Formerly known as Dum, this hip Indian eatery has rebranded with a fresh menu of seasonal Californian produce (“Ritu” is Hindi for “seasons”). CIA-trained Chef/owner Rupam Bhagat remains at the helm, and longtime fans will recognize some of the kitchen's faves, including a light and frothy mango lassi that pairs delightfully with a reimagined version of the fried tandoori chicken featuring mustard- and curry-leaves. Veterans of this cuisine shouldn't sleep on such seasonal gems either, like asparagus chaat with pickled carrots and spiced yogurt; or crisp artichoke pakoras. Even bog-standard butter chicken takes on new life here, with a tomato-rich gravy. Arrive on the later side to enjoy flaky naan and fluffy biryani along with the cool Mission crowds.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors