Be that as it may, gas up and while you’re gassing up, hop inside and grab yourself a “Frankie” – I recommend either the Chicken Tikka or the vegetarian Aloo Gobhi – and then go down the street and catch a flick at the Nuart – I recommend the anthology of Oscar-nominated animated short films.
I wasn’t that impressed the one time I went. It was decent Indian food inside a burrito. I kept wondering what the hype was. It wasn’t like the flavors were mind blowing. It was fine and I wouldn’t turn it down, but nothing to make it stand out from many other perfectly adequate Indian places beyond the fact it was in a burrito.
I think if you judge it against other quick service restaurants it’s not bad, at least it’s a change of pace. Hopefully they can expand their offerings a bit now that they are expanding to a more traditional kitchen space.
Haven’t been since the gas station version of the restaurant. The chef/owner was present on our first visit. The Frankies were surprisingly good with careful attention paid to each component. Not quite as good on subsequent visits so we tended to focus on the daals, chana masala and other sides which were always excellent. Very easy to pre-order and grab a couple of containers on the way home from work.
Loved that Chevron location. If you know west LA and that SM Blvd. exit and the sneaky Beloit Ave. cut down to Olympic - it was a slam dunk during rush hour.