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Lahore Karahi

Indian Restaurant$$$$
Tenderloin, San Francisco
100 Tips and reviews
  • naan
  • BYOB
  • chicken
  • authentic
  • vegetarian food
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  • Sarah E.
    Sarah ElizabethJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Bradley R.
    Bradley RussellDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Vinayak S.
    Vinayak SuleyFebruary 9, 2014
    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!
  • Keyue B.
    Keyue BaoSeptember 2
    A true SF treasure, the cheese naan is amazing but made for sharing and the lamb with tomatoes/onions is mesmerizing! Also, free chai
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.September 8, 2014
    Super good North Indian food. Split the Maharaja or Maharani feast with a friend and get the crispy bhindi on the side. The fish tikka and roganjosh are particularly delicious
  • Brian T.
    Brian ThiviergeJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Jason L.
    Jason LukAugust 23, 2013
    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!
  • Aiah W.
    Aiah WiederOctober 22, 2011
    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!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganApril 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Their fish kebab might be my favorite in the city. I'm so glad they now deliver via Caviar!
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithJuly 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It changed owners a few ago and isn't quite the same, but it's still one of the best Indian spots in SF. It's also a little spicier than before.
  • Kayvon T.
    Kayvon TehranianJune 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Bruce S.
    Bruce ScottJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Calvin T.
    Calvin TennantAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Indian in SF! Butter chicken, tandoori chicken, naan bread, rice, all of it. So good!
  • Liz E.
    Liz EllJune 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    All of Gudu's employees quit at the same time so he is left doing everything himself. The place is currently self serve (Like a taqueria). He is doing a great job by himself.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WallaceApril 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's kind of self-serve here but it's really good. Spicy Samosa, naan, and lamb tikka and korma are really spectacular
  • Ni M.
    Ni MuJune 12, 2013
    Get the sweet naan: coconut, sweetened with sugar and raisins; perfection.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinMay 13, 2017
    Tandori chicken, super good garlic naan, saag paneer, and hot tea. BYOB. Perfect hole in the wall.
  • ViatorStaff
    ViatorStaffAugust 13, 2010
    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.
  • Jin R.
    Jin RickardJuly 29, 2014
    Don't pass on the garlic naan to help sop up all the saucy goodness! You may also need more than one order of naan.
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan StanisciaAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite Indian place in the Tenderloin. Butter chicken and garlic naan are out of this world!
  • Zachary W.
    Zachary WaldowskiMarch 12, 2017
    Looks can be deceiving. I'm not going to understate it – it looks like it'll be a shithole, but my food was amazing. Chicken Korma and Mango Lassi; I'd come back anytime.
  • Saadullah S.
    Saadullah SaeedFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This is by far the best Pakistani food in SF. Try the Beef Seekh Kebabs next time you're here, very authentic!
  • cyn k.
    cyn kMay 1, 2012
    i love all the vegetarian plates here, especially the eggplant and the naan. i also recommend getting the house rice.
  • Grace C.
    Grace CheungSeptember 1, 2013
    My favorite Indian restaurant in the city, so far. Their naan is perfectly crispy & delicious.
  • Wojciech Z.
    Wojciech ZalotOctober 31, 2014
    We tried Chicken Tikka Masala twice and it rocks! Sad that such a good place is localised in Tenderloin
  • Arash N.
    Arash NarchiApril 2, 2015
    Butter chicken and garlic naan is a gem here. Can't go wrong with their mango lasse either
  • katie n.
    katie naglJanuary 17, 2012
    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.
  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadDecember 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite Indian spot in the city. Can't go wrong with the saag paneer and garlic naan.
  • Vera K.
    Vera KozyrMay 17, 2014
    Don't be scared of the interior :) the food is amazing - beware of big portions
  • Bastian G.
    Great vegetarian food and free tea. Also: you are allowed to bring your own drinks.
  • Teresa
    TeresaNovember 29, 2014
    Tikka masala, tandoori, goat curry. Check out their specials on the board.
  • Matt S.
    Matt ShirkJanuary 5, 2013
    I love this place because it is BYOB - I usually bring tall cans of Budweiser
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BattagliaJanuary 21, 2013
    The food was incredible! This is a great little hole in the wall find.
  • Christian D.
    Christian DickmannMay 21, 2016
    Good hole in the wall. Biryani, lamb, cheese Naan were highlights.
  • Eugenio G.
    Eugenio GarzaMarch 13, 2014
    Rice comes in large portions. Mango lassi creamy rich wonderful. Garlic naan is overrated.
  • Janice L.
    Janice LiMay 13, 2014
    Garlic naan yum. Also remember to pay after you eat!
  • Ullz I.
    Ullz IvJune 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Lamb korma and special goat curry are the gems here.
  • OrderAhead
    OrderAheadMarch 5, 2013
    Lahore Karahi now lets you order and pay ahead with your phone. Download the OrderAhead App. Read more
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel CerveraFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Korma chicken and butter chicken are great.
  • Neesha J.
    Neesha JivanSeptember 14, 2014
    tandoori, naan, gobi, butter chicken and daal
  • Srikanth R.
    Srikanth RajuOctober 1, 2015
    BYOB, garlic naan and goat curry was great.
  • Vic
    VicNovember 19, 2016
    Under mediocre I would say.The rice was dry,and so was the naan.The raita and the eggplants were ok,but the vindaloo chicken was not that spicy,not that much and not that good.Wouldn't recommend .
  • Roe N.
    Roe NavarroFebruary 21, 2011
    Hands down, best indian food in the city. Masala never fails and the best garlic naan.
  • Bruno M.
    Bruno MarinhoMay 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Lamb Korma & Garlic Naan Bread! Omg! So good!
  • Siw S.
    Siw S.August 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Butter chicken, garlic Naan and mango Lassi, I need it once a week
  • Krakatau B.
    Krakatau BataviaJuly 27, 2014
    Must order Goat Curry & Goat Biryani
  • Eric P.
    Eric PanAugust 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken Korma and Naan. Can't go wrong with that.
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithJune 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegetable Pakora is an amazing starter.
  • purnima k.
    purnima khandhadaiJuly 28, 2011
    This place is bomb! He makes a tandoori fish to die for
  • Michael F.
    Michael FieldsAugust 6, 2014
    My favorite Indian Pakistani in the city. The smell alone of the restaurant always starts my Indian craving
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