The Bottom Line
- Absolutely delicious dosas (crepes filled with curried potatoes)
- A bargain meal or snack
- Strictly vegetarian
- Not Atkins friendly
- Very crowded on weekend afternoons (though seats open up quickly)
- Address: 45-63 Bowne Street, Flushing, Queens, NY (near 45 Avenue)
- Phone: 718-961-6228
- Parking: Try going a block or two further south on Bowne Street.
- Public Transporation: From downtown Flushing (the 7 subway) take the 65 bus to Bowne and 45 Avenue.
- Eat in or takeout.
- Nothing costs more than $5.
Guide Review - Restaurant Review: The Dosa Hutt in Flushing, NY
The fillings vary in spicy heat. Masala dosa ($3) is the typical form; mysore dosa ($3.50) is spicier; and pondicherry dosa ($4.50) is the most spicy. If you look like a dosa or spice novice, you may need to convince the man behind the counter that you can eat a pondicherry dosa. Dosa Hutt also serves iddlys and uttapams.
Iddlys (or idli) are made from the same batter as dosas, but are steamed and shaped in patties, not filled with potato. Uttapams are similar to dosas, though thicker and less crispy. There are usually specials, like thick mango lassis (flavored with clove), samosas, or a donut-shaped morsel I'm dying to try.
Don't come to the Dosa Hutt for anything beyond the food. The seating is strictly utilitarian. This is fast food, South Indian style. The restaurant caters to Indian families in the neighborhood and those who have come to visit the beautiful stone-carved Hindu temple next door.