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Badmaash Downtown LA, Los Angeles, CA
Badmaash Downtown LA, Los Angeles, CA
Badmaash Downtown LA, Los Angeles, CA
Badmaash Downtown LA, Los Angeles, CA
Badmaash Downtown LA, Los Angeles, CA
Award-winning

Badmaash Downtown LA

4.6
4.6
1287 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
BADMAASH is indian food in LA.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Gastro Pub, Contemporary Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–5:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (213) 221-7466
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Pawan Mahendro
  • Catering
    Please email your catering requests to: catering@BadmaashLA.com
  • Private party facilities
    For parties greater than 7 guests please call or email your requests to: reservations@BadmaashLA.com
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    2nd & Main Street in Downtown LA
  • Parking details
    Joe's Parking Lots:<br />215 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012<br />220 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012<br /><br /><br />Street parking is available in Downtown LA, and is to be used at your own discretion.
  • Public transit
    METRO:<br />Civic Center / Grand Park Station<br />(purple line, red line)<br /><br />Pershing Square Station<br />(purple line, red line)
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,287 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,287 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you enjoy Indian food, you have to check this place out! Great meal! Reasonably priced!

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  2. TaraM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, wonderful staff. A nice refreshing experience. Lovely!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really good, only downside beer was not cold, very warm

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  4. OldGayFoodie

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Badmaash dtla is the best Indian food in LA. Periodt!

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  5. David

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! One of our favorite restaurants in downtown. Home cooked Indian food, love the classics, and the modern twists, such as the Tika Poutine. Friendly service, and lovely interiors. Great local vibe....

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  6. BarbaraC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful traditional Indian dishes as well as inventive Indian ones. Sebastian, our server, was extremely knowledgeable with the menu. He helped with wine choices and he and his team made us feel as though we were their only table.

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  7. Adri

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is so delicious, the waiters are attentive, but it’s just so warm in the restaurant and they play the music too loudly.

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  8. MikeD

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great find. Small, but well worth the visit. Found on Michelin gourmand bites recommendation.

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  9. Missfood

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    delicious food and nice atmosphere .neighborhood isn't great...

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  10. Scottv

    Salt Lake City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The aroma hit us about a block away, and we knew we were in for a treat. Everything we had popped with flavor without falling out of balance. My daughter had the butter chicken, and while it was totally competent, I’d suggest venturing to the more unique. I had the Fish Moile, a light and flavorful barramundi half-submerged in the most vibrant sauce I’ve ever had in an Indian restaurant. It took my breath away. Atmosphere was lively and a bit loud, but totally enjoyable.

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  11. AliR

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delish. Best go to for authentic tasty Indian food.

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  12. MickO

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It started with our excellent server (whose name now escapes me, unfortunately; the female working the evening of July 30, 23) who was attentive without being overly so, informative and charming. The food came out and yet again did not disappoint. What's funny here is we've been to the one on Fairfax and wasn't nearly as impressed but fully know it could have been us at fault. The price for 4 including drinks and desserts was just at $200 so a good value. This is definitely a 'go to' in DTLA ... we like the atmosphere as well; urban but welcoming.

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  13. IshwarH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant with good food and excellent service.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a reservation at 9:30 and didn’t realized the kitchen closed at 9:50. Felt rushed the entire night and they turned off the air conditioning on us.

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  15. phishyjeff

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the onion fritters and a butter chicken samosa to start. Then we had fried chicken, chicken tikka masala poutine, and chili cheese naan. All food was terrific! Limited drink menu was disappointing but otherwise fantastic!

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  16. JimS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall the food was great. Some of the fried foods seems just slightly overcooked. The flavors were interesting and delicious. We had ordered raita and I wished they had brought it right away so we could cool our palate between dishes. I finally had to ask them to bring the raita, but it came with the last dish. Other than that, it was a great experience. Next time I'll remember to tell them to bring the raita right away.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great experience. Very friendly staff. I would come back again!

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  18. Oblong

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit to Badmaash. We loved it and will be back. Our waiter, Sabastian, was extremely helpful to us in negotiating the extensive menu. Our main dish of the evening was the buttery chicken, which was superb. He also helped us select an unusual and quite lovely bottle of wine to coordinate with the food we had ordered. Loved the food, the ambiance and, in particular, the warm and knowledgeable service from Sabastian.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Stale and old food, reheated and given to us in a rush

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Pathetic service , this is not Indian food but targeted for Americans, poor potion sizes and don’t know the basics of serving Indian food. We travelled from Orange County , I wouldn’t recommend this at all ..

