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Indian Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
  • The folks at SFGate and Eater like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Amy M.
    "Can't go wrong with the simple masala dosa or white truffle dosa!"(15 Tips)
    Laura D.
    "Dosas are delicious (of course), and uttapams are even better."(6 Tips)
    Lena C.
    "Chennai chicken is amazing!"(5 Tips)
    Beau S.
    "South Indian Gin & Tonic - deliciously infused with cardamom"(6 Tips)
128 Tips and reviews
  • masala dosa
  • spicy food
  • uttapam
  • authentic
  • cocktails
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  • Bikash M.
    Bikash Mishra1 week ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Good spot for Indian food and innovative cocktails. The dosa is decent with a breadth of fusion stuffings available. The sambar has got much better. Sample beyond the dosas to truly be delighted.
  • Rustem F.
    Best lamb dosa.
    Upvoted Jul 2
  • Caro S.
    Great and authentic. Take the dosa with habaneros.... Just ask them to serve them aside. Really really hot :)
  • Scott B.
    Scott BoehmerFebruary 28
    The Lamb was excellent!
  • Seema A.
    Seema AmbleFebruary 14
    sunchoke kofta
  • Annie 🌺 J.
    Annie 🌺 JalotaJanuary 7
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place - I got a side of the ghost pepper sauce with mine :)
  • Shri c.
    Shri colDecember 28, 2016
    Daal makhani not to be missed
  • Amir M.
    Amir MirzaeeNovember 3, 2016
    Paper dosa for brunch. Heavenly.
  • Vikram R.
    Vikram RajagopalanJuly 18, 2016
    Rasam is spicy but full of flavor!
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WJune 11, 2016
    Dosas and cocktails (esp the Steph curry). I love the chutney. It's actually a great spot to people watch; the bar is super pretty.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 13, 2016
    Dosa on Valencia Street is serving up sweet and savory breakfast dosas, like one with banana and nutetlla, alongside Indian-spiced omelets, and rice and curry bowls. Read more
  • Gayle M.
    Gayle MacciaApril 2, 2016
    Asparagus and pea salad great.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonMarch 13, 2016
    Mango lassie yes please!
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviFebruary 21, 2016
    Oh man the dosas and uttapams are almost enough to feed you alone!
  • Sherri N.
    Sherri NashJanuary 13, 2016
    The croquettes are fantastic and share a Dosa and a curry. I he service is great and order the bread for a little drama 👍
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WrightDecember 17, 2015
    Dosa Marsala
  • Sibel A.
    Sibel AkcekayaDecember 16, 2015
    Everything is Very yummy and most of the food is vegetarian ..great choice
  • Jessie
    JessieNovember 16, 2015
    Oily masala dosa, but the rest is alright :)
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningSeptember 5, 2015
    The kale pakora are excellent, SF meets India.
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy TranJuly 6, 2015
    Dosas, spicy lamb, and cocktails.
  • Shweta A.
    Shweta AgarwalJune 27, 2015
    Habenaro Mango masala was the best flavor of dosa i have tried! If u can tolerate the heat, its not spicy at all, otherwise avoid it! The chef uttapam moons- were worst thing we ordered! Do not order!
  • Katie A.
    Katie AtwellMay 18, 2015
    Indian with HH 10-11pm
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonMay 10, 2015
    Try the sweet potato dosa.
  • Abhilash M.
    Abhilash M JMay 3, 2015
    The paper masala dosa was worth it !! And I never knew vada pav would be awesome with a beer!!
  • Paula P.
    Paula PedroApril 22, 2015
    I do prefer Udupi Palace, one block away.
  • SFGate
    SFGateMarch 31, 2015
    This Mission spot is a decade old, and the namesake masala dosa is still good. Read more
  • Nipun S.
    Nipun SachdevMarch 17, 2015
    Get the Mysore masala dosa or the Lamb Keema dosa. Both are delicious! Also, if you end up going on a Monday, definitely get the Idly Fries!
  • Mikl M.
    Mikl MJanuary 27, 2015
    The cocktails are always great. Embrace the savory!
  • Meghan B.
    Meghan BergerJanuary 25, 2015
    ️The halibut I had here tonight was amazing! Delicious!
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammJanuary 18, 2015
    The difference between a dosa and a paper dosa? The paper dosa is HUGE! Also, thin and crispy and airy, and the filling comes on the side.
  • nils j.
    nils jansonDecember 6, 2014
    Great place for both north and south Indian food. Uttapams are fantastic
  • Paul T.
