The vibe at Udupi is cheery and low-key, with colorful string lights and a smattering of Indian instruments decking the walls. Though the spot’s South Indian cuisine is strictly vegetarian, it’s flavorful and filling, drawing veg-heads and carnivores alike. That’s mostly due to the two-foot-long dosas: Indian crepes made with rice flour, stuffed with fillings and served alongside sambar and coconut, tomato and ginger chutneys. (The uttapam, a thicker lentil and rice pancake topped with vegetables and chutney, is equally satisfying.) First-timers can opt for the South Indian Thali, a sampler platter that includes rice, various curries, soup and dessert.
|Venue name:||Udupi Palace||Contact:|
1007 Valencia St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun 11:30am-10pm|
|Transport:||BART to 24th St Mission/bus 14, 49|
|Price:||Main courses: $7–$11|