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Dasaprakash Santa Clara, Restaurant, (South) Indian Review December 25, 2007

Posted by simarprit in : Food, Review , trackback

Background: A dear friend & colleague’s brother, his wife & their little daughter took me out for a Dinner on a working day. I had to fly next day morning,  they were kind enough to offer me a great Dinner at tremendous personal time adjustment. Thank you brother.

Where: 2636 Homestead Rd. Santa Clara, CA 95051
Fax: 408-246-8293 Ph: 408-46-8292

 Hospitality of my Host: 10/10

Hospitality of the Restaurant Host:  The owner cum manager is a genuine guy, affectionate, practical, unassuming. Someone who can be trusted for suggestion and would not offer it on basis of how good it is for him, but would recmmendto your taste. Rating 8/10

Service: We were on a weekday, so service was fine, but if this is this is the total staff he has then Service can be issue on weekends and other holidays.  Rating 8/10 (Remember it is a weekday) if not augmented on a holiday/weekend it can be 4/10 or even 3/10.

Menu: Regular Popular South Indian stuff, no “Speciality South Indian Dishes”, No “Speciality Chettinad”, No Aapams or even Aaplams or any other region food, staple South Indian Food, no less no more.  Menu 6/10 

Food: Whatever we ordered was Very Good, Presentation was excellent, Garnishing was good and Chutneys wre also good. However they couldn’t get me gun-powder. Food 9/10

Ambiance: About 80 covers, good interiors, not as good as Amber though, but food is far more tasty and authentic. Heating was good and so was basic flavor of the place: Ambiance: 9/10

What we ordered:

Rava Masala Dosa: 8/10

Masala Dosa: 9/10

Plain Dosa: 8/10

South Indian Thali: 9/10

Vada Sambar 8/10

Idli Sambar: 9/10

Portions: Were decent 9/10

Simar’s 2 cents: Highly Recommended for a weekday dinning, Sunday can’t comment on service level.

Overall: The restaurant scores 8/10

Why Go? Good Standard South Indian Food, Good Ambiance, Good Quality, Courteous Management

Why think twice? Service time can be an issue.

BTW: Some items were taken by my trusted foodie friend independent of me and the marks are his.


1. Romit Mehta - January 10, 2008

On weekends and on busy week nights there is usually some extra help – the owner’s wife is available to take orders in addition to some senior wait staff who can also take orders. And they also have one or two extra wait staff to help out.

The place though is never completely packed, partly because of the slightly higher prices for what could be considered staple diet for the local South Indians. It is a nice place to bring someone for dinner because it avoids the hustle and bustle of places like Udupi Palace or Saravanna Bhavan.

So don’t think twice about Dasaprakash, even on weekends.

2. Sujatha - January 11, 2008

Hi Simar,

Next time you visit Kolkata, make sure you have time on your hands. We’ll try and make it to Hotel Raj – best South Indian food I’ve tasted…


3. simarprit - January 12, 2008

Thanks Romit for the comment, coming from you it holds a special meaning. And if Romit say weekends are fine, it means weekends are fine.

4. simarprit - January 12, 2008

Thanks Sujatha for the invite. I would surely like to be treated at Hotel Raj.