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  21. MaeganO

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a reservation for 7 people including a preschooler and the restaurant was so accommodating. Shout out to all the staff but especially Sebastian who made sure we all had what we needed. The food was outstanding and I cannot wait to go back and try more

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  22. Casey

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent, with a great blend of fusion and staples. Service was friendly and attentive. Slightly cramped and noisy inside, and prices tend towards the high side (curry+rice+naan is over $30). As a result, this won't be a regular spot for me, but definitely a great option on occasion! Parking is street parking only or local paid lots.

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  23. HillaryG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    There was no way to enjoy anything about the food or company I was with as the music was way too loud. I could not converse with the person sitting across from me. We went there to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday -- she chose the restaurant -- and these meals are usually a time for deep conversation and a moment to reflect. However, we stared at our food and left.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food are excellent- would dine here again!

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  25. Nlopz214

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my 2nd time coming here and it was just as good as the last time I was here. The food was delicious. We order the samosas, fish curry, butter chicken, saag paneer and mix veggies of the day which was aloo gobi. Every was tasty and flavorful. The service was excellent and everyone was nice. I definitely recommend this place. I can’t wait to come back again.

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  26. Bobby

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not the badmaash of the past. Disappointed. Food has lost authenticity

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    When you walk into Badmaash you’re immediately greeted with the smell of spices. Basically the smell foreshadows the amazing Indian food you’ll eat durning your time here. The portions aren’t too big but just right enough to share. Definitely recommend getting the pork dish and the cucumber yogurt dip! I’d come back here again, service was friendly and helpful. Plus the food was super flavorful.

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  28. jffinn

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. Great neighborhood spot with wonderful people and energy; they always have a few menu surprises and a really unique wine / beer list. tried much of the menu, and haven't found one item that I didn't love

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food !!! Tasted like my mom’s food so I loved it even more!! The parle g ice-cream biscuit was amazing!! And the butter chicken samosa omgggg !!!

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  30. KatK

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Badmaash was PERFECT! It was the best Indian food we had during our 6-week journey through the Pacific NW -Southern CA. Our server was very pleasant, even agreed to turn the music down to accommodate my husband's hearing deficit. We will surely return if we travel to LA again.

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  31. KristinaM

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The music was really loud. Had to really lean in to hear the person across the small table. The food was fantastic, especially the naan. Order the naan, it is the stuff your naan dreams are made of. Naan and rice not included with meals, have to order separately. Services was great, everyone was friendly and welcoming.

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  32. DavidD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted and given an in-depth tour of the menu. Members of our party had food restrictions, and the staff provided multiple options for them. When the food arrived, everyone was thrilled with their dishes. All that to say cuisine and service were both top-notch.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food tastes good.

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  34. DeeB

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Authentic Punjabi food after a long time and you can tell by the butter chicken and dal makahani that they know what it should taste like. Place is small and crowded, but we’ll served. Limited menu, so may get repetitive if you visit few times.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I LOVED IT! Delicious af. Going back again tonight because there is so much more I want to try!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Too loud bad food didn’t have. Good time. Took my dad for 54th birthday and did not feel like a celebration

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hadn’t been here since the pandemic. Food and service is still great. Only problem is we were running late and tried to call and let the restaurant know. Apparently they have wiring issues with their phone system that need to be corrected. This was stressful. We try to be on time for reservations or call.

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  38. BrianF

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food here was very average. Prices are reasonable but you get what you pay for.

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  39. piper

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! It’s a little loud for older people. Food was amazing 👍

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome good and awesome people. Eat here and be happy.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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Badmaash Downtown LA is rated 4.6 stars by 1287 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Badmaash Downtown LA

108 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross street
    2nd & Main Street in Downtown LA
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–5:15 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Gastro Pub, Contemporary Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Joe's Parking Lots:<br />215 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012<br />220 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012<br /><br /><br />Street parking is available in Downtown LA, and is to be used at your own discretion.
  • Public transit
    METRO:Civic Center / Grand Park Station(purple line, red line)Pershing Square Station(purple line, red line)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Pawan Mahendro
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (213) 221-7466
  • Catering
    Please email your catering requests to: catering@BadmaashLA.com
  • Private party facilities
    For parties greater than 7 guests please call or email your requests to: reservations@BadmaashLA.com
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