Hot Red Bus

31 E. Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
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Photo: Anne Fishbein


  • Mon-Thur 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
There are die-hard regionalists who claim that you still can't get a proper Balti bowl outside the urban area where it originated. But thanks to Hot Red Bus in Alhambra, you can get a pretty close approximation here in Southern California. Hot Red Bus opened in October 2012, the project of a Brit of Indian descent, Sonny Sehmi, and his Texas-born wife, Sage Sehmi. The restaurant, which these days feels like a slightly beat-up fast food joint, is better known for its fish and chips, which have won it great loyalty. Still, its Balti bowls prove to be the most compelling reason to visit.

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