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Electric Karma

$$ - $$$
Central L.A
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8222 1/2 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4303 (Sweetzer ave.)
+1 323-653-2121
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the walk to find it. The vegetable korma was a little sweet but the mattar paneer was subtly very tasty. Why the 4 star review? The service was superb - attentive without being obtrusive, not just on my table but all around me. The ambience was relaxed and mellow and the people a 'mixed bunch of normal' -... More 

Thank Tony M
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 9, 2017

This is an authentic East Indian restaurant, and I do love Indian food. My daughter and I had fun sitting at the low tables with the colorful cushions in the back, but I was not blown away by the food. It was good, but not great! However, the service was impeccable and very friendly, and I would return for the... More 

Thank ppowell1954
Danbury, Connecticut
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

Poor quality ingredients, ' fake ' preparations, deceptively small portions, and bad tasting to top it all. This place is a disgrace to authentic Indian ethnic food business !! If you are indeed craving or venturesome for Indian food try to visit Cerritos or any other restaurants in the vicinity. PS: After the dinner here, my wife was depressed for... More 

Thank laymya
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194 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We came to this place very late before they close and they serve us as normal without any difference although we are the only one having late dinner .... the food was great and the tables very comfortable ... The service is good too Prices are reasonable ... The owner was very kind and helpful too....

Thank Nyphoon966
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed June 8, 2016

Walking back to our hotel on Beverly, we dropped into Electric Karma for a change of our usual restaurants. This was a great find. A quiet spot for conversation and good food. We had their thali combos to get a sample of of their flavors Both the tandorri chicken and lamb curry were quite good. Their beer and wine prices... More 

Thank PDX_Jackg
Bellingham, Washington
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

I recommend this restaurant for anyone who enjoys East Indian cuisine. Nice atmosphere, friendly service, full bar. Parking may be tricky on a busy night. We walked a few blocks from our B&B.

Thank Mi K
Carol Stream, Illinois
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Was in LA on vacation. Came here with a group. Electric Karma had good ratings so we gave it a try. Samosas and chicken korma were the only two that were ok. The lamb vindaloo was not spicy at all. The chicken biryani was mushy. Garlic naan was extremely dry.

1 Thank Phuong T
Dorset, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2015

A really great Indian restaurant - quality up there with the best in England! Good choice of food, ability to change the degree of spiciness, Kingfisher beer, and comfortable surroundings

Thank ian H
Los Angeles, California
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151 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have heard for years how great Electric Karma is, and I finally had a chance to try it out. Unfortunately, it really left a lot to be desired. We ordered the Vegetable Samosas and Chicken Pakoras to start. Then for entrees we shared the Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Biryani, and Saag Paneer, along with some plain naan. While the... More 

1 Thank Blake C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2015

I usually chose Indian food over Chinese food all day long as I prefer the full on flavour. However, I was very disappointed with the Biryani I got here. It was practically tasteless as was the Jalfrezi my wife chose. I would not return if I were in LA again

1 Thank Noel M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8222 1/2 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4303
    (Sweetzer ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-653-2121

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