Made a trek over to Berkeley this weekend which is rare for me. Decided before I went that I would try a new Indian restaurant in the neighborhood. HEard the selection was much better than SF.
Checked the board for a few suggestions, and ended up at Breads of India.
Was happy to see a line of people waiting to get in, and that reassured me it would be good.
Seated at a table uncomfortably close to the door, we waited as 4 other tables sat and were given menus and water. We sat at an empty table.
Finally I asked a waiter if we could look at some menus which were handed over with little grace and no smile.
We were surprised to see no beer or wine on the menu, which the longer we sat, the more we needed. We were all hungry and happy to order and eat. IT smelled great inside.
The menu was small and limited. No samosas, which is my favorite part of an indian meal.
We ordered both the vegetarian dishes on the menu and the special fish dish. The prices were good and everything came with rice and a small salad. That was all that was good.
The vegetables were overcooked and tasted as they had been "stewing" for a while.
The whole fish had just a few bites of meat after skin and bones and fins were removed, by me not the waiter.
Nothing tasted fresh, nothing was hot and the service was terrible. My friend and I both thought it tasted like those cardboard-covered-tinfoil instant packs you can get at Trader Joes .
My second choice was Ajanta. When I get the guts to go back over, I hope that rekindles my faith in Berkeleys Indian food.