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501 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1931
+1 415-776-0160
11:00 - 11:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 11:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 11:00
Fri 11:00 - 11:30
Sat 11:30 - 11:30
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Showing 36: English reviews
Hamilton, New Zealand
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place for a change and have lunch. Can't the rate the place for service as it is self service. Tried biryani or we can say fried rice. Good and spicy. For dinner tried vindaloo good and spicy.

Thank abhishekalekar
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came to this place late in the evening, being our first time going there, we had plenty of questions and they answered all of them and made recommendations. I tried the Saag Gosht, it was very delicious! The chicken itself was really tasty! I'd definitely come back ☺️

Thank jacckkiiee710
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant decor/setting is nothing to brag about but the food is incredible. The tandoori chicken tikka botti is probably the best chicken i have ever had. Had 5 good sized dishes of food for $40 and I went into a heavenly grilled coma. Karma naan was also great. Well worth the time. No garlic in the dishes I had... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
152 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Alright !! so when in America eat as Americans do .. and that is why we were here :D .. they love Indian curry and they love it from here. Saw a lot of take away orders flying away and why not .. the curries were quite good .. so were the naan breads. Well a bit later about those... More 

Thank Wasil_Khan
Bengaluru, India
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Had some good hot food with bread, mutton gravy and mutton biryani. Definitely worth visiting if you are looking for Indian/Pak food

Thank rajeshphillips
Seattle,WA-98034, USA
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Typical street cafe ”Dhaba” place offering cheap food which is reasonably tasty…value for money for non-veg dishes. It is a self- service place. Ambiance is below average and cleanliness is just OK - the plastic plates were somewhat dirty though. In non-veg we ordered Chicken curry, seekh kabab and lamb biryani which were good. Everything we ordered in veg i.e.... More 

Thank amcos
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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485 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a bit of a "hole-in-the-wall" kind of place, but the food is really very good (and its inexpensive too!) The neighborhood feels a bit sketchy but on both occasions that I visited I was with colleagues and I didn't encounter any issues.

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My and my wife had been out at some amazing bars in San Francisco and after spending fortunes on beers and cocktails wanted a bite to eat! We stumbled across this little Indian cafe! Not a typical Indian restaurant it was more of a cafe but the food was very reasonable and very tasty! If you are after a cheaper... More 

Thank Shane W
Basel, Switzerland
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Hole in the wall restaurant with no ambience but great food. Usual Pakistani/Indian fare that was very tasty. Reminded me of my trips back to visit friends and family. Reasonably priced - I did not pay more than 15 USD on any visit. Complimentary tea available which is quite good. Best thing is that it is halal which is a... More 

1 Thank Ahmed A
Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The best authentic Pakistani-Indian food I've ever had! The tandoori chicken I had was beyond perfection. There was not a single item we ordered that was disappointing!

1 Thank shrady136

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Pakistani, Asian, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1931
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-0160

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?