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For 2
Sat, 2/17
7:30 PM
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Booked 6 times today


120 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Spicy (8)
  • Neighborhood Gem (6)
  • Casual (5)
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.”
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pakistani
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Hours of operation
Dinner daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 579-5661
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Asif Aslam
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Cross street
El Camino Real
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 120 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dpink (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

great food but service was so slow. Probably take out would be fine although ambiance was nice. They have to step up on their service. waiters were nice but food coming out was slow. how about more help in the kitchen.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

One of the best Indian restaurants around. The tandoori is exceptionally moist & tender and the curries and sauced dishes were delicious. They brought a lovely little dessert for Birthday celebration.

marcibdoc (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Superb food. In an area with excellent Indian food, Rosai stands out.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was very tasty and the wait staff was very attentive. I will be going back with other family members.

Paul (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

vipLeonard (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Always good food, great naan and great service! The prices are also very reasonable!

vipUclajax (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

vipCcesario (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

foodlover (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

This restaurant has the best naan in the Bay Area. If you truly love naan, you have to try out this restaurant.

frankenchrist (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Tandoori fish was awesome!

vipbhavna (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Great raving the Chief came out and chatted with us and then sent out some special dishes... it was a fantasy experience.

Bladenhike (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

vipMBYINTHEKNOLLS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

First time dining here. The food was excellent and authentic. The chicken tikka masala was excellent and a very popular dish. As we were leaving, I noticed most tables had a plate of it. We will definitely be returning.

KP00 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

great food and great prices, good service, only ok ambiance. they could really stand to upgrade the interior. that would make it a real gem.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Amazing service! Thank u VIKRAM and staff!!

vipCookingWithPam (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

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!

AnatolyM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

A dinner with good friends