Electric Lotus

★★★★★
  • 4656 Franklin Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90027

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About Electric Lotus

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Monday To Friday From 12:00 PM To 12:00 AM Saturday To Sunday From 12:00 PM To 01:00 AM

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Really cool intimate booths here, and the food is pretty good too, particularly the Chana masala and chicken pakora. Great date spot.

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Really cool intimate booths here, and the food is pretty good too, particularly the Chana masala and chicken pakora. Great date spot.

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The service was fast and the environment was interesting. The food was not good. I order the Lamb Vindaloo, which is one of my favorite Indian dishes. The Lamb was dry and there were two potatoes in the whole dish. It was similar to fast

3
★★★★★

The service was fast and the environment was interesting. The food was not good. I order the Lamb Vindaloo, which is one of my favorite Indian dishes. The Lamb was dry and there were two potatoes in the whole dish. It was similar to fast

Pros: Fast Service

Cons: Dry, Tastless Food

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I know a thing or two about punjabi food...forget that...I know a thing or two about food and I just threw away $30 worth of food from here. The vindaloo tasted like they chucked a can of tomato sauce on burnt fish and potatoes that were

3
★★★★★

I know a thing or two about punjabi food...forget that...I know a thing or two about food and I just threw away $30 worth of food from here. The vindaloo tasted like they chucked a can of tomato sauce on burnt fish and potatoes that were

Pros: one block away, nice staff

Cons: worst indian food ever, expensive

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great food, and the waiter was so nice to help us first-timers who didn't have a clue. the garlic bread and yogurt dip was delish, and the lamb with rice was enough for us 2 girls to share. very good prices, relaxing environment.

3
★★★★★

great food, and the waiter was so nice to help us first-timers who didn't have a clue. the garlic bread and yogurt dip was delish, and the lamb with rice was enough for us 2 girls to share. very good prices, relaxing environment.

Pros: helpful staff

Cons: parking but that's how it goes

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My boyfriend and I come to this restaurant every so often for the past 3 years. Each time we come here, the place is packed (usually on weekends). However, we decided to go last Tuesday night since we were in the area and felt like

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My boyfriend and I come to this restaurant every so often for the past 3 years. Each time we come here, the place is packed (usually on weekends). However, we decided to go last Tuesday night since we were in the area and felt like

Pros: Los Feliz area

Cons: Discriminatory on Race

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After receiving a flyer on my doorstep, I placed a lunch order with Electric Lotus. When I received the order was both substantially overcharged AND the order was incomplete. When I called the restaurant to straighten this out, the person

3
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After receiving a flyer on my doorstep, I placed a lunch order with Electric Lotus. When I received the order was both substantially overcharged AND the order was incomplete. When I called the restaurant to straighten this out, the person

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Went there for the 2nd time after 2 years...the service was worse than before, was promptly seated but waited for nearly half hour to place the first order (it wasnt busy)..ordered chicken biryani which had only a good price tag but no

3
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Went there for the 2nd time after 2 years...the service was worse than before, was promptly seated but waited for nearly half hour to place the first order (it wasnt busy)..ordered chicken biryani which had only a good price tag but no

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Another popular venue that sadly never rises above mediocre. NOT authentic of you think you're eating Indian food. It's bland pap for people who don't know food. The atmosphere is dark and loud. You cannot hold a quiet conversation and

3
★★★★★

Another popular venue that sadly never rises above mediocre. NOT authentic of you think you're eating Indian food. It's bland pap for people who don't know food. The atmosphere is dark and loud. You cannot hold a quiet conversation and

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If you want to go out for a an evening of great atmosphere and food then this is the place to go.
Great selection and portions of food.
The atmosphere is just amazing.
Nice little bar with good selection.
Suggest going with big groups and getting the little private booths on the side.
A definite plus to the lovely Los Feliz area.

