Rasa, Burlingame

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Rasa

209 Park Rd

Burlingame, CA 94010

650-340-7272

Rasa Website

Rasa Burlingame exterior png

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.

Rasa Burlingame Interior decor

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.

Website Rasa Menu

Rasa Food Picks:

Rasa Burlingame pea leaves soup

pea leaves soup ($12) pea leaves, kohlrabi, asparagus, finished with coconut milk was warm, rich and flavorful. It comes with a nice little dosa.

Rasa Burlingame Genovese Basil Dosa

Genovese Basil Dosa ($18) basil chutney, ginger, garlic, cilantro, tamarind chutney, spiced potato masala hash shows how well they make dosas. Wow.

Rasa Burlingame Seasonal Uthappam

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.

Rasa Burlingame Butter chicken

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)
None

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None

Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?

Rasa Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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