Bay Area mini-chain closes its last brick-and-mortar restaurant


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Dosa by DOSA at 2301 Broadway Ave in Oakland has permanently closed.

Dosa by DOSA at 2301 Broadway Ave in Oakland has permanently closed.

Christina I. via Yelp

Dosa, the once-popular South Indian restaurant with multiple locations throughout the Bay Area, has permanently closed its last remaining brick-and-mortar, as first reported by Berkeleyside. Dosa by DOSA, the restaurant’s fast-casual iteration at 2301 Broadway Avenue in Oakland, is no more. 

In September 2020, Dosa permanently closed its last San Francisco outpost on Fillmore Street. Co-owner Anjan Mitra cited the challenges of operating a restaurant during the COVID-19 pandemic paired with the impending end of their lease as the reasons behind the closure. Back in 2019, Dosa closed its original Valencia Street location and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy soon after. Mitra confirmed the final restaurant’s closure to SFGATE, but did not respond to a request for further details by publication time.

Dosa by DOSA, which served butter chicken and paneer-stuffed dosas, rice bowls and cocktails, first opened in its sprawling 3,600-square-foot space back in 2017. It will be replaced by Split, a fast-casual sandwich chain owned by the same parent company as salad chain Mixt (which happens to have a Broadway Avenue location right next door), according to Berkeleyside. 

While its physical locations are no more, it appears Dosa by DOSA is still available for takeout and delivery at a variety of locations across the Bay Area.



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