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Indian, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Street Food, Beer restaurants
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. creative dishes
1. creative dishes
"fills in the gap for sports bar with Indian fast food, cocktails"
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2. authentic flavors with twist
2. authentic flavors with twist
"recommend this for large groups for upscale casual Indian dining"
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3. best Indian restaurant around.
3. best Indian restaurant around.
"highly recommend this place for a fun evening of celebration or casual"
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All reviews tarts paneer pepper chicken kathi rolls empanadas indian restaurant street eats service was great downtown campbell saffron vinegar pickles bowl cal diy dine bay
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent find in Downtown Campbell. Great menu and concept. Food has balanced flavors. The Bowls are healthy and super tasty with veggies and vinegar pickles. Crafted cocktails are a must try as they have induced Indian flavors into those cocktails like saffron, fennel, paan, cardamom...and are fun too. The Kathi rolls and tacos were yummy too.The prices are reasonable compared to the area and given the portions. Service was fine too. Highly recommended place if looking for a Cal-Indian or modern Indian place to hangout or just dine. good for large groups as they have a big interior space and patio too.Will be back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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desi_campbell, Owner at desi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there! I wanted to reach out and thank you for this excellent review. It's rewarding to know that you had a great overall experience and that you loved our hand-crafted cocktails! Be sure to stop by for happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:30-6:30....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for a saturday evening birthday celebration and it was an amazing experience. The music and energy were great. The food quality is fresh, flavorful and tasty. In spite of being busy, the food and drinks arrived on time. The staff is attentive...and hospitable. They have a great selection of street eats - paneer bhurji tarts, empanadas. The Big plates which can also be customized with their DIY menu - called bowl me over was fun and yummy and is quite different from usual Indian places. The vinegar veggie pickles blend so well with all the food flavors in the bowl.The pepper chicken paratha is highly recommended. The gabru bar at desi was another highlight of yesterday. Their craft cocktail program is fun and has plenty of selections. The Pehla Nasha and desi connection - with mezcal were delicious cocktails that went great with food. Had an awesome birthday and would highly recommend this place for a fun evening of celebration or casual dine-out. Will be back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great vibe. Contemporary casual dining experience. Excellent modern Indian food and drinks. service was great too. Must have Street eats or quick bites paired with unique craft cocktails. Plenty of options for big plates and DIY bowls as well. Great for birthdays or would come...back for a casual date night.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 12 just had an awesome afternoon getting together after a long time. This is a hidden downtown Campbell and Bay Area gem with a unique twist to Indian cuisine. The concept, food and drinks are very contemporary and creative and it meets...the flavors and taste spot on. The service was great and they handled our large party very well. Overall it's a fun and energetic experience. A great place to hangout with friends, family or coworkers with excellent food and service. The food and drink choices are very Cal-Indian with healthy and vegan options as well. The blackened chicken tikka bowl, whiskey saffron sour - MC Sher and Cal-Indo shake just stood out for me from the entire food we ordered. The kulcha chalupa tacos - butter chicken, paneer tarts and tikka chance on me - bruschetta were hugely popular with our group. Would definitely recommend this for large groups for upscale casual Indian dining, if they want to have a great time. Totally worth the value.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Desi, a much needed, is not so common option for local folks that fills in the gap for sports bar with Indian fast food, cocktails, and rich creamy dessert fusion. Cocktails were unique. So were the appetizers/sliders stuffed with Samosas. Dessert - Motichoor Rabdi, a...well thought combo is something that I have never seen in USA. …Must visit for Friday evenings or weekend meals, Desi is a new addition of our favorite joints.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2021

Food is fantastic. Service sucks which doesn’t detract from the amazing food. Would definitely come back.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 25, 2020

Undoubtedly the best Indian restaurant around. We were delighted to have so many creative dishes to choose from and everything (including the drinks) were the best we have had at any Indian restaurant. We brought a big appetite and ordered a bunch of stuff and...Desi managed to deliver excellence in each of their food item. Kudos for coming up with "kaanji" (kombucha drink). We also ordered pav bhaji, lamb galauti, kathi roll, chicken bowl, pepper chicken, tandoori kukkad, thandai, wine - loved EACH ONE OF IT!!! The freshness and good quality ingredients in each of the dish really comes through - this combined with the unique combinations and perfect balance of spices was a flavor fest. Please give "desi" a try and you will NOT be disappointedMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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desi_campbell_owner, Owner at desi, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us and taking the time to leave us a review! We are passionate about sharing Modern Indian Cuisine and are so happy to hear you enjoyed it! Greatly appreciate your business and hope to have you in again soon!

Reviewed October 19, 2020

We had a lovely experience with desi. The staff was warm and courteous. Being vegetarian we had plenty of options in appetizers and entree. Tried their gujia empanada & verde cutlet. They were really flavorful. For entree tried their paneer bowl and Impossible curry. Both...of them were very filling. Would love to try their place again sometime soon for authentic Indian flavors with a twist.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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desi_campbell_owner, Owner at desi, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us and taking the time to leave us a review! Serving our community Modern Indian Cuisine is our passion and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. Greatly appreciate your business and hope to have you in again...More

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desi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5