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Best dosas in the city (restaurants)?

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ffrench May 18, 2007 04:41 PM

Can anyone recommend a very good, authentic dosa restaurant in the city? I've had some very good ones in the UK thanks to my Indian friends in the know. I'm willing to try anywhere, as long as the food's good. I just don't want to be disappointed.

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    Lau May 18, 2007 05:33 PM

    saravannas is the definately the best

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      Woodside Al May 18, 2007 05:35 PM

      Agreed. They also do some wonderful thalis.

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        neverclose May 18, 2007 05:40 PM

        Is it just me or are there not really any stellar dosai in the city? I feel like I've hit a lot of places...including Dosa Hut in Flushing and Dosa Diner in Jackson Heights, not to mention the Manhattan ones.

        (FYI, for great dosa I think you need to go out to Iselin, NJ...kind of a trek!)

        Sorry to hijack thread momentarily...

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          littleguy May 18, 2007 07:10 PM

          There is a great dosa place on Newark Ave in Jersey City, just a few blocks from the Journal Square PATH station. It's called Dosa House or something like that. You can get there from Manhattan in even less time than it takes to get to Jackson Heights. They have the best dosas I've ever had, and the cheapest- they cost about $5 including unlimited spicy lentil soup.

          If you are unwilling to leave Manhattan, I love Chennai Garden. I think their black chick pea dish might be even better than their dosa, though.

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      cimui May 18, 2007 05:22 PM

      In order of preference: Chennai Garden, Pongol, Dosai Hut. They're all in the upper twenties near Lexington.

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