    Paul TuscanoDecember 4, 2014
    White Chocolate & term eric pot de creme.
  • Loun P.
    Loun PhengrasamySeptember 22, 2014
    Delicious dosas. You should definitely order a dosa when you are here. The food has lots of flavor. Also great service.
  • Kapil D.
    Kapil DalwaniSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Dosa and cocktail
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SchierbeckSeptember 19, 2014
    Authentic and spicy southern Indian food.
  • Chirag S.
    Chirag ShroffSeptember 12, 2014
    We went for lunch here. This place is very overrated.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 28, 2014
    Check out Dosa as seen on Heat Seekers Read more
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongAugust 9, 2014
    Try and of the dosa here! Very delicious.
  • Anna J.
    Anna JamesAugust 7, 2014
    Chennai chicken appetizer is tender and has some nice flavors. Mysore masala and paneer dosas are good, sambaar is spicy. Overall good food and a classier place than Udupi Palace.
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy HookerAugust 7, 2014
    Get one of their namesake dishes, they are pretty much all great.
  • Joey C.
    Joey CarmelloMay 3, 2014
    No chennai chicken during brunch
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah ArnoldApril 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you can handle the heat, get the spicy mango habanero chutney with your dosa. Pay with Cover to easily split the bill and get out quickly!
  • Mark E.
    Mark EgermanApril 28, 2014
    The Dosas are obviously the stats, but don't sleep on the creative appetizers. Pay with Cover and dine without the hassle of the check.
  • Yuria H.
    Yuria HApril 13, 2014
    Great dosa!!
  • Daria
    DariaMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    OMG the sweet potato dosa is the best
  • Alex N.
    Alex NorcliffeMarch 16, 2014
    Try the Vada Pav with a Kingfisher. Especially if like me you've moved from London and miss Dishoom.
  • Kris V.
    Kris Vera-PhillipsMarch 8, 2014
    Try the White Truffle Masala Dosa - #kvpinmybelly Impressed with white truffle goodness, but a little greasy.
  • Monika M.
    Monika McMahonJanuary 17, 2014
    Get the gin here. You won't be disappointed!
  • AJ L.
    AJ LNovember 12, 2013
    Order the Pumpkin Dosa. It comes with several dips and soup, a bit on the salty side but really flavorful.
  • Elise K.
    Elise KirklandOctober 17, 2013
    Aaraam se...all the way!
  • Dhawal M.
    Dhawal MOctober 6, 2013
    You should try Mango Lassi, it's yummy
  • Seda M.
    Seda MOctober 4, 2013
    Love love love the Dosa with truffle!!
  • Ayush K.
    Ayush KhannaOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the uttapams. There's a reason this place is called Dosa.
  • Eirik S.
    Eirik StoltzSeptember 26, 2013
    If you are new to the Southern India cuisine, try the three course tasting menu. Great introduction.
  • Lorcán
    LorcánSeptember 23, 2013
    The peony is a particularly standout beverage.
  • David S.
    David ShrenSeptember 15, 2013
    Legit higher end Dosas. Good enough to take the relatives
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeSeptember 15, 2013
    Zagat 23. Cost $39. plates that "explode with flavor" (and so much spice you may want "lots of water" handy), all backed by "darn good cocktails";
  • Global Chef
    Global ChefSeptember 8, 2013
    Try the Duck Delight - #duck giblets on skewers. Traditional Chinese food.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeSeptember 3, 2013
    craft a unique cocktail menu unlike any, heavy on Indian spices and flavor profiles, including its own house gin produced by local distiller Old World Spirits: cardamom-rich Blade Gin.
  • manu z.
    manu zetaAugust 23, 2013
    Fantastic food and generous portion, if you are not starving one Dosa can easily shared in two people
  • Viroo M.
    Viroo MirjiAugust 5, 2013
    Enjoyed the keema dosa as well as paper masala dosa.
  • Luke A.
    Luke AndrewsJuly 14, 2013
    Slightly more upscale than neighboring Udupi Palace in ingredients, drink options, and smaller portion sizes.
  • Roshan V.
    Roshan VyasMay 11, 2013
    About negative one Bobby Jindals @dosahunt
  • Ming Y.
    Ming YiMay 9, 2013
    Try the Vada Pav and 5 Moon Uttapama...both have an awesome blend of flavors.
  • Sandy G.
    Sandy GompfApril 27, 2013
    Try the Spicy Shrimp Bahn Mi Slider - Spicy sweet!
  • Apoorva D.
