While lunching at Shanghai Flavor Shop, I noticed quite the crowd a few doors down at Athidhi. We came back for dinner and understood what the crowds are about. This is tasty southern Indian food with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Our bone-in pepper chicken and vegetable biryani dishes were both delicious and nicely spiced. This 3-month-old place fills a gap for a southern Indian non-vegetarian restaurant that's close by to us. More menu exploration is in order!
We have quite a nice biryani road going on in Silicon Valley down El Camino and vicinity, from Hyderabad House in Palo Alto to Cafe Dhaka in Santa Clara, with stops at Taste Buds and Athidhi - and probably a few more I don't know about yet.