DTLA Ramen | 10% OFF

DTLA Ramen is an authentic ramen bar in the heart of DTLA with a selection of craft beers and sakes!

Ramen options include Spicy Miso, Shoyu, Tsukemen, Tonkotsu, Vegan, and Spicy Mazemen! Be sure to add their egg, injected with specialty flavorings.

We also recommend adding their house-made gyoza and kara age (fried chicken) to your table.

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952 1/2 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 265-7641
Monday - Thursday | 11:30am - 12:00am
Friday | 11:30am - 2:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm - 10:00pm
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Blu Jam Cafe | 2-for-1 Breakfast (July 16-31)

ICYMI, Blu Jam Cafe is now open in Downtown LA!

Joining other great local eateries - Crepes Sans Frontieres, Gelateria Uli, Green Grotto Juice Bar, Guisados, Garcon de Cafe, Downtown Donuts, and Kai Japanese Roots - Blu Jam Cafe brings their signature breakfast dishes to the Spring Arcade in DTLA! If you're a breakfast lover in Los Angeles, you'll already be familiar with their location on Melrose and possibly the ones in Sherman Oaks and/or Woodland Hills.

With a variety of breakfast, brunch, and lunch dishes, you're going to want to go back again, and again, and again. Start with their signature Crunchy French Toast, one of three Eggs Benedict, or the Brunch Carbonara (risotto with crispy smoked bacon, green peas, parsley, and parmesan, topped with two perfectly poached eggs and a scrumptious herb pistou) and go back for the Roma via Paris, Steak Hash, or Brunch Burger.

Show the digital flyer below for 2-for-1 Breakfast at Blu Jame Cafe DTLA.
* Valid July 16-31, 2017, Monday - Friday, 8am-11am.
** Courtesy of We Are DTLA.


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Spring Arcade Building
541 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 266-8909
Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday - Sunday | 8:00am-4:00pm
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Lotería! Grill & Torta Company at FIGat7th | $5 OFF Purchase of $20 or More (exp. 8/31/17)

Lotería! Grill
¡Bienvenidos! When we opened Lotería! Grill in 2002, I wanted to do two things; showcase the delicious food I grew up loving in Mexico City, and create a place to go on a great date for tacos, just like there is all over Mexico. Our approach was simple: favorite regional celebration foods like Moles, Guisos, and Salsas, slowly cooked, prepared with only the finest and freshest ingredients, with the true techniques of Mexico. Delicious food and gracious hospitality that leaves you with a craving to return. We hope you enjoy your visit with us.         -Jimmy Shaw

Torta Company - Reinventing the Mexican Sandwich
One thing you can be sure of: We know Mexican cuisine—and we’re not afraid to boast about it. Jimmy Shaw—the man behind Los Angeles’s Lotería Grill—loves L.A. and he loves his native Mexico. He also loves tortas, and wanted to make great ones to share with everyone. So he teamed up with his brother Andy with a common goal: provide the city with the best tortas ever.

But there is no great torta without great bread, so they sought out the best bread recipe in the world to create the most delicious, authentic telera ever. From there, Jimmy and Andy put together everything they knew would make an amazing torta, carefully arranging different combinations of ingredients and tasting them to make sure every bite was delicious.

The result? Torta Company: where one bite will make you happy for the rest of the day. ¡Buen provecho!


Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card for $5 off your purchase of $20 or more* at Lotería! Grill and Torta Company at FIGat7th!
*Not valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Offer expires on 8/31/17.

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Lotería! Grill & Torta Company Downtown LA
Located in the TASTE Food Hall on the bottom level of FIGat7th
735 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 438-6782
Monday - Friday | 11:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday - Sunday | 11:00am - 7:00pm
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Sexy Lunch Club | $1 Sexy Lunch + Delivery (June 2017)

Who has time in their day to wait in lines? Why settle for "eh, it was ok" food? Instead, TREAT YOURSELF one day a week with a delicious, fancy, healthy meal.

Sexy Lunch Club's vegetarian and vegan lunches are made with the freshest organic ingredients from local farmers and delivered to you in DTLA with zero-carbon footprint.

Use promo code RENDEZVOUS to get a $1 Sexy Lunch + Delivery during the month of June 2017! YES! For realz! It's only one dollah!
*Delivery limited to boundaries in DTLA. Freshness guaranteed.

