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Best Curry In Los Angeles

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Curry is a specialty food preparation that varies in its signature recipe and flavors from one cafe to the next. The selection of curries available are based on a restaurant's specialty and choice of ingredients. A variety of robust flavors vary from recipe to recipe in a way that reflect traditional to modern cuisine through unique blending of aromatic spices. Flavors are blended from mild to hot that accent the natural flavors of meats and vegetables while singing the distinct palatable flavor of curry. When it comes to choosing a cafe, here are several food destinations that offer a refreshing dining experience influenced by simple decor, fresh ingredients and quality chefs that serve up aromatic curry platters that are simply delicious.

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The Bombay Cafe
12021 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 473-3388

Healthy Indian cuisine is the focus here at this quaint elegant eatery. Foods are prepared in a tandoor oven where fats cook away naturally.  Each curry recipe is made with natural spices that offer a variety of palatable flavors representing naturally authentic Indian cuisine. Cucumber, tomatoes, spices and yogurt are mixed and served, as fresh Raita is a specialty appetizer that goes well with fresh baked naan leading to a main course selection from an array of flavored curries ranging from hot to mild sauces. Curries range from chicken, seafood, lamb and vegetable with each seasoned with fresh traditional spices of Indian cuisine.

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Tandoor India
2622 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-9964

Located near the 3rd Street Promenade, the colorful platters in this cafe set the tone for an adventurous curry getaway. The menu of this restaurant carries a wide variety of curry dishes to choose from . Curries offered at this eatery range from mild to spicy. Some of their specialty curries include chicken, seafood, beef, lamb and vegetable curries each made with a special curry sauce that complements the main plate item.

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Chakra Restaurant And Lounge
151 S. Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 246-3999

Chakra Restaurant and Lounge is a peaceful, centered Indian restaurant in its ambience. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, its artistic design and seating layout are just as inviting as the menu. The head chef's delicacies and cooking style reflect in this cafe's aromatic chicken curry served with tender chicken pieces marinated in a flavorful sauce that represents North Indian curry. Chicken, lamb and vegetable curries are served with plain or garlic naan.

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Nawab of India
1621 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90303
(310) 829-7576

Seafood curry, chicken curry, lamb curry and vegetable curry each have a signature flavor at this quaint restaurant nestled in the heart of Santa Monica near the 3rd Street Promenade. Curry variations are plentiful with a wide array of delectable side orders to complement the delicate flavors of modern and traditional spices. Curry side orders range from light, flaky basmati rice, flatbread and tender lentils.

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Paru's Indian Vegetarian Restaurant
5140 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027
(323) 661-7600

Vegetarians and meat eaters frequent this popular eatery complete with Indian curry dishes that complement a colorful selection of sides. Curried semolina with vegetables is a tasty curry starter dish that sets the tone for a variety of main courses. Vegetarian curry is a main course item served with poori or puffed round bread served hot on a platter.

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Belinda Ware is a Hollywood Insider news journalist who finds herself in the right place at the right time covering celebrity news, pop culture, opinion pieces and general breaking news stories on the latest trends in popular news. Her hobbies include golf, chess and world travel. Read more on


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