Google Reviews4.3Morgan Taverner01:16 24 Nov 19Came for dinner without reservations, and quickly felt that making one would have been a good idea. There’s a screen blocking part of the restaurant from the street and all I saw was a long table filled with people who appeared to be of Indian ethnicity. My pace quickened in anticipation; would there be a table available at an establishment receiving such a resounding endorsement? One of the waiters held the door open for me as I approached the entrance. Thankfully, he warmly welcomed me to one of the last two tables behind the screen. 6:00 pm and the place was packed. We ordered their non-appetizer samosas and a Dosa for appetizer. The samosa was covered in a spicy chickpea sauce that encouraged you to keep coming for more. Only downside was the temperature of the dish which was a little lukewarm. The Dosa, being the namesake, had to be good. It was. I probably had no idea how to eat it, because there was great difficulty using the 4 provided sauces. It was like a massive paper thin burrito shell filled with samosa filling. A fun party dish - expect to eat with hands. For the mains we had chicken vindaloo and chicken... the subcontinental speciality one. Both were excellent if on the salty side. Also ordered garlic naan which was very flat and rather hard - a bit disappointing. Also ordered the Pav bread, which was lightly roasted potato rolls and surprisingly more satisfying than the naan. All dishes had the option of mild or hot. Hot is about Thai pepper hot, mild is not spicy at all. Cups were metal, stainless steel maybe. Water was served in a carafe with a few spirits of mint, but the mint didn’t seem too prominent. Plates were plastic. Ceramic would really make the experience feel more refined. Some dishes tasted to salty. No knives, and maybe I’m eating some of the dishes wrong, but a few extra spoons could help. Some classics are missing such as malai kofta. This place is rather new. The service is absolutely excellent. Food was served quickly despite the massive group seated ahead of us. Waiters were prompt and attentive. I would recommend giving this place a chance and expect it to improve with time. They need to iron out a few issues and then it’s an easy five stars.Pavithra Shivakumar21:51 14 Nov 19Pretty good taste and variety of chaat and south Indian. We got pav bhaji, sev puri, dosa and vada, and liked all.Nayan Patel11:46 04 Nov 19Amazing and very distinctive food options. Tried the fall special Dosa Tacos and they were phenomenal. Gobi manchurian was finger licking good!Suhas Chandrashekhara02:42 13 Oct 19It is a nice place for light eats and dinners. They have a new fall menu also, which is refreshing! The parotta and egg curry and channa batura were really taste when I visited.Vilas Wright20:46 04 Oct 19I had the most amazing lunch today! Dosa tacos! Vegan and gluten free!Sachith Chandy Thomas16:04 04 Oct 19we had been waiting for a goid indian place. this seems to be it. the food is good, quick service. both south and north indian stuff are good. which is a rarity. we come here weeklyTina Briskin22:23 22 Sep 19Very good food and prompt service. We will definitely come back here!Bali Adawal12:44 02 Sep 19This is a fairly new place in Kentlands right next to the much older Hot Breads. I suspect the owner of Hot Breads has partitioned his restaurant (which was pretty mediocre) into two and either sold it off or given it to his kith and kin (almost everyone there was twenty something). This is a classic case of if you start off with something mediocre you will end with something below average. We went there on a Sunday evening, a prime time for restaurants. The wait staff was listlessly ambling around and for the most part ignoring the customers. We waited at the door of an almost empty restaurant for a good 5 mins. before a young man with a cap came by and negligently waved us to an empty table. We sat another 5 minutes before he came back and wordlessly dumped some menus on the table before drifting off. His facial expression was one of boredom bordering disgust and his body language of one under the influence. By this time our expectations were rock bottom and the food did not fail to disappoint us. We ordered various chaat items (Indian street food) that are served crisp and hot and tangy. Strike out all three count. The food was soggy, tepid and tasteless. The only redeeming aspect was their Indian Coffee which was close to the South Indian flavor popular in India. This is a terrible place with really bad service and lousy attitude. If you get the waiter with the cap, don’t walk, run.Reeshemah Robinson22:42 10 Aug 19I ate Gobi Manchurian (cauliflower)-- a vegetarian small bite; Egg Hakka noodles; butter chicken; chilly fish (a small bite); Ginger-mango Maharajah refresher drink. It was the bomb. I have no words. By far, out of ALL the Indian restaurants in town (cardamom; Minerva; even Rasika in DC), DOSA&CHAAT has found some way to merge disparate flavors together. THIS RESTAURANT HAS EARNED THIS BLACK WOMAN'S SEAL OF APPROVAL. Yes. This food is down home cooking, someone put their foot in it real good. If you are looking for a family style restaurant and you want your children to experience an authentic delicious experience, COME TO DOSA&CHAAT.Manisha pokharel10:58 09 Aug 19It was a little hard to find the place since the location on Google Maps isn't accurate, interesting setting with stainless steel cutlery surprisingly small portion specially the naan bread was not bigger than a chapati. Food itself was good staff were courteous. Fast food noisy environment overall ok for quick eat. Carry out might be a good way to enjoy the food !!Sai Krishnan V13:27 04 Aug 19The new makeover is good. Great to have refreshed menu. Some people prefer their comparitvely smaller portionsramya reddy malla16:06 19 Jul 19Quiet spot with great food!! Love the fact that they have a versatile menu with traditional north and South Indian food.danielle email@example.com:33 18 Apr 19I love this place, the owner is amazing and goes above and beyond to make sure customers are satisfied! If you like Indian food you MUST TRY, everything is authentic and made with high quality ingredients. Everything on the menu is awesome, don't be afraid to try something new!
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