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(213) 448-0410
Catering available.
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Café Alba | 10% OFF

Café Alba provides a unique experience of the PanAmerican cuisine through a menu that's both simple in its composition and complex in flavor. Enjoy fresh daily empanadas and homemade pastries, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads and Stumptown coffee.

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718 S. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 947-3527
Monday - Saturday | 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Taste of Grand Central Market – Secret City LA Tour


Thanks to everyone who joined us on Wednesday, April 5th for Secret City LA's Taste of Grand Central Market Tour! We had a wonderful time meeting new friends, learning about Grand Central Market and tasting deeeelicious foods from 7 different vendors!

Tastings for this tour:


Sarita's Pupuseria offers handmade pupusas with the option of a dozen different fillings, accompanied with pickled cabbage.


Belcampo Meat Co. is a full-service butcher shop and eatery featuring organic, grass-fed meats.


Golden Road Brewing's counter at GCM offers 20 beers on tap, along with pierogi and snacks, like the vegan buffalo "chicken" made from artichokes!


For Thai comfort food, check out Sticky Rice and you'll find popular Thai dishes like Khao Soi, Tom Yum Soup, Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, Panang Curry, and Mango Sticky Rice (pictured) all made from organic, free-range, and locally sourced ingredients.


Tacos Tumbras a Tomas is one of the older vendors at GCM and they offer traditional tacos, burritos, and tortas in giant portions at incredibly economical prices.


Olio Wood Fired Pizzeria features hand stretched 10" personal sized wood fired pizzas.

IMG_1562Perfect ending to our dinner feast with McConnell's Fine Ice Creams with so many original and fun flavors to choose from!

Check out Secret City LA for this Taste of Grand Central Market tour and other food tours in LA!

Wake & Late | 20% OFF Dinner Bowls (exp. 2/28/17)

Wake & Late is a fast-casual, morning and late-night restaurant and delivery service offering high-quality food, affordability, and convenience.

For the month of February 2017, show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card for 20% OFF any dinner bowl at Wake & Late!
*Valid for in-store and pick-ups only.

105 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 537-0820
Monday - Wednesday | 7:30am - 11:30am | 6:00pm - 1:00am
Thursday - Friday | 7:30am - 11:30am | 6:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday | 9:00am - 1:00pm | 6:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday | 9:00am - 1:00pm
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 Wake & Late Pesto Arugula Bowl

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Wake & Late The Rico breakfast burrito

D’Vine Lounge Bar | 10% OFF

D'Vine is a French-style "hidden" wine cellar, bar and lounge offering a full bar - wine, beer, sparkling wine and hard liquor. The underground location is key to storing wine properly in a cool, climate-controlled space and creates the ideal setting for pouring, swirling, and toasting. Served by the glass or bottle, D'Vine offers whites, reds, roses, champagnes, sparkling wines, and on-tap labels from 10 different countries with over 50 varietals to satisfy all wine aficionados. A few sips preps the palette for D'Vine's shared plate offerings of rilettes, tartines, charcuterie, assorted cheeses, pickled vegetables, house-made pates, and desserts.

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card to receive 10% OFF your total bill at D'Vine Lounge Bar!

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821 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 262-8517
Monday - Thursday | 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday | 4:30pm - midnight
Saturday | 5:00pm - midnight
Sunday | 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Pazzo Gelato at FIGat7th | 10% OFF Gelato and Coffee Drinks

Pazzo Gelato specializes in artisinal-style gelato using only the best ingredients available (Madagascar vanilla beans, Sicilian pistachios, Valrhona chocolates, the list goes on). All sorbetto flavors are made with real fruit (no artificial flavorings) and are typically hand-selected at various local farmer's markets. They also serve up Counter Culture coffee (espresso and brewed), wonderful baked goods and gourmet loose-leaf teas.

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card to receive 10% OFF gelato and coffee drinks at Pazzo Gelato!
*Valid at FIGat7th location only.

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Located on the bottom level of FIGat7th
735 South Figueroa Street, Suite 13
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 489-9020
Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday - Sunday | 11:00am - 7:00pm
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George’s Greek Grill at FIGat7th | Free Soft Drink

George’s Greek Grill has been serving its famous gyros and other delicious Greek fare in the historic business district of Downtown Los Angeles for over a decade. They are passionate about their food and providing a warm welcoming place for you to enjoy it!