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★★★★★

If you want to go out for a an evening of great atmosphere and food then this is the place to go.
Great selection and portions of food.
The atmosphere is just amazing.
Nice little bar with good selection.
Suggest going with big groups and getting the little private booths on the side.
A definite plus to the lovely Los Feliz area.

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I wanted to check out this local restaurant that I had heard a lot about. The description, "Village Cuisine from India", was undoubtedly catchy and being an Indian I obviously wanted to try it out. After a Friday night dinner experience,

3
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I wanted to check out this local restaurant that I had heard a lot about. The description, "Village Cuisine from India", was undoubtedly catchy and being an Indian I obviously wanted to try it out. After a Friday night dinner experience,

Pros: Close to other restaurant in case you want to ditch this place at the last minute

Cons: I will write a book about it ...

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Great food and decor. It is dark in there but I think they are just going for that mood. Make sure to always make a reservation and ask for one of the booths to get the whole experience....very romantic and wont be just another

3
★★★★★

Great food and decor. It is dark in there but I think they are just going for that mood. Make sure to always make a reservation and ask for one of the booths to get the whole experience....very romantic and wont be just another

Pros: Romantic, Great food

Cons: Service can be slow sometimes

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I love Indian food. So, we tried this place. BUT...I can't comment on the food because I NEVER GOT ANY! It was COLD and so DARK, we could barely read the menu. Service was SO slow, we had to have our food packed to go without taking a

3
★★★★★

I love Indian food. So, we tried this place. BUT...I can't comment on the food because I NEVER GOT ANY! It was COLD and so DARK, we could barely read the menu. Service was SO slow, we had to have our food packed to go without taking a

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I love the food from Electric Lotus. Especially, the multi dish veggie for two. Great atmosphere, dimlu lit with a good bar. I do love going here-very romantic.But the honeymoon's after when you have to use their porrly maintained, really

3
★★★★★

I love the food from Electric Lotus. Especially, the multi dish veggie for two. Great atmosphere, dimlu lit with a good bar. I do love going here-very romantic.But the honeymoon's after when you have to use their porrly maintained, really

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though it tries, the decor is just not tastefully done. the lamps are pretty but that's about it. it is so dark i could hardly see my food. portions huge, but are missing the complexity of flavours i get at other cheaper indian

3
★★★★★

though it tries, the decor is just not tastefully done. the lamps are pretty but that's about it. it is so dark i could hardly see my food. portions huge, but are missing the complexity of flavours i get at other cheaper indian

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I have been here about three or four times, but I doubt I will go back. I have never before been to a place where there was such a vast diffrerence between the quality of food and quality of service. The food is outstanding. I have had

3
★★★★★

I have been here about three or four times, but I doubt I will go back. I have never before been to a place where there was such a vast diffrerence between the quality of food and quality of service. The food is outstanding. I have had

Pros: Food

Cons: Service (or lack of it)

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I was hoping the previous reviews on the food were flawed, but unfortunately the food was bland and lacked the essential spices that make Indian food so unique. It was so devoid of flavor that my group joked at the dinner table that it

3
★★★★★

I was hoping the previous reviews on the food were flawed, but unfortunately the food was bland and lacked the essential spices that make Indian food so unique. It was so devoid of flavor that my group joked at the dinner table that it

Pros: service and decor

Cons: bland food

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i think the eggplant and saag are the very best i've EVER had....i'm not as impressed with the naan (could be fluffier). way dark inside.

3
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i think the eggplant and saag are the very best i've EVER had....i'm not as impressed with the naan (could be fluffier). way dark inside.

Pros: some excellent dishes, good wine list

Cons: dark interior

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I was thrilled when Electric Lotus opened in Los Feliz - the closest Indian restaurant was south on Sunset and the area was dicey enough you needed to be buzzed in the front door just to get in. But I'd go back to that other place in a

3
★★★★★

I was thrilled when Electric Lotus opened in Los Feliz - the closest Indian restaurant was south on Sunset and the area was dicey enough you needed to be buzzed in the front door just to get in. But I'd go back to that other place in a

Pros: Colorful loud dining room

Cons: Bad food, expensive for portions served.

