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In a city without much in the way of unique Indian food, Badmaash is breaking the mold.

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (37)
Creative Cuisine (36)
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Fun (30)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Authentic (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Spicy (24)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Worth the Drive (21)
Cozy (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Business Meals (10)
Great Beer (8)
Healthy (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Romantic (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tapas (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

First time here and won't be the last. Enjoy the pickled vegetables, yogurt puffs, grilled, a spicy grilled cheese sandwich and cauliflower. We thought the cauliflower could have been a little spicier but all the other items had the right amount of spice to them.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had the Fried Chicken, Lentils, Samosas and Chili Cheese Nann. Everything tasted great looking forward to trying other menu items next time.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious, creative food in a funky environment. Very accommodating and efficient service Limited wine list but otherwise a great evening.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was very good but nothing spectacular. Place is small and loud, and old horror movies were projected onto the wall, which is absolutely DISGUSTING when you’re trying to eat a meal. Portions were small, so felt overpriced. Service was fabulous and staff was great.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Badmaash has excellent food, great service, and a fun atmosphere! I came here with my family, and we all loved the food! Our server was knowledgable, funny, and paid great attention to our table. The Butter Chicken and Chickpea appetizer are must haves! I cannot wait to come back and to try more dishes here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

All though the ambience was great as was the service, the food did not compare.

For the price it was not worth it!! Bummed that it didn't live up to my expectation.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

As usual, food was outstanding. I also appreciate the quick service during lunch time. I was on a business lunch and appreciated being seated in a private space.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent food. Creative menu. My new favorite place for Indian food. 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Spicy, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Disgusting restaurant, to start with arrogant host followed by the manager who has no respect for customer, "Zero customer service". Talking about food, I have never in my 45 years of life had such a trashy Indian food, these people need to understand, Indian food is full of aroma, different spices and flavorful, i was not able to swallow the food, completely bland and tasteless, i had to give 1 star cause there was no choice, never would recommend this restaurant to anyone, please STAY AWAY.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

First time in Badmaash in about 4 years, so I was happy to see it was as good as it was then. Ordered their off-menu Butter Chicken Fried Chicken sandwich and it was brilliant. Food came out pretty quickly as well, and the service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Now established, no longer an experiment, Badmaash has proven itself. Fun, delicious, a great place to eat when going to the music center or Disney Hall. The real deal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Didn’t have high hopes considering how good indian food is in the UK but this surpassed my expectations and more! Definitely get the Butter Chicken!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I made reservations at this place, so when we walked in I was checking in to let the hostess know we were here. The hostess that was at the front was very rude and giving not only me attitude, pretty much everyone that she interacted with. Once we were seated our waitress was nice and accommodating. The food was great and the decor and atmosphere was awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun, Spicy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

This place is absolutely amazing. I'm still dreaming about the food I had.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great apps!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Good food, nothing spectacular if you are an Indian food fan. Kudos to the waiters that really enhance the experience.

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