Dosa On Valencia

★★★★★
  • 995 Valencia St

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Cross street: at 21st St.

    Map & Directions
  • 415-642-3672

About Dosa On Valencia

Hours
Sun 11:30am-3pm, Sun-Mon 5:30pm-10pm, Tue-Wed 5:30pm-10am, Thu 5:30pm-11pm, Sat 5:30pm-11pm, Sat 11am-3:30pm

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Habenaro mango masala rocks!

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Habenaro mango masala rocks!

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When I go out to eat, I expect to pay a lot for my meal. I also expect to get a lot of food for that money. I'm a bit of a foodie and only want the best. Well, this place did deliver a great meal that I really enjoyed, only the portion was

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When I go out to eat, I expect to pay a lot for my meal. I also expect to get a lot of food for that money. I'm a bit of a foodie and only want the best. Well, this place did deliver a great meal that I really enjoyed, only the portion was

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DOSA IS HORRIBLE! The food is totally OVERPRICED and OVERRATED! The staff is not seasoned and experienced, and the restaurant is way too noisy. \r
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And whatever you do, DON'T EVER host a dinner party there. They have NO IDEA what

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DOSA IS HORRIBLE! The food is totally OVERPRICED and OVERRATED! The staff is not seasoned and experienced, and the restaurant is way too noisy. \r
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And whatever you do, DON'T EVER host a dinner party there. They have NO IDEA what

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The food here is absolutely amazing and everyone should try this place atleast once... i'm sure you'll want to come back.

I've heard that there can be a wait, but I went on a Wednesday around 8 and I did not have to wait at all.

The

3
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The food here is absolutely amazing and everyone should try this place atleast once... i'm sure you'll want to come back.

I've heard that there can be a wait, but I went on a Wednesday around 8 and I did not have to wait at all.

The

Pros: food, large tables, spacious, staff

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I loved dinner at Dosa last night! The food is really interesting and delicious. I had the persimmon salad, which was excellent if a bit small, and the Chana Masala dosa. The dosa was large enough to make up for the salad, and the chutneys

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I loved dinner at Dosa last night! The food is really interesting and delicious. I had the persimmon salad, which was excellent if a bit small, and the Chana Masala dosa. The dosa was large enough to make up for the salad, and the chutneys

Pros: Excellent flavors, reasonable prices and servings

Cons: Too loud after 8:00

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We were there Saturday evening for dinner. The place was packed. We were happy to find a parking space nearby as we had been told that this is the place for good dosa. Needless to say, we were in for utmost disappointment. The Spring

3
★★★★★

We were there Saturday evening for dinner. The place was packed. We were happy to find a parking space nearby as we had been told that this is the place for good dosa. Needless to say, we were in for utmost disappointment. The Spring

Cons: one of worst meal

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If your in the mood for something different then the ordinary then try Dosa's. The jumbo shrimp Marsala is amazing and you have to stay and have and coconut ice cream for desert.

4
★★★★☆

If your in the mood for something different then the ordinary then try Dosa's. The jumbo shrimp Marsala is amazing and you have to stay and have and coconut ice cream for desert.

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Recently went to the new location on Fillmore St and I can't say enough great things about this place. Personally, I don't love traditional Indian food. But, Dosa is anything but traditional! Everything we ordered had the most amazing

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Recently went to the new location on Fillmore St and I can't say enough great things about this place. Personally, I don't love traditional Indian food. But, Dosa is anything but traditional! Everything we ordered had the most amazing

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We stopped by late on a Sunday night and were delighted by the food, service and surroundings. The prawn masala with coconut rice0, chicken appetizer & paper dosa were all amazing! We'll be back next time we're in town!

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We stopped by late on a Sunday night and were delighted by the food, service and surroundings. The prawn masala with coconut rice0, chicken appetizer & paper dosa were all amazing! We'll be back next time we're in town!

Pros: ambience, food, service and price

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Went to Dosa with my lovely friend from Kerala and her 11 year old daughter who grew up in India, and both had just returned from a visit back home and were homesick. Impressing them with authentic South Indian Cusine is a tall order but

3
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Went to Dosa with my lovely friend from Kerala and her 11 year old daughter who grew up in India, and both had just returned from a visit back home and were homesick. Impressing them with authentic South Indian Cusine is a tall order but

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

Cons: Intimidating menu - I had a guide! No way to get in on a Friday or Saturday! come early!

