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Annapurna Restaurant & Bar

Map948 Clay St.
Oakland, CA 94607
  • Indian & Pakistani
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This corner restaurant takes diners to the heights of the Himalayans with Nepali cuisine in a cavernous space with a vaulted ceiling, seemingly inaccessible balcony, tablecloth-and-glass-topped tables, and comfy upholstered upright chairs. Snack on vegetarian, chicken, or lamb momo (steamed dumplings), or nibble on samaosas, or parkora to start, perhaps with chai or mango lassi aside. Then languidly savor the lovely bowl of lentil soup before diving into the creamy chicken tikka masala (mild, medium, or spicy), served in a handsome, heavy copper bowl, or tucking into a sizzling mixed tandoor platter. The truly velvety masala used big hunks of chicken breast, and the platter crackled and steamed with chicken, lamb, shrimp, and chicken tikka atop sautéed slivers of carrot and cabbage. The long-grain basmati rice was fluffy, a perfect sauce-absorbing substance, and the plain naan was nicely pillow-puffed. It’s spacious, and so accommodating that two large parties celebrating at once did not interfere with others’ experiences. But don’t be in a hurry. Serves lunch and dinner daily.

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Location: Oakland-Old Oakland
Price: $$$
Features: Credit Cards Accepted
Full Bar
Reservations Accepted
Wheelchair Accessible

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