The Mission has the top two of the best Indian restaurants in the city, according to Eater SF.

Gajalee, at 525 Valencia Street, comes in first. Eater SF recommends the fish malvani masala, thali and curry leaf calamari paired with rose lassi.

Udupi Palace, over at 1007 Valencia Street, comes in second. “This South Indian spot specializes in delicious dosas, but there’s also a full complement of uthappam and other classics like aloo mutter and biryani,” according to Eater SF.

For inquiring minds, Gajalee has a Department of Public Health inspection score of 76 and Udupi Palace has a score of 85.

For some previous coverage on restaurant health scoring, click here.

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Alexander Mullaney is a journalist and publisher in San Francisco. In 2008, he founded The Ingleside Light, a monthly neighborhood newspaper with a circulation of 10,000. In The Ingleside Light he reports on community affairs and publishes the work of both local and student journalists and photographers. He sits on the board of directors of the Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse, the Ocean Avenue Association, and the San Francisco Neighborhood Newspaper Association. In the summer of 2013, Mullaney organized and managed two community journalism courses for youth with City College of San Francisco and the non-profit Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse. The pilot program paid students stipends, offered both high school and college credit, and published their articles and photographs in The Ingleside Light. He intends to find funding to offer the program in 2014. Mullaney holds a bachelors degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University. He is studying multimedia and longform writing at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He plans to use his time at graduate school to expand his reportage to produce stories for the public good.

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