Just in case you're wondering who we are, here's what others have thought about us over the years! Come in and make up your own mind!
2012, '11, '10, '09, '08, '07 & '06 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants - SF Chronicle
2013, '12, '11, '10, '09 & '07 Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand & Recommended
2012 Top 100 Bay Area Bars - SF Chronicle
2012, '09, '08 & '07 Best Indian, The Eat + Drink Awards - 7x7 Magazine
2012 The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants - Eater SF
2012, '11, '10, '09, '08 Best Indian, Bay Readers Poll - SF Bay Guardian
2011, '09 Best Indian Readers Poll Winner - SF Weekly
2010, '08 Best Eats in San Francisco - SF Examiner
2009, '07 Best Indian & Worth the Wait, Reader's Poll Winners - SF Mag
The Top 10 (New) Restaurants of 2006 -Michael Bauer - SF Chronicle
The San Francisco Bay Guardian - Best of the Bay- Aug 4, 2009
"DOSA - Winner of 2009 Readers Poll for Best Indian"
SFWeekly.com - Drink of the Week: Dosa's Laughing Lassi - June 12, 2009
"...the Laughing Lassi provides a lavish foil to Dosa's spicier offerings..."
The Perfect Spot, Top Tastes - June 1, 2009
"At Dosa on Fillmore, Uttapam ...with an egg sunny side up on top, paired with sambar (spicy Indian stew), plus a coconut and a tomato chutney, is so good, I’d love it for breakfast or lunch any day."
7x7 Bits + Bites - May 29, 2009
"You already named it Best Indian joint in the city earlier this year in our annual Reader's Choice Awards. What better reason do you need to sample some of Southern Indian's finest cuisine on this side of the international dateline in the new Pac Heights outpost of the Mission?"
San Francisco Chronicle - Tunes that keep Bay Area chefs in the groove - May 28, 2009
"..I'm thinking everything here is going to taste like the last scene of a Bollywood movie, where a thousand people in matching costumes come out and do backflips while fireworks explode all around them. I want that in my mouth. "
SF Station - DOSA on Fillmore, Double the Dosa - May 21, 2009
"...it was even a great setting for a recession-friendly meal that left our tastebuds whistling and our pocketbook full. The new Dosa on Fillmore is a great addition to the neighborhood and a major coup for all Dosa denizens..."
SF Weekly - Readers' Poll Winners - May 20, 2009
"Best Indian Restaurant Dosa "
Daily Candy - Dolla Dolla Bill Y'all - May 19, 2009
"West Coast Wrap All-Stars: Nine bucks for lunch? That’s how we roll with new veggie frankies at Dosa on Fillmore."
The San Francisco Bay Guardian - Specialty Bars
"DOSA on Fillmore - Most of the tastiest cocktail bars in San Francisco favor gin over vodka, but Dosa does singularly creative work with it. You'll find gin paried with Darjeeling tea cordial, coconut milk, curried nectar, and other choice natural ingredients."
7x7 The Reader's Choice Awards 2009
"BEST INDIAN: Dosa."
7x7 The Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Try Before You Die
"Paper masala dosa at Dosa."
7x7 Magazine Eat+Drink
"The uptown strip is soon to host a third Out the Door, Pizzeria Delfina recently spawned upstream and now DOSA, the South Indian jewel that got its start in a small space on Valencia Street, has opened its second location, directly across the street from the Sundance Kabuki theater."
"Dosa, San Francisco’s premier South Indian kitchen has joined the new Fillmore elite. With a completely green rebuild of a historic San Francisco building, the restaurant is as beautiful inside as it is out. The classically-trained cooks prepare fine, authentic dishes from the highest quality ingredients."
Between Meals by Michael Bauer
"Of course, it helps that many of the new places opening recently have an eye to value, but last week I went to Dosa on Valencia and had to wait a half hour to be seated (OK, maybe it used to be an hour); and then the next night I went to the new Dosa on Fillmore and found patrons sitting cheek by jowl in the bar and at the closely spaced tables."
Dining Around with Gene Burns KGO Radio, AM 810
"The four-course tasting menu for $39 is a great way to go. Dosa on Fillmore is the snazzy sister of the Valencia Street and appears to be a hit from day one."
San Francisco Examiner A touch of South India in the Fillmore By Patricia Unterman
"Exalting at finding a great dosa stall in an alley of Cochin — where the temperature drops to 95 in the evening — I never imagined I’d find such good ones at a very cool bar and restaurant a few blocks from my home."
7x7 Bits+Bites Jamie Lauren: Where I Eat On Monday Nights
"The one on Fillmore. I kinda have a crush on this new space. This is where I have been going if I am feeling fancy on my day off. Which is rare, since I usually want to go out in my Converse. There are amazing new items, including quite possibly one of the best Southern Indian fish curries I have ever tasted. I have dreams about that dish. Oh my god, so frickin' delicious."
Nob Hill Gazette Winter Delights
"The Mitras are strong on an earth-friendly philosophy, sourcing local, organic and sustainable ingredients for their farm-to-table menu. Their commitment also extended to the build-out of the new property by using sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives, such as solar-powered water heaters, recycled glass for the bar tops and faces, and energy-efficient equipment, just to name a few."
Citysearch Dosa on Fillmore – by Patrick Heig
"As much of the meat and produce as possible is sourced from local, organic farms, and though it's difficult to taste the difference between organic, free-range chicken and industrial cage-bird under the exotic spices, it's nice to know it's there. The wine list also leans toward the local/organic/biodynamic, while the mostly gin-based "spice-driven" cocktails (meant to both cool the palette and mirror the flavors of the cuisine) range from strange to phenomenal to characteristically ambitious."
