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5140 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-5708
+1 323-661-7600
15:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

it's tucked away ... and once you spot it, make sure you press the button on the gate for it to open. wouldn't call their dishes as authentic ... however they've tried hard. clean. affordable. am going back there for dosa, upma and madras filter coffee. even though I know the chef isn't an Indian 😄.

Thank Jayesh V
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is a vegetarian restaurant in the Sunset Blvd location, about 15 minutes walk from the Sunset Vermont metro station. The food was good, go for the combo deals if you want to try multiple dishes at once.

Thank Vkothari1
Pune, India
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Paru’s is a South Indian restaurant situated on the main road but a little away from the busier areas of LA. We visited this place on Sunday night and had parking issues. It took us more than 15-20 min to find a spot in the area as they do not have a parking lot of their own. The ambience is... More 

Thank Amruta-Anand
Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Me and my wife vistied this restaurant last year and it was an hidden treasure on the Sunset blvd. It was dark and first we went to a Middle eastern restaurant and realized that it was 4-5 course meal. That was too much for us. So while driving back to our hotel, we saw this place. The outside was scary... More 

Thank grandhirk
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

all the foods are pathetic and tasteless, dont waste your money and time here we tried dosa and it had a bland taste and very expensive

Thank Raviraj H
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

My family and I have been to our fair share of south Indian restaurants, this one was by far one to be remembered. We were on vacation in LA and this seemed to be the closest dosa place near Universal Studios, the outside looked a little scary, but it turned the coziest little restaurant. My dad said the sambar tasted... More 

Thank shaileeheartsbb
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Worst Indian restaurant. Hopeless service. Don't believe these 4 star rating. I will give big zero for this place. We drove from Hollywood studios and wanted to finish good day with good dinner. Disappointing wasted 100 bucks. They don't have any idea about Indian foods. Before your order watch how other customers wasting food and leaving without even carrying out.... More 

Thank Manju K
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Our experience with Paru's restaurant at Sunset Blvd, this July, left a bad taste. We were five from the family and not a single member liked the food that was served. The restaurant has a good ambience. But if you are the one looking for good and tasty Indian food, you better look for some other Indian restaurant. Definitely not... More 

Thank Alanghat R
Simi Valley
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ordered a couple things we have never heard of: Punjab Glory and Queen Paru. Although I wasn't sure what I was eating, it was delicious. The main disappointment was there is no naan, which I love. Instead they have raitha, which is good but not naan-good. Another heads up: this place is all vegetarian. I wasn't... More 

Thank Katie H
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179 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Our third visit here. This time, we felt that the vadas were pre-made and just microwaved before they were served on the table. (You can easily tell if the vadas were made a long time by the consistency of the vada). Dosa was still pretty good. This visit was probably the poorest in taste at this restaurant. Hopefully they are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5140 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-5708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-661-7600

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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