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Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant

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Universal City Area
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11138 Venture Boulevard, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA 91604-3133
(818) 980-2273
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Lal Mirch invites you to come and enjoy the best traditional Indian...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very GOOD indian - good price

service good / people friendly/ nice ambiance / locals / food very good - non to spicy as customer wishes -

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
20neveradullmoment13
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Los Angeles, California
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Pune, India
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 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 

Roseville, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

From an indian stand point - very tasteless food. We ordered vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare - but left a lot on the table and didn't even mind to complaint because of the service level offered by the server. Seems like they used same curry for every preparation. Fish was half cooked. Tandoori shrimp were over done and rubbery. Only good... More 

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

Thank you for leaving your review. We always strive for excellence here at Lal Mirch and I am sorry we did not meet your expectations. Please call me personally if you would like to discuss your experience with me. (818) 980-2273 More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

If you LOVE indian food like I do then this is the spot in the valley to satisfy your craving! They modified some of the vegetarian dishes to be dairy free also. I have Celiac Disease so Indian food by nature is pretty GF friendly! The staff are attentive and efficient. The vegetable curry is fabulous and their Dal Tarka... More 

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

Thank you for the 5 Star Review More 

Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

service good / people friendly/ nice ambiance / locals / food very good - non to spicy as customer wishes -

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1 Thank 20neveradullmoment13
Zaman J, Owner at Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. Reviews like yours help us continue providing a wonderful dining experience! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Very good lunch specials. Tasty as hell and great value. They have wonderful Samoa and the best chicken tikka masala! Welcoming service as well. Our favorite Indian.

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to be your favorite! More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This restaurant recently opened in early September, 2014. It is a sister restaurant to the Lal Mirch in Studio City, CA. At the time of our visit, they were still awaiting their liquor license. From what I could tell on an early (about 5:00) Sunday evening, the restaurant already has a significant following in spite of not yet holding their... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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382 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My company cater here every so often so I finally wanted to try the place out. I've gone here twice, once for the lunch buffet and once for dinner. For $9.99 you can't beat AYCE during lunch. I'm not too familiar with Indian food so when I came for dinner I wasn't sure what I've tried. I asked the waiter... More 

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Thank kisssmee
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Tikka masala is the best with naan - service is very good. Very near to universal studio. Lunch buffet is also good. Chicken bhuna is spicy and good if we want indian spicy taste.

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Thank ReddyAudi
Piscataway NJ
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I was in vaction in Los Angeles. Went to this restaurant around 10 PM since there is no other restaurant was open at that time and nearby Universal Studios. Wait time was nearly an hour. With regards to Quality of food, the curry and naans were kind of ok, but never order Biriyani. It was white rice mixed in curry!!

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Thank ANANDAN L
Los Angeles, CA
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212 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

On this stretch of Ventura Blvd in Studio City there are a few Indian restaurants. We've tried them all but have made Lal Mirth our go-to place for eating in and taking out. The food is reliably excellent with many vegetarian choices. The tandooris and curries are great and I'm particularly fond of the vindaloo and biryani. The room has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11138 Venture Boulevard, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA 91604-3133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighborhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: (818) 980-2273

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Indian

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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