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“Acceptably Indian”
Review of Bollywood Cafe

Bollywood Cafe
Ranked #545 of 10,140 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Universal City Area
Reviewed January 7, 2013

It's hard to find good Indian food in Los Angeles. Of the five or so decent restaurants none could be described as 'gourmet' - so, if you love fine and authentic Indian food, LA is a challenge.

Bollywood Cafe consistently manages to turn out an acceptable Indian meal. It's a small little place on the border between Universal City and Studio City. Excellent and friendly service. A very professionally run restaurant.

The Tikka Masala and the Korma dishes are good and hot. Pilau rice just right. All the correct condiments. As good a Peshwari Naan as you'll find anywhere. Prices are moderate, and the atmosphere in the small room is usually subdued and warm.

They have a thriving 'take-out' business, so if you're staying in the area they're a good choice for a hearty meal to go. Service both in the restaurant and 'to go' is super quick.

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

It is small hole in wall near Universal Studio.

Restaurant service as well as food quality and taste were complete disappointment. I strongly recommend NOT to go to this facility. There is nothing good to say of this place. (I have been to many other Indian restaurants in USA.) Please find some other facility. There has to other better Indian restaurants than this. It is just TERRIBLE.

I specially asked how I wanted my food to be done and they completely disregarded the request.

At no point after the food was delivered, there was any follow-up from their staff of whether the food was OK or whether we need anything or drinks, etc. Not even follow-up on water.

The restaurant does have a mini-bar where their staff can prepare a specific drink or provide you a choice of beer or wine.

The cost of food items were in mid-range. But again you could not pay me to go there again.

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Chicken tikka , the rice dish. Nice little spot close to the hotel On Ventura blvd. great Indian cuisine

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Reviewed January 24, 2012

Bollywood Cafe is a small bistro Indian restaurant with 2 locations in LA. The service is excellent and food very good. My chicken tandori was a bit dry, but very good tasting. My son had chicken takki masala which was outstanding. Come early on Friday or Saturday. They fill up and you might not get a table.

Thank AZMAX
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

Lovely Food, Service and staff.
This restaurant came recommend by someone who had just walked out as we were passing, so we booked for the next night. Maybe, the only slight criticism is that they could play more authentic Indian Music whilst dining, to create an ambiance. Only a minor thing, but worth considering

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