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Anarkali Indian Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Central L.A
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7013 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3307 (La Brea)
+1 323-934-1200
11:00 - 23:30
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94 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the dishes are not tasty. we went after reading reviews, but seemed they were paid reviews as the food was not tasty. the Ambience though is good.

Camillus, New York
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224 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is the second visit to anarkli Indian Restaurant. I ordered a Lamb Tikka masala others had the beef curry and my wife had Beef Tandoori. The service was good and the server was friendly and helpful. MY Lamb Tikka, was way too spicy. I asked for it to be mild, but I was hardly able to eat it. My... More 

Thank Mazuza2
Los Angeles
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Greeted at the door by Muhammad, the owner, and escorted to an intimate booth. The service was swift, quiet and efficient. We ordered the shrimp Tikki Masala, which was excellent, garlic naan, and saag with chicken, which was very good though differed from the Southern India style in that more cardamom is used in the northern / Pakistani style. Muhammad... More 

Thank onteamster
Los Angeles, California
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130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Got take out from here and the food was not good at all. The rotis were half raw and food was lacking in authentic flavor. The garlic naan had no flavor of garlic at all. Disappointed, there are much better options out there.

Thank Upas12
Corona, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Where do I start? Food? Service? Tables with no table cloth to cover the old food spots? Not sure because it was one bad experience after another. SO we a group find this place on Yelp with 4.5 star rating and feel it should be decent enough . Luke warm water served then no one comes back to check on... More 

Thank Nahied10
Newton, MA
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432 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a pretty average Indian restaurant. The décor is quaint. Wish the food was as good as the décor. Order one dish mild and one medium. Could not tell the difference. Neither was particularly flavorful. The sauces with the papadam were watery and lacked any character. the meat was a little too dry and fatty. Overall a very average... More 

Thank Mark S
Los Angeles
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335 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

What a FIND! Hits all the parameters- Food-Service-Ambiance!! Great place for a DATE or catching up with Friends/Family! Walked in on a Thursday no reservation and got a quiet table-booth-that's kind of like your own private room- the space is very pretty -and open =not too dark and not bright blazing light-felt very comfortable-understated! Parking-Street Parking- and the signs can... More 

Thank BackRoadsUSA
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Sad sad experience....almost as sad as the tragic end of Anarkali herself (she was a courtesan who fell in love with the prince and ended up buried alive into a wall by the angry king who wanted her all to his old crusty self) We were starving and craving some good Indian food - both wishes didn't get fulfilled :-(... More 

Thank Ayesha C
Camillus, New York
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224 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We visited Anarkali Indian Restaurant while we were in Los Angeles. I don't know a lot about Indian cooking, but I wanted to learn. I went with my son who is very familiar with this style of cooking. When we first arrived the place was very busy. We had to wait awhile to get a booth. Our waiter was very... More 

Thank Mazuza2
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

My Family chose this place for a special evening. The entire staff is friendly,the owner kind and everyone was attentive to our needs. There were seven of us in our party. We brought wine with us and they welcome us to do just that. We ordered everything on the menu. And our plates were getting much attention from our gang... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Indian, Pakistani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7013 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3307
    (La Brea)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-934-1200

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