Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: Electric Lotus – 4/5 Stars

Electric Lotus
$$ Indian
1739 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Yelp is asking me for tips about the atmosphere of Electric Lotus. Good question. Electric Lotus is NOT ‘Divey’, ‘Hipster’, ‘Touristy’, ‘Trendy’ or ‘Upscale’. And it is more ‘Casual’ and ‘Intimate’ than it is ‘Romantic’ and ‘Classy’ because I come here for their inexpensive $4.99 vegetarian lunch special, which feels pretty ‘Casual’ during the day. Although I can see how it changes at night, I also checked off ‘Intimate’ as I am usually the only person amongst other loners, a grim gathering of single men eating Indian food in a large dark restaurant.

Electric Lotus could be brighter or more vibrant, but for the price, it doesn’t bother me too much. It offers lots of seating to have their cheap and delicious vegetarian lunch special offering, which usually includes chana masala (garbanzo beans), saag (spinach), basmati rice, and salad. All of their food is really good, freshly prepared (at least) by that morning and vegan, unfortunately, they do not have any substitutes for a non-dairy salad dressing (they don’t have oil for salad dressing – they once looked at me as if I was crazy for asking and offered cooking oil) so often I get a lot of lettuce leaves to eat with the masala sauce, which is fine. Their vegetarian lunch special sometimes has daal (lentils) instead of one of the aforementioned, but more often than not, it is usually chana masala.

Fast enough service and quite a large plate of food for the price!

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