Recently on KQED’s restaurant-review show Check, Please!, hhc caught an episode featuring Deedee’s, a vegetarian Indian restaurant that relocated over a year ago from Mountain View to Santa Clara. In its new incarnation, Deedee’s is featuring regional cooking on weekends (starting Friday afternoons), including the food of Indian states Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Kathiawar, a peninsula in Gujarat state.
This tip was enough to send Melanie Wong hotfooting over to Deedee’s, which she’d loved in its old location. The Maharashtrian specialties of tomato saar (a spicy soup) and masala bhaat (a festive pilaf) are “as lovely as before,” she says. On the Friday she visited, there were some Kathiawadi items on the buffet table, as well as Maharashtrian pav bhaji to assemble yourself: “Soft and fluffy bun grilled with butter, then heaped with the warm, chopped vegetable mix. This is another of my favorite things.”
Deedee’s [South Bay]
341 Lafayette Street #101, Santa Clara