Curry and Chips! Curry and Chips! I need to find Curry and Chips!
May 3, 2007 6:42 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find curry and chips (fries) in the (SF) East Bay?

I've been home sick and dreaming about greasy food. I know I won't go for the Buffalo wings because they're not vegan, but I can't stop thinking about a Veg Dupiaza and chips I had when I was in England this past winter. I know curry and chips aren't exactly common in America, but I figured the Bay Area would be a good place to try.

So are there any places I can get curry and chips in the Bay Area? I live in Berkeley, so the East Bay would be best, but I'll drive as far as San Jose if need be.
posted by kendrak to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The Chieftain at 5th and Howard in SF has them, but I believe that it is just curry and chips, no veggies. They do have a vegetable curry pot pie so I'm sure something could be arranged.
posted by cftarnas at 6:57 PM on May 3, 2007

Will you settle for Indian Pizza? This is my favorite place, but Indian Pizza was born at a joint on Valencia. IT'S AMAZING.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:02 PM on May 3, 2007

I've been wondering about this since the last AskMe thread about curry and chips. Never had them, but I'm keen to. I'll be watching this thread.
posted by lekvar at 7:14 PM on May 3, 2007

Response by poster: The Chieftan might be a good choice. I guess I should clarify it though. I'm looking for a place where I can get a veg. curry and chips/fries instead of rice or naan, not just curry sauce. Seriously, it's amazing.
posted by kendrak at 8:03 PM on May 3, 2007

I'm not in the Bay Area and have never had curry and chips, but ... could you just get a veg curry somewhere and some chips somewhere and combine them yourself?
posted by Utilitaritron at 8:10 PM on May 3, 2007

Seconding that...what's put on Japanese curry rice more or less = what's put on UK curry chips (but I'm a USAin-- Brits might snark).
posted by brujita at 9:13 PM on May 3, 2007

I've lived in England for a few years now, and I think I would go through cheap takeaway curry-withdrawal if I moved back to the states. Dopiaza is my favorite, though I'll sometimes go for a Korma.
It looks like the Indian Pizza place that Ambrosia Voyeur linked to does curry and American-style diner food (burgers and fries, etc.) along with the pizza, which is exactly like the curry takeaways here. I bet they'd be happy to put your curry on some french fries/chips.
posted by Wroksie at 4:25 AM on May 4, 2007

I know for a fact that The Irish Bank and Kennedy's in San Francisco has them. The curry at Irish Bank is the type you would expect in a pub - bit too sweet and salty and not at all authentic Indian curry - but works great with chips and vinegar. Kennedy's has a whole menu of Indian food along with traditional pub grub.

In the East Bay, you could go to Beckett's in Berkeley on a Monday and make a special request to combine their Monday Chicken curry special with chips. Or just order the curry special and fish and chips and mix'n'match.
posted by junesix at 12:22 PM on May 5, 2007

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