A Tour of The Dosa by Dosa Restaurant in Oakland

A Tour of The Dosa by Dosa Restaurant in Oakland

Dosa by DOSA  is an Indian restaurant bringing the energetic warmth and spirit of Mumbai street food to the easy-going Uptown Oakland neighborhood. The interior was designed by Feldman Architecture.

“We took full advantage of high ceilings and abundant natural light in the century-old, brick-and-timber building at 2301 Broadway. Hand-crafted interpretations of traditional Indian elements play with new and old, developing an enduring design idiom for future dosa by DOSA locations. The experience is guided by its architectural simplicity. Upon entering the space, the ‘unconventional bar’ to the right acts as the primary point of contact for customer and wait staff before maneuvering guests into the crosswise dining area. The architecture greets you, our focus was to make the space intuitive and give customers control over their own participation. Without a traditional hostess and wait staff, visitors are encouraged to navigate their own journey through the restaurant, instructed by its straightforward symmetry and design. An all-day bar keeps the energy light and lively from breakfast through dinner. The open kitchen and its wood clad hearth showcase the handwork of creating fresh dosa. The vibrant colors and unconventional textures were chosen to complement, but not upstage the dynamic food. Highlighting the meeting of Oakland and Mumbai, two large mural walls commissioned from local artists transports the customer from Oakland to India and promises fresh discoveries with every family dinner, casual cocktail, or morning chai,” says Nick Polansky of Feldman Architecture

  • Location: Oakland, California
  • Date completed: 2017
  • Design: Feldman Architecture
  • Photos: Kassie Borreson
Entrance and unconventional bar

Open kitchen

Detail of stools

Detail of bar stools
Detail of lighting