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“Indian Food Restaurant at it's best in LAX” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Agra Indian Kitchen

Agra Indian Kitchen
Ranked #5,247 of 9,846 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Venice
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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95 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Indian Food Restaurant at it's best in LAX”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Indian Food Restaurant at it's best in LAX ,Driving down on Lincoln going to Long Beach late afternoon from Monica stopped on the right at the yellow sign Agra and took a chance on the food . It was great , and was also surprised at the goodness , . Papadam and water right away , pecoras , bajias, and samosas, next , puri , chapati and naan to follow , lamb curry perfect , chicken done similar to butter chicken almost but good . Rice comes in , didn't order it but he says it is on the house . Raita, mango chutney , very good , gulab jamun ends it in a sweet way . With the tip it comes to 78.00 USD . You can splurge once in a while and parking was free right in front of the door . I will definitetly come back here if I come to Venice LA again , and drive on Pacific Coast HYW.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best Indian food on LAs West Side ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

I love Indian food, but found there wasn't a decent Indian restaurant on the West Side, where I live. Not even on Pico Blvd near the Westside Pavilion. My wife and I had to travel to Tarzana where, coincidentally, we would dine at Agra Tandoori. No relationship. We have had the Tandoori chicken several times, and it is always moist and very tastefully seasoned. The only possible criticism I might have is that the chickens they use seem somewhat on the small side for the price. The saag paneer and aloo gabi are excellent. We also tried the mushroom matter, which was also very good. I plan on being a regular there.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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244 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Too much hot pepper, no flavor”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Our choices in this small restaurant, named for the famous North Indian city: balti lamb, aloo gobi, raita, a garlic naan, and a tandoori roti. Expecting traditional North Indian seasoning, we ordered "medium" for the level of heat. Both lamb and aloo gobi were extremely spicy--all heat with no flavor. The aloo gobi (a traditional North Indian dish), described on the menu as potatoes and cauliflower cooked with mild spices, included tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions along with the potatoes and cauliflower. We were surprised at the additional vegetables and should have questioned the preparation. (On a later review of the menu, we found that it matched the description of another cauliflower item, "gobi bhajee" which does not include potatoes. Did they have gobi bhajee ready so threw in a few potatoes and called it aloo gobi?) The raita was thick and very sweet. Naan and roti were not very good. When we spoke with the manager, he explained a complicated "heat scale" on which medium is 5, then there's a 5-7 category, and 10 is the hottest. This food was 10+. Staff here included a Bangladeshi, a Nepali chef, a Sri Lankan, and a Pakistani. The ambiance is pleasant; two servers provided good service but neither explained the heat index to us or to the next customers. Very disappointing: we know Indian food very well--one of us is North Indian, from near Agra. Our suggestions to the management: food should match menu descriptions, staff should clearly explain the heat index, and the chef should not be so heavy-handed with the red pepper.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The BEST Indian food I have EVER had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is THE BEST Indian food I have EVER had, and I've had LOTS. I have turned on several people to Agra Indian Kitchen and they all agree. They always have a Groupon going on (esp. the last minute deals), but their prices are reasonable anyway. The service is a little slow but if last night was any indication, they seem to be solving that issue by always filling my water and delicious spiced iced tea.

The garlic naan was perfect last night - I like it a little crispy! The mango chutney delish, and I tried the mixed grill dish which was PERFECT! A little chicken tikka, shish kabab and another chicken dish. There was so much, I have enough for another meal.

I REALLY love their food and drive miles just to eat there. Despite what others say, GO THERE and decide for yourself.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A decent curry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Ordered the chicken tikka masala and lamb balti. Tikka masala was v good and balti was good. Naan very nice. Prices very reasonable, including bottles of wine for 18 dollars. From the outside the place looks a bit scruffy and the plates are a bit plastic like but quality of food is certainly decent.

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