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Electric Karma: Insert "Hollywood Meets Bollywood" Cliché Here!

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Let’s be real. Finding good Indian food in LA is kind of like finding good Mexican food north of LA. You all have that friend from some Midwest town, who swears that King Taco has nothing on the burritos he knows back home, where the closest he’s had to a Mexican experience is watching Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy. No matter what ethnic fare strikes your own palette, you’ll inevitably suffer through at least four or five sub-par meals, hoping to find that elusive hole-in-the-wall gem, only to be disappointed by dry poultry and sketchy busboys staring at you from behind the soda fountain. But if you like your Tandoori spicy and your Naan thick (yow!) like I do, there’s one West Hollywood locale you shouldn’t pass up.

Electric Karma on 3rd is like, unintentionally and without merit, the ignored Jolie-Pitt child. Situated in the same area between Sweetzer and Crescent Heights as the seldom-empty Doughboys and Little Door, this gem is most likely a last resort for those diners too impatient for the 40 minute wait of the other two. However, what Electric Karma lacks in notoriety is more than compensated for in ambience and top-notch cuisine.