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5140 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-5708
+1 323-661-7600
17:00 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 15:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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685 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

There are few places to get a good Southern Indian mean in Los Angeles. This is one of them. The interior is small, warm and charming. You need to buzz from the outside to be admitted to the restaurant. On this Sunday night the restaurant was packed with people. The food is delicious and authentic. It had been a long... More 

1 Thank Nancy D
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This the place where sambar tastes like sambar. Fantastic filter coffee. Good food and nice ambience.

1 Thank Deepa P
Westlake, Ohio
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

After being away for 3 weeks, we longed for south Indian food and after landing in LA, looked up trip advisor and picked this restaurant. Granted that it is Christmas Eve. But, the dosa was half cooked, tasteless, limited side dishes and very few menu choices. Thoroughly disappointed and would not go back here

Thank DesiVJ
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

it's tucked away ... and once you spot it, make sure you press the button on the gate for it to open. wouldn't call their dishes as authentic ... however they've tried hard. clean. affordable. am going back there for dosa, upma and madras filter coffee. even though I know the chef isn't an Indian 😄.

Thank Jayesh V
Mumbai, India
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is a vegetarian restaurant in the Sunset Blvd location, about 15 minutes walk from the Sunset Vermont metro station. The food was good, go for the combo deals if you want to try multiple dishes at once.

1 Thank Vkothari1
Pune, India
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Paru’s is a South Indian restaurant situated on the main road but a little away from the busier areas of LA. We visited this place on Sunday night and had parking issues. It took us more than 15-20 min to find a spot in the area as they do not have a parking lot of their own. The ambience is... More 

Thank Amruta-Anand
Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Me and my wife vistied this restaurant last year and it was an hidden treasure on the Sunset blvd. It was dark and first we went to a Middle eastern restaurant and realized that it was 4-5 course meal. That was too much for us. So while driving back to our hotel, we saw this place. The outside was scary... More 

2 Thank grandhirk
1 review
Reviewed 20 November 2015

all the foods are pathetic and tasteless, dont waste your money and time here we tried dosa and it had a bland taste and very expensive

Thank Raviraj H
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

My family and I have been to our fair share of south Indian restaurants, this one was by far one to be remembered. We were on vacation in LA and this seemed to be the closest dosa place near Universal Studios, the outside looked a little scary, but it turned the coziest little restaurant. My dad said the sambar tasted... More 

1 Thank shaileeheartsbb
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Worst Indian restaurant. Hopeless service. Don't believe these 4 star rating. I will give big zero for this place. We drove from Hollywood studios and wanted to finish good day with good dinner. Disappointing wasted 100 bucks. They don't have any idea about Indian foods. Before your order watch how other customers wasting food and leaving without even carrying out.... More 

Thank Manju K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5140 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-5708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-661-7600

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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?

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