Saturday, January 13, 2007

East bay road trip for the best Indian food

Top: Cold potato dumplings in cilantro yogurt sauce, Middle: spicy ground lamb in crisp pastry, Bottom: assorted Indian pastries

This is Vic's Indian restaurant in Berkeley California. It has my vote for the best Indian in the bay area! On one side of the building is a Indian grocery store and the other side is the restaurant. The open kitchen is filled with up to 20 people prepping and cooking, there are young kids and maybe someones grandmother at the stove. They seem to put all their effort in food, not the warehouse style seating, but that's OK because its clean and there is enough room for the huge crowds that come on weekends. The menu is written on a huge blackboard on a wall in the kitchen. Its divided into cold, hot and vegetarian items. Most items are priced between $4.00-$7.00 dollars. The food is serving as it is cooked, so after you order and take a seat the little cardboard plates will come every few minutes (you pick up at the counter) Go with a group of people and try a lot of the different foods. Viks restaurant 726 Allston street between 4th and 5th streets, Berkeley California 510 644 4412

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