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Electric Karma

4.7
215 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 215 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Been here a bunch of times and I keep coming back! Great atmosphere and love the music! Friends are always pleased when I bring them here

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I took someone there for a birthday dinner. We arrived a few minutes early, but it was empty. They were very kind and accommodating. They did sort of rush us out so they could close though. The food was alright. I also specifically requested a birthday dessert and they brought the dessert without acknowledging the birthday, which was a bit disappointing.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice place with a good ambiance

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food, staff are accommodating and great value

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Fun atmosphere

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Great spot

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 28, 2016

Great Indian food, great service

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2016

Best Indian food ever! So affordable and yummy!

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on November 4, 2016

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

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2.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on August 26, 2016

Attentive staff and decent Indian food at a reasonable price

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2016

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2016

Yummy deliciousness!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2016

The best Indian food ever!!!!

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