Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine

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Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine is an Indian restaurant located in Pasadena, CA.
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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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Fargo
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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RW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter returning from college and buying a new house

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LC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like good Indian food you won't be disappointed. Excellent service too.

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

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V
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food came cold, and based on the overall experience it's a very pricey restaurant

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D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SM
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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h
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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G
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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M
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant - outstanding food and service

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JO
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! Definitely will come back

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome throughout

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m
In love with their food!!!!

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CD
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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NJ
Los Angeles
153 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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ND
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

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TK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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d
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice service. Best curry in town.

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JN
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, this place is amazing! Beautiful interior design and flavors very authentic.

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OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bernice was so friendly and professional.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Possibly the most delicious food on Earth!

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WI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good value. Mu only complaint is that it took a half an hour to be seated for our 7 PM reservation.

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p
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food brought quickly to out table. Waiter was friendly and helpful.

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SR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

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 !

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ME
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a quaint little restaurant with exceptional food and ambiance!

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J
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in Pasadena. Love it! The food is great and portions are very generous.

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KB
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and fun

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BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my neighborhood favorites! Delicious Indian food... at whatever level of spiciness suits you.

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