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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.
Studio City, CA 91604
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Laurel Cyn Blvd
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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 email@example.com
We are located on Ventura Place and metered parking is enforced until 8 p.m.
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.
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Gangadin Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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