Ambala Dhaba Homestyle Indian

1781 Westwood Blvd.
Westwood, CA 90024
310-966-1772

Details

  • Daily, 11 a..,-11 p.m.
  • $
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Metered Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
On a stretch of Westwood Boulevard thick with student coffeehouses and Iranian hair salons, Ambala Dhaba is an outpost of the Punjab, a branch of a restaurant noted on Artesia’s Little India strip for its fiery goat curries and the boiled-milk ice cream called kulfi. It’s probably the only thing resembling traditional Indian food on the Westside. Ambala Dhaba exemplifies the time-honored side of meaty northern Indian cooking: basic, direct food almost Islamic in attitude, Pakistani in intensity of flavor, but wholly Indian in its attention to fresh vegetables, crunchy snacks, and breads. See full review.

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  • Dhaba Dhaba Do
    Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 12 a.m. by Jonathan Gold

    Photo by Anne Fishbein On a stretch of Westwood Boulevard thick with student coffeehouses and Iranian hair salons, Ambala Dhaba is an outpost of the Punjab, a branch of a restaurant noted on Artesia’s Little India strip for it...

  • Ask Mr. Gold
    Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 12 a.m. by Jonathan Gold

    QUESTION: At Indian street festivals, there is often a guy or two wandering around with a big cooler slung around his shoulders, selling what seems to be a thick kind of Indian ice cream formed into the shape of tall, inverted cones...

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