Choose Between Two Options
- $9 for $15 worth of food for one person, valid Monday–Thursday
- $12 for $20 worth of food for two or more, valid Monday–Thursday
As one of the Bay Area's newest restaurants—it just opened during the summer of 2015—Apna Dhaba has chosen to walk a deliciously fine line between the familiar and the foreign. Rooted in Indian flavors, the menu covers some of the best basics: chewy samosas, tandoori-cooked Halal meats, and fluffy naan sprinkled with parsley. But some patrons will, perhaps, be meeting certain dishes for the first time. There's pakora, a South Asian take on veggie fritters, and patrani ki machchi, a lovely package of lemon-marinated fish wrapped in banana leaves.
Deciding where to eat at Apna Dhaba is almost as fun as deciding what to eat or what fake name to order with. Inside, a tree mural branches out behind a banquette bedecked with colorful pillows. Outside, a mix of picnic, cafe, and dining tables are scattered beneath a canopy of string lights and palm leaves.