Pradeep's - Santa Monica

Los Angeles, California

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Contemporary, All Light Indian Cooking

Pradeep's is pleased to feature a new concept in Indian Cuisine for Californians. Their philosophy answers the continuing trend for healthier dining without sacrificing flavor. All selections are comprised of flavors from India, vegetation of sunny California and tastes of both worlds. The focus is on high quality, low fat, low cholesterol, and high fiber value. They do not use butter or cream in any of the dishes. All of the culinary gems are created by Chef Pradeep who worked in India and Europe and is also the former Chef of Century Plaza Hotel & Towers in Century City. Serving from 3 locations Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Marina Del Rey, this prominent LA eatery is one of the city's most awarded Indian restaurants and always attracts those with a craving for authentic dining. All of this in a festive, richly relaxing wood-themed interior that is filled with the delicate aromas of turmeric cardamom and saffron. Mango and lipstick faux finished walls, and traditional Indian artifacts lend a vibrant Indian charm to the ambiance. It's a royal treat with out of the ordinary flair that will win over diners of any stripe. (Delta SkyMiles web description)

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My husband and I moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast five months ago. We have yet to find an Indian restaurant that we love as much as some of our favorites back east, but Pradeep's comes close.

We recently ate there for the first time and thought the ambience was nice and the food quite good. We had the samosas (potato a pea turnovers -- good), the carrot and coriander soup (good) which was accompanied by a papadum (lentil cracker -- very good), the garlic naan bread (Vegan, which isn't easy to find! The toppings were very tasty but the bread itself didn't seem as fresh as it sometimes is at restaurants), a salad which accompanied our meal (good) the saag tofu (spinach and tofu curry -- okay) and the Baigan ka Bhurta (eggplan curry -- very good). The service was prompt and polite. While this might not seem like the most ringing endoresment of the food, we liked it better than three other Indin restaurants we've eaten at in LA, and we were impressed by the fact that the food is prepared without cream or butter. There are over a dozen vegan entrees to choose from and the food isn't too oily. Our dinner for two came to $48 -- at $12.50 an entree it's a little expensive but not horribly so. We will definitely go back.

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