For anyone who has traveled to southern India or is familiar with southern Indian cuisine, you’ll know about the dosa. Similar to a crepe, it is made from rice & lentils (no wheat) and served with a variety of fillings that will offer you the most authentic and tantalizing flavors of South India. DOSA Restaurant has a couple of locations in San Francisco, one of which is not far from my hood.
Quite honestly, I prefer northern Indian cuisine so find myself visiting DOSA less frequently than other Indian restaurants in the city, but the ambiance of the place matches its fun cuisine and if there’s just two of you, sitting at the bar is a great option for their Valencia Street location.
They tout that a distinctive feature of DOSA is the attention placed on pairing wines however I didn’t feel the range was broad enough and wasn’t a fan of their wines by the glass menu.
Specialties include corn and curry leaf soup, a variety of curry dishes and of course their DOSAs, which are stuffed with various “bits” from lamb, chicken and beef to all vegetarian and potato.
Above is a fish dish served with mustard and lime and below is the Adai Dosa Roll.
Below is the Dahi Batata Puri.
A vegetarian Dosa and a classic curry, which you can get with lamb or chicken (also vegetarian) and it is typically served with lemon rice.
I’d also recommend the minced lamb kebabs with cardamon, peppercorns, ginger, fennel and lentils or the Lamb Pepper fry. Also fabulous which I tried is the chicken eggplant barta, which is also served with raita if you’d like and peas. Entrees range from $14 to 18.