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bright plant filled space with tiled wall and hightops



Palo Alto

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Ettan is one of the prettiest restaurants in Palo Alto. One step into this Indian restaurant will make you forget about the alley you walk through to get there. Green plants hang down from a domed skylight that looks like it could belong in a cathedral, and intricate blue flowers line the walls. Ettan (from the same folks as Copra) serves dishes from across the subcontinent like a maa ki dal with slow-cooked black lentils, a wonderfully crispy Kerala fried chicken, and a paratha with enough paper-thin layers to qualify as a book. Expect every plate to be as elaborate as the space, filled with pops of color like an intensely maroon beetroot with the shrimp.

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