Udupi Palace. I have 1 question for you.
Why are you so good?
Who needs meat when vegetarian options can taste this great? Udupi has been my go-to restaurant for my Indian fix for 6 years now (there are locations in Berkeley, as well as SF), and it has never let me down.
I'm not going here for the service or the atmosphere, so those have no bearing whatsoever on this review. I'm sorry, but when the food is this good, I just don't care about what is going on around me.
This is not the kind of vegetarian food that is going to make you skinny. No no my friend, quite the contrary! There are very few restaurants that make me feel okay with becoming obese, but Udupi has really made me feel comfortable with the concept. I'm sure that the reason their curries are like ambrosia is because they are chalk full of cream, or butter, or both. But who cares when you're having multiple food orgasms?! How can I describe the wonder that is the paneer makhani? Unfortunately every meal I have here is so good that I'm at a loss for words, which is really inconvenient when writing a review!
And, the serving sizes are huge! It's great if you can save 1/2 of your meal for the next day. It's bad if, like me, you eat until your stomach is actually going to burst and you consider going to the emergency room. Luckily my friends know about my lack of control in the face of Udupi (especially since it's only 2 blocks away) and I have a circle of support around me to stop this from happening.
Stop what you are doing right now, call, and place an order. You will not regret it.
1007 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110-2405