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“Great game plan, less than exciting execution”
Review of Breads of India

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Breads of India
Ranked #645 of 1,289 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

I looked forward to dining here with great anticipation, as I was enamored by their concept of a set of about 6 different curries each day, a rotating menu of curries depending on what was fresh at the market that day. Also, they bake several different breads each day. So a great concept, but not so great execution. My daughter and I had three different curries (yes, 3 curries for 2 people – we are EATERS) And while nothing was bad or really wrong with any of them, they had no sizzle, no excitement about them, ie, they didn’t stand out and they were boring. We had the Punjabi Mutton Curry, the Kasmiri Tikka Curry (Chicken breasts in Fennel, garlic, ginger)and Lobhiye di Sabzi (vegetables Punjabi style, cooked in Almond paste). The bread we chose was very good (Khopra Masala Paratha – griddled cooked wheat with coconut).

Service was not polished or “poised. I admit that we may be messy eaters, and we left some crumbs and food on the table. When we ordered desert, we expected that they would be cleared away before we were served. Imagine our surprise when the deserts were served on the table as it was. We asked the server about cleaning the crumbs, and he looked aghast, saying , oh no! we might brush dust on you, but you can change to another table. WHAAAAAAAT? Also, we were at a small table and when our dishes weren’t cleared, we put an empty plate on the next table, and were given some dirty looks. Mind you, there were no other diners in the restaurant the entire time we were there (5:30 pm to 7:00 pm). Oh Oh!
This was a nice corner restaurant with large picture windows on two sides. All in all, this was an interesting adventure and I will go back just to try some different curries. Again, I like their game plan, but not its execution.

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Reviewed October 24, 2011

This was just down the street from our hotel. What a wonderful surprise. The staff were very friendly and the food was excellent yet reasonable priced. The bread is fantastic. If you have to be in Oakland, give this place a try.

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Reviewed July 23, 2009

We have eaten here at least 6 times and the food and service were always great!
The staff are extremely friendly and do all they can to please.

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Reviewed February 28, 2009

Excellent food

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Reviewed June 25, 2008

Good Indian food, unusual curries, even serves pork.

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