Badmaash Downtown LA

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$30 and under
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BADMAASH is indian food in LA.
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T
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I are regulars so it was appropriate for me to take her to your restaurant for a birthday celebration. As always, everything was great!

PF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food was good but a bit over-priced. Service excellent. The place is SUPER loud. It was very difficult to have a conversation.

KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food in LA. Their spicy Lamb vindaloo and chicken dishes are Epic.

C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I mean, the place has "bad" in its name. 30 minute wait even with a reservation. Service was snarky and forgot things we ordered. Food was nothing to write home about and overpriced.

GG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was acceptable as was the service. The restaurant although having and okay overall look was much too noisy and the food prices for being a la carte we're too expensive

PG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed meeting a friend for dinner after the theater. Food was delicious, service attentive. The saag paneer and yogurt puffs were memorable.

I wish the restaurant would install some sound baffling or other device to lower the decibels so that we could actually enjoy a conversation with each other. The so-called "energetic" noise levels do not make for a welcoming vibe where one wants to linger. But maybe that's the point?

SR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

They only make mild food which is kind of annoying for someone who might want to try medium spicy. Everything else is fancy except the food. Hopefully they'll improve in the time to come.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian food in LA! A true gem!

n
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious, appropriately spicy, we especially liked the butter chicken and the cauliflower dish.

NR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Everything we had was excellent!
Can’t wait to eat there again!!

S
Chicago
206 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the food so much we ate here twice in 2 days while staying in downtown LA. Got the chicken tikka and another chicken dish with a creamy tomato sauce both times. Delicious! Reasonably priced and open all day. We will def be back next time in LA but plan to check out the WeHo location as we will likely stay there next time instead of downtown. Love this spot and def recommend it.

KJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delight to dine at Badmaash.

TW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and service was great, our waiter was well informed with pairing the right dishes, only thing that turned us off was the hostess was a bit too uptight. We get it, she probably deals with uneasy customers, but we asked a simple question and she poorly displayed her answer.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall great customer service. The price of certain dishes were really expensive. Maybe having like a light menu or like happy hour were the prices are cut in half.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was recommended to go there from a vendor. It did not disappoint, everything from the service to each dish was perfect. I would definitely recommend !

JG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Everything we had was good but the best items were the traditional samosas and the tikki masala.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We came here 3 years ago and decided to come back because the food was so good. It did. It disappoint!

KB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food. Incredible service. Would recommend this place 10 times out of 10. The poutine was amazing.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter great! Food great! Wine great!

FL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply try everything!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was cool

GP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
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 on January 13, 2020
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!

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