DOSA The Most Vibrant Flavorful Indian Food In San Francisco’s Pacific Heights

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DOSA The Most Vibrant Flavorful Indian Food In San Francisco’s Pacific Heights

Indian Food

Indian Food

Dosa San FranciscoPapad

Where is DOSA: There are two locations of DOSA in San Francisco, DOSA on Fillmore and the original, DOSA on Valencia. I have had the pleasure of dining at both and they each have their own unique feel to them offering two totally different settings and vibes but the same amazingly consistent food, service and experience! 

Dosa San FranciscoSprouted Mung, Watermelon & Paneer Salad

What’s the difference in the two locations: The Fillmore Street location is much larger with two stories as well as very high grand ceilings. At this location there is an extensive bar which offers a killer happy hour Monday to Thursday from 5 – 7pm and late night from 9pm – close. This is quite large accommodating regular dining or private parties where the original Valencia location is much smaller and cozier.  The Valencia location is super intimate and you feel like you’re dining at your neighborhood Indian joint. Both are fabulous for different occasions!

Dosa San FranciscoDahi Vada

What makes DOSA Fillmore’s Most Vibrant Flavorful Lunch on Fillmore Street: For starters the cuisine is Indian which has an amazing rich vibrant taste and spice palette. Typically 7-20 of spices are used when cooking Indian. Also as you’ll see from the pictures, this food is vibrant, colorful and easy on the eyes.

Dosa San Francisco

What should you order for lunch: Well if it’s your first time visiting (as it was for me when I went for lunch) I recommend trying the Sprouted Mung, Watermelon & Paneer Salad, a DOSA, the white yogurt, and a chicken curry dish. Indian seems to be best shared so go with a friend or two so you can try more than just one dish.

Dosa San FranciscoSpicy Basil DOSA

What should you drink: If you’re not in the mood for wine, their Mango Lassi smoothies are amazing. I love the Mango and the Mixed Berry Lassi (which I enjoyed during a brunch at the Valencia location). Or if you want a bit of wine, their wine director Wine Director Todd Smith has a fabulous list of wines that pair nicely with the flavorful Indian food.  They also blend their own house wines, under the Sujata Label. 

Dosa San Francisco

Dosa San FranciscoThe infamous Bombay Frankie. I recommend the Lamb which was amazing. It’s a Lamb Curry with marinated vegetables and Chutney. Yummy!

Dosa San FranciscoThe delicious South Indian Chicken Korma Dish


Indian FoodOwner & Culinary Director Anjan Nitra

DISCLOSURE: Emily, The JetSetting Fashionista and guest enjoyed a complimentary meal during this visit. Emily only writes posts or features about restaurants and destinations that she personally enjoys and proudly endorses and wants to share with her readers. All opinions expressed are her own.

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