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DOSA on Fillmore

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1700 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3130 (Post Street)
+1 415-441-3672
11:30 - 02:30
17:30 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Mon 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 02:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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Haifa, Israel
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is nice and quiet enough, so it's not hard to hear your friends and have a conversation. The food was boring. Felt like all the dishes tasted more or less the same. We took two of their tasting menu, which should give a variety of thing to try. But it was just plain boring. Service was great though,... More 

Thank AnnaDvinsky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the masala dosa, citrus and fennel salad, and lamb chops. Everything was seasoned perfectly, and the chops were fork tender. Flavorful and wonderful!

Thank Christie C
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630 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

dosa is a name of a meal. This restaurant make so various dosas which are very delicious. Their specal meal is dosa. Thats why restaurant name is dosa. Very clean. service is good. nece restaurant

Thank Semih A
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night and it was very busy, we waited over and hour to get a table. However, it was worth it. If you visit reserve a table! If we had known it was this busy we would have done the same. The dosa's are brilliant, very tasty. We also had the idli fries which we enjoyed,... More 

Thank Vora1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

DOSA is not a typical indian restaurant. It's interesting fusuon of culinary creativity and bold flavors of south indian cuisine. The signature street food of Bombay was presented as hometown bar sliders. Tasty dahiwada was presented with elegance of delicately decorated latte coffee. (See posted pictures). Truffles dosa was a interesting balance of European and indian flavors. Lamb Keema Dosa... More 

Thank Kiran V
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665 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Best stuff in San Francisco. Arty and tasty and real classy. They got booze too. And really hot servers.

Thank Scrappleking
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Met friends there last night as they've eaten there a lot. Fast service and attentive wait staff. Food was pretty good but not as great as we expected. I had the Autumn Uttapam which wasn't supposed to be spicy but it was so hot even without the sambar that it brought tears to my eyes. One of my friends had... More 

Thank 102bonniepeterson
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely better than your average Indian Restaurant. Wonderful use of spices. Not as hip or inventive as Rasika in DC. But worth going back too soon!

Thank Jack J
Sebastopol, California
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175 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

What a same that the incredible food comes with such poor service. I ranked the place for it's food, however, the very poor service distracted us from enjoying the meal. The duck tacos are to die for and yes they are spicy! The curry chicken was very tender and flavorful.

Thank Michel D
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203 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is truly a unique Indian restaurant. First, the decor is amazing, with extremely high ceiling a modern decor and chandeliers., Second, in addition to Indian classics, they have other "Indian inspired dishes" such as lamp chops. Third, they have an extensive bar, with great cocktail selection. Finally, is is an EXPENSIVE restaurant (we paid $175 for two including tip)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
Indian, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 02:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3130
    (Post Street)
  • Public Transportation: Fillmore - 22 Sutter - 2, 3, 4 Geary - 38, 38L
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 415-441-3672

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?