MICHELIN Guide California


  • 209 Park Rd., Burlingame, 94010, United States
  • 47 - 88 USD • Indian, Contemporary
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MICHELIN Guide California


  • 209 Park Rd., Burlingame, 94010, United States
  • 47 - 88 USD • Indian, Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

In a bustling tech corridor that's also home to Indian expats with high culinary standards, Rasa has managed to find the perfect middle ground. No-joke dishes that aren't toned down for Western palates cater to both software execs and date-night couples, and though the bi-level space boasts a sleek, minimalist-mod décor with bright splashes of orange, stylish pendant lights and dark wood fittings, the focus here is on the food.

The ramped-up South Indian cuisine draws added elegance from superb ingredients. The spice of the delicious chutney prawn is countered by cool thinly shaved cucumber, while the golden-brown pumpkin kofta served atop a fenugreek curry is deliciously refined. The dosas are appropriately paper-thin and shatteringly crisp, while uttapams topped with peppers and ground masala lamb are earthy and delicate—but watch out for the punch from the accompanying ghost pepper chutney.

A serious spread could be made just out of Rasa’s excellent small plates, but for bigger appetites, the flaky white fish moilee, stewed in a creamy coconut curry, is rich and satisfying. No one should skip the cardamom brûlée for dessert: equal parts bread pudding and crème brûlée, it’s dizzyingly delicious.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • ó Comfortable restaurant
  • Spiced potato patty fritters, soft pav bread, tangy tamarind or cilantro chutney
  • Andhra chicken curry, onion, ginger, poppy seeds, cashew nuts, cilantro, coconut milk, Kerala paratha
  • Coconut espuma mango sorbet, coconut foam, candied basmati rice and pistachio dust

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • Booking essential
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • û Restaurant offering vegetarian menus
  • Take away
  • a Wheelchair access


+1 650-340-7272
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, lunch : Tuesday-Thursday

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