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Curry Up Now

321 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2544
+1 650-300-4690
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  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“samosas” (7 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
321 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2544
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm and generous service, great flexibility in ordering, delicious sauces (touch of mint in the smooth raita)--and terrific for vegetarians.

Thank VSM9
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the vegetarian options and the spicy goodness of the dishes. I had the hella vegan bowl and my friend had the hungry planet burrito. Very tasty and loved the riced cauliflower option. A bit pricey but worth it

Thank J T
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I really like this place. There chicken tikka burritos are bomb. Would highly recommend for lunch. A little on the pricier side for lunch but for what you are getting it is a great value. The staff that work there are super nice and accommodating....More

Thank franzmaryh
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

If you are in a mood for Indian food, street food in particular and going to India is not in your plans in next day or two? This place will please you. Small test busy. Why not? Their food was amazing. Menu on website looks...More

Thank Ki P
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Three of us had different Thalis - each one was awesome. Great food at a very reasonable price. A great new option for the Palo Alto dining scene. I can't wait to go back!

Thank Lawrys
Reviewed April 30, 2018

I really enjoyed the playful nature of the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant was top-notch. The curries wrapped up in a tortilla was a fun take and a good way to introduce people to Indian food, thinking kids.

Thank Kyle L
Reviewed April 1, 2018

We had dinner last night and were underwhelmed by the lady at the counter. She was really bad with an attitude I haven't seen at a counter restaurant. The average bill per person without any drinks came to $14 for us which isn't cheap. They...More

Thank agaurav
Reviewed March 15, 2018

The restaurant and the food trucks are the best. Chicken Tikka burrito - is awesome. My favorite is the Deconstructed Samosa. Keep an eye with Moveable Feast for Curry Up Now's truck! Picture attached- Deconstructed Samosa with Chicken Tikka -- sorry I dug into it...More

Thank MyaB67
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Recently had the THE AMERICAN PUNJABI Thali - sadly the food was sub-par. As an Indian who has had food in many places across the US, it does not seem like Palo Alto has any good Indian food.

Thank SriS982
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Cool decor; upbeat ambiance ; prompt service; clever menu names and descriptions. I liked my chicken tikka masala burrito roll and sexy fries . Can’t say I would drive miles for the food but a solid option for lunch in downtown PA

Thank Umair K
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2544
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-300-4690
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Owned by local duo, Akash and Rana Kapoor, Curry Up Now was inspired by street food popular in India and other parts of the world. Akash and Rana started Curry Up Now as the Bay Area's very first Indian Street Food truck and have now expanded to five food trucks, four brick & mortar restaurants and two craft cocktail bars named Mortar & Pestle. Items on the menu include the iconic Chicken Tikka Masala Burrito, Deconstructed Samosa, Naughty Naan and Sexy Fries, plus there's an extensive list of gluten free and vegan options. Feeling like a night cap? Head to Mortar & Pestle Bar with friends for handcrafted cocktails, using housemade syrups, or try one of the locally crafted brews on tap.
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