Curry In a Hurry

Have it when you want it at Curry Up Now's restaurant

Though we welcome roving food to the Bay Area with open arms, sometimes it's nice to sit down to a meal without having to slavishly track a food truck on Twitter.

Curry Up Now has long been a favorite among the mobile food cognoscenti, who quickly (and rightly) praised what fast became the signature mash-up item, a chicken tikka masala burrito. The trucks are still traversing the Bay Area, but the opening of Curry Up Now's new brick-and-mortar restaurant in San Mateo means you now know right where to find neo-Indian food when the mood strikes.

The restaurant menu includes all the truck favorites, including the aforementioned burrito ($8). Of the kati rolls (an egg paratha rolled around a filling of your choice; $6.50), we endorse the keema version. The spicy, saucy ground beef has a slow burn; extinguish the fire with a mint-mango lassi ($3).

While the staff becomes accustomed to working in a real kitchen, the menu is limited and the hours confined to lunchtime Monday through Friday, and from noon to 9 p.m. on the weekends. Soon the hours will expand to include dinner daily, with specials like goat curry, biryani and butter chicken.

Now you'll always know right where to get them.

Curry Up Now, 129 South B St.; 650-477-3000 or curryupnow.com