Kasa Indian Eatery
1356 Polk St., Polk Gulch
Phone: (415) 931-3991
Status: Opened today
This week's Remarkably Swift Navigation of SF Permit Hell award goes to the duo of Anamika Khanna and Tim Volkema, who are opening the doors of their second Kasa Indian Eatery on Polk Street just three months after the previous tenant, Fourth Wave Coffee, closed its doors (and less than a month after they first announced they'd be taking over). As previously discussed, the new spinoff will be quite similar to the Castro original and the two Kasa trucks, with the same lineup of kati rolls and thali plates supplemented by occasional "small batch specials" of authentic vegetarian fare.
The 35-seat space, designed by Abueg Morris Architects, features the restaurant's signature purple, pink, and orange color scheme, along with a few touches like a light fixture made of bronze bells Khanna's mother brought back from India. They're still working on a beer and wine license (Saison sommelier Mark Bright does the wine list for the original Kasa and will also cover it at the new one), and after the initial rush, they also plan to open a kati roll window that will serve until 2 am, which should be music to the ears of Polk bar-crawlers. Hours are currently 11 am-10 pm daily. They're also offering a promotion of free meals to the first 200 customers that check in on Facebook, today only; however, it's been available since the morning, so it may have sold out.
· Kasa Indian Eatery opens today on lower Polk Street [Inside Scoop]
· Kasa Indian Opening Location on Polk [~ ESF ~]