Indeed we are! Thanks for the recs.
I’ve never tried Maharaja on Westwood. Will have to try it soon. I’m def not an Indian-food connisseur and didn’t eat much Indian food when I last went to London, but, for “local” Indian, I’m partial to Street of India in Encino (esp the lunch buffet) and All-India Cafe in West LA (sauces are still a bit thick but quite tasty). Went to Al-Watan several mos ago and loved it (and it gets a lot of love here on FTC).
My Indian friend says her favorite place nearby is Chandni (in Santa Monica). I went once and thought it was… fine.