08/13/2007Provided by Citysearch
this place is nice if need a quick bite and dont mind the tacky decor , but that aside the food is not that great like the other review sugest . The food is typical not that great , i would compare it to dennys to have a burger . The serivce is ok , the waiter was not helpful in recommending any dishes . Instead he gave a uncomfortable vibe . I think the reviews are not made by real customers , they are no where near the truth !!!! So if u want a quick not very tasty bite of indian food then welcome to gate of india
07/28/2007Provided by Citysearch
1st time at gates of india got their lunch special and may i say the people there are 1. oh so nice 2. the food is really good i got the raita - yogurt with cucumber yummmm!! and my mother got the lamb madres extra hot she said it is really good!! and i got shrimp bhuna YUMMMM i was gonna get extra naan but next time...
07/21/2007Provided by Citysearch
I never thought that I would find Indian food of this calibre in a strip mall on Sunset, but find (and savor) I did indeed. The food is absolutely by far the best I've had: the coconut chicken curry and tikka lamb... I just ate my leftovers for lunch and thought, I HAVE to share this with people. The staff is nice, the place is a little strange on the decor--kind of dark colors for my tastes--but heck, I'm not a designer and it's not a big deal--anyway, if you like flavorful sauces and incredible taste, try it out. I've eaten a lot of Indian food and this is consistently the best. It's so good, I'm considering asking them to let me pay to watch them cook so I can learn how to create these dishes at home, on demand. I'm telling you, I doubt that you will be disappointed.
07/16/2007Provided by Citysearch
This place has the best.....none of that watered down ""americanized indian"" food. If you can handle the BEST then this is the place for you....These guys don't try to sell you fusion food. If you order Chicken Tikka Masala and Sag Paneer, then thats what you get....you wont get some spiced Paneer or Masala Paneer. Indian food as it is, thats it...Some of my friends cant handle spicy food and they asked for their food to be cooked mild...no fuss there...they got it mild. Most good Indian restaurants cook the food to order, so it does take about 20 minutes to cook the Tandoori dishes.....so the previous review is not fair....we have gone to Gate of India for years and the food and service is unmatchable. My husband has recommended this place to several clients and never fails, they love it too. We absolutely love it. I will say it again, Lamb chops and Sag paneer are to die for.
07/14/2007Provided by Citysearch
I was so excited to visit this place after reading these rave reviews. When I arrived at Sunset Blvd and as I was getting closer to 7300 Sunset Blvd my mouth was watering from the images created by these reviews. I went there starving. When I got to there, there was a party of eight waiting furiously for their food. We ignored the bad omen and ordered vegetable Samosa to start out. Vegetable Samosa was very delicious. Then we ordered the chef special lamb chops (one of the review said the they are to die for), Chicken Tikka Marsala and Saag Paneer (from all of the 24 reviews I read about this place Saag Panner was mentioned four times to be the best!), Mango Chutney (I was surprised that I actually had to pay money for this), Garlic Naan, Cheese Naan and Onion Naan. I don't know what was happening in the kitchen but it took such a long time for the food to be out!!! No wonder so many people to go or do deliver. I was agitated but I still trusted the reviews. Then after the long wait our food came out. The lamb chops were okay but definitely not to die for! I'd say it was a little dry and salty. Chicken Tikka Marsala..was just average it was obvious that the chicken was not high quality because it was hard and not juicy and the curry sauce was just too average....so mad..so mad..was expecting so much better. Then THE Saag Paneer. It was delicious..but not too great..you know what I'm saying? just good enough that you keep eating but not the one your tongue keeps calling for. Paneer itself didn't have the deep taste I always look for in paneer. Nans didn't meet my expectation either. Maybe I went to this place with too high expectation. I really love Indian Food but I would never go back to this place again. I can't believe I drove an hour just for that! People should try some real Indian Food!. I recommend The Indian Restaurant in Artesia or in Irvine. Then you'll never go back to Gate of India again. Just average at best
07/09/2007Provided by Citysearch
The food at Gate of India is EXCELLENT. I have traveled all over and have still not found a better Indian restaurant in 8 years. The food is delcious and the service is always nice. It's never really that crowded and the value is incredible. RUN to Gate of India!