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card to receive a FREE soft drink with any purchase of $10 or more at George's Greek Grill!
*Valid at FIGat7th location only.

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Located on the bottom level of FIGat7th
735 South Figueroa Street, Suite 131
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 624-6542
Monday - Friday | 10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday - Sunday | 11:00am - 7:00pm
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ediBOL | FREE Mini Miso Peanut Ramen with Entrée Purchase (June 2017)

ediBOL is a fun, friendly neighborhood eatery that serves handcrafted, artisan bowls with fresh, bold flavors made from seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card and get a FREE Mini Miso Peanut Ramen with the purchase of 1 entree bowl at ediBOL!
*Limit 1 per person and valid for June 2017.

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300 South Santa Fe Avenue, Suite Q
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 292-6466
9:30 am weekday breakfast
10am weekend brunch
11am lunch
5pm dinner
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DTLA Rendezvous Happy Hour at Mezcalero DTLA | 01.19.17


On Thursday, January 19, 2017, join us for our 1st Happy Hour for 2017 at Downtown's newest bar, Mezcalero DTLA!

Inviting all DTLA residents, professionals, creatives, and friends to join us to meet & mingle and enjoy delicious handcrafted mezcal cocktails and tasty tacos!

**DTLA Rendezvous Premium Members will receive a complimentary drink!**
(Please see DTLA Rendezvous host, Carrie, for your drink ticket.)
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$7 Specialty Drinks
$4 Draft Beers | Wine | Well Drinks
$3 Bottle + Can Beers

One for $5 or Two for $9
(We recommend the Pulled Beef Tenderloin Taco and Bay Shrimp Taco!)

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DTLA Rendezvous Happy Hour Event
Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 5PM to 9PM

Mezcalero DTLA
510 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Pulled Beef Tenderloin Taco with salsa roja in a soft cheese crunch tortilla with fried sweet potato strings dusted with cumin & topped with house made guacamole.

Bay Shrimp Taco dusted with sweet savory blackening spice served over red cabbage lime coleslaw topped with citrus tartar sauce & fresh cilantro.

Octopus Taco grilled with salsa verde and apple pico de gallo.

Smoke 'Em if You Got 'Em - Roasted corn infused Maestro Dobel tequila, cinnamon, burnt tortilla syrup, byrrh quinquina, fresh celery & lime juice.

Sandwich Shop Little Tokyo | 15% Off

Sandwich Shop offers delicious sandwiches and salads for a quick and easy lunch. They have their signature sandwiches like the Bulgogoi Cheesesteak/Gogi Hoagie (we like ours on ciabatta) and their Banh Mi (chicken or vegan), as well as special sandwiches of the day like the Pho French Dip and Braised Short Rib Sandwiches.

Show your DTLA Rendezvous Premium Member card for 15% OFF your purchase at Sandwich Shop!
*Valid at the Little Tokyo location only.

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123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street #108
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-3173
Sunday - Saturday | 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Sexy Lunch Club

Spoil yourself once a week with a delicious, fancy, healthy meal delivered to your office or home in Downtown LA! Sexy Lunch Club prepares an organic and locally sourced lunch, packs it, and delivers it straight to you. Save time on preparing a meal or waiting on line to get a not-so-healthy meal.

Click here to find out more on their website or call/text (213) 448-0410 and let them know DTLA Rendezvous sent you. Because eating healthy is always sexy.





Two Boots Pizza DTLA | 10% OFF

In the heart of downtown LA’s old theater district, Two Boots' second LA location aims to help “Bring Back Broadway,” with a pizza stand that will deliver downtown from the Staples Center to Little Tokyo. Two Boots Downtown LA also caters to late-night revelers with eight stools at an outdoor counter and a special pie honoring burlesque legend Sally Rand, who invented The Fan Dance next door at the Orpheum Theater.

Use your DTLA Rendezvous member card for 10% OFF your orders at Two Boots Pizza - DTLA location on Broadway!

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828 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 623-2100
Monday - Wednesday | 11:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-12:00am
Friday | 11:00am-2:30am
Saturday | 11:30am-2:30am
Sunday | 11:30am-10:00pm
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Sunday Funday with ShopWalk DTLA, August 3rd!


This Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 from 12-7pm, 50+ businesses in the Historic Core are offering sales, deals, and in-store events for you to enjoy a full-day in DTLA!

