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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
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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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