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Dosa Royale

258 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205 40.689244 -73.968634
nr. Vanderbilt Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-576-3800 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Sat, 11am-11pm; Sun, 11am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Clinton-Washington Aves.; G at Fulton St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Catering


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary



Formerly a Smorgasburg vendor, Dosa Royale has graduated to a brick-and-mortar location on a bustling Fort Greene street (after a move from Carroll Gardens). The vibe is young and fun: Think exposed-brick walls and hip-hop; not your typical kitschy assortment of Indian paraphernalia and old-school Bollywood tunes. The menu is lengthy, with plenty of vegetarian options, dosas, and curries. South Indian favorites like ulunthu vada, a fried lentil doughnut, and kothu parotta flaky flatbread layered with onion, eggs, spices, and yogurt are must-orders. (Avoid the idly, a steamed rice cake that’s pucklike with a microwaved quality to it.) Skip the curries in favor of the namesake dish, the gigantic dosa royale, a savory crêpe made from fermented rice and lentils that is quite literally larger than the width of the table and filled with spiced potatoes and a tangy shredded paneer and spinach mixture, as well as mixed vegetables. Wash it all down with a couple of the excellent cocktails like the Madurai sour, an Indian twist on the classic whiskey cocktail made with tamarind and rose water. As for dessert, make sure to leave room for a warm and satisfying order of fried milk dumplings soaked in sugar syrup, known as gulab jamun.

Recommended Dishes

Dosa royale, $18; kothu parotta, $12; gulab jamun, $6