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bleep75 Apr 12, 2013 01:42 AM

Now that Kastoori (the vegetarian restaurant in tooting) is no more. I wonder i the Thanki brothers will open a new place - it was rumoured that they would but have not heard anything. Anyone have any news?
It was my favourite restaurant.

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    klyeoh RE: bleep75 Apr 12, 2013 02:53 AM

    None, I'm afraid.

    His LinkedIn account mentioned "Ashapura Caterers" but Google on that company name yielded no results:

    Have you tried Chennai Dosa? It's another vegetarian spot which I'm told was quite good.

    BTW, if you're interested, our resident "Indian-food-in-London" expert, JFores, is organizing another Chowdown - this time at Thattukada, a Keralan spot in East Ham, tomorrow evening. Do email me at pyklyeoh@gmail.com if you're interested to join in.

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      Paprikaboy RE: klyeoh Apr 12, 2013 03:28 AM

      Have you been to both the East Ham and the Tooting branch?
      I went to the East Ham branch and wasn't that impressed.
      Admitidly I had the kottu rather than dosa (I was on a bit of a kottu thing having just got back from Sri Lanka).

      I know they have a branch in Wembley but if I'm up that way I normally head to Saravanaa Bhavan.

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        deansa RE: Paprikaboy Apr 12, 2013 08:28 AM

        I've been a number of times to the Tooting branch and I rate their dosas. As you say though, they're not that great for kottu. For kottu in Tooting, I prefer Dosa 'n Chutney.

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      Lord Brazing RE: bleep75 Apr 12, 2013 06:28 AM

      It was one of my family's favourites too. I partcularly enjoyed the tomato curry and the wonderful lassis. But no, I don't know what the Thanki family did either.

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