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“DOSA on Fillmore deserves its status as a Michelin Bib Gourmand choice”
Review of DOSA on Fillmore

DOSA on Fillmore
Ranked #202 of 5,839 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
Cross street: Post Street
Transit: Fillmore - 22 Sutter - 2, 3, 4 Geary - 38, 38L
Reviewed September 28, 2013

What a wonderful Indian-inspired restaurant. I say inspired, because it takes traditional dishes and freshens and lightens up many, to great success. I enjoyed a seasonal watermelon salad that was genius, with just the right amount of Indian heat and some tasty cubes of paneer among the mung bean sprouts. Samosas, a staple anywhere, here have a delicacy I don't recall having before. Their "idli fries" give potato frites a run for the money. Their bar has some noteworthy choices as well such as the not-too-sweet peach-based vodka cooler. And the two desserts we tried, the coconut custard cake and the mango pudding were just great. Again, not too sweet as is often the case in India, but refreshing and sophisticated instead.

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Thank Dougananda
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Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Dosa is a no brainer. Try anything on the menu... its all great! I especially like the vada pav, curries and dosas. Everything is good.

Filmore seems to be a lot larger than mission so head here to avoid a wait.

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Thank kakalondon
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Dosa has taken Southern Indian street food and transformed it into fine dining. Unlike the typical Indian restaurant where you just find a bunch of curries, at Dosa, there are dishes that one wouldn’t typically see. The cocktails are also incredible and the bar is popular among locals. The atmosphere is very nice and the service is excellent. If possible, try to reserve a seat because the place can become crowded which in a city that has some of the best food in America, is a good sign.

Thank EJE123
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

It is popular with young Indian crowd. The food is very good not excellent. Over all experience is very good. Pleasant staff and friendly service. Prices are slightly higher than the value you get.

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Thank Sam M
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Enjoyed a really tasty meal here on our holds. Very pleased to find South Indian food as had to come by in Cumbria. OK, it may not be absolutely pure south Indian (veggie sliders!) but the contemporary American twist worked well for us. The food was flavoursome with a healthy but not overpowering heat. There was an excellent choice for vegetarians and the portions left us too full for desert. Our waitress was incredibly friendly and helpful, making recommendations and explaining menu items to other diners who were unfamiliar with this type of food. It's on the pricey side but we thought it worth every cent - wish we had something like this at home instead of the usual mass-produced, greasy indistinguishable rogan-madras-balti fare.

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Thank northernnipCumbria
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