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Kennedy's Irish Pub and Curry House

$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Indian, Pub, Irish, Bar
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1040 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1702
+1 415-441-8855
10:30 - 01:00
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being new to the bay area IPA scene, this place made me feel right at home. With so many beers on tap I didn't know where to start. I told the bartenders Alyssa & Finn what I liked in beer and they poured me something awesome. The manager Lucas then came over and it was apparent why the staff was... More 

Thank Michael y
Herndon, VA
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hankering for a curry after downing a few pints of Guinness or Stella? There's only one place to go in San Francisco (or any other US city for that matter?) A 15 minute walk on Columbus Ave up the hill from the touristy Fisherman's Wharf, you will find a place with the odd name of Kennedy's Irish Pub and Curry... More 

Thank daddy00
San Francisco
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is the "oddest" combination of Pub and Restaurant. When I first entered "through the pub" I thought, what have I gotten myself in to. I had a Groupon, only reason I would have tried this place. I did like the feel of the "Pub" part and they had some killer beers on tap. But walking through the foyer to... More 

Thank TravelBug56trillion
Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

At first, on the outside Kennedys appears to be a "Dive" but looks are deceiving . Went there for the curry and wasn't disappointed. Very much an "old" bar setting. . The bar part seemed very lively with offerings of fuss ball and pool tables and a few video machines. The restaurant area is "no frills" simple décor . No... More 

Thank brkinlv
Las Vegas, Nevada
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This is probably tbe 3rd time here, we started going there because it was just a divey bar that only serves beer and wine and we like going to those kind of places, but last night was the icing on the cake and we will never return there, the girl bartender was having issues with her boyfriend at the bar... More 

Thank babya71
Henderson, Nevada
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Rude bartender. Separated food order from drinks is weird. Food is edible but forgettable. Bathrooms are filthy. Walk past this one.

Thank anagorski
Reno, Nevada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A unique combo of Irish Pub and Indian food is very interesting. Who would not want to have good beer with some spicy food? Unfortunately this place is disappointing in every possible way. The place is dirty with sticky tables and chairs. The food is horrible. They don't serve half the beers listed on their wall. The service is terrible.... More 

Thank uday029
Vancouver, Washington
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our nearby hotel. We were not disappointed. The waiter helped us pick out a menu item that he thought we would enjoy. It was an awesome chicken curry dish that we shared. The service was fast and the wait staff was all very friendly. The atmosphere was not very quiet because this restaurant is in... More 

Thank TheSkipper1952
Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The perfect place to grab a curry and a Guinness! Can recommend the pepper fry goat and chicken jalfrezi. The rice portions are huge so order to share!

Thank ZA_world
Davis, California
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331 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Interesting looking place, odd angles & woodsy interior. Also unique combo of Irish pub & Indian restaurant. However, the food leaves something to be desired. Fish pakora appetizer - batter fried white fish pieces - was dry & chewy and not that tasty. I will say you got quite a bit - 10 pieces - for the price, but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Pub, Irish, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-441-8855

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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