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Delicious Spree LA to Z...Asian Kitchen

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LAist is going on a delicious spree around LA from A to Z. This week, A is All About Indian.

Yesterday, LAist made a visit to All India Cafe, a restaurant that does a fairly good job of representing foods from all over the subcontinent of India. Today, we go to Asian Kitchen in Culver City, for Indian and Pakistani cuisines.

Asian Kitchen is situated in the back corner of a rundown looking plaza on the corner of Venice Boulevard and Motor Avenue. The sign is a bit faded, and somewhat overshadowed by its neighbor, Taste of India, though it appears they are sister restaurants, not competitors, from very similarly designed signs in their adjacent windows. One of the signs in Asian Kitchen’s window is a large green letter B. Hmmm, there are a lot of reasons a restaurant can get a mediocre rating, so we go inside anyway.

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Asian Kitchen has no atmosphere per se, but it is a step up from the usual holes in the wall along Venice Blvd. It’s surprisingly spacious, given its very limited squashed-into-the corner storefront, and the inside of the restaurant looks clean. White tablecloths are topped with thin sheets of glass. It’s 12:30, high-time for a lunch crowd, but there is a lone diner in the front booth, and he looks like he works there. Where is everyone?