Lahore Karahi

612 O'Farrell St (btwn Leavenworth St & Hyde St), San Francisco, CA 94109
Open until 11:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • Noon–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
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  • "... creamy rich wonderful. Garlic naan is overrated." (6 tips)
  • "... is the best Indian food in SF. My go to's; naan, tandoori fish, chicken..." (6 tips)
  • "tandoori fish. do it." (5 tips)
  • Dominic P.

    Best Indian/pakistani food in sf

    Dominic P. · April 5, 2010
  • OrderAhead

    Lahore Karahi now lets you order and pay ahead with your phone. Download the OrderAhead App. Read more

    OrderAhead · March 5, 2013
  • Foodspotting

    Try the garlic naan and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · December 7, 2010
  • Carla

    Best indian in the city!

    Carla · September 11, 2010
  • Liz D.

    tandoori fish. do it.

    Liz D. · October 26, 2010
  • slightly d.

    Chicken Tikka Masala, Benghan Bharta, Garlic Naan, BYOB!

    slightly d. · April 1, 2009
  • Brian T.

    The last owner sold but the new family that purchased it is doing a great job. The menu changed slightly and the food seems to a be a little hotter (spice). Still highly recomended... And still BYOB

    Brian T. · June 2, 2012
  • Patricija V.

    One of my favorite places in the city.

    Patricija V. · November 28, 2012
  • Bruce S.

    Hands down best Indian fare in SF. Not for the faint-hearted, but if you can handle food prepared with passion and intensity your meal here will be nothing short of a religious experience.

    Bruce S. · January 29, 2012
  • ViatorStaff

    We argue a lot about the best Pakastani-Indian food in SF, but we all basically agreed that Lahore is probably the best of the best. BYOB from a nearby corner store. Excellent biriyani.

    ViatorStaff · August 13, 2010
  • Erik H.

    Food is great and affordable, but they are no longer BYOB after getting hassled by the city. So sad.

    Erik H. · July 23, 2010
  • Aneel R.

    Awesome fish and tikka masala

    Aneel R. · March 28, 2010
  • K T.

    My favorite South Asian restaurant in the city...

    K T. · February 10, 2010
  • Vinayak S.

    Awesome Nehari and goat curry. One of the best meals I've had in a while! The curries are really well integrated and feel like they've been cooked with the meat and not added in later. Good stuff!

    Vinayak S. · February 9
  • Heidi S.

    The place doesn't look like much but the food is fantastic.

    Heidi S. · October 1, 2013
  • Eric P.

    Chicken Korma and Naan. Can't go wrong with that.

    Eric P. · August 30, 2013
  • Ni M.

    Get the sweet naan: coconut, sweetened with sugar and raisins; perfection.

    Ni M. · June 12, 2013
  • Daniel B.

    The food was incredible! This is a great little hole in the wall find.

    Daniel B. · January 21, 2013
  • Bradley R.

    Family-run feel and outright delicious Indian/Pakistani food; Gudu, previous owner/chef, lives on. Chicken Tikka Masala of course, tandoori chicken, lamb korma, samosa, naan -$10/pp- free chai! BYOB!

    Bradley R. · December 30, 2012
  • Devang G.

    Best masala tea :) and that too unlimited :)

    Devang G. · December 19, 2012
  • Barton S.

    Vegetable Pakora is an amazing starter.

    Barton S. · June 25, 2012
  • Kayvon T.

    This bare bones operation has to be the best South Asian food in SF. Focus is on the food and nothing else. The vegetarian options, naan and samosas are all excellent!

    Kayvon T. · June 24, 2012
  • cyn k.

    sad news peeps- sounds like the fantastic owner/chef just sold. :-(

    cyn k. · May 1, 2012
  • Kristin V.

    Make sure to say hi to Guudu, the owner and chef. He's amazing!

    Kristin V. · April 26, 2011
  • charles h.

    If u don't get the chicken tandoori as a side dish, you're not a very responsible person...

    charles h. · January 16, 2011
  • Janine K.

    try the garbanzo beans. Best you'll have ever.

    Janine K. · July 20, 2009
  • Brian M.

    bring your beer, or grab it at the corner store next door

    Brian M. · July 12, 2009
  • Eugenio G.

    Rice comes in large portions. Mango lassi creamy rich wonderful. Garlic naan is overrated.

    Eugenio G. · March 13
  • Usman G.

    It was kind of ok ok ..... Nothing great

    Usman G. · September 3, 2013
  • Grace C.

    My favorite Indian restaurant in the city, so far. Their naan is perfectly crispy & delicious.

    Grace C. · September 1, 2013
  • Jason L.

    Best Indian we've had in the city thus far however 30 min wait for food was long at dinner time. Order ahead with the app on your way over as they get backed up by the takeout orders!

    Jason L. · August 23, 2013
  • Sarah E.

    Lahore is the best Indian food in SF. My go to's; naan, tandoori fish, chicken tikka masala & saag paneer. Fyi, don't wear your favorite clothes here. An SF hole in the wall treasure.

    Sarah E. · July 29, 2013
  • Derek S.

    Hours are wrong.

    Derek S. · June 11, 2013
  • Natarajan C.

    Superb garlic naan

    Natarajan C. · May 24, 2013
  • Venkatesh A.

    Shahee Paneer is authentic Pakistani !! Yum yum yummy

    Venkatesh A. · February 24, 2013
  • Saadullah S.

    This is by far the best Pakistani food in SF. Try the Beef Seekh Kebabs next time you're here, very authentic!

    Saadullah S. · February 23, 2013
  • Athena

    Not quite the old Karahi. But still a good Indian joint.

    Athena · February 2, 2013
  • Athena

    Bring your own wine or beer.

    Athena · February 2, 2013
  • Matt S.

    I love this place because it is BYOB - I usually bring tall cans of Budweiser

    Matt S. · January 5, 2013
  • Miha R.

    Amazing tikka masala and saf paneers.

    Miha R. · September 27, 2012
  • Rahul P.

    This restaurant has A fresh look and a new owner. The service is quick and the food is decent.

    Rahul P. · September 1, 2012
  • Nghia L.

    Chicken masala is great!

    Nghia L. · August 25, 2012
  • Ashley S.

    Amazing. Cheap. Nice family. BYOB.

    Ashley S. · August 11, 2012
  • Crystal W.

    Under new ownership and really not the place it was. Sad. We're going to miss the Tandoori fish.

    Crystal W. · June 20, 2012
  • cyn k.

    i love all the vegetarian plates here, especially the eggplant and the naan. i also recommend getting the house rice.

    cyn k. · May 1, 2012
  • Jessica H.

    Karahi Chicken - $7.00

    Jessica H. · February 21, 2012
  • katie n.

    Beware: this place will leave you smelling like a tandoori oven, but it has some of the most authentic indian/pakistani food in sf. yum.

    katie n. · January 17, 2012
  • Justine D.

    This meal is fucking religious.

    Justine D. · January 16, 2012
  • Aiah W.

    INCREDIBLE food—especially when you consider it's all turned out by one man and a prep cook/busboy/runner. Be patient, and you WILL NOT be disappointed. Try the chicken saag with garlic naan!

    Aiah W. · October 22, 2011
  • purnima k.

    This place is bomb! He makes a tandoori fish to die for

    purnima k. · July 28, 2011

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