Thursday, December 10, 2015
108 W 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Badmaash is a weird sounding name for an Indian restaurant. Located a couple doors from Pitfire Pizza, my friend and I were drawn in by the smell of Indian spices.
A small sized restaurant with more seating upstairs. It's dark and gives off a nightclub atmosphere.
Salmon "Boti" Kabaab, $19, marinated in yogurt with fresh dill, lime, and serrano chilies, in a smoked tomato chutney. The farm raised salmon was very moist and tender, with a wonderful flavor The chutney was ok, I wasn't a fan, but I would have been very happy with the salmon without the chutney. It's a decent sized portion, but I think it is overpriced.
Traditional samosa, $4 each, potato, peas, coriander seeds, cumin, and ginger. This came right out of the fryer and was very good. The light, flaky, wrapper was perfect fried. The inside was soft, tender flavorful potatoes with the right amount of spices. Now, $4 is a steep price to pay. They are good, and a good size, but not worth $4.
Service was good. Nice, friendly, and quick service.
I understand that downtown LA is changing and the rent for commercial space are also increasing. While the food at Badmaash was good, it wasn't worth the high price tags.