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Permanently Closed - Flavor of India - West Hollywood

4.1
143 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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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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Cuisines
Indian
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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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Catering
We provide a full service catering for 15 people or more with full staff, chef, waiters, and more.
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Neighborhood
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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
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on December 2, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Food is always great! Love their samosas.

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2016

Best Indian food in West Hollywood. Lovw this place

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2016

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2016

Good food, good location, good neiberhood, nice guests

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2016

Great selection of dishes

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2015

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

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3.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2015

My girlfriend and I are regulars there. We go 2-3 times a month and we both love the shrimp tikka masala. The garlic naan is magnificent and the parking is very convenient. Usually Naveed or Vincent waits on us and they are always happy to see us. We are both picky eaters and not foodies, but rather we have specific tastes and the food is consistently good every time. They have low turnover of the staff and everyone seems to enjoy working there. Strongly recommended!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2015

An impressive range of choices - including a lot of South Indian menu items that are not available at typical Indian restaurants. Easy on-site valet parking.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2015

MSG - beware. Woke up with the worse headache and super dehydrated (didn't have any alcohol). Chicken is bad quality, dry and hard, not tender. Breads are basically gross - hard and dry also. Service is weird, they'd rather bus tables near you (waiter) and keep you waiting for 30 mins before checking in on you again. They consolidate your leftovers in one container (even different types of curries), throw away your leftovers (even though you specifically asked them to package) because there's only 2-3 pieces left of chicken, and then criticize you for wanting to keep the small leftover portion. I'll never go back.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2015

We dined on a Thursday night and the restaurant was very quiet so not much atmosphere but was fine and staff were helpful. The food was very good - we shared the chicken chat to start which was really tasty - very fresh flavours with a good amount of spice. I had butter chicken for the main which was very good and my husband had chicken vindaloo. He was warned it was very hot - and it was! But he enjoyed it. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2014

A friend wanted to get a small group together to celebrate his birthday & one couple is vegan, so he chose Flavor of India in order to satisfy both the vegans and non-vegans. We had a great time there. The food came up quickly and was delicious; the service, attentive. Overall, we were very pleased with the selection.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2014

Our friends from Ukraine loved Flavor of India! It was their first time although we've been there many times. It's a true India restaurant with delicious food and lovely decor.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2014

The owner is wonderful. Good food. Romantic ambience.

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3.0Dined on November 16, 2014

Great food but definitely needs to be spruced up.

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3.0Dined on October 26, 2014

The service wasn't attentive and seemed overly frustrated by my guests who didn't know anything about Indian food. We often just sat wanting something hoping someone would notice. The chai tea is really below standard for most places in this city. A couple of us had digestion issues all night, to put it nicely. Overall, it was okay, but nothing to go out of your way for.

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3.0Dined on October 17, 2014

I have eaten in this restaurant for over 20 years and it is one of my favorites in LA. For some reason, this time the food just wasn't up to their usual suburb standard. It was, for an Indian restaurant, very average. While average is not bad, I expect so much more from them. I hope next visit they have recovered their old sparkle!

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3.0Dined on September 21, 2014

Had a very nice meal with friends at Flavor of India. Only complaint was that the service was intermittent at best. Lots of servers standing around, but not at all attentive to us or our needs.

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2014

Best indian i've come across so far in LA. Always my first choice!

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2014

I wish I would have tried Flavor of India before as I've walked by it 1,000x and always said I should eat there. All dishes were execellent. I'm excited to add it into the local rotation.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2014

My husband is Indian so we have eaten in many Indian restaurants throughout California and in San Francisco where we live, but Flavor of India in West Hollywood is our favorite. Delicious food. Cozy atmosphere. Friendly staff. When we are in L.A. we always go to Flavor of India.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2014

This place has been there forever and I've driven by a million times. Our service was professional and pleasant and the food was fresh, well-prepared and tasty. It was kind of quiet when we were there for dinner, but everything came out quickly, was relish and authentic. I would definitely recommend it! A rarity in West Hollywood!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2014

It was a great experience. Awesome food and great people.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2014

Loved the Saag Paneer, loved the Tanfori chicken, the best naan I have had. Ever. The Tikka Masala had a bit more of a tomato flavor than I am used to but it was good. Mostly, I loved the staff. Friendly, accommodating, great energy from every one of them.

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2014

Found the food to be rather uninteresting, and not well presented (at least make it look better) - I won't go back. We made reservations on a very busy event night in West Hollywood thinking we would never find a place to eat. Every other restaurant down Santa Monica had lines outside, not this place.. now I know why. Very few people in the place and the food was unremarkable.. and a bit pricey for what we got.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2014

one of the best Indian restaurants I've been to. The ambiance is terrific, service great, and food outstanding...

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2014

My wife and I have been eating here for for over 12 years. We have never had anything but a superb dining experience.

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