TŪMBI is a modern Indian restaurant and bar in the heart of Santa Monica. Drawing from the extravagant flavors and artistry of India’s cultural heritage, TŪMBI takes Modern Indian cuisine to the next level with an innovative menu that combines authentic Indian street food with haute cuisine. Owner, RJ Singh and Chef Imran Ali Mookhi take guests on a journey throughout India offering an array of robust flavors, spices, fresh ingredients and inspired dishes that celebrate the best of each region.  The intimate space, designed by AKAR studios, offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with an ultra-chic vibe. Open daily for lunch and dinner. TŪMBI offers a rotating beer and wine list as well as Indian sodas, coffee and tea.   



The Infatuation

The LA HIT List: The Best New Restaurants in Los Angeles

Tumbi is a modern Indian restaurant right off the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. And despite being in an area of town not typically known for thrilling food options, it’s the most exciting new Indian restaurant to open in LA since Badmaash. The menu is fantastic and inventive, with everything from prawn masala to a pani puri that ends with you pouring tamarind-mint water into a chickpea-filled puff pastry. Get here now before everyone else does.



Food & Wine

Tūmbi Gives L.A. a New Version of Indian Street Food

Tūmbi, a modern Indian restaurant that recently opened near the beach in Santa Monica, is focused on serving street food from different regions of India, as well as the Indian subcontinent and cultures that influenced what Indians eat. Tūmbi serves southern Indian dosas, a Goan prawn masala, and northern Indian, Pakistani, and Afghani kebabs.And, of course, there’s pani puri, a popular snack you’ll find in many parts of the subcontinent, with recipes that can vary from area to area. 



Los Angeles Times

Chef Imran Mookhi and restaurateur RJ Singh are on a mission to introduce a new kind of Indian food to Los Angeles. The two are behind the new Tumbi restaurant in Santa Monica, where Mookhi is making avocado bhel puri salad with citrus and puffed rice; pani puri puff pastry with chickpeas served in a shot glass and charbroiled paneer tikka with yogurt, curry and mint chutney. For lunch, Mookhi is filling stackable steel lunch boxes with lamb, prawns, vegetables, basmati rice, dal bhukara and house salad. Singh, who is co-owner of Tantra in Silver Lake and India's Oven, wanted to create a restaurant that combines influences from Rajasthan, New Delhi, Goa, C.hennai, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The restaurant, named for the musical instrument played at many Indian celebrations, was designed by architect Sat Garg.



TŪMBI Craft Indian Kitchen

115 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

310-829-7200 Please contact us for group reservations (10 or more) only.



Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3pm


Monday - Thursday 5pm - 10:30pm

Friday 5pm - 11pm


Saturday 11:30am - 11pm

Sunday 11:30am - 10:30pm