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New Indian/Wine Bar in Berkeley

sonomajom | Apr 7, 2008 03:03 PM

Thanks to everyone who responded to my post about where to eat post Berkeley rep performance. We were trying to decided between Fonda Solana and Cfe at Chez panisse and saw a new place 'Mint Leaf' that describes itself as Indian Bistro/Wine Bar at 1513 Shattuck - just near cafe at chez panisse. It looked good so we tried it and it is good.
It's recently opened and the Indian owner imports his spices directly from India - his own family makes the lime pickle. We tried Indian sald - carrots, cucumber, red onion with great dressing of lemon juice, cumin seed, mustard seed, poppy seed. Prawn Tandoori - good sized prawns , classic tandoori but servedo n grilled endive and onion which were good. Pakoras - fine nothing special. Aloo Saag served with very spicy dal - light fresh and pungently spiced
and very good mango kulfi for dessert
All of the main courses are priced 13$- $18
The wine bar manager offers a great selection by the glass and also sells by the bottle both for restaurant and retail. he has an amazing selection of lesser known wines and really knows his stuff.
Overall very nice and they are open late Serving til 10 on Fri and Sat
also have to go menu

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