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“Indian vegetarian->Delicious.”
Review of Paru's

Paru's
Ranked #3,655 of 10,140 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Indian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Neighbourhood: Hollywood
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We have been going here frequently since the mid-nineties. Never a bad experience. If you are trying it for the first time, don't be scared off by the restaurant's exterior. From the street, the place looks nothing except scary. However, once inside, you will find a tranquil zone with lots of plants and soothing Indian music and a divine mixture of smells.

The staff is attentive and seems to remember every guest. Many of the employees have been here for years and show great pride in their work.

The menu is a mixture of vegetarian and vegan options. Unlike many other Indian restaurants, Paru's will make special dishes to meet special dietary needs.

Besides the food and ambiance, the place is incredible for people watching. Despite its frightening facade, many from the entertainment industry frequent Paru's.

I wish they would update the bathrooms which appear stuck in the sixties, but otherwise the place is great.

Recommendation: Ask for the vegan thali to get a little taste of many dishes.

Warning: parking can be difficult and you should bring quarters to park on Sunset Blvd.

Enjoy!

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1  Thank Mr Q
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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 what idlis should taste like!

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1  Thank exploreamaze
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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 good.

1  Thank sandy80rocks
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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.

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1  Thank Rolf A
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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.

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Thank ReYo30
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