South Indian in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Udupi Palace

Tandoori in the Tenderloin is for novices – SF foodies queue for the bright, clean flavors of Udupi's South Indian dosa (light, crispy lentil-flour pancake) dipped in sambar (vegetable stew) and coconut chutney. Mar…
Indian in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Indian Paradox

Hit the high-low sweet spot between the Upper and Lower Haight at this cozy storefront serving zesty Indian street food with inspired wine pairings. Coconut chutney melting into fluffy lentil pancakes deserves bubbl…
Indian in Berkeley

Vik’s Chaat Corner

Off in West Berkeley, this longtime, popular chaat house gets mobbed at lunchtime by regulars that include equal numbers of hungry office workers, students and Indian families. Order samosas or a puffy bhature (flat…
Indian in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Masala Dosa

Warm up on Golden Gate Park's south side with South Indian fare in a mood-lit storefront bistro. The house specialty is paper dosa, a massive crispy lentil-flour pancake served with sambar (spicy soup) and chutney –…
Indian in Sausalito


Boasting a cuisine of ‘ethnic confusions,’ the Indian-fusion dishes here incorporate Mexican, Italian and Caribbean ingredients and will bowl you over with flavor and creativity. Think Punjabi enchiladas with currie…
Indian in San Diego


This little, modern, neat-as-a-pin place has a tiny but well-chosen menu of curries and tandoori chicken, and a much longer menu of craft and bottled beers from as far away as India. It's adorned with simple black-a…
Indian in Joshua Tree National Park

Sam's Pizza & Indian Food

Never mind the pizza, it's the flavor-packed butter chicken, chicken biryani and other Indian fare that draw clued-in locals to Sam’s. Many dishes are meatless and also available for takeout. Nice touch: the homemad…
Indian in Marin County


In tiny Lagunitas, Arti is a tempting stop for organic Indian fare. There’s a cozy, casual dining room and an outdoor patio for warm days, and folks from miles around savor its sizzling chicken-tikka platter.
Indian in Glen Ellen & Kenwood


The surprisingly good Indian and Nepalese cooking served on a creekside patio at a converted mill make Yeti worth seeking out. Great value.
Indian in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights


'Badmaash' roughly translates to 'notorious' in Hindi, and this popular, two-level spot feels like the bad boy of Indian food, with unconventional dishes such as spiced lamb burger, chicken tikka poutine (French fri…