Badmaash Downtown LA
What Insiders Are Saying
In a city without much in the way of unique Indian food, Badmaash is breaking the mold.
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 !
Excellent butter chicken...great service! Highly recommended place to dine!
Small, hip space with excellently executed dishes. I'm now a regular. Get a reservation, especially on the weekend.
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
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.
It was so good that we went back again in less than a week! Don’t skip the samosas!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lovely place. Delicious food. Parking a problem. 5/5
Buen restaurante en el downtown de LA. Ambiente desenfadado. La comida muy rica.
Food tastes fresh and delicious! The dahi poori is my favorite!
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
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.
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.
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.........
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!
First time I’ve tried Indian food. Loved it! The atmosphere was great. Loved the music.
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.
Food was excellent and service was exceptional.Parking was very difficult.First time eating here.Pleasant experience and will definitely return.
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.
Very good food,
Chat papi was tasty.
Mango Mousse was very tasty.
Need more Vegetarian items on the Menu for sure.
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.
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....
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!
Had to wait 30 min for a booked table but the staff was amazing and made up for it!!
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.
Perfect mellow, yet still special birthday. Food & service delightful.
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.
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.
First time eating there it was nice!! Will come again.
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.
Second time here. We had a late reservation but the service was excellent!
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.
called few times before I came in. Everyone is friendly.
Consistently delicious, with a vibrant atmosphere and outstanding, friendly service.
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.
Food was the bomb. Barely sampled the menu. Need to go back.
Pork belly and Butter Chicken was outstanding.