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DOSA on Valencia

995 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2320
+1 415-642-3672
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
995 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2320
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

I love the Mission district of SF. The food was good and authentic, says my Indian friend.

Thank Honeyp13
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Serving tasty morsels from Southern India, this spot serves great food. Try the "South Indian Moons" to get a nice sample of different Uttapam (pancake-like dish).

1  Thank xiso
Reviewed 4 December 2011

I've eaten a LOT of South Indian food in my lifetime, and I was amazed at the ingenuity with this cuisine at Dosa. Truffle Oil Masala Dosa = amazing! Also, the decor is absolutely beautiful at this restaurant. There are two locations - I ate...More

Thank nolaJP
Reviewed 27 November 2011

What a wonderful restaurant! they serve south indian food, with some "fusion" touch... the service is good and fast and the food is nothing but amazing.. It doesn't look like the tipical indian stuff (no tikka masala or tandoori) but it is really yummi.

Thank megi81
Reviewed 15 November 2011

We came here with an AMerican friend who had lived in India. I love Northern Indian food , my husband not so much . I was psyched for some good Indian food. Hmmm...this was South India food. For me the food at Dosa was OK...More

Thank tarapatiki
Reviewed 4 November 2011

It was quite a nice restaurant, nice atmosphere and the food is definitely very good. Be prepared for very large portions (the dosa is bigger than the plate). It is south Indian, so it is different than the typical Indian fare.

Thank OhioMargo
Reviewed 4 November 2011

We were thrilled to find this Indian restaurant conveniently located in San Francisco. Having visited India recently and discovered how wonderful Indian food can be, we found Dosa's to be very authentic, unlike so many American-Indian restaurants. I cannot eat gluten, i.e. wheat, and a...More

Thank marilynnadler
Reviewed 26 August 2011

If you are looking for butter chicken this is not the place for you! Dosa serves traditional South Indian cuisine in an 'up scale', fun atmosphere. We went here with friends who are from South India. They eat at this restaurant to get a taste...More

Thank sarbek
Reviewed 25 August 2011

one visit to dosa,,, and you'll want more and more of it... i am a stickler for good south indian food and i loved this place.... its well lit... the food is tasty... they taste just like they do in india... a must visit for...More

Thank ramgopalratan
Reviewed 22 August 2011

Went here while on a family trip to SF. Food was great, presentation was excellent. The interior is very stylish and the service is good. The quality is equitable with the price.

Thank foolycooly
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the
foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural
attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous
street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people.
While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the
city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$60
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 995 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2320
    (21st Street)
  • Public Transportation: BART Stop at 24th & Mission BUSES - Accessible via 26 on Valencia, the 14 (& 14L), 49, 33 running down Mission Street and 67 which turns on 24th Street (3 blocks from the restaurant).
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-642-3672
  • E-mail
Dosa is one of the world’s great culinary delicacies made from rice & lentils (no wheat) & served with a variety of fillings that will offer you the most authentic & tantalizing flavors of Southern India. Of course, DOSA is not just about dosas but about offering the broad selection of South Indian fare to San Francisco diners using fresh ingredients that are primarily local, organic, natural & sustainable. Here are a few reviews and awards... 2011, 2010, '09, '08, '07 & '06 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants SF Chronicle 2011, 2010, 2009 & 2007 Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand & Recommended 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Best Indian, Bay Readers Poll - SF Bay Guardian 2011, 2009 Best Indian Readers Poll Winner - SF Weekly 2010, 2008 Best Eats in San Francisco, SF Examiner 2009, 2008 & 2007 Best Indian, The Eat + Drink Awards - 7x7 Magazine The Top 10 (New) Restaurants of 2006 -Michael Bauer, SF Chronicle
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