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“Ambiance that tantalizes the senses...”
Review of DOSA on Valencia

DOSA on Valencia
Ranked #578 of 5,737 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $60
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
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
Walnut Creek, CA
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Ambiance that tantalizes the senses...”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

It is one thing to have tastefully prepared, interesting and appealing Indian-fusion food, however it is quite a treat to indulge your appetite in an atmosphere that was trendy, comfortable and inviting. It was the ambiance that enhanced the experience multi-fold. Well prepared Indian food can be a masterpiece for the senses. What is remarkable about Dosa is the canvass was inviting, uncluttered and ideal for a quiet intimate dining experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank unpre10ous
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Reims, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We ate here thanks to a local who recommended. It was absolutely delicious. The chicken Korma was slightly spicier than I am used to! But the Dosa with truffle oil was just amazing. Great atmosphere too and lovely staff.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Rachel H
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service.”
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
Thank nands_nyc
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Fremont, California
1 review
“Wine and Dosa ..who knew!”
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
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Thank m r
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
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
Thank Yang L
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