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Mayura Restaurant

At Mayura, our food is inspired by the authentic home cooking of beautiful, spice-rich Kerala. Food is our passion, prepared for you always with devotion, love, and the finest ingredients. Due to historical diversity and the cultural influences, Kerala cuisines have also contributed unique vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. The main spices used are cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, green and red peppers, cloves, garlic, cumin seeds, coriander, turmeric, and so on. Few fresh herbs are used like curry leaf, and the occasional use of fresh coriander, cilantro and mint. For Kerala fish curry we use only kodampuli (Garcinia Cambogia), as sour sauces are very popular in Kerala.
36 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(36 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 36 reviews
5 stars
(17)
4 stars
(14)
3 stars
(4)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(17)
  • fit for foodies(15)
  • kid-friendly(14)
  • good for groups(13)
  • great for lunch(12)
  • great for brunch(4)
Mayura Restaurant Reviews List
Review 1 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2015
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Review 2 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/06/2015
 2010
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Review 3 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2005
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2013
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 5 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2006
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
0points
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Review 6 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
0points
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Review 7 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Awesome Food!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Awesome Food!this is a must visit for any foodie. The Buffett is lovely and comes with dosa, idly , and appam.. A good selection of curries - mutton, chicken and fish. Highly recommended."
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Authentic indian food!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Mayura may be my new favorite Indian restaurant in LA. It is owned by a family from Kerala, south India, where the food is spicier and healthier. Not the typical creamy, buttery food you find in most Indian restaurants (although you can still find that on the menu such as Butter Chicken which was Delish!) that are owned by people of the North. I highly recommend it! The Mixed kabob plate, chicken tandoori rolls, spicy shrimp curry, yum yum! Oh and a $5 corkage fee!"
Dined on 9/03/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 9 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Authentic and kind service."
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2014
0points
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Review 10 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Awesome

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Awesome restaurant, food was good, will recommend more friends"
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent restaurant for a date or for a family

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The only South Indian restaurant in Southern California, Mayura is truly a must-go for anyone who loves Indian food or just good food. The buffet has an incredible variety, which includes staples and foods that someone unfamiliar with South Indian food will love trying. Very vegetarian friendly, but my date was an omnivore, and he was happy, too. The proprietor is gracious: despite how busy it was because of Onam, she greeted us and came and checked in on us. The photos dotting the walls of her with politicians and celebrities alike who have visited Mayura speak for themselves: everyone leaves this place happy."
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 12 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/22/2015
 2008
0points
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Review 13 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
0points
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Review 14 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/02/2015
 2007
Dined on 7/02/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/02/2015
 2007
0points
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Review 15 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Eating at Mayura is like eating at home

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"As I mentioned eating at Mayura is like eating at home. You are greeted like family and then seated at your table. The food is served fast and tastes like a home cooked meal. The spices are fresh and blend so perfectly.
I go for dinner at least once a week. The menu is perfect for omnivores, vegetarians and vegans. I can go with any of my friends and there is always something new to try. My favorites on the menu are the dosa and the vegetable korma."
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
0points
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Review 16 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food is good. No idea why it takes so long to add Open Table points though. I have to email or call every time to get them added!"
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2013
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Review 17 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/10/2015
 2013
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Review 18 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best Lamb Vindaloo Ever!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I went for the Vegetarian Thali which was divine--so many choices. My husband always orders Lamb Vindaloo when we go out for Indian food. He declared their version THE BEST! Many many things on the menu that you don't see in every restaurant. Friendly staff."
Dined on 6/05/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Mayura offers the tastiest selection of regional Indian fare that is both authentic and reasonably priced. They raise the bar on customer service with their polite and courteous staff."
Dined on 5/27/2015
 2013
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Review 20 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2009
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2009
Special Features: kid-friendly
0points
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Review 21 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 5/14/2015
 2013
0points
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Review 22 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2011
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
0points
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Review 23 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Delicious food. Excellent service. Reasonable price."
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2008
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Review 24 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Pleasantly Surprised!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I wasn't sure about this restaurant because it was in a strip mall. On arriving, it was very nicely decorated and did not feel like a strip mall restaurant. The service was very good. The prices where very moderate and the food was fabulous. I would definitely eat there again, and I would very highly recommend it to my friends. Good indian food restaurants are hard to find, I loved this one!!!"
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
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Review 25 for Mayura Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

2014 Jonathan Gold's 101 Best LA Restaurants

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Mayura, just a block from the studios in Culver City, is the only place in the Los Angeles area to specialize in the complex cooking of Kerala, a largely vegetarian region on India's south coast, and if you are adventurous enough to try the buttery cashew rice called ven pongal instead of biryani, fermented-rice appam instead of roti, and the coconut-zapped avial instead of almost anything, you will be deliriously happy here. The dosas are pretty great too. Mayura has a separate kitchen preparing halal meat dishes in the north Indian mode, so if you're craving tandoori chicken or Pakistani-style nehari, you'll be fine."
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Mayura Restaurant
Based on the average of (11) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
7 out of 8 recommend this product
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.1 / 5
(Very Good) 3.1 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic