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“Creatively Presented Indian Food”
Review of Curry Up Now

Curry Up Now
Ranked #272 of 2,511 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: US$0 - US$15
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Summary:
- good food (slightly pricier and small portions)
- excellent service
- clean and nice ambience (indoor and outdoor)
- tricky parking

This is a nice restaurant with a bar on the side. The food choices are some what eclectic but tasty. The portions are smaller for some of the dishes, but satisfying.

Spoke to the manager Ravi Mathur. Seems like a nice guy who takes his job very seriously.

It looks fastfood but it's not. When you first get here, you stand inline to order your food. You get water bottle and glasses along with a buzzer. Then you go find a table and sit down waiting for the buzzer to buzz to pick up your food. But that does not happen. Instead they bring the food to your table and give you the silverware and towel. That's nice. After you are done with the meal the empty plates are cleared away without quietly without any drama. Service is excellent and prompt.

Parking is available in the buliding and outside. Parking may be difficult to find outside, but there seemed to be some parking available underground. It's not very easy to find, but it can be found.

There is outdoor dining and it feels private even though you are the corner of a wide street (Zanker). Evening traffic is not so bad, so you can actually enjoy outdoor dining when the weather is nice.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank RamKunda
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Indian Street food is much better than what they serve...
3 taco .. aloo gobi below average.. and beef is like horrible... you better have a taco bell taco..
Bun samosa does not have Bun or samosa... it's more like a vada Pao with tamarind chutney..
And don't even try the idli manchurian... never knew Chinese has tangy taste to it...
The only saver was the Mexican
cocktail and decor... but for $12 you can get that anywhere.. try tapas next door.. they are better..

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank RSV007
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

I ordered Vada Pau and Karol Baug Kitty Party, Bhel, Naughty Nan and few more Items Vada pau gave trailor of good old days eating street side in BOMBAY. Food is heavily spiced ( not Chillis ) that kills the original taste of item in the dish.
Over all worth giving second try specially if you are a street foody.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Thank Paresh V P
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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

No great shakes, just okay.

The gluten free menu was disappointing, even though they took a half hearted jab at it.

I had a chicken Kati roll, pav bhaji and ginger tea. The Indian Bollywood murals with an attitude was the most fun thing about this restaurant (and their tasty chutneys).

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank R S
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Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Indian food with international twist... But taste is very indian. Good ambience and theme.

I left my phone, only to realize that after reading hing back to office. But it was kept safe by the manager. Thanks. Came back to pick it up, had a drink. The bar is excellent.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Travelographer1
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