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About Badmaash

BADMAASH is an Indian gastropub in DTLA.

108 West 2nd Street #104
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian, Gastro Pub, Contemporary Indian

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Monday to Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

BRUNCH
Saturday to Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

DINNER
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

Cross Street:
2nd & Main Street in Downtown LA

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 221-7466

Website:
http://www.badmaashla.com/

Catering:
Please email your catering requests to: info@BadmaashLA.com

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
METRO:
Civic Center / Grand Park Station
(purple line, red line)

Pershing Square Station
(purple line, red line)

Executive Chef:
Chef Pawan Mahendro

Additional:
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
please email your catering requests to: info@BadmaashLA.com

Badmaash Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (39)
Creative Cuisine (35)
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Casual (32)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good Vegetarian Options (30)
Good for a Date (30)
Spicy (29)
Authentic (28)
Worth the Drive (24)
Hot Spot (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Cozy (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Local Ingredients (10)
Business Meals (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Vegan (8)
Bar Seating (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Badmaash never disappoints. Fresh ingredients but not overpowering spices. The poutine is the bomb. Gotta go here. Featured on PBS Migrant Kitchen Show.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Best Indian food - so tasty and well balanced, cooked to perfection.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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food5
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service4
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious. Service was great. It’s not a very big place which keeps it intimate. Can get very loud in there, so I def wouldn’t bring kids. You will leave smelling like the delicious spices and it’s so worth it. A must repeat.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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food5
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value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Saw the documentary about the film on Link TV on Immirant Cusine - was inspired.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Awesome service, great food.

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food5
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We loved the butter chicken and the mussels. Will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and lovely environment.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Saw this restaurant on Migrant Kitchen and it was all as delicious as it looked on the TV show!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Literally amazing meal. Get down there ASAP!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, great service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Have been wanting to try Badmaash. It did not disappoint! We will be back to try more things on the menu. Loved every dish

Tags: Late-night Find, Vegan, Fun, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We thought we would try out an Indian pub and overall thought the experience was decent. The service was great and despite there being a lack of veggie options, they were accommodating. We appreciated that.

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food3
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and a better experience !

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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was fantastic and the service on-point. The owners are warm and welcoming and I would return just to have a chance to talk to them(and of course have more food).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Delish!!! Worth the price and location. Enjoyed every bite.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Good food and excellent service, just wish they upgraded the ambience a little.

Tags: Spicy
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

It was ok, but too loud. The food and taste were medium, not high class. For the price, it was overrated.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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food3
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was really good and the service was awesome! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Spicy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Always great to walk around the corner and smell curry. Great food, nice staff and great food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Badmassh is good...just go and have some fun. You ain't buying a house, you're eating a meal! I'm sure the next morning, everything will be great!

Tags: Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Consistently delicious food, an amiable staff, and a fun ambiance make dining here a pleasure.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Super Delicious.
Super Cool.
Going back tomorrow.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is the second time we've eaten at Badmaash and we will be back! The food is over-the-top delicious and they have a good microbrew selection.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've lived in DTLA for five years and my partner and I love this place. It's a favorite for casual dates and special occasions. The food is wonderful and the staff are knowledgable. I highly recommend for anyone who likes food as well as fun.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent servers. Amazing food. A little cramped, space-wise but well worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food tastes fantastic.....its a must go place if you've never been. Date or casual... Nice ambience....

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Spicy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I loved the Indian food with the American fusion! The samosas were great!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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