Badmaash Downtown LA

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BADMAASH is indian food in LA.
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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love it so much

2
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
Overall2food5service2ambience4

We waited 30 min tire

k
Los Angeles
20 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

JL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally everything was so delicious, the ambience is fire, the plants are so cute, all the servers are delightful. 10/10 all around.

CS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were absolutely perfect! Our group will be back!

RB
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, every time!

CV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I’ve been here a few times before and every time it’s a great dining experience.

JJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Naan bread with cheese and chili’s was a wonderful starter. Lamb burger is one of the best I’ve had in years.

s
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We here before a play at the Taper. The food is has always been good and this is no exception. We’ve been to India and this food is as good as some of our best meals and in some cases more creative.

g
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely delicious tastes from puff appetizers to poutine fries to chai-infused pot du creme. Can't wait to go back to try other menu items. However will ask for upstairs seat as I could hear nothing downstairs once it filled up.

VA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lamb burger was decent but was tiny with no sides, the papdi chaat was presented well but again serving size was small and a bit too sweet, the chana masala was lacking a little in taste. The Bombay sandwich according to our friend from Mumbai was nowhere near what she had on the streets (missing corn) The samosas were fresh and the best. I went here after hearing all the hype, but found it to be overpriced for Indian comfort food, was unimpressed overall.

ME
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I almost don't want to recommend it because it's so good and I want to keep it a secret, but they deserve a great review. Excellent all around! They are smaller but make great use of their space and we can't get enough of it. Try everything! SO GOOD!

GC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Service is great. Definitely recommend

j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding, all of the staff were very attentive and friendly. Super cute place with original dishes that I am still thinking about days later. Highly recommend!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time there and everything was great. Spicy sausage, puff pastry, lentils, chicken poutine, and naan. All were great!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, excellent food, and vibes.! Highly recommended

AV
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in LA and some of the best Indian food I’ve ever had.

MG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The traditional Indian food was awesome. I didn’t know that in the Frites that it would be a ton of fries but there were. I think they should accent more of their traditional Indian Cuisine compared to the new style.

D
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food. Easy working with for my food allergies which was much appreciated.

AS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Felt the food and ambiance were just average. Lacked spice.

I
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Being not a fan of Indian food (our friends chose this place from a great previous experience), my husband and I were pleasantly surprised that we loved the food. We ordered the pork belly, beef short ribs, chicken tikka masala, a fish dish, sag paneer, 2 kinds of nan, mango mouse, ice cream sandwiches and non- dairy coconut sweet rice pudding. Service was friendly and attentive. We will definitely go back.

MO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We loved it.. great food and a good environment... hosts were wonderful, our waitress, just ok

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

First time here. Food and ambiance are great. Lamb vindaloo is quite spicy so get the yogurt side! Delicious!

CT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing mix of options for veggie and meat lovers alike, this place is my new go-to to please everyone at the table. How can you not love the roti and naan to sop up the amazing sauces and curries? The service and ambiance was perfect for a birthday get-together as well as a quiet, early weekend dinner with a friend. Highly recommend all around. Must try. Wear your stretchy pants. Get the pickles.

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Enjoyed a decent meal where the tikka masala samosas and chutney shined. The fried chicken and chili cheese naan was okay. On the pricier side, but then again it's DTLA. The ambiance is cute, would recommend for a second date.

O
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Badmaash is consistently excellent. The food is outstanding and service is always great. We had the black lentils which in my opinion are the best thing on the menu and a must-have. The chili cheese naan is indulgent, a regular naan will do just fine but this is extra. We also tried the seafood Moilee which had a really delicious mild curry sauce. Got a half plate of pickles which was huge! I can't imagine what the full portion is like.

JT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great friends and great atmosphere!

MB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh, delicious and actually, beautiful. Service was stellar. A wee bit noisy but we were able to sit upstairs, which helped. Definitely recommend.

KC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

An interesting take on classic Indian favorites with a modern, sometimes American sometimes Canadian twist. Highly recommended to anyone that is a fan of Indian food in general.

d
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service great food. Alittle on the loud side, but worth the food.

DA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was good. I love this place. food tastes great and the service was awesome

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