Badmaash

Modern Indian

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Overview

Indian gastropub Badmaash, a buzzy DTLA hotspot, serves classic Indian dishes with LA flair. Butter chicken samosas, chili-cheese naan (think Indian quesadilla), and housemade lamb burger with cilantro-paprika mayo are favorites from co-owner and veteran chef Pawan Mahendro. This bi-level spot features lofty, whitewashed walls featuring Bollywood films, a colorful geometric art installation and white marble countertops where diners can sip on Kingfisher Indian Lager, housemade mango lassis and chai tea.

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Accolades

  • 8 Restaurants That Prove Downtown Should Be Your Next Lunch Destination 2016 - Los Angeles Magazine
  • The 20 Essential Indian Restaurants in Los Angeles 2015 - Eater Los Angeles

Menu for Badmaash

Lunch Menu

Small Plates

  • Chickpea & Chips (Papri Chaat) masala chickpea on crisp flour chips with whipped yogurt, tamarind & mint chutney
    $7.00
  • India Pickles (Gharwalla Achaar) homemade pickles of seasonal vegetable with indian spices
    Full $13.00
    Half $7.00
  • Pink Lentil Soup pink & yellow lentils with tempered mustard seeds, plum tomato, cilantro & lime
    $7.00
  • Mixed Greens Salad local organic greens, pickled carrots & onions, tamarind vinaigrette, chickpea crisp
    Full $9.00
    Half $5.00
  • Masala Potato Fries crisp fries tossed in our house masala & indian black salt- served with our paprika spiced mayo
    $7.00

Homemade Punjabi Samosas

  • The Traditional potato & peas cooked in a masala of coriander, ginger & cilantro
    $7.00
  • Butter Chicken tandoori tikkas in a tomato & fenugreek cream sauce & sauteed onion
    $8.00
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Samosa!!! turkey, corn, water chestnuts, bacon & gravy all tucked into a samosa pastry! - with cranberry sauce "out-the-can" & extra gravy
    $10.00

Badmaash Favorites

  • Spiced Lamb Burger all natural & free range lamb butchered & ground in house daily, spiced with chilies, mint & cilantro- on Breadbar brioche- onion, lettuce, tomato & paprika mayo. Served with organic local greens in tamarind vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Badmaash Fish & Chips catfish in chickpea batter seasoned with carom seed, paprika & dried mango. Served with masala fries
    $12.00
  • Chicken Tikka Poutine crisp masala fries topped with cheese curds & brown beef gravy- crowned with juicy chicken tilkka
    $13.00
  • Spiced Mango Pork Belly slow cooked in its own juices with aromatics & spices, seared to finish with spiced mango sauce
    $15.00
  • Dad's Famous Coconut Curry Mussels madras style- coconut milk curry with paprika, turmeric, plum tomato, onion & cilantro
    $16.00
  • Mixed Seafood Cioppino in a sweet & sour tomato stew- with white wine, Indian cinnamon, black pepper & curry leaf
    $18.00
  • Eggplant Dish No.3 eggplant steaks with a tangy tomato & mustard seed sauce, with toasted sesame seeds
    $13.00
  • Basmati Rice Pilaf
    $3.00
  • Fresh Tandoori Roti
    $3.00
  • Fresh Tandoori Naan
    $3.00
  • Whipped Cucumber Yogurt Raita
    $4.00
  • "OG" Masala Onion & Chilies
    $4.00
  • 5 Pepper Hot Sauce (Boss Sauce)
    $3.00
  • Smoked Tomato Chutney
    $3.00
  • Spiced Mango Chutney
    $3.00

Quick- Fire Lunch

  • Ghost Chili Lamb Vindaloo smoky & spicy- slow braised lamb & potato in a very spicy curry of ghost & other chilies
    $14.00
  • Chicken Tikka Masala tandoori charred chicken, chopped onion, red & green peppers sauteed in a spicy tomato curry
    $13.00
  • Classic Butter Chicken indian classic; tandoori charred chicken finished in a tomato & fenugreek cream curry
    $12.00
  • God Ol' Saag Paneer mom's secret recipe of baby spinach sauteed with tomato, onion & indian paneer cheese
    $12.00
  • Punjabi Style Chickpeas (Channa Masala) sauteed in house masala, topped with tamarind chutney & pickled onion
    $11.00
  • Fresh Naan or Roti
    $3.00

