Glamour infuses every inch of this stylish restaurant, whose soaring ceilings, colorful walls and swanky demeanor augment the bold and fragrantly spiced food. As the name suggests, dosas are indeed a highlight here. Warm servers will explain Cali-inspired takes on other South Indian dishes like almond ambur curry, which replaces traditional cashews with local almonds; or shake things up with idli fries, tailed by a Bengali gimlet with gin, curried nectar and lime. Desserts are every bit as exotic as the rest of the menu, and may reveal rasmalai—patties of fresh cheese in sweet cream flavored with cardamom and rosewater. A second, smaller location on Valencia Street draws fans, while those in a hurry opt for fast casual at the East Bay sib, dosa by DOSA.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors