DOSA, San Francisco's first South Indian Restaurant, opened a second location in the City's burgeoning Fillmore district to further explore the broad and diverse reaches of the South Indian culinary landscape. The new eco-friendly restaurant can not only accommodate more guests with a larger venue, but also highlights a greater breadth of regional Southern Indian specialties and showcases the urban Indian dining experience at its best through a comprehensive wine and spice-infused cocktail program.
The menu at 'DOSA on Fillmore' will remain ingredient and tradition-driven, while offering innovative interpretations of South Indian ''home-style'' cuisine. In addition to its wonderful array of vegetarian options, the new location integrates more fish and meat dishes designed to explore the cuisine and flavors of the richly diverse Southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Goa. Each month, 'DOSA on Fillmore' will invite guests to savor signature dishes and flavors that highlight each specific region.
In addition to the amazing food served, DOSA tries to create a neighborhood dining experience with "authentic" South India food presented and served in interesting ways! DOSA ...
Emily and Anjan Mitra's are long-time denizens of San Francisco and their passion for South Indian cuisine and culture is what energizes their restaurants.
“We never knew that the residents of this City and the Bay Area would so warmly welcome DOSA and South Indian cuisine! At DOSA on Fillmore we are hoping to recreate a dining experience by serving dishes inspired by the wonderful flavors of Southern India in a cosmopolitan environment that could easily exist in any of the rapidly-evolving urban centers in India, such as Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai or Delhi, and at the same time, be part of the wonderful culinary culture of San Francisco” says Indian-born Anjan.
Emily's passionate belief in local and sustainable produce was shaped by her years in the health food industry, while Anjan grew up in Bombay (now Mumbai) eating and learning the culture and cuisine from the local South Indian community. Together, their goal to introduce San Francisco to the food they love is what led to the successful conception of DOSA.
Emily and Anjan collaborated with Jim Maxwell of Architects II and R3 Builders to develop a design that reflects the rapidly changing face of urban India. The light-filled corner building with floor-to-ceiling windows has open airy feel and a stunning mezzanine level. It combines South India's culture and antiquities with San Francisco's urban sensibility. Recessed walls on the main dining floor contain Mary Brogger's 'steel fabrics' inspired by Indian patterns which shed an embroidery of shadows. The custom bar top has been built with recycled glass, mother-of-pearl and mirrors. Rich-wood ensconced columns divide the main dining room and create intimate spaces among the “green technology” leather banquettes and bamboo furniture. A celebration of South Indian culture comes by way of walls flanked with vivid, photo-journalistic shots by local photographer Anthony Kurtz and Olivier Föllmi that warmly illustrate the lives of Indians in their native environment. The grand entrance windows on Fillmore welcomes guests with Sharon Marston's handcrafted sculptural chandeliers that sparkle onto the sidewalk through angular steel beams reminiscent of the Golden Gate. Combined, the overall design depicts a mutual admiration of San Francisco and South Indian culture, creating a long-term home for DOSA.
Keeping within the theme of the original Mission-based location, the new DOSA not only continues to source the highest quality local, organic, sustainable and seasonal ingredients, but expands this philosophy into the physical build-out of the restaurant.
There has been a significant commitment to construct the entire restaurant using sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives. Just a few of these include solar-powered water heaters, recycled glass for the bar tops and faces, FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council) and non-PVC materials, energy-efficient HVAC and kitchen equipment, remote refrigeration, complete window tinting that save 4.6 tonnes in heating requirements, water-conserving low-flow appliances and intelligent energy-management hoods.
DOSA on VALENCIA
995 Valencia (@ 21 St)
415 642 3672
DOSA on FILLMORE
1700 Fillmore (@ Post)
415 441 3672
415 819 3672
415 819 3672