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“An OK indian fast-food”
Review of Curry Up Now

Curry Up Now
Ranked #71 of 360 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: US$0 - US$15
Cuisines: Indian
Description: Owned by local duo, Akash and Rana Kapoor, Curry Up Now was inspired by street food popular in India and other parts of the world. Akash and Rana started Curry Up Now as the Bay Area's very first Indian Street Food truck and have now expanded to five food trucks, four brick & mortar restaurants and two craft cocktail bars named Mortar & Pestle. Items on the menu include the iconic Chicken Tikka Masala Burrito, Deconstructed Samosa, Naughty Naan and Sexy Fries, plus there's an extensive list of gluten free and vegan options. Feeling like a night cap? Head to Mortar & Pestle Bar with friends for handcrafted cocktails, using housemade syrups, or try one of the locally crafted brews on tap.
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Description: Owned by local duo, Akash and Rana Kapoor, Curry Up Now was inspired by street food popular in India and other parts of the world. Akash and Rana started Curry Up Now as the Bay Area's very first Indian Street Food truck and have now expanded to five food trucks, four brick & mortar restaurants and two craft cocktail bars named Mortar & Pestle. Items on the menu include the iconic Chicken Tikka Masala Burrito, Deconstructed Samosa, Naughty Naan and Sexy Fries, plus there's an extensive list of gluten free and vegan options. Feeling like a night cap? Head to Mortar & Pestle Bar with friends for handcrafted cocktails, using housemade syrups, or try one of the locally crafted brews on tap.
Los Altos, California
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“An OK indian fast-food”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This place is basically a fast-food joint with strongly americanized indian food.

The menu items we tested included burgers (lamb) and a dish called 'sexy fries', which felt like defrosted-then-fried fries covered by paneer cheese or chicken. Another dish called naan with chicken, was basically a small pizza covered with a lot of spicy curry and chicken. I did not try the Tali dishes, maybe they are better. All dishes were OK, the same way that a fast-food burger is: it gets your stomach full. The best item was the mango lassi.

This might be a good place to get a quick cheap meal if you are a hungry student.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“It's a gem!!”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

It's a rare find - great food at low prices. You order at the counter off the menu, and they bring food to your table. We ordered a lot of everything, but it was so good - almost no leftovers. Whether you like spicy or mild, it's all there. In Palo Alto street parking was easy on a weekend. Loved mason jars instead of glasses, and wooden pails for napkins.

  • Visited July 2014
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
293 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Nice food cute concept”
Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

After drinking with friends nearby, we grabbed a quick dinner here. The concept is really cute, a updated Indian with California fusion. The deco is industrial chic, great for the university crowd.
Food is good although by going the more health conscious way, it lacked something I can't quite put my taste bud on. However, I had a stomach afterward so I am not sure I will return again.

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Sunnyvale, California
1 review
“A nice experience”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

This was my first visit to the CUN restaurant. I've had their food from the CUN trucks in Sunnyvale since 2010. It was great to see how well CUN has expanded from just a truck to multiple restaurants. The food quality is always great and is consistent. The staff were super helpful. Try their burrito's and Kathi's...the best

Visited August 2013
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Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Great food, and good customer service sums up this place.
The PTM Burritos and the Kathi Rolls are amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for an Indian cuisine with a twist.

Visited October 2013
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