Kasa Indian Eatery

Kasa Indian Eatery

You got to love kati rolls, the classic Indian street food, invented, they say, when a vendor ran out of plates. And you got to love Anamika Khanna and Tim Volkema (she’s a former London attorney and he’s an ex–Kraft executive), who brought the concept to the Bay Area with Kasa, in the Castro, back in June of 2008. Their newest Kasa is in the Fillmore, with the same simple and focused menu revolving around kati: warm roti flatbread rolled and stuffed with Indian staples like earthy chicken masala, spicy lamb curry, or minced turkey (to add a Bay Area touch, the fowl’s free range and the lamb is grass-fed). But you can also choose thali, the traditional combination plates of chicken and lamb served with basmati rice, slow-simmered creamy lentils, and luscious raita. Order up a cold Kingfisher (Kasa is one of the few restaurants to offer it on tap), a crisp glass of wine or an Indian soda. Kasa is a great addition to the neighborhood and perfect for late night last call snack.

sweet seats

Sit at the communal table that is the centerpiece of this understated but stylish restaurant.

chew on this

Outside the restaurant is a view of a bronze plaque commemorating the first reading of the epic poem Howl by the legendary beat poet Allen Ginsberg, on October 7, 1955, at the former coffee shop on this site.

hours

Sun.–Thurs. 11 AM–10 PM; Fri.–Sat. 11 AM–2:30 AM

price range

$4.50 (kati rolls) to $10.95 (thali plates)
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