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My husband and I have been looking all over Silverlake for good Indian food... we still haven't found it. Honestly, the service was pretty good and the ambience was totally awesome. But the food just wasn't good. We had a meal for

3
★★★★★

My husband and I have been looking all over Silverlake for good Indian food... we still haven't found it. Honestly, the service was pretty good and the ambience was totally awesome. But the food just wasn't good. We had a meal for

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I went on a date here and the curry was super spicy and delicious (we ordered it super spicy). Everything else we ordered was surprisingly authentic and good, mostly because I did not see one Indian worker in the whole restaurant, so I

3
★★★★★

I went on a date here and the curry was super spicy and delicious (we ordered it super spicy). Everything else we ordered was surprisingly authentic and good, mostly because I did not see one Indian worker in the whole restaurant, so I

Pros: Food, Service, Decor

Cons: Value

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Great sauce, the lamb makhni is the best I have ever had. The sauce is rich, full, buttery, moderately spicy and just wonderfully balanced. This is the only place to eat indian food, none come close. You can even taste the chicken tikka

3
★★★★★

Great sauce, the lamb makhni is the best I have ever had. The sauce is rich, full, buttery, moderately spicy and just wonderfully balanced. This is the only place to eat indian food, none come close. You can even taste the chicken tikka

Pros: Authentic, mouth watering food, great sauces

Cons: Just valet it, you are not going to find parking on the street

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We just found out that our favourite blonde waitress doesn't work here anymore. She was pretty much the only reason to go.

3
★★★★★

We just found out that our favourite blonde waitress doesn't work here anymore. She was pretty much the only reason to go.

Pros: ambience

Cons: blinding darknes

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I haven't ever had a problem with the food at this place - but the crowded dining room, loud DJ nights, and slightly gringo-ized prices of the entrees still keep me from giving this place a rave review. Diners are constantly packed like

3
★★★★★

I haven't ever had a problem with the food at this place - but the crowded dining room, loud DJ nights, and slightly gringo-ized prices of the entrees still keep me from giving this place a rave review. Diners are constantly packed like

Pros: Generally tasty food, great selection on menu, good beers to choose from

Cons: Too loud, too crowded, too 'hipster'

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Electric Lotus is a great place to go on a date or with a group- the ambience is very low key (dark and candle lit, with a very moroccan feel to the decor including curtains and pillows) and the food is very good. Whether you're looking

3
★★★★★

Electric Lotus is a great place to go on a date or with a group- the ambience is very low key (dark and candle lit, with a very moroccan feel to the decor including curtains and pillows) and the food is very good. Whether you're looking

Pros: Good Food, Ambience, Waitstaff

Cons: Parking!!! But it's safe enough to park the neighborhood and walk

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You won't be disappointed with Electric Lotus. The food is good the atmosphere is fun and cheery and the crowd can be very attractive. If you think you don't like indian food then you haven't tried this place. They offer selections for the

3
★★★★★

You won't be disappointed with Electric Lotus. The food is good the atmosphere is fun and cheery and the crowd can be very attractive. If you think you don't like indian food then you haven't tried this place. They offer selections for the

Pros: Great food and choices, good wait staff

Cons: no parking, long waits

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Let's boil it down...all of the reviews that say it's eye candy and the food is lackluster are customers who have eaten here and had the exact same experience I did. All those that say it's "the best Indian in LA" are likely written by the

3
★★★★★

Let's boil it down...all of the reviews that say it's eye candy and the food is lackluster are customers who have eaten here and had the exact same experience I did. All those that say it's "the best Indian in LA" are likely written by the

Pros: Romantic; can reserve large, draped booths

Cons: Bad food

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I LOVE this place! :)They can seat up to groups of 30! \r
The food is ALWAYS great and the atmosphere is tops without being pretentious.