Dinner Menu

Small Plates

  • Chickpea & Chips (Papri Chaat) masala chickpeas on crisp flour chips, topped with sweet yogurt, tamarind & mint chutnies
    $8.00
  • Punjabi Fish Fry (Machhi Amritsari) flaky catfish fried crisp in chickpea batter spiced with carom seed, paprika & dried mango dust
    $9.00
  • Indian Pickles (Garwalla Achaar) seasonal veggies pickled in house with indian spices & aromatics
    Full $13.00
    Half $7.00

Homemade Punjabi Samosas

  • The Traditional potato & sweet peas with coriander seeds, roasted cumin & ginger
  • Butter Chicken the most popular indian curry in deepfried-awesomeness

Tandoori Clay Oven

  • Lamb Chops "Chaampey" lightly massaged with cardamom & clove masala - served with fenugreek cream sauce
    $26.00
  • Salmon "Boti" Kabaab marinated in yogurt with fresh dill, lime & serrano chilies - served with smoked tomato chutney
    $19.00
  • Badass Chicken Tikka traditional "dhaba style" preparation with yogurt ginger, dried fenugreek & mustard oil
    $16.00
  • Mixed Mushroom Tandoori marinated in yogurt spiced with garam masala, lemon & ginger - served charred & juicy
    $14.00
  • Tandoori Broccoli poached with cumin & corriander then charred in the tandoor - with spiced brown sugar vin
    $14.00

Indian Condiments

  • Whipped Cucumber Yogurt Raita
    $4.00
  • "OG" Masala Onions & Chilies
    $4.00
  • 5 Pepper Hot Sauce- "Boss Sauce"
    $2.00
  • Spiced Mango Chutney
    $2.00

#FoodPorn @ BadmaashLA

  • Spiced Lamb Burger free range & hormone free lamb legs butchered, ground & spiced in house daily- with red onion, iceberg lettuce, roma tomato, cilantro & paprika spiced mayo, all on Breadbar brioche
    $15.00
  • Chicken Tikka Poutine canadian eh!? masala fries topped with cheese curds, doused in piping hot beef gravy, all topped with tandoori chicken tikka + cilantro
    $15.00
  • Spiced Mango Pork Belly slow cooked in its own juices with aromatics & spices seared to finish with spiced mango sauce
    $16.00
  • Dad's Famous Coconut Curry Mussels madras style- coconut milk curry with paprika, turmeric, plum tomato, onion & cilantro
    $16.00
  • Chili Cheese Naan 2.0 our naan dough stuffed with strong white cheddar, serrano chilies & cilantro- cooked in the tandoori
    $9.00
  • Handcut Sweet Yum Tots crispy on the outside, soft on the inside - tossed in house masala, with paprika spiced matyo
    $8.00
  • Masala Potato Fries tossed in house masala, served with paprika spiced mayo
    $7.00

Traditional Indian

  • Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani) indian wedding classic- tandoori charred chicken finished in a creamy tomato curry spiced with fenugreek
    $14.00
  • Chicken Tikka Masala tandoori chicken, sweet peppers & red onion in a spicy tomato curry with chilies, ginger & cilantro
    $15.00
  • Ghost Chili Lamb Vindaloo spicy!! - juicy lamb & potato slow braised in a spicy curry of 'bhoot jolokia', serrano & red chilies
    $16.00
  • Goan Pork & Yam Curry sweet, sour, spicy - pork shoulder slow braised with fenugreek seeds, jaggery & fresh tamarind
    $16.00
  • Good OL'Saag Paneer mom's recipe of baby spinach sauteed with tomato, onion, 'gram masala' & indian paneer cheese
    $14.00
  • Punjabi Style Chickpeas (Channa masala) garbanzo beans, tomato, onion, stewed in warm spices & aromatics - topped with pickled onion
    $13.00
  • Sweet & sour Pumpkin (Khata-meeeta kadu) 5th generation family recipe - pumpkin roasted fennel, mustard seeds, & dried mango powder
    $14.00
  • Opo Squash & Plum (Gheeya) lightly sauteed with turmeric, curry leaf & tempered mustard seeds - finished plum tomato
    $14.00
  • Dadi-Ma's Black Lentils (Daal Makhani) creamy black lentils & kidney beans, slow cooked with ginger, garlic, plum tomato & butter
    $13.00

