Badmaash - Fairfax

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$30 and under
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
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BADMAASH is indian food in LA.
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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place never disappoints. The food is incredible, and it doesn't give off the stuffy vibe that a lot of "hot spots" like this do around LA. Can't wait to go back!

AA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at Badmaash, Arjun and Don were fantastic!

MN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and beside recommending it I will go again and again to explore other dishes

MP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably my favorite Indian food in all of Los Angeles! From classic dishes to modern takes on classics, this place may not be "traditional" but it is certainly authentic to the family that started this restaurant. Love the chicken tikka poutine fries, the butter chicken, the mussels, the daal/lentils and the lamb burger is amazing! One of the best burgers in LA! If you like Indian, but are looking for something a bit modern that still has a traditional touch, you know, that LA feel, Badmaash is your jam!

SS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Came here for my husband‘s birthday. Thor was our server and he was great! We ordered the fried chicken, the short rib, basmati rice, the chickpea dish and rosemary Naan. Everything was EXCELLET! 10/10 will come back. Love the take on modern Indian cuisine as well as the classic Indian dishes.

FJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would go back. Great wine pairings with food.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance, great everything

E
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Badmaash. Best Indian in Los Angeles!

JM
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant for both service and food however the only issue is that seating is SUPER tight so you are practically in the conversation of the diners on either side.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Badmaash. The food, service, everything!!

B
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food was very good. The service and music was dreadful.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! Too many good options on the menu, couldn’t finish all that we ordered between 2 people. I didn’t love that they charge you for sides of chutney/spicy sauce, but it’s LA. Overall tasty food, good service (bussers frequently wiped down our table) and will be back!

n
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the servers were helpful in choosing dishes

r
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food is amazing and the service great. The signage is non-obvious. we had;

chile cheese naan. 10
fired chicken 10
chicken tika 9
the traditional 10

the chairs on the high tabels are not that comfortable but the place is Great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great lunch spot

OT
London
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian place with excellent flavors. Pretty good beer list. Wait staff was very friendly. My only complaint is that we had to order rice, it did not automatically come with the vindaloo or tikka masala dishes. That was a rarity for me... I wish the menu was a little wider, but this is an easy place to go to when you want good Indian that isn't too heavy. Good energy!

OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Thor, was the best!! Made great recommendations on what to order and how much to order. Very personable. He even brought us complimentary desserts and chai.

AJ
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best. Food. Ever. The masala fries and the fried chicken are SO GOOD. And the butter chicken! I love it all. My husband and I took his parents over their Christmas visit. They’re from Virginia and don’t eat Indian food ever so they’re were nervous about coming here but loved everything!

SW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food in LA!! Great food and service. Both locations, downtown and Fairfax, are fabulous.

MM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. There was a designated parking behind the restaurant but they made me re-park the car elsewhere behind in the streets. Why even say ‘Badmaash designated parking’ if visitors are not allowed to park? Poor.

AB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A unique take on Indian food - a good variety of traditionals plus some interesting dishes. The food is fresh and flavorful. The service was great. The prices are somewhat on the high side but that's expected. Overall, great experience!

JM
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I would say this is the best Indian food in LA. So glad they opened another location other than DTLA which was difficult to get to.

S
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious... it tasted as good as it smelled!! We had the fried onion appetizer, the butter chicken, lamb sausage and tandoori chicken. All good, and we will be back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal food better service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at this restaurant are excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, the food was delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

CS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was great, we loved our dinner, can't wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Errythang fiii

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

love the food

g
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good. A really interesting take on modern Indian food. Menu is very chicken heavy. Service was so so - server forgot to enter a number of items we ordered.
Would go again but probably only if I was already in the area.

VE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great Indian food at a very lively location in West Hollywood. All of the food was great but do not miss out on the ice cream sandwiches for dessert! Also loved the samosas

LH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little more sparsely decorated than the downtown location (no Bollywood posters here), and a little more noisy (all the seating is on one floor, so you can't get the benefit of spreading out everyone over two floors), but still a great location and the same great food.

TW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I moved here 20 years ago from London. This was the best Indian meal I've had in the USA. We had the Butter Chicken and the Mushroom Vindaloo, both were complex and delicious. This place is outstanding! Great staff and service too.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED the food & service was spectacular!

LT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Badmaash is one of my top favorite LA restaurants. Up until now I've only eaten in their Downtown location, and I am very pleased to report that the food is consistently excellent between the two restaurants! At first my boyfriend and I were bummed because some of our favorite items (like the lambchops!) were no longer on the menu, but some of the new items (like the South Indian Fish Konkani) more than made up for it. Seriously, I've been dreaming of that incredibly fragrant dish! This location doesn't have large murals and the same loud color palette as the Downtown one, but I still love the contemporary vibe it has. Unfortunately I can't remember his name, but our waiter was outstanding. Do yourself a favor and finish off your amazing meal with their Mango Mousse and shot of Chai.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very expensive wine. No white meat for any of the chicken dishes. All in all it was very expensive for what it was. Would not return.

NO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is seriously one of the best restaurants in the city... I have taken every friend here and I still can't get enough. I am not a dessert person but if you skip the chai chocolate pot de creme it is truly a crime.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

C
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always on point. The butter chicken and rosemary naan keep me coming back. It’s a quaint place with music in the background but not overly loud so you can still enjoy whoever you’re there with.

R
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fairfax restaurant is better than the downtown LA restaurant. Great experience!!!