3
★★★★★

I LOVE this place! :)They can seat up to groups of 30! \r
The food is ALWAYS great and the atmosphere is tops without being pretentious.

Pros: good food, seat large groups, unique atmosphere

Cons: pay for parking, wait without reservation

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i've been to electric lotus a few times, and i would say that lunch time is the best period to eat here. its near empty (usually about 2 or 3 tables are full) so you are always seated immediately anywhere you want. food arrives 15 mins max

3
★★★★★

i've been to electric lotus a few times, and i would say that lunch time is the best period to eat here. its near empty (usually about 2 or 3 tables are full) so you are always seated immediately anywhere you want. food arrives 15 mins max

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Electric Lotus is an awkwardly situated dining experience. Located in a not-so posh locale of Downtown LA, the inside of the venue itself is an eclectic combination of European and Indian culture.

To the unsuspecting Caucasian or otherwise non-Indian individual, the cuisine is - refreshing. As an Indian American with a history of attending fine *Indian* cuisine, I must say that Electric Lotus is not up to par with other, less lavish, restaurants in the area.

That said, Electric Lotus is certainly worth a try - perhaps its just my picky, seasoned tongue that affords the caustic review.

Overall, the food is my only gripe. The atmosphere is excellent, the bar is fully stocked, they have a wonderful dance floor upstairs with an on site house mixer, and a staff that speaks English.

PROS: Excellent Atmosphere, Friendly Staffing
CONS: Mediocore Food

3
★★★☆☆

Electric Lotus is an awkwardly situated dining experience. Located in a not-so posh locale of Downtown LA, the inside of the venue itself is an eclectic combination of European and Indian culture.

To the unsuspecting Caucasian or otherwise non-Indian individual, the cuisine is - refreshing. As an Indian American with a history of attending fine *Indian* cuisine, I must say that Electric Lotus is not up to par with other, less lavish, restaurants in the area.

That said, Electric Lotus is certainly worth a try - perhaps its just my picky, seasoned tongue that affords the caustic review.

Overall, the food is my only gripe. The atmosphere is excellent, the bar is fully stocked, they have a wonderful dance floor upstairs with an on site house mixer, and a staff that speaks English.

PROS: Excellent Atmosphere, Friendly Staffing
CONS: Mediocore Food

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We went on a crowded Friday night. We had to wait about 15 minutes for a booth, so we sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly, and she recommended the pomegranate martini. The server was quick and friendly. We had our samosas

3
★★★★★

We went on a crowded Friday night. We had to wait about 15 minutes for a booth, so we sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly, and she recommended the pomegranate martini. The server was quick and friendly. We had our samosas

Pros: Great music/food/drinks/people watching

Cons: Can be a little loud/dark

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I always order anything with shrimp!!! You cannot go wrong with what you order here. The ambience helps as well.

3
★★★★★

I always order anything with shrimp!!! You cannot go wrong with what you order here. The ambience helps as well.

Pros: You take the scent with you. :p

Cons: Great Food/Ambience/DJ plays

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I've been to so many Indian restaurants and have finally found one that is da bomb. The food is perfectly cooked, fresh and plentiful. Its funny, people complain its dark inside, but I thought that really set the mood, kinda loungy, kinda

3
★★★★★

I've been to so many Indian restaurants and have finally found one that is da bomb. The food is perfectly cooked, fresh and plentiful. Its funny, people complain its dark inside, but I thought that really set the mood, kinda loungy, kinda

Pros: food, mood, drinks!

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After reading some of the reviews here, I don't know what they're talking about! Electric Lotus has great ambience, a bit dark though if you like to examine your food while you eat. The samosa were great; I've never had better and I'm an

3
★★★★★

After reading some of the reviews here, I don't know what they're talking about! Electric Lotus has great ambience, a bit dark though if you like to examine your food while you eat. The samosa were great; I've never had better and I'm an

Pros: Great food, service. Nice ambience.

