Best Indian Restaurants in Los Angeles

By Gayot Editors

Best Indian Food in LA

The route to India was sought by Vasco da Gama and Christopher Columbus for its valuable spices. Saffron, turmeric, ginger and coriander — these are the tastes that define Indian food.

If you’re craving tandoori, tikka masala, spicy curries or any of the cuisine’s other vibrant, artfully prepared dishes, try one of these Top Indian Restaurants in Los Angeles.

> The selections are presented in alphabetical order.

1. Al-Watan

Hawthorne, CA

Mixed meat dish at Al-Watan in Hawthorne, CA

This Indian-Pakistani restaurant in Hawthorne features knockout tandoori dishes and curries. See More…

2. All India Café

Pasadena, CA

Dining room of All India Cafe in Pasadena, CA

Once you’ve enjoyed the unique fare at this friendly little Pasadena eatery, you’ll find it hard to settle for the predictable menus at most area Indian restaurants. See More…

3. Annapurna Cuisine

Culver City, CA

Annapurna Cuisine

Annapurna’s extensive menu includes the house specialty dosas: rice and lentil crêpes. See More…

4. Badmaash

Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Dining room of Badmaash in Los Angeles, CA

Badmaash in downtown LA is a stylish Indian-inspired gastropub that feels more London than Los Angeles. See More…

5. Cardamom

Los Angeles, CA

Dining room of Cardamom in Los Angeles, CA

Cardamom presents a menu of contemporary Indian cuisine with dishes representing every region of the country. See More…

6. Flavor of India

West Hollywood, CA

Flavor of India in West Hollywood, CA

Flavor of India in West Hollywood specializes in the cuisine of the north, with a few specialties from the south. See More…

7. Mint Leaf

Pasadena, CA

Dining room of Mint Leaf in Pasadena, CA

Mint Leaf’s sprawling menu includes breads that stray from tradition, none better than supple naan brushed with ghee and stuffed with feta and kalamata olives. See More…

8. Samosa House East

Culver City, CA

Samosas at Samosa House East in Culver City, CA

At Samosa House East in Culver City, samosas, of course, are a highlight, and are filled with a combination of minced peas and potatoes, surrounded by a thin and crispy crust. See More…

9. Spice Affair

Beverly Hills, CA

Dining room of Spice Affair in Beverly Hills, CA

Spice Affair serves up Indian cuisine with a modern California twist on La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills’ Restaurant Row. See More…

10. TŪMBI Craft Indian Kitchen

Santa Monica, CA

Bihari Smoked Kabob - TUMBI Santa Monica

The food is so tasty and flavorful that you will definitely come back to TŪMBI Craft Indian Kitchen. See More…