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Dosa on Fillmore

Restaurants, Indian Japantown
4 out of 5 stars
Photograph: Courtesy Dosa

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

White truffle masala dosas and shikampuri kebab sliders may not be “traditional” Indian fare, but that doesn’t exactly deter the Dosa fanatics who line up to eat here (and at the original location at 995 Valencia St) every weekend. Husband-wife team Anjan and Emily Mitra unveiled this expansive, artistically decorated space in 2008 which features floor-to-ceiling windows, ornate wall coverings inspired by Indian patterns, leather banquettes and glinting chandeliers. Chef Dinesh Kumar is best known for his seasonal, four-course tasting ($60), but the menu also features a dozen dosas, half as many uttapam and a range of a la carte specials that might include a Bengali fish curry or a Hyderabadi chicken biryani. Entrees are skillfully paired with the spice-driven cocktail menu: here, a gimlet is made with curried nectar and lime and a gin and tonic boasts house-made fig and cardamom tonic. For a quicker and cheaper Dosa fix, check out their new fast-casual spot, dosa by Dosa, in Oakland’s Uptown (2301 Broadway).


Address: 1700 Fillmore St
San Francisco
Cross street: at Post St
Transport: Bus 14, 49
Price: $31-$60
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10pm; Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-11pm; Sat 11:30am-3pm, 5:30-11pm; Sun 11:30am-3pm, 5:30-10pm
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