Location: 22721 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. (818) 224-3929
Date: September 20, 2022
Rating: Ok old fashioned Indian
During my son’s robotics team meetings I have a chance to explore random spots in the Western San Fernando Valley, so I’m nicking naming this the “Robo Eats” series.
Anarbagh is a well rated Indian with several branches.
Obviously this location was once some kind of mid century restaurant.
Inside it has that drop ceiling and booth “classic” Indian restaurant vibe. Part of the classic style has always seemed a near absence of customers. I guess most people order takeout.
Papadam and chutney’s to start.
Chicken Tikka Masala. A little heat, fairly sweet. Decent, but not savory enough. Nowhere near as good as at Akbar.
Lamb Korma. Decent, but still not enough flavor.
Shrimp Sag. Pretty good.
Eggplant Bharta. Also pretty good, but not the best I’ve had.
Free bit of Persian-style sweet.
Anarbagh is fine, but it’s that kind of old school Indian where all the curries are vaguely similar, vaguely sweet, and pretty thin. They don’t have a lot of personality. They are heavy, and it’s still enjoyable, but it’s so hard to find really good Indian restaurants in LA. Akbar is my favorite and a few others — like Mandovi — are at least much more interesting.