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Our Story

Indian Paradox is a wine bar/restaurant serving flavorful Indian street food paired with a variety of both old and new world wines in San Francisco’s Divisadero corridor.

Kavitha - a Chennai native, lands in Huntsville Alabama for a Masters’ degree in EE. She then decides to move to the Bay area given the humungous tech job opportunities and her student loans.

Strangely enough for this Madrasi, something she least expected clicked - Wine.

While the Silicon Valley is known for its startups, technology and VCs, it is also well known for its infective wine bug. And Kavitha was no exception, was smitten, bitten and enamored by this.

What began as fun trips to the wine country and exotic food & wine pairing experiences in the great city of San Francisco… slowly transformed in to something more deep and passionate than just a fun hobby.

And so was born Indian Paradox. The next several years were invested for academic training in wine via the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), Certified Sommelier (CS) certifications, working hands-on in wine bars in the bay area and organizing several food pop-ups to test out the concept.

Finally, the doors of Indian Paradox were opened on March 4th, 2016 - with a vision to serve Indian (street) foods that are quintessential and yet so rare in the city, along with their paradoxical pairings.