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Lahore Karahi

Indian Restaurant$$$$
Tenderloin, San Francisco
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  • Sarah E.
    Sarah ElizabethJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganApril 20
    Been here 5+ times
    Their fish kebab might be my favorite in the city. I'm so glad they now deliver via Caviar!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vera K.
    Vera KozyrMay 17, 2014
    Don't be scared of the interior :) the food is amazing - beware of big portions
  • Bastian G.
    Bastian GreshakeMarch 29, 2015
    Great vegetarian food and free tea. Also: you are allowed to bring your own drinks.
  • Matt S.
    Matt ShirkJanuary 5, 2013
    I love this place because it is BYOB - I usually bring tall cans of Budweiser
  • Teresa Y.
    Teresa YaoNovember 29, 2014
    Tikka masala, tandoori, goat curry. Check out their specials on the board.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BattagliaJanuary 21, 2013
    The food was incredible! This is a great little hole in the wall find.
  • Eugenio G.
    Eugenio GarzaMarch 13, 2014
    Rice comes in large portions. Mango lassi creamy rich wonderful. Garlic naan is overrated.
  • OrderAhead
    OrderAheadMarch 5, 2013
    Lahore Karahi now lets you order and pay ahead with your phone. Download the OrderAhead App. Read more
  • 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.
  • Roe N.
    Roe NavarroFebruary 21, 2011
    Hands down, best indian food in the city. Masala never fails and the best garlic naan.
  • Christian D.
    Good hole in the wall. Biryani, lamb, cheese Naan were highlights.
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel CerveraFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Korma chicken and butter chicken are great.
  • Bruno M.
    Bruno MarinhoMay 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lamb Korma & Garlic Naan Bread! Omg! So good!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Siw S.
    Siw S.August 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Butter chicken, garlic Naan and mango Lassi, I need it once a week
  • 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.
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithJune 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegetable Pakora is an amazing starter.
  • Vic P.
    Vic Ps2 weeks ago
    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 .
  • purnima k.
    purnima khandhadaiJuly 28, 2011
    This place is bomb! He makes a tandoori fish to die for
  • 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.
  • Kristin V.
    Kristin VApril 26, 2011
    Make sure to say hi to Guudu, the owner and chef. He's amazing!
  • Venkatesh A.
    Venkatesh ApsingekarFebruary 24, 2013
    Shahee Paneer is authentic Pakistani !! Yum yum yummy
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