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I frequent a large number of restaurants in the city, enjoying the diversity of flavors available in this small menagerie of food and cultures. There is a long wait, yes and it can take a bit to get your food, but a lot of the reviews

3
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I frequent a large number of restaurants in the city, enjoying the diversity of flavors available in this small menagerie of food and cultures. There is a long wait, yes and it can take a bit to get your food, but a lot of the reviews

Pros: great food and awesome bar!!

Cons: the wait and the snotty staff

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I love indian food and this place made it hard to do so. If you are into using so many spices that you cannot taste the food then go for it! If you order lamb, good luck, cuz your taste buds, after being assaulted by so many spices, will

3
★★★★★

I love indian food and this place made it hard to do so. If you are into using so many spices that you cannot taste the food then go for it! If you order lamb, good luck, cuz your taste buds, after being assaulted by so many spices, will

Pros: bar manager is great!!! and cute!!

Cons: the servers are stuck up mission hipsters who are unfriendly

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This place has the best uttappam I've had since I was in Bangalore. Definitely a nice change of pace from the mostly mediocre Northern Indian restaurants in the city. Very good.

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This place has the best uttappam I've had since I was in Bangalore. Definitely a nice change of pace from the mostly mediocre Northern Indian restaurants in the city. Very good.

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this is a good place, especially if you're into vegetarian meals. limited amount of curries, but different types of dosas (duh) which makes it different. probably some of the best dosas i had because the sambers are really good. the

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this is a good place, especially if you're into vegetarian meals. limited amount of curries, but different types of dosas (duh) which makes it different. probably some of the best dosas i had because the sambers are really good. the

Pros: great dosas, great atmosphere, good beer selection

Cons: credit card to make reservations and place take out, stupid policy to change reservations

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1) The People who dont know about the real value of South Indian Food are being cheated in this place. For a masala dosa which is 1.99 bucks in Fremont Udupi Palace or Hyderabadi Biriyani house, they are charging 11 bucks. \r
2) the name

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1) The People who dont know about the real value of South Indian Food are being cheated in this place. For a masala dosa which is 1.99 bucks in Fremont Udupi Palace or Hyderabadi Biriyani house, they are charging 11 bucks. \r
2) the name

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Cost, Quality vs Quantiy, Wait time, again cost, area

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I have to say they have good food, but the long wait and they didn't even apologize when they knew exactly they were wrong. I wouldn't get too mad if the person (the guy who sat us after 50mins wait) didn't say some ridiculous word like

3
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I have to say they have good food, but the long wait and they didn't even apologize when they knew exactly they were wrong. I wouldn't get too mad if the person (the guy who sat us after 50mins wait) didn't say some ridiculous word like

Pros: Food

Cons: Bad Service, Long Wait, the servers talked too much and weren't attentive

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You can't really hold the long waits against them, it's a sign of how good the food is. Normally I wouldn't like something this trendy, but it is refreshing by normal Indian restaurant standards. The food is very good, they get the

3
★★★★★

You can't really hold the long waits against them, it's a sign of how good the food is. Normally I wouldn't like something this trendy, but it is refreshing by normal Indian restaurant standards. The food is very good, they get the

Pros: Food, service, ambiance

Cons: long wait

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Walked in (3 of us) exactly at 7:48pm to be told that a table would take 20 mins. We nodded politely at each other in agreement and indicated that we'd wait at the bar. At 8:37pm one of us went up to the Maitre'd to inquire and was told

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Walked in (3 of us) exactly at 7:48pm to be told that a table would take 20 mins. We nodded politely at each other in agreement and indicated that we'd wait at the bar. At 8:37pm one of us went up to the Maitre'd to inquire and was told

Pros: South Indian, Bar

Cons: everything else starting with the stupid hostess

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Food was outstanding. Cool place, BUT the music was horrible! The place has a great international, hip vibe, but the music is lame KFOG-like vanilla, pop music. If they'd play some world or even lounge music, the place would get a 10.

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Food was outstanding. Cool place, BUT the music was horrible! The place has a great international, hip vibe, but the music is lame KFOG-like vanilla, pop music. If they'd play some world or even lounge music, the place would get a 10.

