"Great Indian restaurants offer me a taste of culture, when I cannot find my own"
I really wish there was more of an Persian scene in Castro Valley. If I want to shop at an Iranian market or something, I usually need to go into San Francisco. I still love eating cultural foods and there are plenty of restaurants in Castro Valley that specialize in Indian cuisine. Village Drive has a few different Indian restaurants including Aroma Cuisine of India. This is a nice place for lunch or dinner. The street also has a very strong Indian presence. Sometimes when I am driving down this street, I feel like I am in a different place. It is a combination of the smells and the styling.