The Best Indian Restaurants in Southern California - A Guide

Southern California is home to some of the best Indian restaurants in the country. From classic dishes to innovative fusion cuisine, there's something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a South Indian delicacy or the taste and aroma of North India, you'll find the best Indian food in Los Angeles for a wonderful dining experience. If you're looking for a one-stop shop, Namaste Spiceland is the place to go.

Located in Pasadena, Santa Clarita and Thousand Oaks, this grocery and restaurant store offers South Indian dishes like Dosas and street food of Bombay. For halal Pakistani cuisine, Al-Noor in Lawndale is the place to go. This restaurant has been offering Desi cuisine since 1998 and serves classic Indian and Pakistani dishes like chicken tikka masala, palak paneer and lamb korma. They also offer harder to find Pakistani dishes like nihari and haleem.

Rajdhani is a Gujarati restaurant located in Little India area of Artesia. Here, waiters bring the dishes to the table (no buffet here) so you can get up close and personal with their ever-changing thali. Don't forget to try their excellent desserts like rose ice cream topped with basil seeds or sugary gulab jamun balls.

Jay Bharat

, also located in Artesia, is an all-vegetarian Gujarati restaurant that has been in business since 1988. They offer thali dishes to eat at home or take away as well as a varied collection of sweets available for shipment across the country.

Anarbagh, a North Indian restaurant located in Los Angeles, has been changing the taste buds of foreigners since 1988. The head chef Mohammed Mikah is a magician and can bring dishes to life.

Bollywood Cafe

, also located in Los Angeles, offers an incredible evening with friends in the fantastic atmosphere of a restaurant. The food is simply amazing and what you'll like the most are the restaurant's staff and chefs.


, a fast-food and informal restaurant dedicated to offering regional Indian food, has establishments in DTLA, Northridge, Westwood and Riverside.

Tumbi Craft Indian Kitchen

, recognized on the Michelin list, is only open for dinner but opens early at 4:00 p.m., making it an excellent option both for enjoying delicious drinks and dinner prepared with soul.

Pijja Palace

, an aesthetically driven sports bar, offers delicious bar food and cocktails translated through spices and flavors from India.

India's Restaurant

, best known for its incredibly creamy and vibrant red chicken tikka masala, serves a variety of solid quality lamb samosas, sweet vegetable curry, plenty of tandoori options, and Balti specialties including boneless chicken, shrimp, fish and other protein options in hearty stews. For Burmese and Indian food at everyday prices, head over to India's Restaurant, a halal takeaway restaurant and grocery store in Culver City. The cafeteria specializes in vegetarian South Indian cuisine.

When it comes to finding the best Indian restaurants in Los Angeles, your search will end once you find India's Restaurant. With classic dishes as well as innovative fusion cuisine, there's something for everyone.

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