Southern California’s South Asian restaurants are abundant, though some of the best might require a short trek to Artesia, the South Bay, or the San Fernando Valley. Wherever you’re seeking out South Asian food, one thing is certain — it travels well and reheats beautifully the following morning or (if we’re being honest) in the middle of the night. And while not always dominant in every dish, South Asian spice can be turned up to palate-blistering levels, though the diner always dictates exactly how high. If the heat is approaching 11, immediately sip some chai or lassi, or use a squirt of citrus to help dial it down.
Eater curated a roving list of restaurants that prepares rich butter chicken and gorgeous curries. Here, you’ll find destinations that offer LA-inspired interpretations of traditional dishes; others take the cross-cultural lens a step further to subvert expectations about what South Asian cuisine can be. And now, head to one of these 17 essential Indian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani, and more South Asian restaurants in Los Angeles.
Added: Abhiruchi Grill Indian Restaurant, Badmaash, Pijja Palace, Abhiruchi Grill Indian Restaurant
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