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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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Hot Spot (24)
Spicy (24)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Cozy (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Business Meals (9)
Great Beer (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Healthy (6)
Romantic (6)
Tapas (5)
Vegan (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

Anniversary

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Absolutely loved this place. The food was delicious and the service was great. Our server Nicolle made us feel welcome and described everything on the menu so well that it made it difficult to choose! Will definitely come back to try other things on the menu. Masala fries are bomb! Highly recommended.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful food we had. Our waiter was familiar with the menu and was able to answer our questions since it was our first time at the restaurant. We are already planning another visit this time with our friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

good vibes. we just got back from india so while the food was good it was tough to compare. great service! great value!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 13, 2017

One word....Amazeballs! We loved everything we ordered. Our waitress, Noel, was great as well.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I forgot the male servers name but I sat upstairs in the far corner at 830. Super nice guy and took care of us very well. I come from a hospitality background and he ruled.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Authentic, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Loved Badmaash. Great vibe, lovely space, knowledgeable servers and fantastic food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Double birthday celebration brunch and our first visit. Service was very good and the attentive service was nice And not overpowering. Food was great..we ordered the butter chicken samosas..light,tasty and plenty of filling.The Punjabi fish fry was again fresh,hot and full over flavor and fish was fresh.We also ordered the sheesh kebab which was accompanied with a yellow curry sauce..kebabs were juicy and full of Indian spices with a side of masala fries which were awesome. This was all washed down with a mango mimosas and a thumbs up come from India. Only reason why the food is 4 out 5..the portions are too small for the prices you pay..especially the fish and kebab dishes we ordered. Otherwise an excellent brunch and would be back to try other dishes.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service is average and the food is ok.
We made a reservation At 10 for three people, last minute changes we had to move it forward and i explained the front desk lady but she was unhelpful. Also last min change included an additional person and she said our appointment needs to be pushed to 10:15 as she has to find a bigger.
the food can be more flavorful, i actually found it be quiet bland and i could feel any spices

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food is awesome, the butter chicken is like crack it’s so good and we loved the ghost pepper lamb (spicy!). Great place to get together with friends. Service was very attentive and made solid recommendations. Will definitely be back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A-MAZING! GO!!! NOW!!!! Make a reservation and eat everything! It's flavorful and delicious!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always a great experience. Great food, knowledgeable and friendly servers, fun atmosphere. Without a doubt the best Indian food in So. California

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Phenomenal! From the service to the food, Badmaash is exceptional.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This place has been on our radar for ages, and we finally visited after a trip to the nearby Broad.

IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Everything is just so...real, fresh and delicious. The chicken tikka poutine was on my must try list, and I’ll admit I️ worried it would sound better on paper than it actually was. Nope. Perfectly executed. I️ wish all poutines started with fries as wonderful as these.

If you’re in the area, stop here for some seriously awesome hipster Indian.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

the food is fantastic! great service. cute presentation.
spicy lamb burger is amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

First time there - food was great! Wish they had valet parking and sparkling water (Pellegrino or Perrier) - they only had club soda. Perfect place for before the Ahmanson. Will be back next time we have Ahmanson tickets!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was my first time and I must say this is what I was looking for. After very long time, I had crispy Chicken. SOOOO Amazing...!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

For an Indian fusion concept, the flavors were quite authentic. The "elevated" versions of familiar classics was well-executed. There were "twists" on the classics without bastardizing the flavors. Very cool decor, very hip -- so there is the expectedly higher prices, but well worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love this place, my favorite Indian restaurant in LA (being Indian myself, I'm pretty picky about the food!) Was just a little disappointed because I specified our recent dinner there was a birthday dinner and asked if there could be some kind of acknowledgement - it must have been completely overlooked :( Chicken tikka masala is my favorite, love the lamb vindaloo but just super super spicy. The beef short rib was AMAZING. Lamb burger which I've had before is amazing too. Another unfortunate thing - rice pudding was out that night and that was the bday boy's favorite dessert. Anyway, this experience wouldn't deter me from going to the restaurant again but maybe whoever looks at the reservation could take a closer look next time!!

Tags: Vegan, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Hot Spot, Fun, Spicy, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

So we are super picky with our Indian food, and this is our new favorite place (too bad it's so far away from us). The food is delicious.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Loved this place! The food was amazing. The service was really outstanding. Very accommodating & attentive without being intrusive. Great beer. Good location. Just wish I lived closer. The only negatives were that the seats weren’t super comfortable & they do not serve hard alcohol. Otherwise, fantastic.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great came here for a birthday and was exactly want we wanted!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

food was bland, lacking spice & heat, yet overly salty & the chicken was dry. the seating was very uncomfortable. the high top tables should be more spread out to allow people sat in the center to access the restroom. overall, i was pretty disappointed with my experience & i, unfortunately, would not recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had an overall beautiful experience! The food was phenomenal, and the atmosphere/wait staff were incredible, truly one of the best dine out experiences I have had

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Bruh. If you get down with Indian or even if you don't come here cause there's not much else like this

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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