The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of food and libations at Kasa Indian Eatery, voted Best New Restaurant of 2009 by SF Weekly readers, and 7X7's 2010 winner for Best Indian.
Kasa's natural, locally sourced ingredients craft a delicious menu of traditional bites and comfort. Kasa hand-rolls its own buttery kati rolls, served with marinated onions, chutney, and raita (yogurt) ($4.50 each, plus $1 for Unda-style with egg), and it offers filling $5 sides of lamb curry, aloo jeera (cumin-spiced potatoes), and the spicy, creamy hybrid of chicken tikka masala. Compose a full plate of savory flavors with up to two main dishes, roti bread, daal (slowly simmered lentils), rice, veggie salad, chutneys, and yogurt ($10.95). Pair it with beer or wine from a handpicked list prepared by Mark Bright, the sommelier at Saison.
After an extended domestic stay amid all-you-can-eat American buffets, any appetite longs for the flavors of adventure under its tongue-belt. Don your most fetching I Hurry for Curry embroidered track jacket for a home-cooked experience more fragrant and well spiced than your childhood kitchen. Kasa Marina features late-night hours until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, the Castro location closes at 11 p.m. and the Marina location closes at 2:30 a.m.
The San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly's Food Blog, and the San Francisco Examiner are intrigued by Kasa Indian Eatery. It won SF Weekly's 2009 Readers' Poll for Best New Restaurant and is the 7x7 Readers' Choice winner for Best Indian:
- The selection features six to eight dishes a day that you can eat two ways - in a kati roll or a thali plate. Kati rolls…resemble an Indian-style burrito. The filling of your choice is wrapped in a roti, an Indian flatbread, along with marinated onions and chutney. Fillings include many familiar Indian dishes, such as chicken tikka, chicken tikka masala and lamb curry. But it's the vegetarian specialties that are the most interesting, especially the Karahi paneer, Indian cheese that's wok-tossed with fresh green peppers and tomatoes; and aloo jeera, cumin-spiced potatoes. – Jane Tunks, San Francisco Chronicle
- Any place billed as an Indian taqueria is worth checking out, and a lot of people have been doing just that since Kasa opened last month. There's no denying it's a great concept: drag Indian food out of the standard sit-down equation, pare it down to a few core basics (curries, tikka, roti), and serve it in the manner well-honed by local taquerias. – Brian Bernbaum, SF Weekly's Food Blog
- Very tasty kari [sic] rolls. Friendly and fast service. – Scorpion, Urbanspoon
4001 18th St.
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