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Avatar's Restaurant

2656 Bridgeway (Coloma St.) Send to Phone
415-332-8083 | Menu
Flavor fusions you can’t refuse.
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Avatar's Restaurant Restaurant Review

: The culinary concept beguiles: an intersection of Indian and Mexican food. It’s about time. Actually, Avatar’s had the vision almost a quarter century ago when this flagship sit-down restaurant opened (the North Bay chain now boasts five outposts). Self-described as a “purveyor of ethnic confusions,” it’s actually a delightful uniter of flavors and forms. Take the crab pumpkin enchilada, a griddled corn tortilla with hash marks of melted cheddar and jack cheeses, Dungeness crab pumpkin curry folded in and under, topped with yogurt and tamarind sauces. Served with saffron basmati rice, it’s a multilayered, slow-burning palate punch. Other curries include ground lamb or beef, jerk chicken or smoked eggplant. Repeat customers and newcomers tend to surrender to the charismatic owner who promises a plate they’ll “lick clean.” He isn’t a hypnotist so it must be the food, with ingredients often locally sourced and organic. Count the unusual beer selection as another plus. The underwhelming strip mall location makes the taste experience extra surprising.

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