Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine

3.9
509 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine is offering take out service during the following hours.
Please contact us about take out.
Daily 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday through Thursday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturdays 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine is an Indian restaurant located in Pasadena, CA.
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MNOPQ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nicely prepared food. It’s worth your time.

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GregoryS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Food was great, but restaurant overcharged on the bill.

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MollyJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Small intimate restaurant, delicious Indian food. Waiter was a little disorganized and not quite as helpful as the last time we were there. Seemed a little understaffed as many places right now. Overall a wonderful meal, am sure kinks will work themselves out as time progresses. Will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very rude servers

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LongBeachYogini
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. The food is fresh, authentic and delicious. The best Indian food I’ve had in California and trust me I’ve sampled a lot. I will definitely come back. The service was good and the atmosphere is comfortable and cozy.

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RobertS
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner for her daughter that wanted Indian and we came here from a recommendation and they were right!!! The food is the best in town that we have had to date! Only issue really is that there is one server so it’s a-little but off but she still pulls through. They do have food runners so that helps but we are used to over the top service. Still a A+!!! You have to try this!! We are also going to try the lunch buffet!!!

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vipStevenK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. One of best Indian restaurants in Southern California!

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vipninag
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'd heard wonderful things about this place, but hadn't tried it since it's not nearby. Food was excellent! My new favorite Indian place-just wish it were closer!

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vipSFeater
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Indian. Highly recommended

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SaulT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Disappointing, compared to pre-pandemic visits. Service was excellent, but the prices have increased. Be prepared to spend $6.50 for a small side of basmati rice. Dhaal was thin and watery, though flavorful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food not good, servers rude arrogant and very pricey.

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Corbin
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lived in India and Pakistan for 4 years, I enjoyed my lunch and would return for a comprehensive dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Served a cola in a dirty glass- white waxy substance inside and outside top rim of glass. Server apologized and returned with a cola in a clean glass.

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Cognoscenti
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Basically, while the food was passable, the level of expertise in the kitchen should improve. The shrimp saag was highly disappointing, the spinach was basically pureed not chopped and the shrimp were under cooked. The expertise shown for the other dishes ordered was mundane.
Not that they lacked flavor, dishes seemed to have been prepared in bulk and then spices and herbs were added later to match diner’s request.

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JosephW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!! Perfect naan, basmati rice and mango lassi. The mushroom spinach, absolutely loved it! Get shrimp pakoras!! I'll be coming back!

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chefboRIde
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best way to have a vacation to India and not have to board a plane....

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AnaH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The servers were wonderful. Made good recommendations, for food and wine. Super friendly! All of us want to come back.

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JayneK
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Mint Leaf is unique and delicious. Most Indian restaurants have the same fare.
he dishes at Mint leaf are more original and the prices are reasonable. Saff is friendly and attentive.

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FredD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mint Leaf, since their opening, has provided a lovely, calm venue for dining, with exceptional (!!) Indian food and friendly, competent service. No other Indian food restaurant in the area has anything to compare.

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vipIdigum
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been here several times. I was happy to see that the restaurant made it through the pandemic. It was as good as before the 'Rona. Delicious with great service.

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NeilM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good, we’ve been customers since they opened, never had a bad experience. Our “go-to”restaurant.

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MaggieS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb tasting and presentation. Friendly polite. Wish it was closer to our home so we visit more often. Thank you for wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Indian food and especially like to try new places! Mint Leaf is definitely a place we will return to!

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JennieC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service! We will be back soon.

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MichelleV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

😋 DELICIOUS

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Marilyn
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious. Very comfortable seating. Courteous and knowledgeable service staff.

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Steve
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my favorite Indian dish, chicken tikka masala, and it was as good as any that I've ever had. The restaurant is a bit pricey, but it's worth it because of the delicious flavors and high-quality ingredients. The waiter was very courteous and efficient, and he handled our special requests (extra spices, utensils, an additional take-out order) with aplomb. I will definitely be going back.

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Brainfood
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I was so excited to find an Indian restaurant not too far away. There are many in the area, but the quality varies greatly. At the least, I expected to find find the flavors I love from my time in India, and Indian cuisine from all over the world.
I did not find those flavors. The quality of the primary ingredients was fine. We had lamb coconut curry, chicken vindaloo, aloo papri chaat, paneer shashlik, rice and mint paratha.
One dish was ordered with mild heat, and the other mid heat. I added spice from their sriracha. The issue was not the heat. There was little evidence of the complex combination of seasonings that evolve from slow cooking in ghee. That does not depend on peppers.
The food was fine. It was as if the mid western grandmother decided to cook Indian from Better Homes and Gardens in the 60’s. Perhaps that is what the north Pasadena/Altadena community wants. In that case, I wish them well. Just don’t go for excellent Indian food.

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RobinA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and the staff is gracious and provides wonderful service.

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vipJanA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!

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JeffS
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

As usual, great food and taste. Lamb Vindaloo is always a favorite. Only negative at 6PM on this Saturday nite it was very busy and food was slower than previous visits.. They had alot of takeout going on as well. I was surprised t olearn that they had only one chef on duty.. I'd try to go on a non-weekend night.

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PatriciaS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! Comfortable, excellent food, and great staff. I really recommend the biryani and the appetizers. And we've had great luck asking staff for suggestions.

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RossN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Santos is THE BEST waiter and the food was fantastic! Yummy flavors in every mouthful.
Love this place!

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vipRoqnbird
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken Masala and Lamb kabobs are delicious. Tried the eggplant served in a coconut milk sauce for the first time. I would order it again. The food is consistently very satisfying and the servers are attentive.

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vipTaniaA
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, excellent food and service. It's a little cozy (small) but a overall great experience.

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vipAcoustickitty
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Mint Leaf. Best Indian Food in Pasadena. Even on a full-to-bursting Valentine's Day Night out, they kept the tables moving, food was hot, and our server was attentive and courteous.

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TreeL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavors in all dishes and I loved the multiple servings of masala chai. The halwa was as rich and flavorful as can be.

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MichaelG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My family loves the food at Mint Leaf and have tried about half of the options without being disappointed. I like being able to set the spice heat and we've settled on a 7. It's great value and the service is always good. Highly recommended.

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ClaudieK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food! Welcoming crew

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Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 460-8776.

Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine is rated 3.9 stars by 509 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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