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“Excellent food and service.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of DOSA on Valencia

DOSA on Valencia
995 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110 (Mission District)
(415) 642-3672
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Ranked #341 of 5,102 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $60
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: 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
New York City, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The food was very excellent as was the service. Our server explained the options in detail and gave very candid recommendations as well.
The non- alcoholic drink menu was extensive with some very interesting options, although unfortunately, the one I chose- Monsoon Medley (or Muddle, I don't remember) wasn't great as it had too many ingredients mixed in I think.
Although a tad expensive, overall was worth it.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Fremont, California
1 review
“Wine and Dosa ..who knew!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

As a south indian, I know my dosa and chutneys and didn't expect much when I heard about Dosa because I expected some american-indian fusion food, which sometimes is a miss. But wow! the food here is fantastic! authentic. a lovely ambiance. and the wine! Perfectly matched to the food. love it. highly recommend it. a lovely date night place

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
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“GREAT FOOD!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were invited by friends to this restaurant. The food is great there. Need to booking,otherwise have to wait for loooong time.

Visited December 2012
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San Francisco, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dosa Valencia is consistently good. Tasty food, good service each time. Try the spinach dosa or the chana bhatura for the basics. The prawn curry was authentic and delish

Visited September 2013
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Excellent food form the Indian Kitchen. My first try of South Indian food was a success and I'll defiantly try it again. I went for a three course dinner where two of them where amazing and one was just good.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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