EaterSF Year in Eater 2008: Top Newcomers
"Nish Nadaraja, Yelp: Dosa on Fillmore (just in time!)...Anna Weinberg, South: Dosa on Filmore..."
SF Weekly 7-Day Dish
"...newly opened Fillmore offshoot, Dosa on Fillmore (1700 Fillmore at Post), has been packing in the crowds and filling the lofty 200-seat space nearly every night since opening."
Gayot.com Restaurant Openings
"The new space at the corner of Fillmore and Post has a grand, seductive feel and a broader menu of South Indian dishes (including more fish and meats) as well as a brand new cocktail program designed by Jonny Raglin (Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, Nopa) and an international, eco-friendly, boutique wine list. The room is stylish, high and deep and features floor-to-ceiling windows and a mezzanine, and much of the venue's design features green materials and functionality. Ingredients remain local, sustainable and organic"
SF Bay Guardian - Fresh 'Tails
"...putting spice into their drinks - and tea and chiles and yogurt - is Jonny Raglin of Absinthe, who designed the exotic cocktails at Dosa on Fillmore."
San Francisco Examiner
"The gin-centric cocktail list was created by local mixologist Johnny Raglin from Absinthe and is spice focused. I have always been a gin fan so it's nice to see such a great spirit finally get top billing. Drinks like the Juhu Palm, made with DH Krahn gin and coconut milk, are unique and work with the spices of the food. Dosa also has a well-chosen wine list, with subtle food-friendly favorites like the Jean-Maurice Raffaur 'Les Galuches' 2005 Chinon from the Loire Valley. I have always been a fan of wine with all kinds of ethnic food, so it's refreshing to see a good list."
"The wine list is from Dosa Valencia Street's wine director and manager Todd Smith, who put together an even more extensive list, with many small producers and often organic and biodynamic wines from around the globe. ...The Mitras and Jim Maxwell of Architects II were very committed to sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives for the restaurant, including solar-powered water heaters, and recycled glass for the bar tops and faces."
Zagat Buzz | San Francisco Edition
"A larger sibling of the Mission's popular dosa eatery has opened in Pac Heights, offering the same ingredient-driven vegetarian dishes as the original location while integrating more meat and fish dishes that reflect the diversity of South India's urban culinary scene. Consulting mixologist Jonny Raglin (Absinthe, NOPA) has developed a new "Spice Route" cocktail program intended to pair with the food and cool down the palate. In addition to dinner and brunch, the new Fillmore location is also open for weekday lunches and plans to roll out monthly regional tasting menus in the future."
Food & Wine - Top Drink Spots
"Dosa on Fillmore, San Francisco - Jonny Raglin designed gin-focused drinks to pair with the Indian menu at this new outpost of the Bay Area restaurant Dosa"
"The pretty little thing you see here is the new Dosa on Fillmore. The two-tiered space has garnered plenty of comparisons to another high-ceilinged heavyweight in a former bank building (Nopa), but this, the second location of Dosa, is probably a bit more on the flashy side and surely greener. We've followed the project since its inception, and a look back at Architect II's initial renderings reveals that the finished product hasn't strayed too far. As for the operational side, Anjan and Emily Mitra have been pulling in the crowds in the earlygoing and filling up the 200 seater, no easy feat in this economic climate."
7x7 Bits + Bites
"...despite the booming music and a full dining room, I found that I could talk without yelling. The art of conversation is back."
"Going round and round the pizza-sushi-tacos routine? Swing your partner over to the second incarnation of the Mission's upscale South Indian fare at Dosa. The new incarnation's got the same popular menu, so pull up a bench at a communal table (or cozy up to our friend, the bar) to nosh on faves like the organic Chennai Chicken marinated in Strauss yogurt or an organic egg-filled dosa (mystery solved) while you toss back an organic Pinkus Hefeweizen. Dosa mos def earns green bragging rights: All wood stuffs are FSC-certified, tinted windows regulate daytime temps, water's heated by solar power, and the waterless urinals save 4,000 gallons of water per year (enough to grow about 70 pounds of corn). Take a bow."
San Francisco Chronicle, In Our Glasses: What we're drinking
"The Spice Route Cocktails created by mixologist Jonny Raglin at the new Dosa on Fillmore are full of exotic ingredients and terms like spanked curry leaf and curried nectar that leave one intrigued. The Juhu Palm, made with DH Krahn Gin, coconut milk, lime juice, kaffir lime leaf, bird's eye chile and served with a spanked curry leaf has just the right amount of heat and tartness, followed by creaminess from the coconut milk that partners well with the restaurant's South Indian cuisine. And for those of you wondering, spanked curry leaf literally means tapping the leaf so that its oils are released into the cocktail."
San Francisco Chronicle, Dosa on Fillmore opens in San Francisco
"South Indian home-style cuisine, including the signature dosas, but with more fish and meat entrees than the original location. New to the menu are crab vadas, South Indian crab cakes and Kerala fish moilee, a flavorful curry of coconut sauce, coriander, cumin and chiles."
"...is a spacious and chic sibling to the original and popular DOSA location on Valencia Street in the Mission. Since the new location's kitchen is significantly larger, there are even more dishes hailing from the Southern Indian states on the expanded menu..."
Alcademics - Drinking Through Dosa
"All told, this cocktail menu by Jonny Raglin is ambitious, exciting, and very original. The food at Dosa is already much loved, and these drinks are clearly designed to mirror the food while being culinary creations on their own. (Shall we call them unsubservient cocktails?)With this menu, there is no need to switch to wine while dining- you can think of each cocktail as another course."
"...From the second you walk through the gold-flecked entrance, you'll see that this massive, bi-level spot decked out with a rich assortment of shimmering chandeliers, Indian tapestries and grand windows dwarfs its Valencia Street sibling."
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