Pakistani Restaurant · Tenderloin
532 Jones St (at O'Farrell), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • Noon–11:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
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Based on 167 votes

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    Mohammed H.
    "Nihari, Brain Masala, Beef Jaflrezi, Naan, Mango..."(6 Tips)
    Kina Jane J.
    "Try the goat karahi, garlic naan bread, king of curries, beef kabab."(3 Tips)
    Jason M.
    "once for haleem."(3 Tips)
    Jean-Luc D.
    "Awesome Indian restaurant in the heart of SF."(20 Tips)
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  • Indian food
  • nihari
  • kebabs
  • naan
  • murgh boti
  • chai
  • haleem
  • mango lassi
  • authentic
  • masala
  • good for a quick meal
  • curry
  • chicken
  • tandoori
  • vegetarian food
  • meats
  • great value
  • good for groups
  • beef
  • spicy food
  • Kelly W.

    Food is decent but not amazing...

    Kelly Wong · July 24
  • Cameron M.

    Authentic spice level. Yum.

    Cameron Maddux · July 20
  • Aziz S.

    Amazing bihari kababs

    Aziz Shamim · March 13
  • David S.

    Order at the counter when you arrive and pay there when you leave.

    David Smith · February 11
  • Siddharth V.

    Murgh boti kababs are a must!

    Siddharth Vanchinathan · December 26, 2014
  • Fayeza M.

    Authentic food! My favorites are the kabobs, but you can't go wrong with anything you order.

    Fayeza Mullamithawala · December 20, 2014
  • Chai H.

    Indian Pakistani food

    Chai H · December 3, 2014
  • Time Out San Francisco

    Feast on what is perhaps the best Indian and Pakistan cuisine in this grubby corner of the Tenderloin. The dishes here are fairly spicy, turned out at speed and at predictably keen prices. Read more

    Time Out San Francisco · September 30, 2014
  • Zain J.

    Question is what is not good here

    Zain Jeewanjee · September 17, 2014
  • Andrea R.

    Stumble over after drinks at Bourbon and Branch. The food here is to die for. The grill menu is not to be missed.

    Andrea Reyna · September 6, 2014
  • Michelle O.

    Dirty, smoky, hectic AND the best Indian food in town!

    Michelle O'Riordan · August 11, 2014
  • Abhishek K.

    The curries kababs and naan are delicious.

    Abhishek Kona · August 10, 2014
  • bijan

    Chichen kofta

    bijan · August 10, 2014
  • SFist

    In this divey, fluorescent-lit, bordering-on-unpleasant setting you can eat some of the best tasting North Indian and Pakistani dishes in town. They serve some of the best spiced vegetarian anywhere. Read more

    SFist · August 3, 2014
  • Lukas

    Great tasting, cheap Indian street style food in an unpretentious environment. That's a euphemism for "dodgy" for some, but it's relaxing to me. Highly recommended. Free chai by the entrance.

    Lukas · June 15, 2014
  • James A.

    A little bit of Karachi in our fair city.

    James Alexander · May 24, 2014
  • Andrew S.

    Wow one of those crack hood gems. Worth a visit. I wouldn't dine in. Take to go!

    Andrew Shatnyy · April 25, 2014
  • Gilles P.

    Good, cheap and authentic Indian food.

    Gilles Poupardin · March 15, 2014
  • Fardeen R.

    Goat Biriyani, Goat Karahi, Seekh Kababs are a big hit in this place

    Fardeen Rahaman · February 8, 2014
  • Nikki F.

    Unfriendly environment.

    Nikki Fatin · December 27, 2013
  • Sahil F.

    Hands down best Indian food in SF

    Sahil Farooqi · December 2, 2013
  • Niketa M.

    The ginger chicken is awesome!

    Niketa Malhotra · September 29, 2013
  • Andrew H.

    Bhuna Gosht and Onion Kulcha, eaten together. So good...

    Andrew Hyatt · August 26, 2013
  • Frances P.

