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South Indian in Berkeley tonight: Where should I go?

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I'm gonna be in Berkeley tonight w/ some friends, and I want South Indian food. I personally want to have a great masala dosa, although I don't know what my friends will want, but probably other South Indian specialties, maybe even dinner thalis if they have them.

Anyway, it looks like Vik's Chaat House is a good option, maybe better than Udupi? We will have a car, so location is somewhat flexible. Cheaper is probably better as long as it's still good. Not too concerned with surroundings, mainly just quality of food. Any advice? Thanks,

Dave MP

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  1. Vik's closes at 6pm, so that may not be an option for you.

    http://www.vikdistributors.com/chaat/...

    Hope to hear some recs for South Indian besides Udupi, which isn't that good.

    1. Apart from Udupi, Priya is probably the only other option for South Indian at dinner. I had their masala dosa a while ago and was not impressed. Udupi's is much better, I think. Of course, Viks' dosas (both the masala dosa as well as their vegetable dosa) are much superior, but they do close at 6pm.

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      1. re: coriander

        FWIW, I thought Priya was a bit better than Udupi, but that isn't saying a whole lot. I'd go back, but I wouldn't make it a destination. Here is my report, buried at the bottom of this thread:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/43471...

        You should try Vik's sometime, Dave, though I doubt if you made it there tonight given the timing....

        1. re: susancinsf

          Here's a link to your individual post in that thread -
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          (click on the chain link-like symbol in front of the time/date to pull up the url)

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            thanks for the tip, Melanie, I didn't know this!

            Will be interested to hear your thoughts on where you ended up, Dave.

            1. re: susancinsf

              I ended up going for Indonesian/Singaporean instead at Jayakarta. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/349960