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Electric Karma

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Central L.A
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8222 1/2 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4303 (Sweetzer ave.)
+1 323-653-2121
11:30 - 15:00
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Danbury, Connecticut
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poor quality ingredients, ' fake ' preparations, deceptively small portions, and bad tasting to top it all. This place is a disgrace to authentic Indian ethnic food business !! If you are indeed craving or venturesome for Indian food try to visit Cerritos or any other restaurants in the vicinity. PS: After the dinner here, my wife was depressed for... More 

Thank laymya
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177 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We came to this place very late before they close and they serve us as normal without any difference although we are the only one having late dinner .... the food was great and the tables very comfortable ... The service is good too Prices are reasonable ... The owner was very kind and helpful too....

Thank Naifoo911
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Walking back to our hotel on Beverly, we dropped into Electric Karma for a change of our usual restaurants. This was a great find. A quiet spot for conversation and good food. We had their thali combos to get a sample of of their flavors Both the tandorri chicken and lamb curry were quite good. Their beer and wine prices... More 

Thank PDX_Jackg
Bellingham, Washington
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I recommend this restaurant for anyone who enjoys East Indian cuisine. Nice atmosphere, friendly service, full bar. Parking may be tricky on a busy night. We walked a few blocks from our B&B.

Thank Mi K
Carol Stream, Illinois
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Was in LA on vacation. Came here with a group. Electric Karma had good ratings so we gave it a try. Samosas and chicken korma were the only two that were ok. The lamb vindaloo was not spicy at all. The chicken biryani was mushy. Garlic naan was extremely dry.

1 Thank Phuong T
Dorset, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

A really great Indian restaurant - quality up there with the best in England! Good choice of food, ability to change the degree of spiciness, Kingfisher beer, and comfortable surroundings

Thank ian H
Los Angeles, California
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150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

I have heard for years how great Electric Karma is, and I finally had a chance to try it out. Unfortunately, it really left a lot to be desired. We ordered the Vegetable Samosas and Chicken Pakoras to start. Then for entrees we shared the Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Biryani, and Saag Paneer, along with some plain naan. While the... More 

1 Thank Blake C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

I usually chose Indian food over Chinese food all day long as I prefer the full on flavour. However, I was very disappointed with the Biryani I got here. It was practically tasteless as was the Jalfrezi my wife chose. I would not return if I were in LA again

1 Thank Noel M
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

We were very hungry and waited for long time for food. There only one table other then ours. When we got the food, Paneer wasn't good and it taste bad. I won't go again and would not recommend this restaurant.

Thank Harshil P
Ealing, London
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

really enjoyed this Indian, best Indian I have had in the US. We had a selection of Veggie dishes and they were all well spiced, not greasy and very tastey. I asked them to make my dhal makhani very spicy and it came with a decent heat. We had chapatis and rice also good healthy indian I especially recommend the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8222 1/2 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4303
    (Sweetzer ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-653-2121

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