Don't miss the fun stuff like a kiddie pool to keep cool, complimentary spiked lemonade & popsicles, and organic churned cotton candy for $3 at Buttons & Bows and Flamingo Vintage, ping pong at Peking Tavern (opens at 5pm), DJ Dynomyte and ice cold beers at Soleil Beuaty Salon! And of course, ShopWalk is all about the sales & discounts! Enjoy 30% off store-wide at Sub_Urban Riot, 25% off at Pale Violet, 25% off all merchandise and hair products at Industry DTLA, and much much more!

Interested in a Sunday Fundy bar crawl?!?! Try the $7 ShopWalk DTLA cocktail at Bar Ama and the specials and Happy Hours at Beelman's Pub, Cole's, Crane's Bar, King Eddy Saloon, Peking Tavern, Silo Vodka Bar, Spring St. Bar, The Gorbals, and Umami Burger Broadway!

Click here to check out the Merchant Directory for ALL the deals!
Pick up a map from any participating business or at the ShopWalk hubs: Ace Hotel (front desk), Grand Central Market (info desk), and the Historic Core's Farmers Market.

Not familiar with Downtown LA? Check out these lists/walking guides created with Google map.  Hover over the circles to the left of each destination and click and drag to change your routes.
Bar Crawl
Hombres (men's clothing & accessories)
Fashionistas (women's clothing & accessories)
Fit & Healthy
Foodies (restaurants & eateries)

On FB and want to share with/invite your friends? Click here for the FB event.

Want to meet with some DTLA neighbors for lunch to start your day? Join us at Beelman's Pub, 600 S. Spring Street & 6th Street at 12pm. Ask for Carrie or the DTLA Rendezvous group.

Gelateria Uli | 10% OFF

Gelateria Uli was founded by local Downtown LA resident, Uli Nasibova. Their gelato and sorbet is made fresh daily in their kitchen in the Spring Arcade building in the heart of Downtown's Historic Core neighborhood. They serve fine drip coffee and espresso drinks, along with an array of fresh pastries. Every day, their case is stocked with popular flavors like Pistachio, Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Stracciatella, European Yogurt and Chocolate sorbet, along with rotating favorites including Poblano, Maple Pecan, Coconut Lemongrass, Saffron and summer stone fruit sorbets. (My favorite is combining ginger with pear!)

Use your DTLA Rendezvous member card for 10% OFF your purchase at Gelateria Uli!

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541 South Spring Street Suite 104
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Monday - Wednesday | 11:30am - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday | 11:30am - 11:00pm
Sunday | 11:30am - 9:00pm
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DTLA Nights @ FIGat7th | 06.26.2014


Join us after work on Thursday, June 26, 5-11pm for a special edition of DTLA Nights at FIGat7th‘s TASTE courtyard!

Meet DTLA neighbors, professionals, and friends as you enjoy the sounds of sexy deep & soulful house selections by 6AM DJs on rotation.

SHOP: Brand new flagships ZARA & H&M and many other new stores!

DRINK: Happy Hour from City Tavern (scroll all the way down to view all the specials) and Loteria Grill!

EAT: Oleego (by Parks BBQ), Torta Company, Mendocino Farms, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Pazzo Gelato, Juicy Lucy, Indus, and many more!

There is a lot of space so please feel free to invite friends, family, colleagues, etc.!
Join & share event on Facebook.

FREE entry all night and COMPLIMENTARY parking!

735 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017


City Tavern - DTLA specials for DTLA Nights!

Happy Hour from 3-6pm with $5 Small Bites & Well Drinks, $6 Wine, $7 Cocktails & $10 Craft Draft Beer Growlers.

Happy Hour "City Tavern Sangria" ALL NIGHT for $7.

Thursday Night Craft Draft "Tap Takeover" with Lagunitas Brewing Company offering 6 oz. Tasting Flight Specials - flight of 4 tasters for $11.50 / 5 for $14.50 / 9 for $25!!

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Guisados DTLA – Coming Soon!

The Spring Arcade is going through a transformation and bringing lots of yummy goodness to Downtown LA! Crepes Sans Frontieres, an authentic French creperie, opened it's doors in September 2013, launching a series a great eateries to come.

Gelateria Uli opened its doors in April 2014 in the Spring Arcade.

Gelateria Uli was the 2nd to join the Spring Arcade gallery, opening it's doors last month in April and offering house-made, seasonal gelato and sorbet and also serving fine drip coffee, espresso drinks, and pastries.

