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
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Staff was gracious and very attentive.

MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always pleased with the cuisine, ambience, and service. We're thrilled to have exemplary food so close by.

MW
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner and staff are always very nice and helpful. Along with great food, it’s a winning combination. I’ve been here many times and it is always top quality. Thank you

MT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my family out for dinner at Mint Leaf! It was a phenomenal experience from the service and the food! The staff made us feel comfortable and at home and were attentive to our needs! The food smelled great, was presented wonderfully, and tasted delicious! Mint leaf went above and beyond as usual!

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a positive experience. David, our waiter was excellent. He was friendly and attentive.

EP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome! Wonderful staff. Love the feel of a smaller restaurant. Decor is beautiful. We all shared our dishes and each one was delish. Nice sized menu for vegetarians. Found tha restaurant online. If we ever return to Pasadena, we'll easy there again.

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so good. Would definitely recommend to anyone that likes Indian food, and especially to those who like spicy food

T
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Off the beaten track location in North East Pasadena but very good quality Indian food in a comfortable setting. We were 4 people and had the chicken vindaloo, shrimp curry and samosas for appetizers. The service is friendly and efficient. A reservation is essential on weekend as this is a busy place.

CT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice selection of food, service was great. Looking forward to going back.

AJ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and good service

SR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Love this place but the prices are creeping up as it becomes more popular!

Don’t push away your regulars ..........

TO
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, surprisingly elegant, quiet atmosphere.

SS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of our favorite Pasadena restaurants. We have eaten many things on the menu and enjoyed them all. We made a reservation on a Thursday night because sometimes there can be a long wait without one, but that day we could have walked in and sat down. We like our food spicier and have over the years had to learn to be assertive that when we ask for a 7, we really do mean that spicy. The servers did a great job of keeping our water glasses full and the cucumber water is a treat in itself.

Some of our most favorite dishes are the baby eggplants in this amazing yellow coconut curry sauce, all of the tandoori, and the Kerala curry fish made with barramundi. It has this complex red curry sauce that still allows you to taste the fish. The portions are quite generous and if we order two entrees, a vegetable, naan, and rice we have enough leftovers for lunch the next day.

p
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

our waiter was terrific, we had great service and the food was excellent

GJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We like eating here. Their opportunities to help customers have a more enjoyable experience would be to remove one table from each wall to gain some breathing room between parties. It's a little too close for comfort in my opinion. We'll still go here but we do get frustrated trying to have a conversation and the next table over is ordering, so we need to stop talking to avoid talking over the waiter and guests.

j
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic Indian food in a really great setting!

CK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I think that MintLeaf has the best Indian food in the whole Sangabrel Valley.
Fresh and flavorful and the staff is very friendly and helpful

AA
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Santos is amazing so as the food

DP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love love Mintleaf!! Food is awesome. Shout out to Santos- best waiter ever.

DG
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

ordered a v egetarian appetizer, got an all meat appetizer. asked for a booth when the restaurant was all but empty, was told they were all for 6 people or were reserved. When i left, around 7:30, there were several booths with 3 or 4 people only and the rest with 6. Finally, I was charged for the meat appetizer i did not want.

LR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent but there was no place to wait so we had to stand for 25 minutes even though we came at the time of our reservation. It was raining outside so an uncomfortable wait.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
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.

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.

F
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.

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.

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

Daughter returning from college and buying a new house

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.

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.

V
Los Angeles
14 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Wonderful restaurant - outstanding food and service

JO
Los Angeles
21 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.

MT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! Definitely will come back

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!

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

Awesome throughout

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