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Pakwan Restaurant

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25168 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544-2519
+1 510-538-2401
07:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Very busy place for a Sunday brunch. We came after 1:30pm and it was crowded. Really hard to get your favorite dishes because they were not being refilled often. But overall good food. They seem to have cut down on some of the dishes, but still there is a lot of varieties. Halwa puri, Paya, Haleem, Nihari, Tandoori Chicken pieces,... More 

Thank tarif2
Fremont, California
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

At one time my favorite restaurant with authentic Pakistani cuisine has slowly deteriorated to just being a high priced eatery. From its humble beginnings in a small strip mall to a self standing building with it's own parking lot at one time is now being operated welcoming in it's foyer with a 4 foot square notice for patrons on how... More 

1 Thank Dinerwhoknows
Bentonville, Arkansas
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247 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

It was much cleaner and nicer than the other Pakwan in San Francisco city. Really liked the brain masala. Have heard a lot of praise for their sunday brunch but have not tried yet. Also like the complimentary tea.

Thank seharmd
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This appears to be a very low key place, and yet offers excellent non-vegetarian food from the Indian subcontinent. I had the Nihari, beef kababs and rice. Excellent quality and just the right amount of spices. Will be back for sure!

Thank jmolsom
central coast
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Simple straightforward food and service with WOW flavor. Went there on recommendation of an area business who are afghani; we expected different flavors. Similar to traditional north indian food, but with a real twist. Food was pretty spicy, so if that's not your jam, you should order mild. I usually anticipate a lot of mustard and cream based sauces with... More 

Thank chuttipen
Hayward, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Pakwan has the most authentic Indian/Pakistani food and everything on the menu is as good as it gets.I believe they have four locations in the bay area I love the Hayward location best it huge with plenty of parking,give it a go

Thank Lawrence W
Vancouver, Canada
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142 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Found another Pakistani Muslim restaurant. The food is as good as Shalimar. Same concept as them too. You place the order and set your own table and get your own water or chai. The kebabs are actually better than Shalimar especially the chicken kebabs, it was so good that we had order more. They had mutton biryani, it is good... More 

Thank Cheryl C
Union City, California
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

We visited about a year ago and noticed the Restaurant was cleaner. Chairs looked a little worse for ware and the cups for complimentary Tea were grubby! Paintwork of doors to the kitchen and bathroom needed 're-painting'. Excellet quality of the food. Self order and collect the food from the counter minimizes serving staff. If you are looking for good... More 

Thank fentumew
Thane, India
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We went for the Sunday brunch. We were a group of 8 family members including 2 kids and an infant. The place was packed. After a wait of 20 minutes we were seated at a table for 8. The place was full of mostly Pakistanis and some Indians, Iranis and a sprinkling of Americans!! The brunch had some vegetarian dishes... More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2008

best sunday brunch...ever...

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25168 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544-2519
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: +1 510-538-2401

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?