Kasa Indian Eatery recreates the dishes you might find at a typical dinner gathering in India. The kitchen’s made-from-scratch dishes adhere to centuries-old traditions and shun boxed and artificial ingredients. One obvious highlight is the buttery roti, which wraps around chicken tikka or lamb curry.
Though there are multiple Z's in the restaurant’s name, the food at CurryBoyzz is hardly a sleepy effort. Rather, chefs churn out a massive menu of Indian and Pakistani favorites. Here are a few tips to chew on before you stop by this Castro eatery:
It takes a bit of effort to get here. That’s because guests must climb 15 steps before reaching the dining room, where they’ll be surrounded by golden walls, sand-colored tile floors, and an enclosed balcony that overlooks the street.
The kitchen is nut-free. In other words, diners needn’t worry about nut-based allergies.
There are more than 20 vegetarian choices. That list includes entrees such as mushroom tikka masala and bitter melon cooked with garlic, ginger, and onion, as well as more than 10 varieties of naan.
Kids are welcome.
Delivery is available to Castro and Noe Valley. An added bonus: there’s no minimum for deliveries within four miles of the restaurant.
The chefs at Tandoor on Haight aren’t trying to reinvent Indian cuisine. Instead, the pair of brothers stick closely to tradition when making their North Indian dishes with a splash of Pakistani flavor, using recipes handed down in their family for three generations. Inside their tandoori oven, they cook up halal meats such as tiger prawns, lamb rubbed with house spices, and spring chicken marinated in yogurt, imparting all of the dishes with a subtle smoky flavor as if they’d been sitting next to a lit birthday cake all day. Guests can scoop up the spice-laden curries with the sesame naan, and even customize dishes to their desired level of spice tolerance. Meals can be served in individual portions or family style, for groups who want to get a chance to taste a variety of dishes. And to cool the spices even further, staff serve up chilled mango lassis, a variety of Indian beers, and local Californian wines.