Indian Paradox – A Very Nice San Francisco Indian Tapas Bar

When I think I have eaten at every San Francisco restaurant I clearly have not.  That was my reminder when I visited Indian Paradox.  I was there in October–the location is on the busy thoroughfare of Divisadero and seats a dozen possibly a few more.  Indian Paradox bills itself as wine bar and street food–I always insert Tapas bar Indian style.  The place maybe small it pack a punch of delightful food and wine selections.

The wine list is tiny but well thought out and a wine that is paired nicely for the food being served. I enjoyed tasting a wide range of wines on their list.  I must always starts with sparkling – they have Lucien Albrect Brut Rose Cremant d’Alsace NV, I also ordered the Svelato Sannio Falanghina 2016, Ciu Ciu Marche Sangiovese 2014, and Harrington Siletto Vineyard Cienega Valley Trousseau 2017.

I was there with a friend to taste a large part of the menu. First we started with the Masala peanuts nicely prepared with Ghee, lemon juice and Garam Masala.  I loved the Dahi Sev Puri – Semolina puffs with yogurt and Cilantro.  The Dabeli is a completely satisfying potato burger with peanuts and pomegranates–great texture, brightly flavoured.  I like ordering small plates and sharing so I can taste a wide array of the menu.

We sat at the bar which I love sitting at the bar of every restaurant I visit to compare with a next visit of seating away from the bar.  Bar seating is always the make it or break it for a restaurant.  Bars are interesting spaces–can often have more casual service OR have stunning service.  I have also experienced where I struggle to get service.  Regardless of where you sit –it is a small space–superbly nice and knowledge service if you need help pairing the right wine with the dish you order and from what I observed service seemed to be evenly distributed.

A very nice space and fitting for the neighhourhood is a casual place for great Chaat, wine and friendly service.

Indian Paradox
258 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone number 1-415-593-5386

Tuesday and Wednesday  5pm–10pm
Thursday through Saturday 5pm–11pm

Brunch: Saturday 11am-2pm

Closed Sunday and Monday




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I love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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