Staten Island’s thriving South Asian scene has something new: southern Indian at Dosa Garden, which opened this summer. Hounds tell of delicate dosas with mixed vegetables, the classic potato masala, and other fillings, served with commendably spicy sambars. Uttapam (lentil-rice pancake) with cheese comes with three spicy and intriguing condiments—“good stuff,” says comestible.
The menu also ranges into northern Indian territory. BMartin reports solid saag paneer and fresh-baked naan.
“It’s just the greatest food I can think of eating!” declares isaacji, a longtime
Islander who says things are looking up for the borough’s food-lovers. “Hooray for the growing Sri Lankan and south Indian neighborhood and all the great cooks in it!!!”
Dosa Garden joins a cluster of Sri Lankan restaurants in the Tompkinsville neighborhood, and it, too, offers hoppers and other Sri Lankan chow alongside Indian. No reports yet, though.
Dosa Garden [Staten Island]
323 Victory Boulevard (near Cebra Avenue), Staten Island