July 14, 2024
Yelpers say the vegetarian pavs 'rival any in Mumbai'

Yelp has released its inaugural list of the nation’s best Indian restaurants, and a tiny vegetarian spot in San Jose is ranked No. 2.

Kadhai Kitchen, which started as a food truck making the rounds of South Bay festivals, is a three-table operation in the Berryessa district that focuses on vegetarian fare — mainly for takeout.

Here’s what the Yelp Top 25 announcement said: “This vegetarian-only takeout kitchen offers Maharashtrian and North Indian street food. The small menu specializes in pavs — a soft and puffy slider-sized biscuit made with refined Indian wheat flour. Their specialty is the Vada Pav, stuffed with a potato fritter and topped with spicy garlic-cilantro sauce. Yelpers say it rivals any in Mumbai itself.”

According to a review posted by Elite Yelper Shraddha N., “They even serve it with their own homemade buns, which is a total game-changer!

The nation’s top-ranked spot, according to this Yelp survey, is Mirchi Indian Cuisine in Newbury Park in Ventura County. Although California captured the top two spots on the list, a high number of the ranked Indian restaurants are located along the East Coast.

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What sort of methodology did Yelp use in creating this list? According to the website, “We ranked (Indian food businesses) using a number of factors, including geographic location and the total volume and ratings of reviews.”

Details: 2678 Cropley Ave.  near North Capitol Avenue and Trade Zone Boulevard, San Jose; https://kadhai-kitchen.square.site/