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Shalimar

Indian Restaurant and Pakistani Restaurant$$$$
Polk Gulch, San Francisco
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  • Deva O.
    Deva O'DonnellSeptember 22, 2012
    I must agree with the others, best chicken tikka masala in the city. If you like garlic, the garlic naan is a plus to dip in the leftover sauce. BTW they do not serve alcohol.
  • Javier C.
    Javier Cambon SanjurjoSeptember 29, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    This place is awesome! We always get chicken tikka masala, lamb chops, rice, naan, and mango lassi. Yummy!!
  • Asha S.
    Asha ServiaDecember 4, 2010
    Tied for 1st w/LK for most authentic + rich Indian/Pakistani food in the city. Perfect amount of spices. The dhaal, kofta, makhani, all YUM. Also, they offer brain masala on their menu.
  • Dave J.
    Dave JensenOctober 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can bring your own beer. Stop off at Jug Shop first and get a bottle or can of craft brew.
  • chris
    chrisSeptember 12, 2013
    Last night there was a small bent metal NAIL or staple in my okra. I had gotten takeout. Luckily I saw it. Needless to say this was my last of many happy visits to Shalimar.
  • Sanat R.
    Sanat RaoSeptember 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Saag-Paneer(Palak paneer) is excellent ! Have it with the huge Naans
  • Steven M.
    Steven MatthewsApril 20, 2016
    Tikka masala and naan is a great place to start.
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GrayJanuary 2, 2013
    Try the Okra Vegetable - vegetable dungeon natures bounty vat oil jam fuel
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SchlossfrauMay 19, 2016
    Looks a bit shady but is hands down the best indian food i ever ate!!
  • David A.
    David AllDecember 14, 2011
    My favorite "street" style Indian/Pakistani spot. Cash only.
  • Sidney B.
    Sidney BosleyDecember 26, 2016
    cheap, simple, no frills curry. BYOB.
  • Timmon L.
    Timmon LiOctober 17, 2013
    Great masalas with freshly baked naan nothing better.
  • Dave J.
    Dave JensenOctober 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat outside if you don't want to smell like a tandoor oven afterwards.
  • Britta S.
    Britta Seisums DavisFebruary 15, 2011
    You must have Naan (flat bread) with your meal... Totally amazing!
  • Yenie
    YenieJuly 14, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    lamb chops and chicken tikka masala. AMAZING.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HockApril 17, 2011
    BYOB - stop by Royal Liquor across the street first and get a 40 of Miller High Life first
  • annie l.
    annie lMarch 11, 2010
    same scowls, same delicious food as shalimar in tenderloin. bonus: not located next door to a homeless shelter!
  • Angel M.
    Angel MaxJune 24, 2013
    Really enjoyed the tikka masala :)
  • Jim F.
    Jim FoxJuly 18, 2013
    The best chicken tikka masala I'm the city
  • Austin G.
    Austin GardnerNovember 24, 2015
    Chicken tikki masala, naan
  • Austin G.
    Austin GardnerNovember 24, 2015
    Bring your own beverage BYOB
  • Uzacaiy
    UzacaiySeptember 11, 2013
    Awesome naan bread!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Joseph Manzare, chef of Globe, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Chicken tikka masala. Read more
  • Nana
    NanaApril 11, 2016
    It just isn't the same as the Sunnyvale or the SF main location
  • Gordon R.
    Gordon ReeceMay 15, 2014
    Very spicy. Too much for my taste. Even a mango lassi couldn't help with the heat.
  • Jessie D.
    Jessie DowneyDecember 28, 2011
    No ambiance but a neighborhood gem!
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MetildiJuly 13, 2014
    Naan is so good!
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny WAugust 9, 2014
    Shalimar triumphs Pakwan in my mind
  • Pratik A.
    Pratik AcharyaFebruary 25, 2014
    First visit... A kind of okay...
  • Sumit
    SumitOctober 24, 2009
    try the chicken tikka masala - it's oily, greasy, totally delicious.
  • jason p.
    jason predockJuly 31, 2013
    Everything here rules.
  • Danilo A.
    Danilo AlfaroAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the brains masala at least once.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RauhAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    So. Good.
  • Donnie Wilson
    Donnie WilsonFebruary 15, 2011
    Chicken Marsela and the yogurt
  • Mark
    MarkAugust 4, 2010
    Nice food. Do not look inside the kitchen. lol
  • Beau L.
    Beau LebensMarch 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Dump a load of sugar in a cup, then fill it up with delicous (and REALLY hot) tea.
  • baris a.
    baris aksoyJuly 25, 2010
    Chicken tikka masala + naan + kabli channa
  • Mirza Sameer B.
    Mirza Sameer Baig21 hours ago
    RUDE AND OFFENSIVE We tried to reserve a table over the phone before closing time. They told us that they were closed once we got there 20 minutes before. DON'T BOTHER MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE WE MADE!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HolmesMarch 22, 2010
    Tandori chicken
  • AJ A.
    AJ AroraMay 19, 2009
    Have some mango lassi my friend, it's good for you!
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver StyleJanuary 19, 2015
    Perhaps the worst chicken tikka masala I've ever had.
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