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About Electric Karma

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.

8222 1/2 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Sweetzer ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 653-2121

Website:
http://www.electrickarma.com/

Entertainment:
Romantic Bollywood movies are projected on a big screen in the main dining room.

Catering:
We offer specialized catering for any event for 20-1000 people.

Parking Details:
Our valet is located to right of our front door.

Executive Chef:
paramjit khinda

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Electric Karma Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

63% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
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Romantic (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice place with a good ambiance

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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 10, 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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·Dined on August 20, 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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food, staff are accommodating and great value

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food4
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value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Fun atmosphere

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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Salt Lake City)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great spot

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Spicy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Great Indian food, great service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Best Indian food ever! So affordable and yummy!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Great food, delicious! Nice atmosphere, good service. I recommend this restaurant!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Worst service ever. Nobody ever came back to our table once our food arrived. We had to waive down the waiters for 10 minutes for items that never came. No drink or water refills. We wound up going up to the bar ourselves just to refill our water glasses. We used to love this place, don't think we will ever go back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2016

We were the only people there and apparently missed the lunch so early afternoon were being forced into the dinner menu. It was going to be an expensive "lunch" and plus the waiter was practicing not smiling.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Attentive staff and decent Indian food at a reasonable price

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 23, 2016

The staff there were wonderful and the food was good. We all left happy and full.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Electric Karma was pretty good. Nothing fancy, but as a Brit in town I am on the lookout for a good solid curry house. This had the feel of a 'British' curry house, although the menu differed slightly from Indian food in the UK. It was good, but not exceptional. The service for excellent though and very friendly, although the restaurant was pretty quiet. I will try other Indian restaurants before deciding whether this is my go to place.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Yummy deliciousness!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2016

The best Indian food ever!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 29, 2016

Overall very happy with the food. We had the lamb tikka and the chicken coconut, very good. Ambience was authentic and quite. The food came fast and the service was excellent.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2016

The food was very delicious, service was a little slow. Our server was very polite and personable. The back "patio" is interesting. The seating is on the floor so be forewarned. You must sit in lotus position so that your legs do not hit the table. Personal I found it very uncomfortable. The indoor ambiance is very plain. I would probably order takeout, as the food is very good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Though there were new and different dishes that deviated from traditional Indian dishes, I did not try them . . . yet. When I try a restaurant for the first time, I tend to order what I know so that I can meaningfully compare it to what I have had in the past. Here, the dishes excelled. Not bathed in oil, which is important to me. Naan had a great texture. My only issue was that the wine pours were a bit small for the price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2015

I've been to EK quite a few times, and this one was an "it's cold and I'm hungry and want comfort food" situation, for which EK is perfect. It was delicious as usual, and I over-ordered, as I always do. Order to share if you have similar tastes in our group, and plan on having leftovers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 4, 2015

The young man who seated me seemed reluctant to seat me in the outdoor dining area, even though I had specifically requested same in my reservation and there was no one else sitting there. He tried to seat me indoors across from a large group - why? When I politely persisted, he agreed to let me sit outdoors, then left me there for a long time before coming back. I thought it was odd that I received my appetizers before the glass of wine I'd asked for. Never got a refill on my water until I was ready to leave. I finally went in to get my check since he was taking so long and the other man offered to reduce my bill after I told him about the service but I didn't want to wait so I paid full price and left. Frankly the food was good but not as good as many other Indian restaurants and it certainly didn't make up for the lack of good service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 3, 2015

This restaurant is everything you would want in a restaurant. The food is EXTREMELY good ... no matter what you order. I have sampled a variety from the menu and never had anything that wasn't THE BEST! The service is everything you would want -- attentive, professional, courteous, friendly. The décor is beautiful, romantic, charming, inviting. If you haven't checked this place out, you are missing out on the BEST INDIAN venue in town ... bar none.... We have eaten in the restaurant a handful of times; we have ordered online for delivery a handful of times. We have never been disappointed... in fact, we have never been anything less than impressed and well fed!!! Nirvana chicken will enlighten you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2015

This is one of the best Indian restaurants I have been to. The food is wonderful and the ambience is fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2015

The food is okay. The samosas were pretty good. The service was below average and the restaurant could be cleaner. I do, however, like the ambiance in the open air courtyard in the center of the restaurant.

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