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Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant

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11138 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA 91604-3133
+1 818-980-2273
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a visitor to LA from east coast. Just thought of having soup, simple naan and daal for dinner. Aloo naan was undercooked.. felt like eating baked flour.. Didnt expect a simple yellow dal fry to go wrong.. but it wasnt good at all. Sorry, i was disappointed.

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Thank SwaroopaArvind
Jaman Z, Owner at Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you SwaroopaArvind for your candid review. We strive for customer satisfaction and are disappointed we missed with your visit. If you would like to discuss your experience please call me. (818) 980-2273 More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

When ever in USA, I visit the place, on your entry you are served onion bites with smile, you can decide your dishes while tasting bites, the service is very quick so you do not waste much of your time, the taste of food is excellent, , manager is always very humble and provides the Best. Good Luck.

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Thank cjd290446
Zaman J, Owner at Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and taking time to leave a review! We appreciate your business and look forward to your next visit. More 

Galway, Ireland
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Had meal here on Monday the 3rd October 2016 group of four people Paid for meal by credit card, had to let ourselves out when we finished our meal staff had disappeared. 3 days later discovered our card had been skimmed for 3400 euro Tracked our spending no record on card of our visit there (strange)

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Thank Stonehall
Zaman J, Owner at Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you had this problem with your credit card. I would be happy to look into the issue on your behalf. Please call me at (818) 980-2273, so I can get more details about what happened. Thank you and I look forward to assisting you. More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on our visit to LA. After a long day at the Universal Studios, we decided to have a meal here. The service was poor, inefficient and lacked enthusiasm. Every time we needed a drink or order more food it was a struggle to get the waiter's attention. We were rushed through our starters and our main meal... More 

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Thank GreenEyedGirll
Zaman J, Owner at Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you GreenEyedGirll for taking the time to leave your review. Please call me as I would like to discuss your visit and how we could make it up to you. My number is 818-980-2273 More 

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I was totally disappointed to eat here...No matter what you ordered, it was served in an insipid red coloured curry by very indifferent staff.The service is slow and unprofessional indicating that the restaurant is badly under staffed.

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Thank Arun-Aruni
Zaman J, Owner at Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry Arun-Aruni that your experience was as you described in your review. Please call me as I would like to discuss your visit and how we could make it up to you. My number is 818-980-2273 More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Great place and great food. I've eaten there many times. Staff is great. Know the owners who are very nice and always trying to please all of the customers. I checked in and got a free soup. My fav dish is the makni. But luv all of the dishes. If you are brave, try the lava. I was brave a... More 

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Thank tC C
Jaman Z, Owner at Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and the encouraging comments. Looking forward to your next visit! More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Each time I attempted to eat here over the years ( it is close to work) I have felt like the waiter was thinking this.. Staff are consistently listless and inattentive. No matter what you order it looks and tastes the same, drowned in a dull red sauce. Stopped going here and went across the street to Bollywood Cafe which... More 

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Thank OutyAbouty
Zaman J, Owner at Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you have not had a good experience at Lal Mirch. If you would care to give us a try again, you can ask for me personally, Zaman, and I will be happy to make some recommendations that are more diverse. More 

los angeles
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161 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I've driven by this restaurant a zillion times since I live nearby and it's on the way to my gym. I never stopped in because it didn't look inviting, possibly because you can't see inside. I bought a Groupon so I thought it was a good time to try it. I thought the food was good and the service was... More 

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Thank valleytrekker
Jaman Z, Owner at Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You detailed comments help us to provide increasing quality. More 

London, United Kingdom
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378 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Being a Brit abroad, when the offer of a Curry Takeaway arose, I jumped at the opportunity. My eldest brother, as a LA local, ordered from his nearest Curry House - not a great choice in retrospect. The Poppadoms were a bit too savoury for my liking - unlike the traditional ones you get in the UK. However the mint... More 

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Thank James L
Jaman Z, Owner at Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you James for taking the time to give us your review. Sorry our curry did not meet your standards. If you would like to discuss your experience, and allow us another opportunity to meet your standards, please call me at (818) 980-2273 More 

Pune, India
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

visited this place while my wife and 2 of our friends were back from universal. just stopped by for quick dinner but it took like ages for them to come back with food. My friend asked for warm water which was served after multiple reminders. Food did not taste that good, quantity wise it was good though. After we were... More 

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Thank Rahul S
Jaman Z, Owner at Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Rahul, thank you for your review. We always work hard to serve our customers promptly with the best Indian cuisine. We are sorry your experience was not what we work hard to provide. Please call me to discuss your experience and allow us opportunity to improve (818) 980-2273. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11138 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA 91604-3133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-980-2273
Description
Lal Mirch invites you to come and enjoy the best traditional Indian cuisine, served in an elegant and casual atmosphere. The spices used are imported directly from India to preserve the quality and freshness captured in the flavours, and a comprehensive vegetarian menu is also available. The role of spices and herbs goes beyond great cooking and great taste to be a healthy addition to any meal. You can choose from mild, medium, or hot for levels of spice, and the chef prepares each dish individually to ensure freshness, quality and satisfaction. Conveniently located in Studio City, near Universal Studios, the elegantly appointed dining area is the perfect place to begin with delicious Indian appetisers, like samosa, meat or vegetable turnovers stuffed with ground beef or mixed vegetables. Traditional lentil soup, naan breads, tandoori (clay oven) and curry dishes are all available for you to enjoy.

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