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Electric Karma

4.5
213 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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In the heart of West Hollywood, California, upscale Indian restaurant Electric Karma is popular with both celebrities and neighborhood locals, who praise the authentic Punjabi cuisine prepared with unconventional flair by owner and chef Paramjit Singh. The management and staff are on a first-name basis with regular customers, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere to match the backdrop of Electric Karma’s romantic, open-air courtyard and candle-lit dining room. At night, films of Indian beauty Ashwariya Rai and other Bollywood stars are projected silently above the main dining room to the ambient sounds of world or house music, giving the restaurant a Hollywood hipster air. Electric Karma’s heated courtyard is ideal year-round for both intimate, private gatherings and special business occasions. Appetizers include traditional vegetarian samosas seasoned with tamarind and sweet tomato chutney, pakoras fritters, sambar soup and cheese naan with mango chutney.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(323) 653-2121
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
paramjit khinda
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Catering
We offer specialized catering for any event for 20-1000 people.
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Cross street
Sweetzer ave.
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Parking details
Our valet is located to right of our front door.
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Entertainment
Romantic Bollywood movies are projected on a big screen in the main dining room.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 213 People Are Saying
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

The food wasn’t that great, the service was poor, the ambiance n theme were okay, soon as we sat down in a prime area of Beverly Grove area to see Like 20 yrs old 99 cent Only plates with chips broken off made the whole experience sour didn’t recover from that point.

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Yesi23 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

This place was very good! Luckily I had a friend who is very familiar to this cuisine and I was able to order a delicious plate.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service even better food. My partner was pleased. They told me they never had Indian food before and were surprisingly pleased.

We’ll try to come back

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Love this place, I take everyone who visits here! Food is always so good, warm and comforting, service is fast and the ambience and Indian music/movie playing adds a little something

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Terrible - food wasn’t fresh and service terrible. We won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Some of the best Indian food in Los Angeles! Wonderful menu with options for everyone. Very friendly service. Simply delicious. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice place with a good ambiance

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Love this place! The food is great, the ambiance is very inviting and comfortable, and the staff really look after you. Took my girlfriend for her bday and they really treated her right! It's my new go-to Indian place!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

This place had the best service and the most authentic food. Loved it! Get the malai kofta!

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vipterilynn (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Food is good and ambiance is fun and authentic ! Really like this place!

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vipLaBocaHappyHour (New Mexico)
1.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

My husband enjoyed his dish, but my tandoori platter was awful. The waiter dropped several dishes when clearing our table and my husband had food all over a new pair of pants when we got home. Fortunately the owner did not charge us for my meal, which was inedible. Not a pleasant experience.

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DiamondG (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Very friendly staff but they were disorganized. Votive candles were all on our table vs placed on each individual table. Food did not come out in a smooth transition. They didn't check on us to refill beverages. From what I observed, tthers seated around us had the same experience. Having poor service didn't make any sense as they had plenty of staff walking around. I suggest they get a strong manager to run the place - perhaps a woman. Not a female staff in the place.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food! Abrasive and non-accommodating service. Kept pressuring us to order when we were ready. Would not allow any modifications to orders without explanation just a "no".

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Lily (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food and ambience. Many vegan options. Loved the "outdoor" dining area. Reasonably priced.

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vipGoog (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 28, 2017

Excellent, fresh, delicious Indian food. if you can get used to the big screen playing Bollywood videos - it is otherwise very quiet and comfortable. Good service. Reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food, staff are accommodating and great value

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Almost (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Fun atmosphere

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SaGr (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Electric Karma is great. The food is authentic and reliable. If you plan to go for dinner, ask for the back area seating. You are able to sit on the floor cushions and enjoy a great covered patio area. A family fave.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

I found most of the food bland for an Indian restaurant. We had the vegetarian combo for 2 which was a good value. The chutney and raita were very good. The aloo gobi (potato and cauliflower) was good too, but everything else was bland and disappointing. The bhindi (okra) was tough.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
2.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

For my taste, food was good but not great (tandoor mixed grill was dry and lack of flavor. No overnight marinated préparation I would have expected ?)
Service was good and people really nice.
Place is nice as well (especially outside. I loved it !) but the music was really horrible. Instead of Indian / lounge / sitar / relaxing music, we got a kind of ugly Indian disco club. So strange for a restaurant...
Honestly I was disappointed despite the place and the people are nice.
Thanks !

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JamesMc (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

Came here for my sister's birthday. The staff was friendly and attentive, the ambience was lovely, and the food exceptionally good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Great spot

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vipToblerone (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

Delicious Indian food and they play Bollywood musicals on a giant screen which makes dining much more fun. The sauces are very good. Great service.

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Eric (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

We live in the area and have been coming here for years. It's a great place with reasonable prices.

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viptamara (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2017

this is my go to for indian food. always delicious. you can sit in the back on pillows w/ low tables and great art on the walls or in the front w/ bollywood movies on the tv.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2017

Love the food and the service. So authentic and friendly. The owner is so kind and helpful!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Great Indian food, great service

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DroR (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2016

Best Indian food ever! So affordable and yummy!

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vipTravisW (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2016

Excellent Indian cuisine and service. Love how each dish and side are compartmentalized in little silver bowls. Enjoyed the calm ambiance, including the decor and soft Indian music. Great lunch specials and value. Will return.

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vipJilly (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

We used to love, and frequent, this neighborhood gem, but were very disappointed in our last meal there. We thought maybe the ownership had changed, and the food was prepared very differently, so I'll assume a new chef too. The waiter was nowhere to be found. Perhaps they were understaffed. When our order finally arrived, they delivered my entree well before any starters. Very odd. The food just wasn't as good as it used to be, I'm sorry to say.

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