Fresh Breads & Rice

  • Rosemary Naan
    $4.00
  • Tandoori Naan
    $3.00
  • Tandoori Roti
    $3.00
  • Basmati Pilaf
    $3.00

Drink Menu

100% Indian Glass Bottle Soda

  • Thums Up indian cola
  • Limca indian lime soda

Beer Bottles & Cans

  • Indian Beer- Kingfisher Indian Lager Since 1857- "the finest malted barley and hops
    12oz Bottle $6.00
  • Mana Wheat Pineapple-Wheat Beer Maui Brewing, HI.
    12oz Can $7.00
  • White Rascal Belgian Style White Avery Brewing, CO.
    12oz Can $6.50
  • Organic Acai Berry Wheat Eel River Brewing, CA
    12oz $6.50
  • Golden Road Hefeweizen Golden Road Brewing, CA
    16oz Can $7.00
  • Mamma's Little Yella Pilsner Oskar Blues Brewery, CO
    12oz Can $6.50
  • Hennepin Farmhouse Saison Ommegang Brewery, NY
    12oz $9.50
  • Drake's 1500 Pale Ale Drakes Brewing, CA
    12oz $7.00
  • Dale's Pale Ale Oskar Blues Brewing, CA
    12oz Can $6.50
  • Point The Way IPA Golden Road Brewing, CA
    16oz Can $7.00
  • Stone IPA Stone Brewing,CA
    12oz $7.00
  • Wolf Among Weeds IPA Golden Road Brewing, CA
    16oz Can $10.00
  • Oaked Arrogant Bastard Strong Ale Stonne Brewing, CA
    12oz $9.00
  • Get Up Offa That Brown Ale Golden Road Brewing, CA
    16oz Can $7.00
  • Drake's Amber Ale Drakes Brewing, CA
    12oz $7.00
  • Rare Vos Amber Ale Ommegang Brewery, NY
    12oz $9.00
  • Coconut Porter Maui Brewing,HI
    12oz Can $9.00
  • Yeti Imperial Sout Great Divide Brewing, CO
    12oz $11.00

Sparkly Bubbles

  • Venturini Baldini Lambrusco dell' Emiia Emilia- Romagna, Italy.nv
    $10.00
    $33.00
  • Le Vigne Di Alice Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Valdobbiadenne, Italy.2012
    $13.00
    $39.00

Refreshing Whites

  • Mohua Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand. 2012
    $10.00
    $30.00
  • KungFu Girl Riesling Columbia Valley, Washington. 2012
    $9.00
    $27.00
  • La Craie Vouvray Vouray, France. 2011
    $12.00
    $36.00
  • Vandari Falanghina DOC, Sannio, Italy. 2010
    $13.00
    $29.00
  • Skeleton Gruner Veltiner Burgenland, Austria. 2010
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma County, California. 2011
    $13.00
    $39.00
  • Glen Carlou Chardonnay Paarl, South Africa. 2012
    $12.00
    $36.00

Juicy Reds

  • Champ De Reves Pinot Noir Anderson Valley, California. 2011
    $14.00
    $42.00
  • Noco Pinot Noir Chalone, California. 2010
    $13.00
    $39.00
  • The Show Malbec Mendoza, Argentina. 2012
    $10.00
    $30.00
  • Bodega Colome Malbec Calchaqui Valley, Argentina. 2009
    $18.00
    $54.00
  • Entre Suelos Tempranillo Zamora, Spain. 2010
    $10.00
    $30.00
  • Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, California. 2009
    $14.00
    $42.00

108 West 2nd Street #104
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Eclectic, Modern
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Late Night
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Wine/Beer Only
    Phone: (213) 221-7466
  • Private Dining Room: No