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Darbar Restaurant

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Nob Hill
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1412 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4616
+1 415-359-1236
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend the Darbar wrap to go at lunch. Chicken tikka is also very good as is the butter chicken. We will often call our order in and get it to go for Friday movie night.

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Thank Denis M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We had just arrived in San Fransisco and had dropped of the rental car, walking back to our hotel and feeling hungry, we happened across this small 'Curry House' ( an English term), we were not disappointed, sometimes you can judge a restaurant by how many people are sat inside, we got there at 6-30pm and there were only 2... More 

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Thank paulj602
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, clean and friendly staff. My wife ordered the tandoori chicken and I decided on their vegetarian vindaloo and an app of their samosas. We shared it all with some rice and nan - lots of food, very tasty at a good price - yum! 5*

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Thank Denis M
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

This place was located just behind our Holiday Inn hotel. It was a short walk for a tired and hungry group so we decided to eat at this restaurant for dinner after reading some good reviews. The place itself was small with simple decor. There was a lot of choose from the menu, even for vegetarians so I was very... More 

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Thank kmbperdon
Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Great food and price. I visit there every time I'm in San Francisco. Place is small and not fancy. But if you like Indian/Pakistani food, you should try this place.

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Thank HoustonChibi
San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

Daily buffet for $8.99, broad Pakistani menu includes signature wraps at lunch time. Nicer decor than the prices would suggest and very nice staff.

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Thank Pegasus531
st. paul
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159 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

When we arrived there was only 1 other customer who was just getting his food. Water was brought to our table, then a wait to get menus. Then we waited at least 15 min before our order was taken . Even a couple who came in to order take out had their order taken before ours. We had decided to... More 

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Thank stpauliewoman
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

This little Pakistani restaurant is delightfully decorated and serves either a decent buffet at lunch or a la carte items at lunch or dinner. All are very good. Buffet includes main dishes, naan, papadoms, rice, salad, chutneys, chai, and rice pudding. Darbar holds its own against the half dozen other Indian and Pakistani places located within a few blocks.

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Thank Pegasus531
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

We have enjoyed this lunch buffet for sometime as we live in the neighborhood . A variety of meats and salad is available . The cost is $8.99 and it is available 7 days a week.

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Thank dougrh
PHOENIX
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

It was terrible experience having dinnar there... Food was not of any test and waited to be served about 20 minutes even only 10 other people was having dinnar.

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Thank MITENDRAMITESH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1412 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-359-1236

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

Staying in Nob Hill

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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