Chaat, the Hindi word for snacks, are the stock-in-trade of this bright blue warehouse on Berkeley's industrial West Side. Every day, two dozen ... More
Vik's Chaat Corner
Chaat, the Hindi word for snacks, are the stock-in-trade of this bright blue warehouse on Berkeley's industrial West Side. Every day, two dozen varieties of chaat are chalked up on the whiteboard, tasty little morsels ranging from Vadu and Chole to Pakoras and Samosas. The eatery has been discovered, big time, but the counter service is fast enough to handle the big lunchtime crowds. Insider's tip: on weekends, order the Masala Dosas, huge lentil pancakes with spiced potato fillings in a thin lentil soup.
We were very disappointed with the food after hearing a lot of talk about this place for a year. The money spent on the glass work outside could have been put in higher quality food. The bhaturas are rolled too thin ( to save money?) and they were very greasy. The chole are seasoned with little else but salt. The dahi papdi was served with only four papri which were drowning in ice cold yogurt sauce. Despite an obvious large investment in the kitchen and building, the paper products are skimpy and cheap. Vik, break down and provide some ice to go with the water. The first cashier we approached to place our order, just waved us away in annoyance while he fiddled with his register. Rude, just like in India, how authentic. Spend a little more and go to a better restaurant.
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