (I thought I didn’t like chickpeas – I like them at Badmaash) that set the tone for the night. My mother the spice-lover was satisfied with the heat level of the Ghost Chili Lamb. The butter chicken was a great choice for my father, who can’t handle heat at all. My sister raved about her spiced lamb burger, and the chicken tikka poutine was just as amazing as everyone told me it would be. The portion sizes were large enough for some leftovers, and we ended up ordering extra naan and pilaf to go with.
Great food, great service, and a warm, casual ambiance that encourages you to talk and gives you something to talk about. We had nothing but smiles and good things to say by the time we left. I rarely leave reviews, but this place deserves the praise. Visit Badmaash. You’ll be glad you did.
Interesting and ambitious Indian-fusion menu, but poor execution.
Butter chicken samosas are good, but tiny and $4 a pop.
Mains (including traditional indian dishes) are all bland and aren't unique- waiter said they can't adjust the spice level. What? Skip the Broccoli Tandoor and the Saag Paneer. Naans are decent.
Wouldn't go back, especially for the price.
Great food ! Outstanding concept . we couldn't get in the first time,since we didn't reserve in advance. And we didn't wanna wait. But it was worth going back. Maybe a little more light in the dining area would be good. Seating area is pretty compact. Service was okay . I'll definitely recommend people to try it.
We all thought the food was very good. Authentic. The butter chicken was great. We had 5 dishes we all shared. I was very disappointed the naan wasn’t delivered until we were nearly done so we didn’t have “dipping bread”. Make sure you get the naan delivered first!
The gender neutral restroom NEEDS updating desperately.
The food was great and the restaurant itself is really cool and hip (Instagram-worthy), but it is a pricey and some portions are small considering the price. I had the chicken & fries poutini for $15 and it was a filling bowl that was delicious but still a steep price. I also had a somosa for $4 for one, which was average. Not worth the price in my opinion, I live in Koreatown near the Desi restaurants and I myself am Desi. I've tried better somosas for cheaper around there. My friend got fried chicken which was $15 as well, but it was quite small compared to my fries. Only 3-5 pieces that looked a bit like larger than normal chicken strips. I don't know how they tasted though, but even if they were superb I don't think the price is worth.
I'd recommend coming here for special occasions during the day time, because there is nice art to take pictures in front of and it has a nice vibe overall. Definitely check out yelp to see what's recommended and for pictures of the portion sizes!
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