Pros: food, service

Cons: music

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Above all else the food here is consistently outstanding. I always enjoy coming here and bringing friends and family. The have a great selection of affordable wines with nice little tasting notes to guide you through the wine list. The

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Above all else the food here is consistently outstanding. I always enjoy coming here and bringing friends and family. The have a great selection of affordable wines with nice little tasting notes to guide you through the wine list. The

Pros: Food, service, ambiance, neighborhood feel

Cons: Wait during rush hour

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Definitely my favorite restaurant in San Francisco and it could be because I grew up in Southern India (as a Gujrati) and find most Europeans cuisine very bland and boring. I go there often when I'm not traveling outside SF with my

3
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Definitely my favorite restaurant in San Francisco and it could be because I grew up in Southern India (as a Gujrati) and find most Europeans cuisine very bland and boring. I go there often when I'm not traveling outside SF with my

Pros: Delicious food, Very Authentic, Great Ambiance, Great Wine list

Cons: Wait on the weekends

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As a South Indian, I was initially thrilled to come across this place because there are so few South Indian restaurants in this country. However, after waiting over 2 hours for a table and being addressed in an extremely rude way by the

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As a South Indian, I was initially thrilled to come across this place because there are so few South Indian restaurants in this country. However, after waiting over 2 hours for a table and being addressed in an extremely rude way by the

Pros: Desserts

Cons: Wait time, service, food

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Our first attempt at trying to dine at Dosa did not go so well because there was a two hour wait and we didn't want to wait that long. The second attempt was a 30 minute wait and out it the cold, along with many hopeful diners. So was

3
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Our first attempt at trying to dine at Dosa did not go so well because there was a two hour wait and we didn't want to wait that long. The second attempt was a 30 minute wait and out it the cold, along with many hopeful diners. So was

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

Cons: Wait, No reservations

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My boyfriend and I always sit at the bar since we usually arrive around rush hour. It?s a great way to have an easy meal at Dosa. The bar tenders are well informed and always take great care of us. Get the Organic Green & Mango Salad,

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My boyfriend and I always sit at the bar since we usually arrive around rush hour. It?s a great way to have an easy meal at Dosa. The bar tenders are well informed and always take great care of us. Get the Organic Green & Mango Salad,

Pros: Tasty food, great cocktails, wonderful bar tenders

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I grew up in L.A. in a South Indian family and was appalled that SF did not offer any South Indian food. Then I found Dosa! Not only is it the only South Indian in town it is also the best South Indian I?ve ever had. I?ve taken my family

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I grew up in L.A. in a South Indian family and was appalled that SF did not offer any South Indian food. Then I found Dosa! Not only is it the only South Indian in town it is also the best South Indian I?ve ever had. I?ve taken my family

Pros: Great food, wine, cocktails and service. Parking garage around the corner

Cons: Busy on weekends at rush hour

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I'm of South Indian origin and I've been going to Dosa almost once or twice a month for the past 8 months since I first discoverd it. I go back with all my Indian brethren and we're never ever dissapointed. The dosas are amazing, the

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I'm of South Indian origin and I've been going to Dosa almost once or twice a month for the past 8 months since I first discoverd it. I go back with all my Indian brethren and we're never ever dissapointed. The dosas are amazing, the

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I've been here 3 times and can believe I now have an accurate rating - it's overrated.\r
The last time I was here we had a reservation and still waited over an hour for our table. Finally we were given the worst table in the house next to

3
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I've been here 3 times and can believe I now have an accurate rating - it's overrated.\r
The last time I was here we had a reservation and still waited over an hour for our table. Finally we were given the worst table in the house next to

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When I saw that the Chron named Dosa as one of the top 10 restaurants of 2006, I almost dropped the paper. Sure, it's got the right location and the right clientele (Mission hipsters, anyone?) but the food is nothing short of terrible.

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When I saw that the Chron named Dosa as one of the top 10 restaurants of 2006, I almost dropped the paper. Sure, it's got the right location and the right clientele (Mission hipsters, anyone?) but the food is nothing short of terrible.

Pros: Decor, located near a parking lot

Cons: Terrible food, overpriced, long wait

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I went to Dosa three times last weekend. The manager or the owner was kind enough to let 6 of us in a minute before opening. I was craving great South Indian food and this place certainly hits the spot. It's casual yet very charming

3
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I went to Dosa three times last weekend. The manager or the owner was kind enough to let 6 of us in a minute before opening. I was craving great South Indian food and this place certainly hits the spot. It's casual yet very charming

Pros: Great dishes, service & cocktails

Cons: Loved it all!

