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Inside the Vibrant Indian Marketplace of dosa by DOSA

Oakland’s casual, counter-service version of DOSA

Uptown Oakland is about to get its first taste of San Francisco’s long-running South Indian hotspot DOSA with the new, casual counter-service restaurant dosa by DOSA. The doors to this colorful marketplace-inspired space at 2301 Broadway open Friday, December 15, and after that, they stay open all day, every day, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. — or from breakfast through cocktail hour at the full bar.

Feldman Architecture and Anna Molina of a2m designed the 3,600-square-foot industrial space, a section of the Hive hub near 19th Street BART that includes Drake’s Dealership and Firebrand Artisan Breads. There’s room for 112 people at seat-yourself tables, and outside, 18 more seats face Broadway.

Two major murals mark the indoor space: One, from a black and white photograph, depicts the Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s Moonlight Square market, invoking one source of inspiration for the restaurant. Another mural, this one near the bathroom by Oakland-based artists Namita Kapoor and Gundi Vigfusson, borrows the psychedelic color palate of painted Indian trucks.

A mural at dosa by DOSA that depicts Chandni Chowk
Chicken tikka masala rice bowl
A mural by Namita Kapoor and Gundi Vigfusson

DOSA owners Anjan and Emily Mitra, who opened the first DOSA In 2006 on Valencia and the second on Fillmore in 2008, designed a new, low-key, and less expensive menu for dosa by DOSA. The whole list of made-to-order kebabs, dosas, rice bowls, and shared plates is here. Bar manager Nora Furst (Uma Casa, Belga) came up with the cocktails.

Starting tomorrow, dosa by DOSA serves its breakfast menu daily from 8 a.m. 11 a.m. Lunch and dinner is then available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The bar at dosa by DOSA
Feldman Architecture and Anna Molina of a2m designed the space at dosa by DSOA
Outisde 2301 Broadway in Uptown Oakland
Ginger chicken salad
idli fries
There are 10 varieties of dosas to choose from
tandoori lamb kebab salad
Lassi varieties
coconut kale mung salad
colorful chairs in dosa by DOSA


1700 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA

dosa By DOSA

2301 Broadway, , CA 94612 (510) 285-6823 Visit Website
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