    Nihari was not the business. Beef was dripping with oil.

    Frances Padua · August 11, 2013
  • Maggz L.

    Order the Potatoe nann, goat curry, chicken tandoori n chicken tiki masala

    Maggz L · July 24, 2013
  • Crystal

    A little dodgy looking, and don't always have the items as listed on the menu, but pretty good food and fast service.

    Crystal · July 12, 2013
  • Vol T.

    Murgh boti tandoori is juicy yummy pieces of white chicken!

    Vol Tron · June 2, 2013
  • Alex L.

    Naan is delicious and nice texture. The chai is free and also good. Unsweetened, my favorite. Like hot milk on a cold, windy summer evening. Curry is good. Rice is nice and with bright colors.

    Alex Lin · May 21, 2013
  • Farzana G.

    Kebabs are pretty good.

    Farzana G · May 14, 2013
  • Ramsey H.

    If you don't know, now you know...

    Ramsey Homsany · May 14, 2013
  • Gail S.

    Try it all!

    Gail Shingler · April 16, 2013
  • Mohammed H.

    Nihari, Brain Masala, Beef Jaflrezi, Naan, Mango Lassi and free Indian tea. As someone already said Better Indian food than in India <3

    Mohammed Hisamuddin · April 8, 2013
  • Piotr G.

    Great albeit heavy food and rather quick service. They accept credit cards, contrary to one of the previous tips.

    Piotr Gajos · February 23, 2013
  • Binil A.

    If u love to have a lot (and i mean a LOT) of meat, go for the goat biriyani.

    Binil Antony · February 16, 2013
  • Stephen T.

    ghetto but great indian food and grills

    Stephen Tse · August 11, 2012
  • Marijke V.

    This is thé best indian food that I ever ate! Order several entrées and share. The garlic bread & ginger chicken are amazing!

    Marijke Van Overbeke · July 10, 2012
  • Umesh G.

    Its good. Very economical for SF standards. Try once and see if you like the environment

    Umesh Gopinath · July 8, 2012
  • Jean-Luc D.

    Awesome Indian restaurant in the heart of SF. Great authentic tandoori & lamb curry. Highly recommended.

    Jean-Luc David · July 2, 2012
  • Valeria K.

    good grub, make no mistake about it.

    Valeria Kholostenko · June 3, 2012
  • Jassim L.

    Nihari. Garlic naan. Chicken tikka (leg pieces). Goat Karahi. 40s from the corner store.

    Jassim Latif · January 28, 2012
  • John C.

    No alcohol license, but they let you buy it from the corner shop and bring it in.

    John Chang · January 7, 2012
  • Jason M.

    Whenever I'm in SF, I come here twice: once for nihari, once for haleem.

    Jason Mahoney · October 16, 2011
  • James L.

    Knives (tableware-butter) are hard to come by, and a must for some whole meat and cartilage menu items - bring a your own for an effective workaround.

    James Lui · October 6, 2011
  • Jassim L.

    Nihari. Haleem. Chicken tikka. Did I mention the Nihari?

    Jassim Latif · August 23, 2011
  • Greg O.

    Only 86 all-time check-ins. IRL must be near 1000x.

    Greg Ogarrio · August 15, 2011
  • Kina Jane J.

    Try the goat karahi, garlic naan bread, king of curries, beef kabab. Chai is complimentary :)

    Kina Jane Jansen · August 5, 2011
  • Dave C.

    Lamb curry rocks. Order it with an onion kulcha

    Dave Copps · June 6, 2011
  • Dave C.

    The onion kulcha naan is to die for. The garlic naan is a little strong.

    Dave Copps · June 6, 2011
  • Tarun W.

    Mango lassi is amazing to start with.

    Tarun Walia · May 3, 2011
  • Ish H.

    Two words: brain curry. Try it with rice your life will never be the same. It's delicious.

    Ish Harshawat · February 18, 2011

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