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My favorite spot in the Bay Area. Much better quality than the hole-in-the-wall disgusting swill you get at most of the other Indian places all over the Bay Area. I'm South Indian though I grew up here, and I know that Dosa makes their

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My favorite spot in the Bay Area. Much better quality than the hole-in-the-wall disgusting swill you get at most of the other Indian places all over the Bay Area. I'm South Indian though I grew up here, and I know that Dosa makes their

Pros: Great authentic fare, wonderful service, nice wine list

Cons: A hectic during rush hour

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I've never had South Indian food until I came to Dosa. It was a pleasant surprise. The lamb curry is spicy and flavorful. My favorite dosa is the masala dosa - so very creamy (potatoes, cashews, spices) - I wanted to horde it all for

3
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I've never had South Indian food until I came to Dosa. It was a pleasant surprise. The lamb curry is spicy and flavorful. My favorite dosa is the masala dosa - so very creamy (potatoes, cashews, spices) - I wanted to horde it all for

Pros: food, ambiance

Cons: sometimes the waiters, parking (duh)

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What a treat this place is! I know it's good when I become aware while I'm eating that I am both so happy to have such deliciousness and also so sad it has to end! Please treat yourself to their masala dosa.

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What a treat this place is! I know it's good when I become aware while I'm eating that I am both so happy to have such deliciousness and also so sad it has to end! Please treat yourself to their masala dosa.

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your citysearch site says you open at 5pm your receptionist (friday night at 5pm) when answering the phone says you open at 5:30????-frustrated

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your citysearch site says you open at 5pm your receptionist (friday night at 5pm) when answering the phone says you open at 5:30????-frustrated

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The food at this place is overpriced and extremely overrated. I see a lot of reviews by people saying this is the best Indian food in SF, but that may be because Indian cuisine is one of the SF food scene's weak points. The dosas here are

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The food at this place is overpriced and extremely overrated. I see a lot of reviews by people saying this is the best Indian food in SF, but that may be because Indian cuisine is one of the SF food scene's weak points. The dosas here are

Pros: Good ambience

Cons: Lousy food; overpriced; mediocre service

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Not only is Dosa the best Indian restaurant in the Bay Area it is one of definitely one of my favorite restaurants period! They have taken amazing cuisine (South Indian) and lifted it to another level. The food is not dumbed down and

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Not only is Dosa the best Indian restaurant in the Bay Area it is one of definitely one of my favorite restaurants period! They have taken amazing cuisine (South Indian) and lifted it to another level. The food is not dumbed down and

Pros: Excellent food, great wine, great ambiance

Cons: Go before 7:30 or after 9pm to avoid waiting

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As the name suggest, a South Indian place with panache. 'Dosa' is definitely a class apart from the usual south indian places due to its great service, warm hostess, clever ambience and awesome food. \r
I could smell the aroma as we

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As the name suggest, a South Indian place with panache. 'Dosa' is definitely a class apart from the usual south indian places due to its great service, warm hostess, clever ambience and awesome food. \r
I could smell the aroma as we

Pros: The awesome food, great ambience and lovely service

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Nothing makes me happier than delicious, affordable food and great service so this is why Dosa is my new favorite restaurant. I went there with a group of friends and Dosa got rave reviews all around. The space is casual and inviting.

3
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Nothing makes me happier than delicious, affordable food and great service so this is why Dosa is my new favorite restaurant. I went there with a group of friends and Dosa got rave reviews all around. The space is casual and inviting.

Pros: Delicious, affordable food, Great service

Cons: They only take reservations for parties of 5 or more.

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My girlfriend and I are always in conflict about where to eat since I'm vegetarian (I try to be vegan) and she is quite the carnivore. Dosa has always been the perfect choice since it offers so many amazing dishes for both of us. They

3
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My girlfriend and I are always in conflict about where to eat since I'm vegetarian (I try to be vegan) and she is quite the carnivore. Dosa has always been the perfect choice since it offers so many amazing dishes for both of us. They

Pros: Phenomenal food, warm ambiance, neighborhood feel

Cons: Bit noisy

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I've been to Dosa about 3 or 4 times now and have always had a great experience. They were even very accomodating when some of my friends got wonderfully tipsy on the deceptively seductive cocktails. The food is to die for and vey,