06/22/2007Provided by Citysearch
I have to rescind my previously ""excellent"" rating of this restaurant. It's gone downhill. The past few dinners were not very remarkable, and in fact, the food was below average. Dull, flavorless, uninspriring. What a disappointment. And last night, the food was just ""blah."" Nothing to entice me to come back. Even more disappointing was my beverage: I was served beer that was past its ""best by"" date by almost five months! The replacement beer, an Indian beer, was dated ""Nov 06."" I questioned this. The owner said that this is the date of bottling, and the beer is still good. Well, I'm no beer expert, but beer that's almost three years old, to me, seems somewhat odd. Nice people and attentive service, but in the end... gravity takes its toll on this place, so to speak. Down, down, down...
05/08/2007Provided by Citysearch
My first experience with this restaurant was delivery.....arrived at the door in 30 mins by a nice Indian-looking man in a suit, driving a souped-up SUV. Food was amazing. I ordered again two nights later (after the left-overs were done).
My husband came back to town two nights later, and I dragged him to the restaurant (he hated Indian before this), and now we are there at least once a week. (And now he loves Indian food!)
Since then, we have visited several Indian restaurants in the Hollywood/WEHO/Beverly Hills area, and this is by far the BEST!!! The food does not leave you feeling heavy, the price is great (usually $35-40 per couple with beer, samosas, 2 entrees, garlic nan, raita, rice), the waiters are nice, they are open late, and you can always get a table. I have taken several of our friends there, and if you can get over the strip mall and the Polish disco next door (on the weekends), then you will not be disappointed whatsoever.
Our personal favorites are(please excuse the spelling): vegetable samosas, sag paneer, chicken bhuna, butter chicken, the lentil chicken dish, lamb tika masala, limb tika, raita, and the kingfisher beer.
04/05/2007Provided by Citysearch
After reading all of the reviews here, I decided to go give it a try. There were four of us total. Since it was a Thursday the restaurant was pretty empty. The food was really good. We ordered one of the meals recommended for four people. There was more than enough food for five. I would definitely come again.
02/27/2007Provided by Citysearch
They really know what they're doing at the Gate... we ordered the lamb chops that the waiter recommended and it was tender and juicy with just the right spices. The curry was so rich in flavors, I have never had such flavorful curry and I usually order curry whenever I can in any culture that offers it. Great service, nice ambience, but the food is really the star.
02/13/2007Provided by Citysearch
Despite its strip mall location the restaurant actually has extremely nice decor. The service was wonderfully attentive and the waiters were very nice and pleasant. Our drink glasses were never empty! The tandoori chicken was flavorful and moist while the saag paneer (a personal favorite) was some of the best I've ever had! And the prices are extremely reasonably. You'll leave Gate of India with a full belly and a full wallet.
12/08/2006Provided by Citysearch
My husband and I rely on the Gate at least once every month and sometimes more frequently for tasty, comforting, homestyle Indian food. We've tried just about all of the veggie dishes and they're fabulous. The chicken tikka is wonderful with the tandoori roti. We've not eaten at the restaurant itself, instead opting for delivery. Their delivery service is fantastic and always on time. We LOVE the Gate. If you want good food that's not overpriced and friendly service go to the Gate.
09/10/2006Provided by Citysearch
I tried the Chicken Tikka Masala and Saag Paneer from this place and it is one of the best I have had. Their Garlic Naan are also exceptional. If you are used to eating India food on a regular basis, then I would reccommend ordering the food Spicy or you might find it too bland.
Awesome service. I had food catered for my Dad's 60th birthday party...The food was amazing and thanks to the manager Robin, the food was delivered hot, on time and with a smile. Hey Robin, you helped make this party a success. This place has really kicked up a notch with the new ownership. Friendly people and excellent food.
08/08/2005Provided by Citysearch
I've dined at several Indian restaurants, Gate Of India has the best samosa by far, and the entrees were top notch, Chicken Karahi was tender and cooked to perfection, Chicken and Shrimp Vindloo was better than great, prices were the same I've paid elsewhere 10 years ago, 3 entrees 2 appetizers 1 beer 1 tea rice and bread was $45, service was quick and friendly.
06/01/2005Provided by Citysearch
The best Indian Food I ever had. Hey guys, you got to check out the new menu, lamb chops, kesari shrimp and the tandoori chicken salad is awesome. This little hideout is definitely worth every penny.
04/09/2005Provided by Citysearch
The food was good! But personally I think the portion of the food is quite small,I mean you better order as an entree (w/rice, soup, dessert and tea)...I was a bit surprised when my three pieces of chicken tikka came as the appertizer...Overall, the food is delicious, I love the coconut curry and the garlic nann...Recommended
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Primary Phone: 323-874-9680
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- Central LA, Hollywood Hills West
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Parking: Street, On Site
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