Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine
We’re regulars at the Mint Leaf as the food is consistently delicious and the staff is lovely. We did meet Bernice, for the first time last night, and she made our evening just a bit better than ever. Thanks everyone, you make every evening there memorable.
My sister turned me on to this place a few weeks ago and now is my go to place for Indian food. All others in the area pale in comparison the the excellent food at the Mint Leaf.
Enjoyed a nice dinner at the restaurant. The restaurant is quite busy so reservations are a must. Great food and service. Has an upscale look, but crowded when full. Definitely among the top 5 Indian restaurants in the Southern California area. Methi chicken, chicken tikka masala, and paratas were excellent.
Some of the best Indian food in LA! In a random area of Pasadena but the interior decor is beautiful and the food was outstanding.
Daughter returning from college and buying a new house
If you like good Indian food you won't be disappointed. Excellent service too.
The food was amazing! They were very busy and our waitress had to reminded of a couple of things, which is understandable considering how busy it was. The only negative was table setting and clearing was very noisy. The dishes were dropped into place making a terrible clatter. This will in no way keep me from returning, but I feel that the staff needs to be aware of this.
My husband and I decided to first time try Indian cuisine, and it was very disappointing. Overall I believe it can be a great restaurant, however the service is off, the receptionist was rude, did not even try to smile. The waiter was trying, he was over his head, and kept apologizing for shortage of staff they had. It was a busy night and there were not enough people working. However the food was bad as well, we will not be going back.
The food came cold, and based on the overall experience it's a very pricey restaurant
Food was great. The tables are way too close together. Felt like we were sitting with a group and we couldn’t have a real conversation.
Had a great dining experience today. Food was phenomenal. Had the chicken tikka, lamb vandoloo, and saag paneer, basil and cheese naan, and garlic naan. The server was attentive and timely. The host was also made sure everything was fine.
Fantastic food, fantastic service provided by Jaimie. The "spice level" to order every time! Basmati rice and Naans second to none in the SGV area.
I drive out of my way to go to Mint Leaf. The food is excellent. There are more options and more flavors than at other Indian restaurants I've gone to. The flavors in each dish are very distinct. I love all the different curries. The only reason I put a 3 for service is because service was a little slow this time. I realize things were busy but there were long gaps of time between our waiter's visits. We were going to order desert but didn't have enough time. Staff is very friendly, however. I'm definitely going back.
Even though we ordered the food mild, it came very hot, spicy. We ordered a vegan appetizer and it came with a sauce made from dairy.
One of the people in our party has dairy allergies.
Wonderful restaurant - outstanding food and service
It was an amazing lunch. All the food was great, best I’ve had in a long time. But that vegan mango lassi was the best!!!! Wonderful service and lovely restaurant.
Delicious food and great service! Definitely will come back
Great service and excellent food. First time to dine there after driving by for month. Glad we finally made it in. Friday night reservations are a must!
In love with their food!!!!
The food was good but we all thought it was a bit pricey compared to other Indian restaurants in the area. The menu was innovative, especially all the options for naan, but for people who are not fans of curry or ginger there were not many choices. There were also many traditional dishes that were not on the menu. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful.
Mint Leaf is a good option for Indian Food in north side of Pasadena. Service was very good. Food good to very good. Nice feel.
Wonderful creative fresh Indian food. Unfortunately, it's almost too popular to enjoy. We were lucky to arrive early (6pm) for our reservations on a Saturday night (don't even THINK about trying to walk without one!) and got sat within 5 minutes. However, during the entire dinner crowds kept flowing into the restaurant with nowhere to wait and started forming a line inside the restaurant itself. Then a party of 8 got sat next to us within inches. You simply can't hear yourself think in this kind of ambience let alone have a private conversation. It's too bad because the food is really wonderful (Lamb Biryani, fried shrimp, Naan, seafood platter all fantastic). I think they need to expand or open a second restaurant! If you love their food just do DoorDash.
Our group of 7 had excellent food and service at Mint Leaf. The waiter was knowledgable and kind. The table and seating were so comfortable we didn't want to leave.
The food was superb. Mint Leaf’s masala sauce is the best I’ve ever tasted, and everything else is great also. So tasty. Definitely the best Indian food in Pasadena. Service very good also.
This was our first time at the Mint Leaf. The food was excellent. I am craving it now! As good as the food , was, I must say the service was as good. Our waitress patiently explained the menu, was delightfully friendly and served us in a timely manner.
Oh! and the water was cool and refreshing with a slight hint of mint and cucumber.
I’ll definitely be back.
Great food and nice service. Best curry in town.
Wow, this place is amazing! Beautiful interior design and flavors very authentic.
I have eaten here many times and it's always delicious. The food is flavorful, well presented, and you can select your level of heat. Love the tandoori mushrooms as a starter. You can't go wrong with any of the dishes, but the chicken tikka masala is definitely a traditional favorite. The room is beautiful, and service was welcoming and attentive. There are several reasonably priced wines by the glass. Overall a wonderful restaurant, that I highly recommend.
Cold rainy night, but did not stop someone from bringing their loud screaming child to the restaurant. We had a wonderful time an excellent drinks appetizers and dinner; Everything was perfect. I will come back and enjoy it all.
Bernice was so friendly and professional.
Possibly the most delicious food on Earth!
Good food, good value. Mu only complaint is that it took a half an hour to be seated for our 7 PM reservation.
The service is always second to none. A bit chilly when customers come through the door (frequently). You might bring a sweater. Food is great. 10 levels of spicy, so something for everyone. You may need to come several times to experiment. The help is always helpful, friendly. Food comes out fast. Great neighborhood place.
Good food brought quickly to out table. Waiter was friendly and helpful.
Well I have to start by saying this restaurant is one of THE best in the area and we always enjoy our evenings out here , but ....................,
Last Friday we were finishing up our meal had asked for the check, paid and were just getting ready to leave when our waitress came across and asked us to leave because they need the table !!!!!!!
To say we were shocked and taken aback was an understatement! Both of my friends thought the tone and delivery of the message was far to blunt and to be frank, rude !
We get you need to turn the tables over but a simple question, ‘ excuse me, is there anything else we can get for you?’ Would have been enough of a prompt for us to finish up.
A little more care and attention to customer service is definitely required !
This is a quaint little restaurant with exceptional food and ambiance!
My favorite place in Pasadena. Love it! The food is great and portions are very generous.
Delicious and fun
One of my neighborhood favorites! Delicious Indian food... at whatever level of spiciness suits you.