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About Gangadin

Since 1984, Gangadin is a restaurant considered by many to be the best Indian Restaurant in Los Angeles. They have been serving excellent and healthy Indian food for over 26 years in the same location. When you enter Gangadin you are in a place where spice, flavor and ambience takes over and delicious food is enjoyed. Gangadin is owned by Manmeet Sahni and his family. Manmeet takes pride in serving home style cooking. Every dish is cooked from scratch with no MSG, preservatives or animal fat added. "We specialize in outstanding, flavorful North Indian cuisine," says Manmeet, "including homemade and exotic curries, fresh baked breads from the hot Tandoor and meats marinated in delicate spices and herbs." Manmeet and the whole family is very active giving free samples and selling fresh sauces every Sunday at the Studio City Farmers Market on Ventura Place right in front of their restaurant.

12067 Ventura Pl
Studio City, CA 91604
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Laurel Cyn Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 509-0722

Website:
http://www.gangadin.biz/

Catering:
Catering is available for all occasions and for up to 250-300 people. Custom Pricing is available and delivery is available within certain distance from the restaurant. For more information, please feel free to email us with your contact information at sangmeet@gmail.com

Parking Details:
We are located on Ventura Place and metered parking is enforced until 8 p.m.

Public Transit:
We are on Ventura Place near the intersection of Laurel Cyn Blvd and Ventura Blvd. Coming on Ventura Blvd, you may take the 750 (or equivalent on Ventura blvd) and Stop at Laurel Cyn. If you are coming from the Valley area, you may take the Orange Line to the Metro 230 and the 230 ends on Ventura Place.

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Details
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM 5:30PM - 9:30PM

Gangadin Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

3.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (188)
Fit for Foodies (117)
Good for Groups (67)
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Special Occasion (53)
Kid-friendly (49)
Great for Lunch (45)
Romantic (34)
Late-night Find (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Casual (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Better than average food in a dated setting with lackluster service.

It was our first time at this restaurant. We only chose to make a reservation because of the OpenTable app recommendation. When we walked into an almost empty restaurant we were pleased and expected a warm greeting followed by above average service and attention. I figured they'd be happy to see customers on a slow night. Instead we were admonished for making our reservation via OpenTable instead of calling the restaurant directly since apparently there is a fee to the restaurant when we do this. I found this to be highly inappropriate especially in light of the fact that OpenTable was the reason we ended up there. And to openly chastise me was just out of line.

Our meal was good but not great. Their level of service was apathetic. Our water glasses weren't refilled unless we asked and there was no attempt at being pleasant or polite. They were mainly going through the motions. Too bad as I can tell there's definite talent in the kitchen.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Spicy
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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Very good Indian food. Nice and spicy. Delish curries, lamb vindaloo, tikka masala is to die for. This is the second time we have been there and it is just great! Also make sure to make reservations as it's a small place and fills up fast

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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Very delicious and authentic food. Great service - from making recommendations to making sure we had everything we needed...just great!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
1 person found this review helpful.
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food5
ambience4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Gangadin is a beautiful little family run restaurant with great food and wonderful service. It has a nice atmosphere while still being casual and comfortable.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2017

A small, local and crowded Indian restaurant with a strong following. The owner is very interesting and friendly and made us feel very welcome. The food was excellent. We loved this place and will definitely return.

Tags: Spicy
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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The best Indian restaurant in Los Angeles! Love the Reshmi chicken and Lamb Korma. All the food is beautifully prepared and delicious!!!

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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2017

The best Indian restaurant bar none. As a New Yorker, i am used to good Indian food but this is the best ever.

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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Gangadin has been generally good for many years. This last time, however, the food, and in particular the tandoori chicken, was fair at best. The service has never been great, but this last time it also worse than usual. I think the restaurant has been expanding it's take out business to point that it is negatively impacting the food and service for people who dine in. I hope things improve.

Tags: Casual
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food2
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service1
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2016

I don't get my points after dining here like it is supposed to on the opentable booking system! Why? This is a fault advertise!!

I finally got my points after a few days!

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food3
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2016

The food was only okay. For my money Taj Mahal in Encino is far superior with regard to the food. Ambiance was better in Gangatin but all else was equal except for the food which is, of course, most important. I recommend Taj Mahal for its excellent food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2016

This place is always fabulous. It never disappoints, ever!

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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2016

The best Indian food in Los Angeles!! Love the Reshmi Chicken and all lamb dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Gangadin is a family favorite. We love the food, we love the family atmosphere, we love the personal attention. A must visit in Studio City.

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Don't miss the peshwari nan --bread stuffed with dried fruit--delicious. Ditto the potato samosas. Actually everything was great

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2016

For decades this unpretentious family-owned Indian eatery has provided customers with fine food in friendly surroundings at a very fair price. The lamb chops and fish tikka are especially good but everything is quite tasty.

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food4
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Delicious dishes and friendly family to serve you. Well done!

