Popular Castro Indian spot Kasa, which also runs a food truck you may have seen around town, just opened a second location in the former Polk Street Station space (1356 Polk Street, at Pine) last night.
Kasa previously had attempted an expansion to the Marina but found that Marina folks were less than receptive to their brand of ethnic cuisine. Meanwhile the Castro spot has been going strong for five years, and often has lines at prime time.
Kasa's known for their simple menu with two main dish options: thali plate, or kati roll (like an Indian burrito), with about ten selections of meat and vegetarian fillings. Also: solid chicken tikka masala.
As Inside Scoop reports, the prime corner spot features a "chandelier" made from antique bronze bells collected by owner Anamika Khanna's mother in India. They will be expanding their menu selections a bit at both locations with "small batch specials" that will be all vegetarian, with things like shulgum (turnips), baingan bharta (eggplant and peas), and bhindi (okra with pomegranate seeds. And they're debuting a new ice cream flavor from Humphry Slocombe based on their chai tea, called Kasa Chai.
For now, it's BYOB, and hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.