Cons: A bit dark

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Great place, good atmosphere, good music BUT the music is way too loud, the interior is far too dark, the food's a bit pricey, parking's not easy, there's usually a wait for a table and THE SERVICE IS TERRIBLE. I'd check it out as its

3
★★★★★

Great place, good atmosphere, good music BUT the music is way too loud, the interior is far too dark, the food's a bit pricey, parking's not easy, there's usually a wait for a table and THE SERVICE IS TERRIBLE. I'd check it out as its

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Loud, Service, Parking

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I've been to Electric lotus several times, not because it's great, but because it's the only Indian restaurant within walking distance. The food is fine, but just fine. The Decor is great, very creative use of the space, and lovely saris

3
★★★★★

I've been to Electric lotus several times, not because it's great, but because it's the only Indian restaurant within walking distance. The food is fine, but just fine. The Decor is great, very creative use of the space, and lovely saris

Pros: decor

Cons: LOUD music

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The atmosphere was great, hip and sexy. Once seated, the waitress didn't come around for 20 minutes. Once our order was placed, our food came, but we had no plates or silverware. The chicken tikki masala was bland, didn't taste much like

3
★★★★★

The atmosphere was great, hip and sexy. Once seated, the waitress didn't come around for 20 minutes. Once our order was placed, our food came, but we had no plates or silverware. The chicken tikki masala was bland, didn't taste much like

Pros: atmosphere, decor, music

Cons: poor service, not so great food

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The food at Electric Lotus is good, though nothing to write home to India about. The dinners for two are a great deal--you get three entrees, dessert, samosas, naan, chutney, and raita for about $35 (for both people). Most of my food was served not quite hot enough, both temperature-wise and spiciness-wise, and the naan seemed a bit undercooked. The service was very friendly though and the low-lit, floor to ceiling curtains atmosphere is well-conceived. Though the restaurant is quite popular and somewhat hip, you won't feel out of place dressed casually. The bathrooms are particularly nice. The cocktails are pretty decent as well--they don't skimp on the alcohol. Electric Lotus is about the entire experience--not so much about the food. If you're looking for top-notch Indian food, you will probably be frustrated.

4
★★★★☆

The food at Electric Lotus is good, though nothing to write home to India about. The dinners for two are a great deal--you get three entrees, dessert, samosas, naan, chutney, and raita for about $35 (for both people). Most of my food was served not quite hot enough, both temperature-wise and spiciness-wise, and the naan seemed a bit undercooked. The service was very friendly though and the low-lit, floor to ceiling curtains atmosphere is well-conceived. Though the restaurant is quite popular and somewhat hip, you won't feel out of place dressed casually. The bathrooms are particularly nice. The cocktails are pretty decent as well--they don't skimp on the alcohol. Electric Lotus is about the entire experience--not so much about the food. If you're looking for top-notch Indian food, you will probably be frustrated.

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I can only assume the people that have been complaing about the "low" lighting are older?
I had dinner here with my husband and mother-in-law and we all loved it. Very cool lighting, beautiful decor, great waitstaff, amazing variety of

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I can only assume the people that have been complaing about the "low" lighting are older?
I had dinner here with my husband and mother-in-law and we all loved it. Very cool lighting, beautiful decor, great waitstaff, amazing variety of

Pros: great lighting, beautiful decor, great vegetarian food

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i have gone here twice. both times i have contemplated walking out because my server dissappeared on me. i literally didn't see them for an hour after receiving my food, once i finally received my food after a long wait. i had to walk

3
★★★★★

i have gone here twice. both times i have contemplated walking out because my server dissappeared on me. i literally didn't see them for an hour after receiving my food, once i finally received my food after a long wait. i had to walk