Guisados is next! I visited the Echo Park location yesterday to get my fix and had the chance to briefly speak with co-owner, Armando, who's extremely excited and anxious for their 3rd location to open.  Guisados DTLA was originally slated to open since November 2013, but the unanticipated delays of city approval on construction have been postponing their open date. Construction is moving along quickly now, so hopefully we can get our Guisados fix walking distance from us soon!


I love the vegetarian and pescetarian options at Guisados. They offer more than just rice, beans, lettuce, tomato, and cheese for vegetarians. They have calabacitas (squash & corn) and hongas (mushroom) tacos that are so flavorful and absolutely delicious! I also like their pescado (fish) taco. Their soft corn tortillas are freshly hand-made in-house and you can watch them make it right outside their window at the Echo Park location.

I'm excited and can't wait for them to open so that I can just walk there day or night as they're planning to open late nights on the weekends! Hopefully, they'll open by this Summer.

The Spring Arcade is located in the Historic Core of DTLA, between 5th an 6th Streets (closer to 6th) and goes through from Spring Street to Broadway.

Spring Arcade
541 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Umami Burger | 10% OFF

At Umami Burger, they grind their proprietary blend of premium beef throughout the day. Patties are hand formed and cooked to medium rare every time. Each burger is an original creation with thoughtfully assembled ingredients to bring you the  most savory burgers ever. Period. (Vegetarian options available!)

Use your DTLA Rendezvous member card for 10% OFF your entire bill at Umami Broadway and Umami Arts District!
*Discount not valid on Happy Hour specials.

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Umami Broadway
852 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 413-8626
Sunday - Thursday | 11:30am - 11pm
Friday - Saturday | 11:30am - 12am

Umami Arts District
738 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(323) 263-8626
Sunday - Saturday | 11am - 11pm

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Lawry’s Carvery L.A. Live | 10% OFF

Lawry's Carvery L.A. Live is a comfortable, casual restaurant serving signature hand-carved sandwiches, garden fresh salads and delicious prime rib.  Stop by for a quick, convenient meal at L.A. Live.

Use your DTLA Rendezvous member card for 10% OFF food and drinks at Lawry's Carvery L.A. Live.
**10% discount is not valid on $5 special events menu.**

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1011 S. Figueroa Street, Suite B115
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 222-2212
Monday - Friday | 11am - 9pm
Saturday | 11am - 10pm
Sunday | 11am - 8pm
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Badmaash – “Bad Ass” Indian Gastropub

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11am, I checked the DTLA Rendezvous Twitter feed and came across Badmaash's announcement of their soft opening for lunch.  I had been meaning to go there to check out the new Indian-Gastropub in DTLA, so I immediately text my friend, Humpty, Founder of Interwoven L.A., to see if he was free for lunch.  We both had a few errands to finish first, but the lunch-date was set!

We arrived at Badmaash around 1pm and found one of the owners, Nakul, sitting outside having a quick break.  He warmly greeted us and walked us in. The place had a good crowd for their soft opening and amongst the seating that was left, Humpty and I agreed to take the counter seats, which, for this luncheon, were the best seats in the house!

(Photos were taken after our leisure-lunch after the lunch-crowd dissipated.)

Seated at the counter, we had the pleasure to chat with owners and brothers, Nakul and Arjun, and, as Humpty put it, "It was like eating with family."  In between the brothers running out food and checking in on other guests, we chatted about Badmaash, it's name, the food, and their appreciation for food.


Badmaash, which can be translated to "bad-ass", takes traditional Indian recipes and updates them.  Their dishes start with quality ingredients that are local, organic, and sustainable (where possible) and, instead of cooking them the traditional Indian way, their professionally trained executive chef, who's also their father, translates them using French techniques.  What you get is very flavorful and modern flair.


Their lunch menu will be limited and rotating.

I had the Masala Chickpeas.

Humpty had the Lamb Vindaloo.

Both were served on a delicate bed of basmati rice, very tasty, and went well with an ice cold beer - they have over 10 that you can choose from!

Your bill will be served in one of their many tobacco cans.

Additional seating for about 20 upstairs.


I can' t wait to return to try their full dinner menu and to see the family again!

108 West 2nd Street #104
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 221-7466
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Drink Menu

(Post by Carrie, Founder of DTLA Rendezvous.)