Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine

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Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine is an Indian restaurant located in Pasadena, CA.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
42 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
8 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
152 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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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
8 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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h
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious and came on time; water glasses were filled regularly; our table was a little close to the one next to ours so I felt like other people were listening to us- restaurant is a bit small.

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t
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food, great atmosphere. My only gripe is that our food was mild. We ordered 7/10 on the spicy scale and there was no heat. On a previous visit, I ordered just below Thai hot, when they had a 1-5 scale (if my memory serves me) and I almost died of spice. I recommend really asking about the heat scale because obviously, we didn't understand the scale well enough to get what we wanted.
The flavor is amazing, and in spite of not being spicy hot enough, the flavor was incredible!

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WA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every dish at this Indian restaurant is wonderfully delicious. Service is great and the staff are very friendly, helping to guide people unfamiliar with Indian cuisine on flavors and spiciness. They are always crowded and will soon need a second or larger space. I recommend reservations because it is so busy.

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P
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been regulars to Mint Leaf for quite some time and every single visit is as good as the prior. Even though we moved to Covina recently, we still take the drive to Mint Leaf whenever we crave Indian food. Kudos to Santos! He is the best!

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C
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I literally drive from Rancho to eat here...it's delicious!

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H
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Staff is friendly and very attentive. This was our second visit and we brought friends for their first. They thoughly enjoyed the dining experience as much as we did . Highly recommend making a reservation. We will be back soon.

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MH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were hungry for Indian food and found good reviews of Mint Leaf so we gave it a try. It was New Year’s Eve and very busy but the staff was great so I don’t think anyone minded waiting to be seated. Given how many people were there, service was excellent and the hostess and waiter were smiling and conversant. We didn’t feel rushed and enjoyed back and forth banter and the food was delicious! Definitely going back.

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LC
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic fiid for New Year’s eve

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