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Avatar's Restaurant

2656 Bridgeway Send to Phone
415-332-8083 | Menu
Flavor fusions you can’t refuse.
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Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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  • Dress code: Casual

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5.0 rating over 3 reviews

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, and topped with yogurt and tamarind sauces. Served with saffron basmati rice, it’s a multilayered, slow-burning palate punch. Other curries, for mini paratha tostadas too, include ground lamb or buffalo, jerk chicken, salmon 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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