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Rasoi is the next generation in the Aslam family’s vision to delight the Bay Area with their unique, award-winning Northern Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Sprung from master chef Mohammed Aslam’s widely celebrated flagship restaurant Aslam’s Rasoi in San Francisco’s Mission District, this creative collaboration by Mr. Aslam’s sons integrates the much beloved family-friendly Rasoi (Kitchen) concept into a contemporary restaurant and chill lounge setting on the peninsula. Executive Chef Asif Aslam performs magic in the kitchen by putting his own signature on a well-curated staple of mouth-watering family recipes. Drawing from his diverse experiences at his dad’s restaurant and as personal chef for a host of distinguished Bay Area personalities, one of the region’s most talented young restaurateurs enjoys nothing more than to enhance his culinary genes with the kinds of subtle accents known to elicit spontaneous “oohs.”
Burlingame, CA 94010
Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pakistani
Hours of Operation:
Dinner daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
El Camino Real
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rasoi Ratings and Reviews
This is not a real Indian restaurant. The pooris tasted bland and were not puffed up like they should have been. I inquired and they told me they don't use ghee for frying; they used vegetable oil.
We let the waiter talk us into the special of the night, beef rib eye cooked tandoori style. Obviously beef is not an Indian dish but I thought it might taste OK. I ordered it medium-rare. It came out medium-well, dry and a little tough. It might have been OK medium-rare. But I think I should have stuck to the lamb version.
We ordered the chicken koorma. Now koorma is supposed to be mild on the spicey scale. But it should be rich with the taste of ground cashews and cream. The dish was tasteless. They used white meat so the chunks of chicken were dry, not being helped by being overcooked.
The only thing good was the fried eggplant appetizer. It had a tasty chick pea flower crust. That might make me willing to try the place again and select some other dishes. But the fact that they even would serve beef, and not use ghee, tells me it is kind of fake Indian.
Based on the poori, tandoori, and chicken koorma, there are better Indian restaurants out there at any budget level.
Food was outstanding, but service was not good. I had ask for a waiter; the gentleman said he was our waiter, but he had walked by us several times over 10+ minutes. I had to remind him that I ordered a beer, which then came immediately. Several table were dirty, though staff was working on that when we arrived. Overall, worth it for the food, but management should be dismissed. They need a visit from The Profit.
Anything you order at Rasoi will be delicious. Period. Amazing food! We had tikka masala, shrimp korma, jalfrezi, dal, and garlic naan. All cooked to perfection and the spicy sauce (you can ask for) is out of this world! I’m from the Bay Area but don’t live here so I get the noise level and slow service but for me, that is what would be my only complaint. It was very very noisy in this small space packed with families and drunk work parties. Our server seems overwhelmed and forgot to bring items to our table a few times and it was hard to get ahold of him if we needed something.
For the location (Burlingame avenue) and price we expected a better experience overall. The food presentation was nothing special, it got cold instantly. The taste was ok, I've had a lot better at other Indian restaurants that aren't as expensive. I think I expected a higher level of service with a nice presentation of food. If in Burlingame I prefer rasa.
Food and helpfulness of staff is always great; but this time around was disappointed for two reasons. First we had OpenTable reservation; but we had to keep checking in to get seated and were initially offered sub-par tables. We saw a table open with nicer location and they did allow us to have but if we didn't the table location was a deal breaker for nice dining experience that we brought friends for their first visit after we had raved about Rasoi. Not good first impression for them. My other issue was the lamb dishes ordered only came with 6
small cubes of lamb in them; but a lot of sauce. Hard to share 6 small pieces of lamb between 4 adults.
We live in Burlingame and have come to Rasoi about a half-dozen times now. It’s one of the first Indian restaurants that has been successful in Burlingame for a while and rightly so. The food is delicious high-er end Indian with a chef owner who takes pride in his food. Strongly suggest it. A little pricey but nothing out of the ordinary for Burlingame. Fun for groups and great bar / happy hour
There is nothing 'not to like' about this place. It's a gem on Burlingame Avenue. Reasonable prices for outstanding Indian food. Beautiful place. Attentive waitstaff. Only negative was that the bartender failed twice to make a dirty martini, which was a disappointment for the birthday girl in our party.
I am not normally a fan of Indian food, but our grandsons enjoy eating it so we decided to take them there while visiting us. There were great options that were not spicy for me, but my husband and the boys enjoyed theirs. They give you the options of 1 - 5 level of how spicy you want your dish. The boys got a 2 and my husband got a 5. Everyone enjoyed their meals. It's convenient for us because it's on the avenue. We will definitely be back!
Rasoi still has some of the same problems from their opening. They are consistently understaffed and slow to bring out everything.
However the food is always excellent. That's what brings me back for the punishment of consistent abuse from the staff. This time it was a reservation for 7pm that we were late to by 5 minutes. I called ahead to let them know we would be a couple minutes late (multiple times) but no one answered the phone.
We sat down at 725, and didn't see our first food until 750. (50 minutes after our reserved time) What's the point of having reservations at all? No acknowledgement or accommodation from the manager/owner? I see him there every time and he was rude and did nothing for the miss. I honestly expect the slow service but with a reservation I expect more. Free drinks or rushed appetizers, something.
Visit for the food but be prepared for a LOOOOOOOONG wait and mediocre service.
Great food, very juicy, favorable mixed tandoori, absolutely amazing! Fresh chunks of fish, juicy chicken breast, prawns cooked just right, and lamb which I switched for more chicken (I don't eat lamb) their curry dishes were really good also.
All the servers were very friendly with giant smiles! The restaurant has modern decor and a bar.....
There are only a few really good Indian restaurant in the Bay Area and Rasoi is one of them. The naan at Rasoi is second to none. They are so good that I sometime eat them as an appetizer. The Tandoori Chicken here is perfectly seasoned and always cooked to perfection. It is always moist and never overcooked. I usually do not order chicken biryani because the chicken inside the rice are usually too dry. This time I took a chance and ordered it at Rasoi and their chicken biryani came out perfect. It had the right amount of seasoning and the chicken pieces were moist and tender. I have tried other dishes at Rasoi, they were all good but not exceptional enough for me to write about.
The restaurant was not very crowded, yet service was quite spotty. The menu is complicated but the servers were not able to provide much guidance. The food was good. THere was no background music so it was awkwardly silent in the restaurant. It appears that they do a lot of take-out as the front podium was hopping and the staff were concentrating there. In all, the meal and experience was average.
The lamb chops were chewy and lacked flavor. The serving containers are wide and it seems the food cools down too fast. The chicken thika masala was too creamy, and it seemed the sauce came out of a can. It lacked true flavor. Overall nothing really over the top, okay just to go have some Indian food. If I was in the area I'd go, and avoid the the drive.
Excellent Indian menu. Love the mixed tandoori grill, the lamb masala, yummy curry sauces, spinach and cheese veges side dish, and great naan bread. Just all around delicious fresh food!
Staff are always a pleasure!!
Don't miss out!
Enjoy!!! I will definitely be back!!!!
The food choices and food was okay. Service was okay. It was a decent experience overall and was not even underwhelming but certainly nothing to drive from San Jose to Millbrae. Vedas in Milpitas which seems to be the most comparable in my mind is way better!
Yum! This Indian food place was just terrific. I loved the layout of the restaurant -- nice tables, plenty of room so you're not on top of each other, a nice bar to wait at, had the Warriors game on but only one large TV, not lots everywhere. But...the FOOD... was really good. From the naan to the butter chicken to samosas and the Indian beer ON TAP and then some, we were very happy. Wish it was closer to home but I would definitely go again.
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