when you stroll down the walkway of the stripmall at homestead and kiely in santa clara, walking from safeway to toki sushi, stan's donuts, and armadillo willy's, you'll pass jei learning center, longs drugs, some marshalls or ross or something, and also dasaprakash. dasaprakash will catch your eye because of its modern, south asian fusion look. it looks artistic, not like the old cheap indian buffets in the 1980s that just served a mish mash of tandoori chicken, daal, and naan. it looks nice.
dasaprakash serves southern indian cuisine. unless you're clueless about south asian culture, you probably know that means, compared to northern indian restaurants, you're not going to find as much animal flesh served. in fact, most people just say that all south indian food is vegetarian, but then you'll have someone who'll protest and say that there _is_ carnivorism in south india, and i guess there could be.
when you ask a silicon valleyite to name a good south indian restaurant, i think they'll first say udupi palace because it's so popular. upupi's always crowded and a bit of a madhouse, whether you go there for the lunch buffet or for dinner. anyway, dasaprakash is much more calming and relaxing and more of a place you can go for a quiet dinner. maybe you'll even go there on a date.
the food's good. they give you plenty for your money, and it's a good deal. the service is also rather attentive and polite.
of course, if you want the most luxurious south asian restaurant available, you'll probably still head to amber india in santana row, but let's not mention that here.