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Juhu Beach Club - Temescal [Oakland]

dlobo | Dec 14, 201309:09 PM

We (3 adults and 2 kids) just wrapped up a great dinner at Juhu Beach Club. We had eaten a few times when JBC had a popup in San Francisco, and were happy to check the relatively new place again.

We showed up at 5:45 pm w/o a reservation and managed to get a table. The place was fairly packed throughout our meal (till 7:45 pm). Overall i thought the food was quite excellent with all dishes being very well spiced and flavorful.

Here's what we ordered and a brief summary:

- The kids got the kids meal which comes in a 3 box plastic tiffin (super cute). Older kid got the butter chicken + rice + salad. Younger kid got the grilled cheese + fries + salad. In general not a big fan of kids meals, but in this case it was worth it, since the other dishes were a bit too boldly spiced to serve as full meals for the kids (who are relatively adventurous and eat everything and take spice in moderation)

The 3 adults shared:

- Sev Puri - this was one large puri with 3 chutneys (tamarind, mint etc). You could not pop this puri in your mouth in one bite (which is typically done). We split it up into 4 pieces. Was a great combination of flavors
- Cauliflower Manchurian - deep fried spiced cauliflower. Nice version of this indian-chinese classic dish.
- gujju chilli - basically a nice thick lentil soup with some cream. We ordered a few additional pav (bread) to go with it since it was so yummy and we wanted to dunk some bread in it to eat. Definitely a great thick dahl
- the pav sampler. We got yhe sloppy lil'p, pork and beef. Fairly similar to what JBC had in SF. All quite good and were spiced differently
- Sassy Lassi - wife declared that she'd return specifically for this drink. Good combination of sweet and tang, had some chaat masala like spices in it. Definitely not a kid drink (kids tasted and did not enjoy it)

Overall a great meal, and we'll go back regularly (even though its across the bridge for us).


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