Indian Eats Heading Into San Diego's South Park | Get Ready To Be Curious About Curries At Curryosity

August 18, 2018

Moving into the 1,900 square-foot, long-dormant space that last housed Fire Horse Asian Bistro in South Park is Curryosity, a modern Indian restaurant from the owner of Spice Lounge in Pacific Beach.

Raj Mutti cooked at an Indian restaurant in West Hollywood for 10 years before moving to San Diego with dreams of opening his own eatery. In 2012, Raj unveiled Spice Lounge within a quaint space at 859 Hornblend Street in Pacific Beach, offering traditional North Indian fare and fusion dishes.

"At Curryosity I will be serving authentic Indian food," explained chef and owner Raj Mutti. "Reason for having the name 'Curryosity' is I want the people to be curious about curries. I want to bring Indian food to a different level, for example, I want to serve dairy free masala chicken, dairy free Korma chicken, vegan masala, vegan Korma, Nirvana fusion Indian curry with coconut flavor, and some Indian fusion appetizers and curries. I have 17 months old daughter Dian Mutti and she is the inspiration behind all of this. Her favorite dish is Masala tofu."

Curryosity will offer an eclectic array of Indian food dishes like authentic curries, including vegan and gluten-free varieties, tandoori (Indian BBQ), as well as Indian tapas, street food and some fusion dishes like curry mussels, spiced scallops, Naan bruschetta and naan wraps. In addition to Indian and local beers, Curryosity will also have cocktails with Soju like a mango martini with saffron, lemontini with ginger flavor, tamarind martini, and chaitini with masala chai flavor.

Curryosity is expected to open this fall at 3023 Juniper Street in San Diego's South Park neighborhood.