    Apoorva DeshpandeApril 13, 2013
    Awesome yummie Lamb Thali!
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa MillardMarch 24, 2013
    The brunch sample platter is a good way to try a little of everything
  • Chris H.
    Chris HinkleMarch 17, 2013
    Drink the peony. It's worth traveling very far and waiting very long for.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeFebruary 25, 2013
    The truffle dosa will leave a truffle flavor lingering in your mouth hours after your meal. If this sounds like a bad idea, you should seek professional help.
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterFebruary 12, 2013
    Try the paper masala dosa.
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterFebruary 11, 2013
    Vada pav is on on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.
  • Joel A.
    Joel AntipuestoJanuary 27, 2013
    7x7 says try the vada pav
  • Beau S.
    Beau SmithJanuary 19, 2013
    South Indian Gin & Tonic - deliciously infused with cardamom
  • Kunal C.
    Kunal ContractorJanuary 19, 2013
    Chennai chicken is AMAZING, and so is the paper dosa.
  • Niamh P.
    Niamh ParsleyDecember 28, 2012
    The paper masala dosa is amazing.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenDecember 6, 2012
    No espresso, but they make French press coffee in this beautiful stainless steel single press
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenDecember 6, 2012
    Wow! The paper masala dosa is too big to get in the frame!
  • Lena C.
    Lena CardellNovember 10, 2012
    Chennai chicken is amazing!
  • Leslie B.
    Leslie BakerNovember 8, 2012
    I highly recommend the tasting menu. Absolutely the best way to try a variety of their amazing dishes. $35 is a steal and the expert wine pairing is only $18 more. !!!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SheehanOctober 17, 2012
    Paper dosa is awesome.
  • Rita P.
    Rita ParadaSeptember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere and service, as well as amazing food (yes, dosa). Mango lassi is rich enough to qualify as dessert.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰September 22, 2012
    Ask for a sample of the spicy dosa sauce before you just order it...the amount is too spicy for even this Asian! Dosa dipping sauces are great and easily shared
  • Amy M.
    Amy MatsunoSeptember 20, 2012
    Can't go wrong with the simple masala dosa or white truffle dosa!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 6, 2012
    Match your South Indian meal with a refreshing Gin & Tonic. Dosa’s house-made tonic is infused with black pepper and ginger: Read more
  • Taylor
    TaylorJune 4, 2012
    Masala dosa is solid. Enjoy with idlis in the side.
  • Nate Munger
    Nate MungerApril 28, 2012
    Mung salad!
  • Barry B.
    Barry BuckApril 11, 2012
    Spring vegetable curry with coconut rice is yummers.
  • Swaroop H.
    Swaroop HegdeMarch 10, 2012
    Living in India and in SF for business, I finally got to taste authentic Indian dosa. Try the paper masala. Masala tea was bland though.
  • Global Chef
    Global ChefFebruary 12, 2012
    Try the Pan Fried Pork Buns - Pan fried shaozi. Pork for me but they have them Wth veggie too
  • Kimberly O.
    Kimberly OdomJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Dahl Vada is not to be missed!
  • Brian
    BrianJanuary 24, 2012
    7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the paper masala dosa is delicious. Yum!
  • Rose A.
    Rose AlvarezJanuary 21, 2012
    If this is your 1st time trying a Dosa, I recommend the Paper Masala Dosa. It's crispy and deliciously addictive...
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PatelDecember 25, 2011
    Habanero Mango Dosa is NO JOKE! It was hella hot but good. I kinda struggled but finished it.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AndrewsDecember 14, 2011
    Barman gave me a great hot whiskey with Indian spices for my sore throat....really tasty
  • Mikko A.
    Mikko AlasaarelaNovember 28, 2011
    The shrimp curry is amazing.
  • Juan C.
    Juan CardenasNovember 7, 2011
    Watch for the Uttapam mixed chile! (really be careful, I'm Mexican)
  • Maya Z.
    Maya ZSeptember 25, 2011
    Cool manager created 3 spaces at the bar with no wait on Saturday eve - and I love their food:)
  • hafeez r.
    hafeez rajiJuly 25, 2011
    Wow what a great time, dinner with some really close friends, the dishes were great, to complex of names to rattle of, but the DOSA's are a definite must here, peep it. Read more
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 13, 2011
    Be a purist and order the Masala Dosa with potatoes spiced so perfectly, you won't miss the meat. Read more
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah ThompsonMay 25, 2011
    Great allergy-free menu! Even better food and wine. Read more
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