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I've been to Dosa about 3 or 4 times now and have always had a great experience. They were even very accomodating when some of my friends got wonderfully tipsy on the deceptively seductive cocktails. The food is to die for and vey,

Pros: Hip ambiance, great energy, excellent wine & cocktails

Cons: Parking is not alway easy

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We had a reservation for 8 people at 9-30 pm on a Saturday night and we reached there promptly at 9-15pm. We got our table EVENTUALLY at 10-40pm when everyone else had finally left. They have no notion of what a reservation means. The

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We had a reservation for 8 people at 9-30 pm on a Saturday night and we reached there promptly at 9-15pm. We got our table EVENTUALLY at 10-40pm when everyone else had finally left. They have no notion of what a reservation means. The

Pros: Nothing

Cons: The worst service ever

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Dosa is not your typical Indian restaurant-- they primarily serve Indian "snack" foods-- and the food is Delicious! The ambience is hip, though borders on loud. The wait for a table can be painful, but they accept reservations for groups

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Dosa is not your typical Indian restaurant-- they primarily serve Indian "snack" foods-- and the food is Delicious! The ambience is hip, though borders on loud. The wait for a table can be painful, but they accept reservations for groups

Pros: Tasty food, good portions, reasonable price

Cons: Long waits, too loud for quiet conversation

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Phenomenal! Dosas - the food - are served with Sambar - lentil sauce - and chutneys and Dosa - the restaurant - makes the best Sambar Ive ever tasted. I was told that they make the sambar fresh everyday and you can definitely taste it.

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Phenomenal! Dosas - the food - are served with Sambar - lentil sauce - and chutneys and Dosa - the restaurant - makes the best Sambar Ive ever tasted. I was told that they make the sambar fresh everyday and you can definitely taste it.

Pros: Delicious food from start to finish, Perfectly paired wine list, Great Service

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The idli that you get as an appetizer is really poor. It is not soft and fluffy at all, quite disappointing. A friend of mine ordered egg oothappam. In other south Indian restaurants, egg oothappam means that the eggs will be poured on the

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The idli that you get as an appetizer is really poor. It is not soft and fluffy at all, quite disappointing. A friend of mine ordered egg oothappam. In other south Indian restaurants, egg oothappam means that the eggs will be poured on the

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I walked into Dosa with high expectations after friends that I grew up with in Fremont kept raving about it. After an impatient 35 minute wait which was alleviated by an excellent glass Gerwurtzaminer I sat down with high expectations.

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I walked into Dosa with high expectations after friends that I grew up with in Fremont kept raving about it. After an impatient 35 minute wait which was alleviated by an excellent glass Gerwurtzaminer I sat down with high expectations.

Pros: Amazing food, great wine list, charming ambiance

Cons: Slight wait during rush hour

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We tried to book for Saturday night, we were put in the waiting list and as soon as we arrived the staff accomodated us right away. We didn't have to wait. Great organization. As soon as I walked it the whole restaurant smelled like spices

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We tried to book for Saturday night, we were put in the waiting list and as soon as we arrived the staff accomodated us right away. We didn't have to wait. Great organization. As soon as I walked it the whole restaurant smelled like spices

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BRAVO!!!!! My children treated me for a wonderful b'day dinner at Dosa back in december. Coming from Bangalore India, I have to say Dosa has the best south Indian cuisine. I loved the masala dosa, the sambar and chutney tasted very

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BRAVO!!!!! My children treated me for a wonderful b'day dinner at Dosa back in december. Coming from Bangalore India, I have to say Dosa has the best south Indian cuisine. I loved the masala dosa, the sambar and chutney tasted very

Pros: friendly service, authentic taste, great ambiance

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Everything was impeccable - food, service, recommendations, wine/beer/cocktails, and the final bill. The staff and owner are extremely helpful with making recommendations and planning your meal. All dishes were so well balanced,

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Everything was impeccable - food, service, recommendations, wine/beer/cocktails, and the final bill. The staff and owner are extremely helpful with making recommendations and planning your meal. All dishes were so well balanced,

Pros: Ambiance, Value, Delicious Food!

Cons: parking, reservations only 5+, a bit noisy

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An exclusively Southern Indian restaurant, Dosa offers a casual dining experience that feels entirely fresh. The pumpkin-colored room crackles with an animated crowd seated on pillow-strewn wooden benches or packed in at the bar, which is…

 

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