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Offline jennsch

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Dosa Place
« on: March 06, 2008, 03:28:29 PM »
Dosa Diner is being replaced by, drum roll, Dosa Place. The new awning went up today.

And, right next door, Mehmaan Tandoori & Sweets is being replaced by, I think it was, Ratchit Tandoori & Sweets.

So what's old is new, I guess.

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 03:41:51 PM »
Thanks for posting the news!

Dosa Diner had a loyal word-of-mouth following from people outside the neighborhood.  I saw a number of posts on other boards mourning its passing.   Hopefully Dosa Place will be as good.

As for Mehmaan, I preferred its predecessor, Dimple.  Hopefully the new place will be cleaner and more welcoming.

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 03:45:46 PM »
Hopefully Dosa Place will be as good.

As for Mehmaan, I preferred its predecessor, Dimple.  Hopefully Ratchit will be cleaner and more welcoming.

Though I live down the block, I never went into Dosa Diner. I'd always heard it was really good but it was always just empty or kind of odd, shades drawn, strobe lights or something going inside. Hopefully Dosa Place will be a bit less, um, odd, I guess.

And Mehmaan just never seemed right. I bought food there once but, when I got it home, it all just looked kind of shriveled and a bit off so I tossed it. Hopefully the next go-around will be a bit more appetizing.

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008, 11:43:21 AM »
We ate at Dosa Diner once and we LOVED the food. But the atmosphere of the restaurant was really bad (bright lighting, generic tables and seating), so hopefully this will be a big improvment. I'm looking forward to going back when they reopen.

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 03:52:29 PM »
I've always heard DOSA was good, but never got a chance to go.   Whatever Mehmaan Tandoori & Sweets/Ratchit Tandoori was right after Dimple (which had rockin' dosas) closed was just disgusting, inedible slop.  That space kind of seems to be a black hole as it's changed over now 4 times in the 3 years I've lived down the block so hopefully it'll be something better than it's been.  At least the halal guy is back in front of Duane Readed again - and his stuff is always consistent.

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008, 12:40:47 PM »
So is Dosa Place open?

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008, 01:29:59 PM »
It's Open - was crowded on the weekend, but has been dead during the week.

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008, 07:08:42 AM »
Dosa Place seems to be open quite late with loud music. I wondered if there were more of a nightclub atmosphere within than a restaurant, at least at night. (I haven’t gone in partly because loud music tends to annoy me, partly because the dosa is a high-carbohydrate food.) Well, thanks to TenzinTsewang from New Mexico, we have video of what seems to be a (mild) performance of some kind. See http://www.twitter.com/tenzintsewang/statuses/908837052 and its accompanying video link.
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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2008, 01:01:07 PM »
Could someone please explain to me what a dosa is? 

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2008, 01:05:49 PM »
dosa is like a hard crepe with indian food in it.
google it : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dosa

when I've gone past late at night, many times there is music playing and people are having a ball.

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2008, 06:08:53 PM »
Could someone please explain to me what a dosa is? 

Dosas are cheap, delicious and best of all - completely vegetarian! My fave is the pondicherry dosa with a dash of mango chutney followed by some spiced chai - deliciousness!

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2008, 10:48:32 AM »
I think the latest incarnation of Dosa Diner is as good as the previous ones.  I have to restrain myself from getting take-out from there too often, but it's very inexpensive and delicious.  For about $6, you can get a dosa that comes with some sauces--plenty to fill me up.  I've found the service to be friendly and fast.  I've only been in once when there was a peformance, but on weekdays, it's pretty quiet.  Nothing weird about it--just yummy dosas!  I recently took a friend from out of town here, and he thought it was some of the best food he had in NYC.   

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2021, 07:45:39 AM »
We both were in the mood for a dosa.  I check Yelp, and saw they had a terrific rating, with a lot of very recent positive reviews..  We visited Dosa Delight on 73rd street for lunch.  Wow.  Amazingly delicious.  Also every table was occupied.  This place will have to back on heavy rotation.  We both ate delicious Dosa’s, but the table nearby had the Thali and that looked amazing. 
The service was really great, and we were full the rest of the day! 

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2021, 05:50:16 PM »
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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2021, 07:27:05 PM »
So we revisited Dosa Delight and this time tried the thali.  WOW.  the food here in the past was very good, but the recent visits prove the food is now exceptional. 
The thali was a terrific opportunity to try a lot of different things at one time.  Also the bread provided was delicious. 
One of the best things here is you can also have an authentic Indian Beer with your meal.. the two waiters did a great job in taking care of every occupied tables during lunch!

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Re: Dosa Place
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2021, 07:27:05 PM »