Making the move to Uptown Oakland!

That's right! We've secured the perfect location for our 5th brick & mortar restaurant in the Oakland neighborhood of Uptown and we couldn't be more excited. 

Our founders, Akash and Rana Kapoor always welcomed the opportunity to share their vision of tasty, convenient, affordable dining with an engaged foodie community. In this spirit, they thought, what could be more appropriate than opening in Oakland. 

The Oakland menu will include our quintessential street food items such as Bhel Puri (puffed rice, potato garbanzo mash, cucumber), Vada Pav (mashed potato fritter sandwiched between an Amul buttered bun) and Pav Bhaji (a Mumbai street Bhaji mash of cauliflower, beans, carrots, potatoes and peas). Not to be missed will of course be the iconic Tikka Masala Burrito and our deconstructed Samosa along with The Naughty Naan and Sexy Fries plus many vegan and gluten-free choices. New to the menu are Kofta Fauja Singh (chicken or lamb kofta meatballs), Indian Railway Cutlet (schnitzel-like cutlet of crumb fried maggi masala noodle and veggies with Sriracha aioli) and Kababpav (chicken or lamb kofta meatballs on a Amul buttered bun with onions, chutney, hot sauce and chips).

Among the choices of self-serve libations will be Ginger Mint Lemonade and house made lassis including Mango Lassi, Mint Mango Lassi, and Rose Mango Lassi. Select beers and wines, often California sourced, will be offered, along with a sangria bar.

The 1,800 square foot venue, designed by Stephanie Batties of Right Touch Designs, will seat up to 50 guests and evoke an Old Calcutta ethos with wicker and wood finishes, tile work, ceiling fans and colorful portraits from Rajasthan. There will be a community table and sidewalk seating for 16 is planned.

Curry Up Now in Oakland will be located at 1745 San Pablo Avenue, near 18th Street, adjacent to The New Parish entertainment venue. The restaurant will be open daily for lunch and dinner with late night hours for New Parish events. 

 
 

Tasty New Menu Items

Our menu got a revamp! Next time you visit try one of these new menu items, now available at our San Francisco, San Mateo, San Jose locations. Most also available at our Palo Alto location. 

Winner Top 100 Movers & Shakers 2016

We are honored to be a recipient of this year's Fast Casual's Top 100 Movers & Shakers award. Our co-founders, Akash and Amir, attended the event in Chicago over the May 21 weekend to receive the award alongside other nation-wide fast-casual brands. 

Recipients of the awards were rated on growth and sales, technology, design, customer experience, sustainability and menu offerings. 

What makes this award extra special is for one we were the only Bay Area-based restaurant to make the list and we were rated amongst very large, well-known brands such as Shake Shack, Smashburger, Starbucks, MOD Pizza, Sweetgreen, plus many others.

View the full list of winners and descriptions here.  

 
 Pictured: Curry Up Now co-founders Amir Hosseini and Akash Kapoor with Fast Casual representatives

Pictured: Curry Up Now co-founders Amir Hosseini and Akash Kapoor with Fast Casual representatives

 

New Menu Now Available in San Mateo & San Jose

We've added some tasty new menu items for you to grub on. Check out the menu below. Currently only available at our San Mateo & San Jose locations, but will be available in San Francisco shortly. 

Check out these new additions below:
Tau, The Dude, Angry Idli Manchurian, Bhel Puri, Marwari Kachori Chaat, Aloo Tikki Chaat, Major Taj Sareen Thali Platter, Quesadillix, Tikka Tikka Hummus, Salad, Kids Menu & Desserts. 
 

 
 
 
 

12 Days of Giveaways - Two Tickets to the Nutcracker!

 

IT'S THE 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS - Starting December 1 and ending December 12! All you have to do is follow us on social and answer one question daily on either Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. We'll choose one lucky winner each day to win a meal at our restaurant. After the 12 days we'll randomly choose one of the 12 winners to win a holiday themed night out on the town for 2!

HOLIDAY NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN includes dinner for 2 at Curry Up Now, 2 tokens for ice cream at Smitten (so good!) and 2 tickets to see the Nutcracker at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Tuesday, December 22 at 7pm. 

BONUS POINTS to those that come up with the most creative answers! 

If you have any questions about the contest you can email us at info@curryupnow.com.

Good luck!

 

New Location to Open in San Jose

We're finally opening our newest brick & mortar location in San Jose at 3250 Zanker Rd on Thursday, September 24! This will be our fourth restaurant location with the others in San Mateo, Palo Alto and San Francisco. 

A large portion of the 3,900 square foot space will be designated as Mortar & Pestle Bar with a 24-seater bar and an outdoor patio that seats 22. The main dining room will boast 80 seats with mixed use and community tables along with an additional patio at the front entrance for a total seating capacity of 160. The space will showcase our signature industrial Bollywood chic interior design with locally built, custom upcycled lighting fixtures, a giant stencil wall behind the bar and a 36 foot custom hand-painted mural.

Menu highlights include our iconic, fan-favorite dishes such as the Tikka Masala Burrito, Deconstructed Samosa, Sexy Fries and Naughty Naan. Not to be missed will be new menu items such as the Babloo & Chotu Salad, Tikka Tikka Hummus - a Kabab Platter, Dynamite Tangra Wings, Biryani Arancini and Churros Garma Garam with Bournvita chocolate sauce on the dessert menu. The dine-in menu will be available for take-out and off-premise catering will be a specialty of the house.

We will also feature a weekend brunch menu showcasing breakfast favorites with an Indian twist such as Malpua Fennel Crepes, Huevos Rancheros, Bird’s Nest Samosa - with a baked egg and greens, as well as freshly baked savory and sweet scones.  Boozy libations will be served alongside brunch including an eclectic selection of Bloody Mary’s we call Bloodies with flavors such as Tikka & Curry.

Please join us for our grand opening on Thursday, September 24. See you all there!

We're Hiring! Food Trucks & Restaurants

Looking for a new gig? We're on the search for awesome folks to join our team! Attend one of our three job fairs this week.

Food Truck Interviews
315 South Maple Ave
South San Francisco
Thurs, 2/12 | 3-6pm

Restaurant Interviews 
129 South B Street 
San Mateo
Wed, 2/11 | 3-6pm

659 Valencia Street
San Francisco
Wed, 2/11 | 3-6pm

 
 

New Brunch Menu & Remodel in San Mateo

For the first time we're offering brunch in San Mateo on the weekends until 6pm. There are six new dishes on the brunch menu such as the Old Delhi Bread Pakora (a batter fried sando stuffed with paneer, potatoes and chutney), Pau Bhaji (veggie mash with amul buttered pav buns for dipping), and our house favorite the Amritsari Chana Bhatura (fried puffed leavened bread (bhatura) with garbanzo beans (chana) masala). All dishes are $7.50. 

Our San Mateo location is also getting a fresh new look come December. We're renovating our dining room over the next few weeks including adding new furniture pieces, benches and chairs, new tables, updating the lighting, adding wallpaper and getting fresh new paint.

 
 

Diwali Celebration, Giveaways & Burritos

 
 

Celebrate Diwali at Curry Up Now! We're giving away Diya lights and Henna tattoos to anyone who makes a purchase at our brick & mortar locations on Thursday, 10/23 until we run out. We'll also be serving three all new Burritos on our trucks and a special new Thali Combo Platter at our restaurants the week of Diwali (10/20-10/24). For a sneak peek at our new burritos and platter follow us on social.


 

Diwali Catering 

We put together an extra special catering menu for the week of Diwali, 10/18 through 10/26. Click here to view our catering menu.

To order contact us:
info@curryupnow.com
650.425.7682