About the Owner: For owner Zaffar, his love of food goes all the way back to his mother’s cooking. That passion hasn’t faded, either—after 21 years in the industry, he still enjoys spending time in the kitchen, which is where visitors will often find him.
Pakora: an Indian snack made of chicken, fish, veggies, or paneer, battered in chickpeas or lentils and lightly fried, usually served with chutney.
Vindaloo: a spicy Indian curry with a sweet-and-sour taste; it was originally modified from a Portuguese dish.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Naturally, two dishes in particular feature prominently at Naan N Curry. Eight types of naan, stuffed with everything from potatoes to cheese, emerge from the kitchen along with seafood, chicken, lamb, and vegetarian curries. There are plenty of tandoori dishes as well, including chicken tikka kebabs and marinated lamb chops. To extend their meal, diners can order chai tea and rice pudding for dessert or simply figure out a way to smuggle a sleeping bag into the pantry.
Established in 2005, Roti Indian Bistro coaxes visitors into its warm, inviting space at two different locations: San Francisco and San Mateo. Inside both, diners enjoy a culinary tour through India while feasting upon lunch and dinner specialties. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you stop by: