Badmaash Downtown LA

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$30 and under
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Indian
BADMAASH is indian food in LA.
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4.3
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FL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply try everything!

GP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is very good and a bit in the expensive side because we are used to more reasonably priced Indian food. The restaurant is loud but the waiters are actually very fun and engaging. The seating is cramped close together which I think is part of the style but also because the space is not that big including the second floor. The parking is either on the street or around the corner in a public lot. Those are the negatives but all in all it was very good food a little bit pricey and I would go there again if I am downtown.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best.

DH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointed in the service but food was good.

JL
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mushroom vindaloo is to die for. Can't get it out of my head.

S
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Im sure this place is great for people that enjoy spicy food. The food had great texture just to dang hot for my mouth.

ZW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! One of the best Indian restaurants in LA.

SM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

They made us wait outside in the cold till our entire party was there which was frustrating

3
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Worst food I've had in a really long time. Make me sick to the stomach, literally and figuratively, that restaurant like Badmaash is reviewed highly in some 'list'. Naan was served cold; fried chicken was mostly overcooked salty batter; $24 for about 5 nuggets of sea bass curry. Will tell everyone how bad this Badmassh is.

GB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A cool hip vibe. The project Bollywood movies on the wall (nice touch) A little noisy. Watch your tongue on the spice level.

DP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great interesting food. We will come back next time we are in LA.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything we ate and we ordered a lot heh

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Went to restaurant on busy Saturday evening. Server was nice, but had many tables and thus was not attentive to us as she had several larger parties. The appetizers—samosas and catfish bites were good. However, entree dishes, butter chicken and lamb vindaloo were not good at all. Naan was burned and rice was cold. Meal cost $150 for 4 people without ordering alcohol and without ordering dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best poutine ever!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in LA. Always.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

I was a party of 2. When I got there, the other person in my party was parking the car. They told me that they couldn’t seat me until my whole party was present. So I waited out in the cold. At some point they went to retrieve two people outside to be seated. They were a party of 4 but only two of them were there. They seated them even though their entire party wasn’t there. When I went inside to ask why I couldn’t be seated but they could, the rude waitstaff told me “you will be seated when your whole party is here.” When I asked how that made any sense since they had seated the party of 2 out of 4, they repeated the same answer back.

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So I went and stood out in the cold again because for some reason they could be seated but I couldn’t be.

This place has terrible customer service. How does that make any sense?! Everything about Badmaash’s enterprise is annoying. Why is rice $3 for two scoops of rice. Why do you refuse to have takeout orders? Do you live in 2019?? Do not recommend.

SR
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Even though we had a reservation, we waited for a further 30 minutes for our table...on a Tuesday night! And, there’s no place to wait except outside in the cold. This is a popular place! Good Indian food!

JS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian food (I had the butter chicken and samosas as appetizer). Only issue was not being able to order take-out from the DTLA location. If you're in DTLA and enjoy Indian food, give them a try!

i
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! A must go hidden gem in the heart of Downtown LA! Can't wait to go back!

ZG
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service! If I were staying in LA again I would go back without a doubt.

P
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Indian food since Mumbai, with a lovely and attentive staff. A nice mix of traditional and innovative dishes all with wonderful spice profiles. The broccolini was a surprising standout. Have the $2 chai tea on a chilly winter day to warm the soul.

EC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious food I have had in a long time!

DA
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was so good! Butter chicken was crisp on the outside, incredibly moist n tender inside.
Samosas full of filing and not greasy. Punjabi chickpeas with Basmati rice was delicious. Can't wait to go back.

KB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu is limited. The portions were small. The prices were high.

TT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I heard about Badmaash while watching a YouTube video and am so glad I convinced my friends to go with me while we were in LA. The food was great, the service was so speedy and super friendly. They made great recommendations and were so helpful since we were there for the first time. Highly recommend the Butter Chicken samosas and the chili cheese naan...SO GOOD!! Definitely make a reservation if possible because it got super crowded while we were there.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent! As an English person living in LA I struggle to find any good Indian food, let alone modern Indian cuisine. Everything was outstanding. Very fun atmosphere, great service and super yummy food.

AR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a corner table so could really have a great conversation while enjoying the delicious food - the best Indian cuisine I’ve ever had!

PS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food. Delicious!! I would recommend people to try it.

KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indian-Canadian fusion — who knew how awesome that combination would be? The folks behind Badmaash, that’s who. Four of us ate our way through the menu, enjoying the range of tastes and textures — but had to say the poutine was the best. Great service, great vibe.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love it so much

2
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always fantastic! Some menu items are way over-priced; I paid $18 for chicken tikka and got 3 small pieces. Overall, great experience

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great attentive service

MK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

All was acceptable until the hostess came over while paying the bill, she asked that we hurry and leave because they needed the table. I've never in my life been asked that by a restaurant I was paying to eat at. Completely unacceptable when you're spending $150.00 for average Indian cuisine. I wasn't the only table being asked to leave.....

SD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We have had several dinners here and enjoyed it in the past. The food didn't hit the mark this time. We were comparing it to Tamarind in New York where we had recently dined. The chicken was not spicy enough and did't have the complex spices one expects in this dish.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Had a reservation at 7:30 but didn’t get seated until 8:10 :(

KD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unique and delicious!! Great DTLA vibe.

B
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Texture on all dishes great but NO FLAVOR completely bland and outrageously over priced

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience4

We waited 30 min tire

k
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Badmaash is always yummy! This time I was introducing a friend who had not been there before, and I think he is a convert. On the outing, it seemed to me that Badmaash was watching my girlish figure; the portions were quite modest. As I am actually in a slimming mode, this was quite acceptable, but I could see being disappointed if that were not the case.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of my favorite Indian places ever!! I’ve been a badmash fan for over 5 years now. Always a good time

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