Welcome to Paru’s! We specialize in the cuisine of South India, where cooks typically use rich spices and aromatic herbs to transform intricate conjurations of vegetables, lentils, and rice into tasty meals that are as fulfilling as they are filling. Masala Dosa, Idli, Uppuma, and Sambar are the mainstays of a style of cooking with which all India, and now much of the rest of the world, has fallen in love.
Paru’s was first established in Washington, D.C., in 1975, after my family had immigrated from India. They wanted to engage in a business that would harmonise with their beliefs and their life-style, and so my father combined his entrepreneurial skills with my mother’s talents in cooking and plunged boldly into the difficult job of keeping a small restaurant running seven days a week. Following the success of that first venture, we moved to California where our present location opened in March of 1979, and we’ve been here on Sunset Boulevard ever since. As more and more people have become aware of the physical, social, spiritual, and environmental benefits of the vegetarian diet, Paru’s has become somewhat of a landmark both to local vegetarians (as well as non-vegetarians who simply like the food!) and to visitors from abroad.
The strict culinary traditions of our ancestors, which my dear parents and I brought with us from India, assure you that every meal at Paru’s is prepared with loving-kindness as well as technical mastery. Our staff is friendly and considerate and has been part of the Paru’s family for many years, and our kitchen is 100% vegetarian. Most of our offerings are vegan as well, except for many of the drinks and desserts which may contain milk products.
Camaraderie, relaxation, a happy stomach, and serenity of the soul–these are the experiences that await you at Paru’s.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.