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Lahore Karahi

Indian Restaurant$$$$
Tenderloin, San Francisco
95 Tips and reviews
  • naan
  • BYOB
  • authentic
  • vegetarian food
  • chicken
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  • Sarah E.
    Sarah ElizabethJuly 29, 2013
    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.
    Upvoted Jun 26
  • 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!
  • Bradley R.
    Bradley RussellDecember 30, 2012
    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!
  • Brian T.
    Brian ThiviergeJune 2, 2012
    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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Liz E.
    Liz EllJune 29, 2011
    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.
  • Bruce S.
    Bruce ScottJanuary 29, 2012
    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.
  • Kayvon T.
    Kayvon TehranianJune 24, 2012
    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!
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithJuly 5, 2015
    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.
  • Melissa D.
    Their fish kebab might be my favorite in the city. I'm so glad they now deliver via Caviar!
  • Calvin T.
    Calvin TennantAugust 31, 2015
    Best Indian in SF! Butter chicken, tandoori chicken, naan bread, rice, all of it. So good!
  • Michael W.
    Michael WallaceApril 23, 2014
    It's kind of self-serve here but it's really good. Spicy Samosa, naan, and lamb tikka and korma are really spectacular
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedApril 20
    This place is different. The tandoori is delicious and unique with a lot of spices, although the food takes awhile sometimes. Read more
  • 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.
  • Ni M.
    Ni MuJune 12, 2013
    Get the sweet naan: coconut, sweetened with sugar and raisins; perfection.
  • 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.
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan StanisciaAugust 8, 2014
    My favorite Indian place in the Tenderloin. Butter chicken and garlic naan are out of this world!
  • Saadullah S.
    Saadullah SaeedFebruary 23, 2013
    This is by far the best Pakistani food in SF. Try the Beef Seekh Kebabs next time you're here, very authentic!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Arash N.
    Arash NarchiApril 2, 2015
    Butter chicken and garlic naan is a gem here. Can't go wrong with their mango lasse either
  • Grace C.
    Grace CheungSeptember 1, 2013
    My favorite Indian restaurant in the city, so far. Their naan is perfectly crispy & delicious.
  • Bastian G.
    Bastian GreshakeMarch 29, 2015
    Great vegetarian food and free tea. Also: you are allowed to bring your own drinks.
  • Vera K.
    Vera KozyrMay 17, 2014
    Don't be scared of the interior :) the food is amazing - beware of big portions
  • Teresa Y.
    Teresa YaoNovember 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
  • Roe N.
    Roe NavarroFebruary 21, 2011
    Hands down, best indian food in the city. Masala never fails and the best garlic naan.
  • Erik H.
    Erik HinzpeterJuly 23, 2010
    Food is great and affordable, but they are no longer BYOB after getting hassled by the city. So sad.
  • Eugenio G.
    Eugenio GarzaMarch 13, 2014
    Rice comes in large portions. Mango lassi creamy rich wonderful. Garlic naan is overrated.
  • Christian D.
    Good hole in the wall. Biryani, lamb, cheese Naan were highlights.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BattagliaJanuary 21, 2013
    The food was incredible! This is a great little hole in the wall find.
  • Janice L.
    Janice LiMay 13, 2014
    Garlic naan yum. Also remember to pay after you eat!
  • Ullz I.
    Ullz IvJune 15, 2014
    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
  • Bruno M.
    Bruno MarinhoMay 3, 2015
    Lamb Korma & Garlic Naan Bread! Omg! So good!
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel CerveraFebruary 7, 2015
    Korma chicken and butter chicken are great.
  • Srikanth R.
    Srikanth RajuOctober 1, 2015
    BYOB, garlic naan and goat curry was great.
  • Neesha J.
    Neesha JivanSeptember 14, 2014
    tandoori, naan, gobi, butter chicken and daal
  • Kristin V.
    Kristin VApril 26, 2011
    Make sure to say hi to Guudu, the owner and chef. He's amazing!
  • purnima k.
    purnima khandhadaiJuly 28, 2011
    This place is bomb! He makes a tandoori fish to die for
  • Krakatau B.
    Krakatau BataviaJuly 27, 2014
    Must order Goat Curry & Goat Biryani
  • Exklu S.
    Exklu SiwAugust 17, 2014
    Butter chicken, garlic Naan and mango Lassi, I need it once a week
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithJune 25, 2012
    Vegetable Pakora is an amazing starter.
  • Eric P.
    Eric PanAugust 30, 2013
    Chicken Korma and Naan. Can't go wrong with that.
  • Rahul P.
    Rahul PatilSeptember 1, 2012
    This restaurant has A fresh look and a new owner. The service is quick and the food is decent.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FieldsAugust 6, 2014
    My favorite Indian Pakistani in the city. The smell alone of the restaurant always starts my Indian craving
  • charles h.
    charles houstonJanuary 16, 2011
    If u don't get the chicken tandoori as a side dish, you're not a very responsible person...
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