LA’s South Asian restaurants — Indian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani, Nepalese, Bangladeshi, and more — are abundant and widespread across the South Bay, the San Fernando Valley, and nearly everywhere in between. The restaurants celebrated on this list prepare rich butter chicken, delicious dosas, abundant thalis, and beyond. Also on the map are places that offer LA-inspired interpretations of traditional dishes, taking a cross-cultural lens to expand the definition of what makes a dish South Asian. Here now are the 21 essential South Asian restaurants in Los Angeles.
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