Super tasty and inexpensive. Safe options are clearly marked, and owner is well-versed in avoiding cross contamination. If you ask for "spicy" you'd better mean it. Will make this a regular destination when I'm in Oakland.
Super cheap Indian food, clearly marked safe menu items, pretty big vegan menu. Usually fire hot, although spice levels are a bit unpredictable. The tamarind sauce/chutney is delicious and you get a huge bottle for your table. The fry vats are separated by vegetarian and non-vegetarian, and even though the pakora is gluten free, it is fried with gluten items. NOT SAFE for celiacs. Papadum is imported, so they are unsure if it's gluten free. I have eaten here weekly for a long time and couldn't figure out where my low level contamination was coming from: it's the pakora. Maybe also papadum. I like the owner and I like the cheap food, but I broke my own rule about never trusting fried food in a restaurant and learned my lesson.