Oakland, CA/December 2016 – Curry Up Now, the popular Bay Area family of restaurants and food trucks, has announced that they will open their first East Bay brick-and-mortar location in Oakland in early 2017, bringing area diners a new source for Indian street food.
Comments Curry Up Now proprietor Akash Kapoor, “I always welcome the opportunity to share my vision of tasty, convenient, affordable dining with an engaged foodie community. In this spirit, what could be more appropriate than opening in Oakland.”
Curry Up Now menu highlights ($5.00 to $14.00) will include quintessential street food items such as Bhel Puri (puffed rice, potato garbanzo mash, cucumber), Vada Pav (mashed potato fritter sandwiched between an Amul buttered bun) and Pav Bhaji (a Mumbai street Bhaji mash of cauliflower, beans, carrots, potatoes and peas). Not to be missed will be the restaurant’s iconic Tikka Masala Burrito and their deconstructed Samosa along with The Naughty Naan and Sexy Fries plus many vegan and gluten-free choices. New to the menu will be a selection of lamb and chicken burgers with a Curry Up Now twist. The dine-in menu will be available for take-out and off-premise catering will be a specialty of the house. Curry Up Now will feature a weekend only brunch menu showcasing traditional Indian breakfast favorites such as Chana Bhatura, Poori Aloo and Upma, plus there will be classic brunch dishes.
Among the choices of self-serve libations will be Ginger Mint Lemonade and house made lassis including Mango Lassi, Mint Mango Lassi, and Rose Mango Lassi. Select beers and wines, often California sourced, will be offered, along with a sangria bar.
The 1,800 square foot venue, designed by Stephanie Batties of Right Touch Designs, will seat up to 50 guests and evoke an Old Calcutta ethos with wicker and wood finishes, tile work, ceiling fans and colorful portraits from Rajasthan. There will be a community table and sidewalk seating for 16 is planned.
Established in 2009, Curry Up Now was conceived by Kapoor and his wife Rana. There are currently Curry Up Now locations in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto and San Mateo, and four food trucks rolling under the same name.
Curry Up Now in Oakland will be located at 1745 San Pablo Avenue, near 18th Street, adjacent to The New Parish entertainment venue. The restaurant will be open daily for lunch and dinner with late night hours for New Parish events. Neighborhood street parking is often accessible. Additional information and menu details are available at curryupnow.com.