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Samosa House East

10700 Washington Blvd. (Overland Ave.) Send to Phone
Modern in appearance, this vegetarian Indian eatery is a sibling to the west side’s Samosa House market and bazaar.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Samosa House East, Culver City, CA

Samosa House East Restaurant Review

: The brightly colored space features a large centralized communal table and outdoor seating brightened by strings of hanging, exposed light bulbs. Start with an order of papri chaat --- basically the Indian version of nachos --- with layers of crispy tortilla strips, chickpeas, lettuce, yogurt and plenty of spices. Both versions of pakora are crunchy and moist, served with a choice of onions and spinach or deep-fried cauliflower. À la carte options are available but the combo plates are the best deal, with three entrée choices, brown or white rice, and homemade plain or garlic naan. The best picks for the curries include an artichoke-like vegetable known as jackfruit, which is slow-cooked and tender; soy chicken stewed with coconut milk, cream and ginger; and a well-executed traditional saag, or chopped spinach cooked with Indian spices and cream. Samosas, of course, are a highlight, and are filled with a combination of minced peas and potatoes, surrounded by a thin and crispy crust. Dessert options are limited, and include donut-like balls dipped in honey, or a sweet and slightly savory carrot pudding. A few Indian beers and a large selection of non-alcoholic ginger beers are also offered.
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