Badmaash Downtown LA

4.6
1117 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
BADMAASH is indian food in LA.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Badmaash does not disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for friend. The hostess was especially attentive and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was great! Small place felt kind of crowded.

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LacyM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Indian food is yummy. Badmaash hit the mark only at times. Interesting choices.

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nickel
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Easily accommodates food restrictions. Had been here before. Was excited to go back. It did not disappoint. I will go back.

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PalV
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ohhhh I love Badmaash. It’s one of the best Indian restaurant in LA. I love their Dal Makhani and dahi puri the most. If you are a vegetarian like me, you can always ask them to replace chicken in the non-veg dishes with paneer. In breads chili cheese naan is a must try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding at this creative Indian-fusion restaurant. The tikka poutine is a must. The little yogurt puff ap, samosas, I mean, really everything. Great naan, chicken tikka, the pork dish is also outstanding. Five stars

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CourtneyA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food was smaller portioned than normal, noise level was SO loud we had to scream at each other.

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TomE
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Badmaash is energetic with a bohemian atmosphere...loud music, Bollywood posters, movies on the wall, rustic table seating...and a unique, compact menu. Everything is directed more for a younger crowd.

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SunnyH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

2nd time. Food was amazing. Waitress was terse, pushy and overall didn’t seem to like her role. Definitely put a damper on the evening.

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vipparatric
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you have the pleasure of getting Tim to wait on you, you've scored. The food was great. Top it off with the Mango yogurt smoothie (lactose intolerant folks beware)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great location with easy parking.
Very creative space; upstairs and downstairs.
Very small but ok for lunch.
Great menu with lots to choose from.
Order rice pudding for dessert!

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vipGaryR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent on an absolute scale and on a value scale. Service was poor.

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vipTomf
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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!

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PackersFan
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant has an interesting menu, part traditional, part blended cuisine. I ordered the Goa pork, traditional, and it was great. The palak paneer on the other hand was not fresh and the paneer was scarce. My frienf ordered the mussles from the blended menu, and they were a disappointment. they were neither here not there. the naans were very good.

so overall one dish and the naans were good, the other two were “meh”. a three star is good for our experience.

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KapilS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cory
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
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.

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GarenG
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

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PrettyGreen
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?

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SweR
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian food in LA! A true gem!

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nperl
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.

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

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

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vipShopgirl312
Chicago
210 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.

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

Always a delight to dine at Badmaash.

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TemoorW
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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 !

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JanetG
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.

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rojopaul
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Baadmash is my favorite Indian food restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles. I pretty much get the same thing, the butter chicken, but the sag paneer is very good too. It's a big portion so it would be better to share at the table than for 2 people. The naan is great - I prefer the rosemary naan, and I'm not a big rosemary fan, which shows it's the perfect amount of rosemary where it doesn't overpower my tastebuds. You can't go wrong going here for lunch or dinner. I recommend reservations as it's a small restaurant and so you guarantee they will have a table for you.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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KevinB
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter great! Food great! Wine great!

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vipFoodforLife
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply try everything!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was cool

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GaryP
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best.

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

Disappointed in the service but food was good.

FAQs

Badmaash Downtown LA does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Badmaash Downtown LA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 221-7466.

Badmaash Downtown LA is rated 4.6 stars by 1117 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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