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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Fabulous food, service, and nice ambience.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2016

Great food. Love this place. Homey. Owner and his kids are always around. Their suggestions are always spot on. Parking is not the greatest but it's LA.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 31, 2016

This is a family run business. Everyone makes you feel welcome. There is great attention to detail at each table. The food is excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Excellent Indian food and great explanation of all of the health benefits from all of the various spices used in their dishes. Service was excellent and friendly. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 26, 2016

We have been here several times, and each time is such an enjoyable experience. The food is delicious, and the service is impeccable. If the owner is there, he goes to each table to have a little chit chat. He's a delightfully friendly fellow. Parking is on the street, and the servers make sure you understand that you must feed the parking meter until 8:00. But there are no parking meter worries on Sunday, plus you might get a little fruit treat at the end of your meal , courtesy of the fruit vendors from the farmer's market that inhabits the street earlier in the day. So go on a Sunday!

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2016

Good quality ingredients with attentive service.
Owner is very engaging and involved in details of your experience which is very unusual.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2016

Being a transplanted New Yorker, I am very fussy about food. This is by far the best Indian food I have ever eaten.
The service is wonderful. Everyone in this family - owned restaurant is courteous, friendly, and professional.
This is a place you go back to again and again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Amazing food. Going back soon.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Absolutely wonderful Indian food with a personal touch of perfect service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 7, 2016

My husband and Iove Indian food, we tried a few in our area but gangadin is the best !
Small, nice, good service, best food !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. It is by far the best Indian restaurant anywhere. That is a big compliment coming from a transplanted New Yorker.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 20, 2016

The food was great and so was the service. The ambiance is very casual and we are glad we went to this place when I was craving Indian food. The owner is super friendly and the variety of food is definitely a plus! It was my first time trying Indian beer and man, it's good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2015

We've been coming here for years, and I can tell you that this is the best Indian food in the Valley. The dishes are all excellent, and they make the degree of hotness in the curries to your desire. Very friendly people and a well run restaurant make this a winner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Gangadin is our go-to for delivery, but dining in the restaurant is so much better! The food comes out hot, the meat tender, the rice fluffy - and everything made with the exact heat that you specify. The owner and his kids are delightful and always entertaining!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Excellent food, great service. Usually, in an Indian restaurant, when you ask for mild, you get spicy. These people actually listened, so even my little girl enjoyed her food which was indeed mild. Will definitely go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 1, 2015

We've gone to Gangadin over the years, ever since they opened - and seem to have "rediscovered" it and have taken some friends a lot recently. The service is impeccable, and the food is wonderful! A definite "neighborhood gem" - and one worth traveling to, as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 27, 2015

I have been to Gangadin many times. It is definitely my favorite Indian restaurant around... We were here for a friends annual "birthday curry" - first time celebrating it at Ganagdin, and could not have been happier. The food was terrific. Service was great. We ate ourselves to the brim and still had food left over. The owner, Manmeet, is always a gracious, welcoming host and spends a lot of time chatting and laughing with his customers. Customer service generally lacks in restaurants these days, so his friendliness surely enhances the dining experience and makes you feel "at home". For locals, Gangadin has a booth at the Studio City Sunday Farmers Market on Ventura Place. You can get a combo plate of delicious food, samosas, sauces, etc, to take home. Amazing. I've read all the reviews on Yelp! The good and the bad - don't let the haters from YEARS ago sway you - go to Ganagadin & enjoy a terrific dining experience and equally delicious food. In this day and age of strip malls, chain restaurants (serving gluttonous portions), and robotic service, you can feel good that by visiting Ganagadin you are supporting a local, family owned business, that takes pride in serving and getting to know their community.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2015

Our favorite family run Indian Restaurant....always the best!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 9, 2015

We have been coming here for years. Great food. Family owned!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 24, 2015

The food is really great. They even have a section of the menu for vegans. I love the food here. The people serving you are extremely friendly. Here's my issue...I made a Friday 7:30pm reservation. I get there and no one comes to the front for over 20 minutes---not even to say, "hi." I finally call them on my phone to see if someone will be coming to the front---restaurant was packed and I couldn't make my way to the back politely. Finally, I speak to someone and let them know I have a 7:30pm reservation for 4 people. They then tell me that they don't honor reservations on Friday nights. Uhm, why are they on Open Table and why did it let me make a reservation?? We end up waiting 20 more minutes. It was RIDICULOUS. I would only go here for lunch when it's not as crowded. It's not even worth trying in the evenings.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 18, 2015

Gangadin is the best of both worlds - the food and the people who prepare it. I've always felt like I've stepped into a foreign land and into the family's kitchen. The family that runs this fine Indian/vegans too - restaurant create an atmosphere for couples, groups and families. I am always greeted with a warm hug and any guest I have gets the same warm greeting I got when first going here 15 years ago. Run, don't walk to this restaurant and savor the differences in our cultures.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 10, 2015

We have been coming here for years because it's simply the best. The family that owns it has had it for 31 years for many reasons. The flavors are simply complicated perfection. Each bite is a snyphony in your mouth. All our friends, family, neighbors and coworkers agree that this is the most delicious food of its kind. The hot garlic naan with the lamb korma and vegetable Briyanni is my favorite combo. We usually order a couple different entrees and share since everything is fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 3, 2014

We made our choice to go to Ganga Din because it was conveniently located. Our meal was very nice and the owner and the wait staff were delightful. We all agreed that we would like to go back sometime soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2014

It was my birthday dinner. We were seated immediately. One guy on staff tried to take our menus before we ordered food. We never received water at our table. The chicken tikka masala tasted off... Too much butter and not enough seasoning. My party and I were disappointed in the quality of the food for the price and don't plan to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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