209 Park Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010
Why did we dine here? – Rasa is a One Michelin Star Indian restaurant in Burlingame, California, just south of the San Francisco airport. We have dined here many years ago, so it was time to try it again.
The owner also runs Saffron Indian Bistro in San Carlos, serving traditional North Indian food.
Insider Tip – Reservations are needed, but just a couple days in advance. Lunch is cheaper
Cuisine – Modern South Indian
Location – Burlingame
Opened – 2014
Service – Rasa has solid service, with a good amount of people circulating all the time. The waitress knew the menu well and helped us navigate it.
Verdict – Rasa is a special place. Definitely very high food quality and pretty good service. Indian food fans should give it a visit.
Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Maybe.
Rasa Signature Dishes – Bombay Sliders, Chaat, Dosas, Butter Chicken, Goat Biryani
Rasa’s Menu has a good amount of options. Many selections for vegetarians.
Rasa Food Picks:
pea leaves soup ($12) pea leaves, kohlrabi, asparagus, finished with coconut milk was warm, rich and flavorful. It comes with a nice little dosa.
Genovese Basil Dosa ($18) basil chutney, ginger, garlic, cilantro, tamarind chutney, spiced potato masala hash shows how well they make dosas. Wow.
Seasonal Uthappam ($17) delta asparagus, green garlic, english peas, french baby turnips, red onions, gun powder dust. Uttapam is a South Indian breakfast made with fermented lentil & rice batter. This is a little more delicate than the dosa. Great for vegetarians.
Butter Chicken ($29) marinated chicken, ginger, garlic, creamy tomato-fenugreek curry, kerala paratha featured a buttery and zesty sauce with several tender
pieces of chicken. Nice freshly fried roti to dip in the curry.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
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