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“Nice place for Indian food”
Review of DOSA on Valencia

DOSA on Valencia
Ranked #505 of 5,796 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$60
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Mission District
Cross street: 21st Street
Transit: 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).
Description: 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
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The food and drinks were very good. Came with a group and everyone ordered something different and enjoyed what they choose. The staff was very attentive and creative in helping with drink selections.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

There isn't a lot more to add - the paper dosa was exceptional, the waiting staff were very attentive. It was filling and tasty. :). It would have been nicer if they'd shut the door, coz I had a cold breeze on my neck, but this was a minor gripe.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

It was such a nice change to stumble upon a great South Indian restaurant on the Memorial Day weekend. We stayed in Union Square but headed to Mission in search of some different tasty food and Dosa did not disappoint!! The restaurant has a great vibe and ambiance, friendly staff but it was quite busy so reservations might be a good idea. We shared a Masala and a plain Dosa and it was just as good or better than my first taste of Dosa in Malaysia. Coconut & mint chutney and sambar (lentils) were provided for dipping and all was sooo good. My sister and brother-in-law had never tried south indian food and were raving it about for hours afterwards. I would highly recommend this place.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Didn't have reservations, so I suggest you do. We waked in and was offered a table for 50 mins. Went ahead and took that, as there was no available tables that night. Eating fast is not my cup of tea, but my partner was eager to to try them. We order the chef tasting (believe it or not), but the portions are small so no problem to finish courses, but still for me, a fast experience, but somewhat worth it. Great southern Indian cuisine. I recommend this place.

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Place is close to various attractions and down town
You can try multiple items at fair prices.
It is close to residential and other attractions.

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