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Permanently Closed - Flavor of India - West Hollywood

143 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Flavor of India is now in 2 locations. Second locations now open in Burbank Downtown. Flavor of India serves a variety of savory recipes from India's rich tapestry of culture and culinary traditions. Every dish is meticulously prepared in authentic Indian home-style, using only natural spices and ingredients. We never add preservatives or artificial colorings. As a result Flavor of India's many delectable dishes are lean, low in fat and healthy. Flavor of India's is delighted to offer you daily specials which include a chicken curry of the day, a vegetable special. Lentil of the day, and rice of the day... "Flavor of India in West Hollywood goes beyond basic, adding fusion dishes and light snacks. The dining atmosphere is al fresco in the landscaped garden patio." L.A Times
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30 - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday-Saturday -: 5:00pm - 2:00am Sunday 5:00pm - 12:00am Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 274-1715
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Darshan Singh (owner chef)
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Private party contact
Tarsem: (310) 274-1715
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We provide a full service catering for 15 people or more with full staff, chef, waiters, and more.
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Cross street
one block east of Doheny Drive
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Parking details
We have our own lot for lunch hour from 11:30pm -3:00pm. In addition, there is also reasonably priced valet parking
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSachaR (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2016

My favorite Indian restaurant in Los Angeles. Butter chicken is to die for! Hands down the best around.

vipLoLo (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

Food is always great! Love their samosas.

vipMichael (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2016

Best Indian food in West Hollywood. Lovw this place

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

Delicious as always! A favorite among Indian restaurants, and restaurants in general. Such a beautiful setting and wonderful food. Yum!

BradL (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

One of our favorite go-to spots in West Hollywood. Flavor of India has a lovely ambiance, and we especially enjoy the bench seats near the kitchen with the low tables and cushions. The covered patio is also nice for a romantic dinner or evening with friends. The staff is great, and very helpful with menu suggestions. I have dined here with Indian friends, one who once suggested the food wasn't "Indian" enough - meaning it was spiced more for Western tastes. They were more than happy to season the meal to his tastes, so everyone was happy with what they had. I've dined in India and plenty of Indian restaurants here in the USA, and have always found the meals at Flavor of India to be among the best. Do try the Baingan Bharta! If you love Aubergine, you will enjoy this dish! My only wish would be to have Dal Makhani on the menu all the time.

vipLauraF (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Food was very good and the vegetarian dinner for two very convenient.

vipSkylarLucia (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

The place is quaint. The service was good. The food was just OK. We had four people in our party. I didn't enjoy my meal (I probably ate a spoon full of each dish) and another person dining with us didn't enjoy his food either. Only one of the people enjoyed their food. I had lots of leftovers and ended up throwing them out.

Hkdus (London)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2016

Good food, good location, good neiberhood, nice guests

vipMichael (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 24, 2016

We live right around the corner and LOVE this place. We are vegitarians and the menu is filled with items we can eaa

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on March 11, 2016

Great selection of dishes

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2016

My friend had never had Indian food before and wanted to give it a try. I told the waiter that she was in Indian food virgin and they were very helpful. We had a combination lunch that included salad, rice, naan and a choice of one vegetarian and one meat entrée. Our food was delicious. We had chicken tiki masala and garbanzo beans. The owner came over to our table and spoke with us and he couldn't have been more gracious or welcoming. We had a one and would definitely come back again. The only issue I had was that it was a hot day and the restaurant is kind of open air so there was no air-conditioning. I probably would not come back in the summer.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2016

Always a great meal and polite, attentive service. The ambiance is charming, authentic and warm.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

As I have been lucky to travel often even to India I am a lover of good Indian food. Flavor of India has some of the best Indian food I've tried in LA with nice quiet friendly service.

vipSoutherndiner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

This is a heavily based chicken menu, with very few options other than chicken. Not necessarily a bad thing, but if you want variety, not really going to find it here. Also, we noticed that they were very heavy-handed with a spice, maybe cardamom, that gave every dish an overpowering floral/perfume taste that was off-putting.

Secondly, our waiter had communication issues. We asked about sharing a couple of dishes, but he didn't understand what we were asking. He kept thinking we wanted to share one dish and was asking which one was bigger. He also tried to get us to order two sides of rice, where one side would easily feed 3 or 4 people.

vipRobinhood (Austin)
4.0  Dined on August 21, 2015

We've been going to Flavor of India for years and it's one of our neighborhood favorites!

Bazzacab (London)
3.0  Dined on August 2, 2015

I realize that the Indian food in the U.S. will differ from the U.K. but I have had several Indian meals in the U.S. and this was very average The waiter knew about the menu but any other questions on 'his' country's food he was clueless.
The dishes were fairly bland or full of garlic.
Please tell the waiter that there is a difference between Tandoori chicken 'off the bone' and Chicken Tikka

vipPickyeater (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2015

We have been coming here for over 15 years. We have lived all over the US and whenever we try a new Indian place in other cities or in LA we compare it to this restaurant and always come back. We like very mild spice and this place always gets it just right. Our friends who like hot and spicy that we bring here are always satisfied, too. Service is always friendly and relaxed. Our favorite spot for Indian.

Timfromcanada (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2015

Flavor of India is always reliable; they have a number of South Indian appetizers as well as thalis in addition to standard North Indian dishes that people expect.

vipAlicia (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2015

We are big fans of Flavor of India. Time and again, we are asked to try other Indian restaurants in the area and we consistently return to the utter joy and inspiration that our experience brings with Flavor of India. Owner Darshan welcomes his guests with such a huge and happy smile, that in itself is the start of a wonderful night. We consistently order takaway and delivery as well and have been doing it for over 10 years. We've even gathered a group of friends and had a wonderful cooking class on a Sunday afternoon, sharing in the large meal directly after. A good time is always had by all. Simply love it!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 6, 2015

The people who worked there were very friendly and professional. It has a great relaxed but cute atmosphere and it's spacious. I liked the wine list, some nice things on there at reasonable prices. I just didn't think the food was all that good, unfortunately. Perhaps we ordered the wrong things.