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Bombay Street Food in Oakland

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Juhu Beach Club

Juhu Beach Club in Oakland is all about very Indian flavors served up in a modern setting. If I didn’t know I were in Oakland, I would have thought I was eating in London.

At first I was a little disappointed that they didn’t have their full menu for lunch. Only their pavs. My husband and I had driven all the way from south Bay to Oakland for the lunch. We ordered a “holy cow” each and shared a “vada” and a “pork vindalated ” pav. After the first bite, it didn’t matter that it was just pavs. They were fantastic. Describing pav as a slider is only a description of the form factor. Preeti Mistry has taken a super popular Bombay street food and just made them tastier – good quality meats, freshly roasted and ground spices, buttery buns and spice combinations that tickled different parts of the palate.

Our server brought us a taste of the sassy lassi before she brought in the full order. It is mango lassi but contrary to typical sweet lassi, it is in fact mildly sweet and mostly salty with strong notes of roasted and crushed cumin. Absolutely perfect for someone who regularly drinks salty lassi laced with mint and coriander chutneys!

Restaurant decor is very artistic with an Indian bicycle, a Warhol style cow portrait, colorful tiffins and spice jars and a whimsical wall paper. Next time I am going prepared so I can bring home some goodies from starter bakery and eat vindaloo chicken wings.

Vada/potato pav and a vindaloo pav

Written by Som

May 30, 2013 at 10:11 am

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  1. […] thank you for supporting restaurants like Osmanthas (and Juhu Beach Club and Asmara and …) . And thank you for restoring the Paramount theater and hosting this […]

  2. […] weekend, we went back to one of our favorite Bay Area restaurants, Juhu Beach Club (JBC). Last time we ate here, we could still eat gluten and we were impressed by the pavs. This […]

  3. Anthony Bourdain ate vada pav in bombay and thought it was the best thing he ever ate. These look mouthwatering.


    May 30, 2013 at 11:56 am

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