Badmaash Downtown LA

4.6
931 reviews
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BADMAASH is indian food in LA.

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The Infatuation
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In a city without much in the way of unique Indian food, Badmaash is breaking the mold.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The best Indian food I've ever had , the service is good but the noise is deafening and keep you from having serious conversation ! If you go there for the food you'll be very happy ! If you go there for conversation .... go somewhere else !

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D
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent butter chicken...great service! Highly recommended place to dine!

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PK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small, hip space with excellently executed dishes. I'm now a regular. Get a reservation, especially on the weekend.

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RB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and great service! Never disappointed when I come here. Recommend for authentic Indian cuisine with another side to the menu for a different take on traditional

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NA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Badmash was a refreshing change to the Indian cuisine scenario in LA. The menu was simple but the food was really good and tasty. The ambience was like being in an up market dhaba. The servers were polite and knew the menu well.

Overall a good experience and definitely recommend travellers hungry fro authentic Indian Dhaba food.

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KT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so good that we went back again in less than a week! Don’t skip the samosas!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great wine, food, chai, and excellent service! They sometimes bring a complimentary treat or lassi to your table which we haven’t ever experienced in LA so it really makes us feel welcome and special! It was our 3rd time there and were definitely coming back! They have veggie options which we love too.

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the menu options and local beer list. Visiting from east coast and needed some tasty bites in Downtown LA. Hit the spot. Nice staff too.

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DT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We went for dinner before going to nearby club. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated promptly. Place was packed. Server was super friendly and recommended the perfect beer to go with our food. The tikka masala poutine was amazing. Fun place.

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MT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Dishes that were cold were requested to be reheated. This request was not taken well nor obliged politely. The waitress couldn’t wait to get rid of us. No spoons with food. No knives. Just a lot of basic elements of service missing.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Delicious food. Parking a problem. 5/5

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Buen restaurante en el downtown de LA. Ambiente desenfadado. La comida muy rica.

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LF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food tastes fresh and delicious! The dahi poori is my favorite!

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C
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always make rez Place is small but Killer
Non-traditional with the old school. Nice mix of dishes. Great loft space
Parking can be tuff

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NR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

growing up watching bollywood movies and living in a ghetto neighborhood made me love this place because they really focus on indian street food. This place hit home being i was in california and i am from new jersey. the owners seriously knew what they were doing. Samosas were fantastic so was the butter chicken. Service was awesome! Only thing i wish the pouhri was warmer.

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S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is great here. Service is attentive but the waiter we had was a bit pushy...but attentive nonetheless. They really need to work on the acoustics in the restaurant or turn down the music...it may look good inside (and we love the projection of the old Indian movies) but when you're yelling to the person across the table from you, it weakens the overall dining experience.

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KK
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been wanting to check it out since hearing the brother's stories on NPR. Did not disappoint. Everyone enjoyed the entrees we ordered and they even brought a celebration birthday dessert. Parking kinda sucks, though.........

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our experience. Food was great ( Dahl poori, better chicken, saag paneer and naan), service was great and expedient! Dessert- mango mouse was delicious! Highly recommend it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time I’ve tried Indian food. Loved it! The atmosphere was great. Loved the music.

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CI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat. Samosas, Badass Chicken, Butter Chicken, Sag Paneer and yogurt puffs were all super tasty. Service was on point, not rushed or slacking.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was exceptional.Parking was very difficult.First time eating here.Pleasant experience and will definitely return.

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g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best casual spots in downtown. These guys are a well-oiled machine. Food comes out swiftly, piping hot. Pickles are a tower of rainbow colored vegetables, the poutine is beautifully decadent, great samosas. Save some room for dessert.

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K
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food,
Chat papi was tasty.
Mango Mousse was very tasty.
Need more Vegetarian items on the Menu for sure.

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SK
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many choices but the wait staff explains it all, makes suggestions based on your tastes
First the puffs & samosas, then butter chicken, saag , dal + naan & rosemary.
Both naans came out hot & a little crunchy around the edges- best ever.
All great but will be more adventurous next time because you can trust staffs recs.

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KF
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was excellent and the food was tasty but some dishes a little bland. stick with the butter chicken, mussels, samosas, chicken tikka and naan... all were very good! The Poutine just okay....

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Disappointed. Was looking forward to eating the lamb kebabs. Half of the items on the menu were missing. The waiter kept saying they had run out of food. If you’ve run out of food, let us know before we sit down! All they had was chicken, and it was also under cooked. I usually like this place, but will not recommend it to anyone anymore. No apologies were offered either!

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AB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had to wait 30 min for a booked table but the staff was amazing and made up for it!!

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JH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We liked everything about this place except for one thing. We had a reservation for which we were a few minutes late. We were not informed that they only offer a 10 minute grace period before they give your table away. We had to wait an extra hour. It would’ve been nice to know that at the time the reservation was made and when it was confirmed.

Definitely recommend them for their food and service. The above-mentioned was our only complaint.

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D
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect mellow, yet still special birthday. Food & service delightful.

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for dinner with friends and balanced vegetarian and meat dishes. Everything was incredibly delicious! In particular the pork curry and the poutine were our favorites. Only complaint is that it’s a bit overpriced. The naan and rice aren’t included and are too expensive for the amount they give you.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was bland. The Goan pork curry was overly sweet. Had to add heat to everything to get any flavor. Would give it one more try but I'd order different items. We had ordered the butter chicken and the beef short ribs as well.

The fish pakoras were really good though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating there it was nice!! Will come again.

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L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Truly enjoyed the mix of Indian with the owner brothers’ Canadian roots as well. Chicken Tikka poutine for the win. And the India Pickles plate is ridiculously good. Would go back just for that alone. And while we enjoyed everything, we loved the Goan Pork Curry. So rich in flavor and delicious. The restaurant has a NYC or Boston vibe with the design of the upstairs. Our server was knowledgeable and everyone who worked there was extremely friendly. Highly recommend.

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SH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. We had a late reservation but the service was excellent!

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mod Indian food is creative and fresh, with traditional roots and contemporary interpretations, with healthy portions and rich, bursting flavors. The staff were friendly and generous. They welcomed us with warmth, wit, and joy. It's a great place.

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MK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

called few times before I came in. Everyone is friendly.

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RB
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious, with a vibrant atmosphere and outstanding, friendly service.

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AM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place! Glad I was able to try it out after 4 years of wanting to. Keep up the great work and I can’t wait to come back. They staff was amazing also.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was the bomb. Barely sampled the menu. Need to go back.
Pork belly and Butter Chicken was outstanding.

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