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Dec 9, 2006 09:57 PM

South Indian in Berkeley tonight: Where should I go?

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.

    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:

        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 -

          (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.