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Sambar

Sāmbār is located at 9531 Culver Blvd in Culver City. We're open for lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday thru Friday, dinner 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday & Sunday; and 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Closed on Monday's). The menu emphasizes Indian inspired fare with California nuances including a focus on local seasonal produce, sustainable products, and an ever-changing selection of house made snacks, salads, appetizers, and entrees that will introduce diners to exotic and vibrant flavors and ingredients. The bar offers a selection of spice-forward cocktails utilizing distinctive spirits and blends inspired by Akasha’s well-traveled culinary experience. Richmond also owns the beloved neighborhood staple, Akasha located at 9543 Culver Blvd.
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387 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(387 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 387 reviews
5 stars
(160)
4 stars
(153)
3 stars
(56)
2 stars
(14)
1 star
(4)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
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  • neighborhood gem(172)
  • great for outdoor dining(136)
  • good for groups(95)
  • hot spot(72)
  • vibrant bar scene(55)
Sambar Reviews List
Review 1 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/31/2016
 2009
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Review 2 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2013
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 3 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Firecracker Potatoes

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Would walk across town for these potatoes. For lunch with a wrap or anytime as a side"
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Sambar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

second time

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The 2nd time we came here in a week. The service was a little aloof, and the Indian food is good but not great. The bar scene though, oh my. Cocktails are pretty dreamy, but I'm not sure every bartender here is created equal."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 5 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

I love this place. I never say no to Sambar.

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I've been here with small and large groups, and most recently in a duo. If you're trying to have an intimate conversation, better to go during off-times, because this place bustles and has the background noise to prove it. But the food is outstanding, fresh and creative - we always manage to share/sample a bunch of things and I've never left hungry. The cocktails are a bit pricey, but delicious and also match the food in creativity and taste palate."
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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Review 9 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I love that Dine in L.A. falls during my birthday because it gives us an opportunity to try new restaurants. This year we chose Sambar in Culver City and I'm so glad we did. I will definitely return and recommend it highly."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
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Review 11 for Sambar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

38 minute wait for an 8 reserv. Lousy food. Bleh.

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
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Review 12 for Sambar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Our 2nd trip was not as good as the first.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Our second trip to Sambar was no where near as good as the first. We loved it round one but we chose the restaurant week menu the second time and the food felt a little canned and we had to ask them to bring the courses at a more reasonable pace. We'll give it another chance tho as our first impression was pretty great. We enjoyed sitting outdoors more than indoors. It's pretty noisy."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
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Review 13 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Smart Twist on Indian

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
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
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The menu's great (with many vegetarian options). Really creative. I was concerned that the dishes might be too clever for there own good, but that's not the case. The deserts aren't as exciting as some reviews suggest. I was there on a Saturday night and the restaurant was packed and loud. Parking is terrible. No valet."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2003
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2003
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Review 15 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
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Review 16 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
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
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Sambar
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
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2004
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Review 18 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 20 for Sambar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Very flavorful food would come back if i didn't have to have them talk to me. Service was bad."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
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Review 21 for Sambar
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
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Everything was delicious. The Dal of the Day could be a bit better. For the most part, it was even better than the Indian food I had in India a few months ago! Good service and good vibes."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Sambar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/28/2016
 2004
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Review 23 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2007
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Review 24 for Sambar
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
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2006
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 25 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 26 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

really well seasoned, good value

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Sambar
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
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
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Review 28 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The food and service were great. I plan to return.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 29 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Dine LA lunch menu was a great opportunity to try several menu items."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/23/2016
 2005
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Review 31 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food is generally good but today the chicken was a little overdone and not enough goat in the goat tacos."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
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Review 33 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/26/2016
 2005
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Review 34 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/20/2016
 2011
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Review 35 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Still Enjoying Sambar

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
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We came here a first time after it opened and kept meaning to come back but never made it until a BBE offer finally got us to commit. In any case, a second visit did not disappoint. From the service (front of house on back) to the drinks (beware: the punches are strong!) to the food, we enjoyed it all. And we even got great leftovers out of the deal. Long story long, Sambar will be going into our more regular restaurant rotation."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Sambar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2014
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Review 37 for Sambar
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
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Delicious take on Indian food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We like Indian food and thought it would be fun to try something a little different. The food was delicious. We are mostly vegetarian and Sambar has great vegetarian food. Cu-cumber salad was outstanding. Great to pair with a starter as we did with the spinach nan. Portion was plentiful but the four of us could have eaten another portion happily. Get the spinach nan; sort of like a pizza in composition but certainly not in taste. The salmon also was excellent and look forward to eating it again. Chutneys were interesting and different.
One warning--there really does not seem to be a quiet place in this restaurant and its hard to hear your table companions when the place is full. Next time we're going to go early.
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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We love the bartenders... we did dinela right at tge bar and shared amazing cocktails!"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
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Review 40 for Sambar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Pricey

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The food is good but nothing exceptional for the price. I had the lamb kebab and the meat portion was very small. four little pieces and a tiny portion of tomato and cucumber salad. Fortunately my wife had order a chicken curry and I stole some of her food. The service is very good, professional and courteous"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2013
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Review 41 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
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
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 43 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

GREAT drinks

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The standout thing here is the bar. The drinks are inventive and delicious. Adventurous even. I spent an unusual 45 minutes looking for parking here (dineLA traffic maybe?) and the waitress who also made our drinks was sooo nice and unflappable and empathetic. She made some of the best drinks I've had in LA.
The food is really good too, but there were some missed opportunities. The mushroom curry was a tiny bit bland, but we will come back here and try other things. The stuff that did work (chutney amazing, really good vegetable soup, and did i mention the outstanding drinks?) will only get better and I think that the stuff that didn't will eventually be great too."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic food, and even better cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Sambar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

An original and delicious adaptation

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"When we go out to eat, we seek new experiences. We don't want to eat food that we can prepare better. We're not looking for the same food that we can get at any _____ style restaurant. We want to be surprised and inspired.
Sambar is the place for a new experience. Like it's relative Akasha, it is an inventive and imaginative take on foods that are familiar. It is a new experience of Indian food.
Everything is fresh and excellently prepared. The combination of tastes is surprising and complex."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Salaam Sambar

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
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"A variety of tastes to soon most palettes - the food is tasty, organic + brings new dimensions to Indian food. The cocktails are tasty with clever names."
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 48 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2008
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Review 50 for Sambar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/24/2016
 2009
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