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5140 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-5708
+1 323-661-7600
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible14%
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“thali” (4 reviews)
“sambar” (4 reviews)
“south indian” (4 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
5140 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-5708
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

If you measure this place by how it looks on the outside, you'll miss good food! I'm from the south of India - The idli here is as good as it gets ! Try the idli with ghee and you'll have a good benchmark for...More

1  Thank exploreamaze
Reviewed 1 February 2013

We were staying in Sunset blvd and found this place with the help of Yelp.First the Ambiance is really divine.second the staff is very friendly.Third the food tastes really great.Specially from the starters Samosas,The entrees,The special Thali and the Masala dosa's.Even the Lassi was too...More

1  Thank sandy80rocks
Reviewed 18 January 2013

What a fun place and so unexpected in this strip of Sunset where lashes of verbal abuse are freely delivered. The presentation was very southern Indian, the aroma matched it and the taste confirmed it.

1  Thank Rolf A
Reviewed 13 January 2013 via mobile

Tried the paru's special thali. It had a sample of most of the dishes. A great try. The pongal was really yumm too. It dint feel like a typical restaurant food, more of a home cooked feel.

Thank ReYo30
Reviewed 26 December 2012

Had dinner with family there. This was one of the few vegetarian restuarants and it was good for me. The options were really limited to choose from. The taste was authentic.

Thank Yatin T
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Located in not the best of areas (not too dangerous or run down either) but the ambiance was fantastic! The food is not too spicy or excessively masala-filled .. it's homely, simple and good! We went there for dinner and ordered the thali - it...More

Thank hindustani31
Reviewed 27 June 2011

Expected a lot but failed to meet the taste and quality of south Indian cuisine. Paru is named after Parvati the lady with a vision of serving south Indian delicacies. The restaurants is run by a Tamil family, hence I expected a great south Indian...More

2  Thank Jay_as_tripvisor
Reviewed 10 January 2010

I am a south indian and I visited this restaurant with my friend because its the only south indian restaurant that I found near downtown LA. The food is just ok, none of the items have an outstanding taste. I can make much better idli,...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2008

Wonderful atmosphere, the owner has a great radiating presence. Oh the food, amazing as well. The flavors are sharp and fragrant.

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Reviewed 10 April 2008

nice environment & good veggie indian food

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iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to
catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close.
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the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and
hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
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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