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Anarkali Indian Restaurant

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Central L.A
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7013 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3307 (La Brea)
+1 323-934-1200
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11:00 - 23:30
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Camillus, New York
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205 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the second visit to anarkli Indian Restaurant. I ordered a Lamb Tikka masala others had the beef curry and my wife had Beef Tandoori. The service was good and the server was friendly and helpful. MY Lamb Tikka, was way too spicy. I asked for it to be mild, but I was hardly able to eat it. My... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Greeted at the door by Muhammad, the owner, and escorted to an intimate booth. The service was swift, quiet and efficient. We ordered the shrimp Tikki Masala, which was excellent, garlic naan, and saag with chicken, which was very good though differed from the Southern India style in that more cardamom is used in the northern / Pakistani style. Muhammad... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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122 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Got take out from here and the food was not good at all. The rotis were half raw and food was lacking in authentic flavor. The garlic naan had no flavor of garlic at all. Disappointed, there are much better options out there.

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Corona, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Where do I start? Food? Service? Tables with no table cloth to cover the old food spots? Not sure because it was one bad experience after another. SO we a group find this place on Yelp with 4.5 star rating and feel it should be decent enough . Luke warm water served then no one comes back to check on... More 

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Newton, MA
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203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a pretty average Indian restaurant. The décor is quaint. Wish the food was as good as the décor. Order one dish mild and one medium. Could not tell the difference. Neither was particularly flavorful. The sauces with the papadam were watery and lacked any character. the meat was a little too dry and fatty. Overall a very average... More 

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Thank Mark S
Los Angeles
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196 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

What a FIND! Hits all the parameters- Food-Service-Ambiance!! Great place for a DATE or catching up with Friends/Family! Walked in on a Thursday no reservation and got a quiet table-booth-that's kind of like your own private room- the space is very pretty -and open =not too dark and not bright blazing light-felt very comfortable-understated! Parking-Street Parking- and the signs can... More 

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Thank BackRoadsUSA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Sad sad experience....almost as sad as the tragic end of Anarkali herself (she was a courtesan who fell in love with the prince and ended up buried alive into a wall by the angry king who wanted her all to his old crusty self) We were starving and craving some good Indian food - both wishes didn't get fulfilled :-(... More 

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Camillus, New York
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110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We visited Anarkali Indian Restaurant while we were in Los Angeles. I don't know a lot about Indian cooking, but I wanted to learn. I went with my son who is very familiar with this style of cooking. When we first arrived the place was very busy. We had to wait awhile to get a booth. Our waiter was very... More 

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Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

My Family chose this place for a special evening. The entire staff is friendly,the owner kind and everyone was attentive to our needs. There were seven of us in our party. We brought wine with us and they welcome us to do just that. We ordered everything on the menu. And our plates were getting much attention from our gang... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

One of the best Indian restaurants that I have been to in America. Gorgeous interior design-looks like an Indian palace with chandeliers and booth like tables for a more intimate experience. The food was amazing and had great service! I ordered the vegetarian dinner for one! (it was enough for two people actually) you could pick any three curresi from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Cuisine
Indian, Pakistani
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7013 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3307
    (La Brea)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-934-1200

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