Lahore Karahi

612 O'Farrell St (btwn Leavenworth St & Hyde St), San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • Noon–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.8/10

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  • Miguel C.

    Korma chicken and butter chicken are great.

    Miguel Cervera · February 7
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  • Kapil D.

    Worst Indian food. Slow service, meat is not cooked well. And, we had to leave our Lamb half way as it was very hard.

    Kapil Dalwani · December 25, 2014
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  • Teresa Y.

    Tikka masala, tandoori, goat curry. Check out their specials on the board.

    Teresa Yao · November 29, 2014
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  • Wojciech Z.

    We tried Chicken Tikka Masala twice and it rocks! Sad that such a good place is localised in Tenderloin

    Wojciech Zalot · October 31, 2014
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  • squeasel

    Delivers. Still pretty decent food, meh service.

    squeasel · October 8, 2014
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  • Pratik

    Their tandoori chicken is amazing...

    Pratik · September 20, 2014
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  • Neesha J.

    tandoori, naan, gobi, butter chicken and daal

    Neesha Jivan · September 14, 2014
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  • Sabina B.

    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

    Sabina B. · September 8, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Matthew Accarrino, chef of SPQR, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Vegetable biryani. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Exklu S.

    Butter chicken, garlic Naan and mango Lassi, I need it once a week

    Exklu Siw · August 17, 2014
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  • Jordan S.

    My favorite Indian place in the Tenderloin. Butter chicken and garlic naan are out of this world!

    Jordan Staniscia · August 8, 2014
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  • Michael F.

    My favorite Indian Pakistani in the city. The smell alone of the restaurant always starts my Indian craving

    Michael Fields · August 6, 2014
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  • Jin R.

    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.

    Jin Rickard · July 29, 2014
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  • Krakatau B.

    Must order Goat Curry & Goat Biryani

    Krakatau Batavia · July 27, 2014
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  • Ullz I.

    Lamb korma and special goat curry are the gems here.

    Ullz Iv · June 15, 2014
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  • Akram J.

    The food is ookaaay.. But the service sucks..

    Akram Jamal-Allail · June 6, 2014
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  • Dora M.

    Lamb saag was great!

    Dora Miller · June 4, 2014
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  • Vera K.

    Don't be scared of the interior :) the food is amazing - beware of big portions

    Vera Kozyr · May 17, 2014
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  • Janice L.

    Garlic naan yum. Also remember to pay after you eat!

    Janice Li · May 13, 2014
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  • Jared T.

    Hidden gem

    Jared Thompson · May 2, 2014
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  • Michael W.

    It's kind of self-serve here but it's really good. Spicy Samosa, naan, and lamb tikka and korma are really spectacular

    Michael Wallace · April 23, 2014
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  • Eugenio G.

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

    Eugenio Garza · March 13, 2014
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  • 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 Suley · February 9, 2014
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  • Heidi S.

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

    Heidi Steklis · October 1, 2013
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  • Usman G.

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

    Usman G · September 3, 2013
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  • Grace C.

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

    Grace Cheung · September 1, 2013
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  • Eric P.

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

    Eric Pan · August 30, 2013
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  • 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 Luk · August 23, 2013
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  • 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 Elizabeth · July 29, 2013
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  • Ni M.

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

    Ni Mu · June 12, 2013
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  • Derek S.

    Hours are wrong.

    Derek Shanahan · June 11, 2013
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  • Natarajan C.

    Superb garlic naan

    Natarajan Chakrapani · May 24, 2013
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  • OrderAhead

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

    OrderAhead · March 5, 2013
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  • Venkatesh A.

    Shahee Paneer is authentic Pakistani !! Yum yum yummy

    Venkatesh Apsingekar · February 24, 2013
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  • 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 Saeed · February 23, 2013
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  • Athena

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

    Athena · February 2, 2013
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  • Athena

    Bring your own wine or beer.

    Athena · February 2, 2013
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  • Daniel B.

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

    Daniel Battaglia · January 21, 2013
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  • Matt S.

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

    Matt Shirk · January 5, 2013
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  • 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 Russell · December 30, 2012
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  • Devang G.

    Best masala tea :) and that too unlimited :)

    Devang Gandhi · December 19, 2012
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  • Patricija V.

    One of my favorite places in the city.

    Patricija Valentinuzzi · November 28, 2012
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  • Miha R.

    Amazing tikka masala and saf paneers.

    Miha Rebernik · September 27, 2012
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  • Rahul P.

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

    Rahul Patil · September 1, 2012
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  • Nghia L.

    Chicken masala is great!

    Nghia Ly · August 25, 2012
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  • Ashley S.

    Amazing. Cheap. Nice family. BYOB.

    Ashley Schoenknecht · August 11, 2012
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  • Barton S.

    Vegetable Pakora is an amazing starter.

    Barton Smith · June 25, 2012
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  • 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 Tehranian · June 24, 2012
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  • Crystal W.

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

    Crystal Williams · June 20, 2012
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  • 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 Thivierge · June 2, 2012
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