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Walking into this place makes me feel like a real Angeleno. It's a bit hidden and dark but the vibe is so cool and mellow. Every time I'm there I hear old music I love and new music I need to check out. The food is always good, whether

3
★★★★★

Walking into this place makes me feel like a real Angeleno. It's a bit hidden and dark but the vibe is so cool and mellow. Every time I'm there I hear old music I love and new music I need to check out. The food is always good, whether

Pros: Good food, Good music, Good looking

Cons: parking

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3 words- chicken tikka masala. 2 more- cheese naan. OK, this isn't the most authentic Indian food, but it is soo good. and i see indian people in here all the time which is a good sign. The atmosphere is very cool and I've seen celebs

3
★★★★★

3 words- chicken tikka masala. 2 more- cheese naan. OK, this isn't the most authentic Indian food, but it is soo good. and i see indian people in here all the time which is a good sign. The atmosphere is very cool and I've seen celebs

Pros: Quick, Atmosphere, Food

Cons: Parking, Sometimes a wait, Loud

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If you like tasteless, greasy Indian food and terrible service, this is the place. The music is sometimes so loud that you can't even hear your friend who's yelling in your ear. The owner is especially rude and one of the waitresses told

3
★★★★★

If you like tasteless, greasy Indian food and terrible service, this is the place. The music is sometimes so loud that you can't even hear your friend who's yelling in your ear. The owner is especially rude and one of the waitresses told

Cons: Everything

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Got there on a quiet Wed. night at 8:15 pm and was told that we could not sit in a booth because it's for 4 people from 5-10pm. Although booths did have only 2 people in there, we obliged. Asked to see the manager to see if he could bend

3
★★★★★

Got there on a quiet Wed. night at 8:15 pm and was told that we could not sit in a booth because it's for 4 people from 5-10pm. Although booths did have only 2 people in there, we obliged. Asked to see the manager to see if he could bend

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Before the new owner remodeled and expanded from the small adjecent space, this WAS the best Indian food with a real Indian Shiek head chef. Now, a head chef that has no idea what masala & curry are, waitressess that can't find India on a

3
★★★★★

Before the new owner remodeled and expanded from the small adjecent space, this WAS the best Indian food with a real Indian Shiek head chef. Now, a head chef that has no idea what masala & curry are, waitressess that can't find India on a

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: FOOD, PRICES, SERVICE

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if you are looking for a hip, ambient, totally interesting place to celebrate with friends or take a romantic date, this is the place. located in the uber-cool los feliz village, this restaurant is terrific. the food is amazing, the

3
★★★★★

if you are looking for a hip, ambient, totally interesting place to celebrate with friends or take a romantic date, this is the place. located in the uber-cool los feliz village, this restaurant is terrific. the food is amazing, the

Pros: ambience, music, great food

Cons: valet/street parking, crowded on weekends

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I love the food here. The Shrimp Korma dish cannot be beat. But the service is horrible. The greeters at the door take your name, and then (after waiting forever) when your table is finally available, they whisper it. And the place is

3
★★★★★

I love the food here. The Shrimp Korma dish cannot be beat. But the service is horrible. The greeters at the door take your name, and then (after waiting forever) when your table is finally available, they whisper it. And the place is

Pros: FOOD

Cons: SERVICE, PRICE

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We went to Electric Lotus for a friends birthday and the service was horrible.
The food did not even taste indian.. I would know since I am Indian.
Infact the food was not even edible.. the paneer was hard and not cooked
at all and there

3
★★★★★

We went to Electric Lotus for a friends birthday and the service was horrible.
The food did not even taste indian.. I would know since I am Indian.
Infact the food was not even edible.. the paneer was hard and not cooked
at all and there

Pros: Decor

Cons: Horrible food, slow service, uncaring waiters

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This is the best Indian restaurant that I've been to. Honestly, the food is great and so is the atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

This is the best Indian restaurant that I've been to. Honestly, the food is great and so is the atmosphere.

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