San Francisco Indian Food, California

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The Indian cuisine is as diverse as its culture, languages, regions and its climate. Every major region of India brings its own unique dishes and subtle variations to popular dishes. Aromatic spices are the essence of Indian cuisine. Extensive listings of authentic indian food restaurants and cuisine serving the Indian community.



Shalimar : San Francisco     » Directions & Maps

532 Jones Street San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 928 0333
Best Tandoori Restaurant in the United States Good for Takeout
Popular Dishes ... Best Tandori Chicken, Chicken Boti Kabab, Seekh Kabab, Baigan Bharta, Biryani (select days), Aloo Palak Methi Dish, Chicken Tikka Masala , Nihari...Tea is Free     cash only restaurant

American Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

138 Cyril Magnin St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 399 1779
Mushroom capuccino, fresh green, pan cake, biriyani, chilli chicken, veg samosa, breakfast, lamb shank nihari, mango lassi

New Delhi Indian Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

160 Ellis St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 397 8470
Traditional Indian menu served in brick-lined setting decorated in style of royal banquet hall.

Zante Pizza & Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

3489 Mission St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 821 3949
Fresh spinach, cilantro, garlic, ginger, eggplant & tandoori chicken with our special masala sauce.

Spice of America     » Directions & Maps

1655 Market St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 872 7187
Modern Indian Cuisine with local California ingredients and a hint of authentic Indian flavor

Royal Indian Cuisine on Fillmore     » Directions & Maps

1740 Fillmore St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 567 7789
Real taste of spicy Indian Food, chana masala, Tandori/naan, Paneer, green peas mashed potatos

Tara Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

2217 Market St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 861 6655
Real taste of spicy Indian Food

Om Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

1668 Haight St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 525 3705
Real taste of spicy Indian Food.

New Delhi Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

160 Ellis street San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 397 8470
Overpriced Indian Restaurant
chicken tikka masala, tandoori platter, mango martinis

Amber India     » Directions & Maps

25 Yerba Buena Lane San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 777 0500
Neighborhoods: Financial District, Union Square
India Restaurant in Downtown, San Francisco
relaxed ambience - upscale decor - butter chicken - goat seekh kebab - palak paneer

Kasa Indian Eatery     » Directions & Maps

4001 18th Street San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 621 6940
Kasa Truck : Indian Eatery : Decent Indian fare :chicken tikka, Lamb Curry, Paneer Karahi Kati Rolls

Chaat Corner     » Directions & Maps

320 3rd street San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 979 9946
Friday thali, pav bhaji, pani puri, tandoori chicken

Little Delhi     » Directions & Maps

83 Eddy Street San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 398 3173
Neighborhood: Union Square
lamb vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, vegetable korma, badami chicken - less spicy version

Indian Oven Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

233 Fillmore Street San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 626 1628
Fish Tandoori, Tikka masala

Aslam’s Rasoi     » Directions & Maps

1037 Valencia St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 695 0599
Chicken Tikka Masala - Saag Paneer with Goat Cheese - mango lassi - lovely ambiance - appetizer sampler - tandoori meat sampler - daal saag

Udupi Palace     » Directions & Maps

1007 Valencia St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 970 8000
Indian Food, Vegetarian, Vegan Food
Dosa - Bhindi (Okra) - Mango Lassi - Saag Paneer - Thali - Rasam

Chutney     » Directions & Maps

511 Jones St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 931 5541
best chicken tikka masala in the Bay Area - mango lassi - bengan bharta - lamb curry - chicken biryani

Lahore Karahi     » Directions & Maps

612 O’Farrell St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 567 8603
Small spot but good atmosphere very cosy feel
chicken tikka masala - garlic naan - tandoori fish - goat bhuna

August 1 Five     » Directions & Maps

524 Van Ness Ave San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 771 5900
bay area desi restaurant w/ traditional indian cuisine, small plates, tandoor

Curry Up Now : Desi Street Food     » Directions & Maps

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659 Valencia St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 504 3631
popular street food truck curry up now has also set up shop on valencia :tikka masala burritos, sexy fries, naughty naan, everything rings up under $10

Ritu - Indian Soul Food     » Directions & Maps

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3111 24th St San Francisco California CA   Phone: 415 874 9045
chicken biryani, vindaloo, curry, and kofta








Indian food for beginners! what to order?

One thing you have to remember about Indian food is that it is not a generic cuisine. It is intensely regional (north indian, south indian, bengali, kerala, goan) and what you should order should correspond with the regionality of the restaurant you are at! If you are a first timer, go easy on spice - mild.

Appetizer's

Assorted appetizer sampler is fail proof
tandoori chicken (bbq), paneer pakoras (veg), kababs, seek kabobs, veggie samosas, tiger prawns

Non Vegetarian Indian Food

chicken tikka masala, butter chicken (makhani chicken), tandoori dishes, Mutton Rogan Josh, chicken biryani, goan vindaloo

Vegetarian India Food / Vegan Food

saag paneer, malai kofta, palak paneer, gobi manchurian, chickpeas, baingan bharta, matar paneer, aloo matar

Chaat Places (Indian Street Food)

vada pav, pani puri, bhel puri, dahi puri, dosa, idli, dahi vadas, uttapams, mysore masala dosa

Vegan Food

Naan bread in indianrestaurants is likely be made with yogurt
onion or cauliflower or okra bhajis, vegetable samosas and vegetable pakoras are all vegan. vegetable curry, veggie vindaloo, chana masala/chole, sambar, vegetable biryani are other options

Gluten Free Options

Tandoori chicken, fish, and shrimp are almost always gluten-free, Indian spices are gluten free, with the exception of something called "hing", Always ask for Gluten Free Menu to be on the safe side.


The cuisine of India is characterized by the use of various spices, herbs and other vegetables grown in India and also for the widespread practice of vegetarianism across many sections of its society. Each family of Indian cuisine is characterized by a wide assortment of dishes and cooking techniques. As a consequence, it varies from region to region, reflecting the varied demographics of the ethnically diverse Indian subcontinent.

Vegetables are an integral part of indian food and consume them in a number of ways. For pure vegetarians India is a heaven. India can boast for its innumerable varieties of tasty and nutritious vegetarian dishes. Indians like their vegetable curries real hot 'n' spicy and so add a number of spices to make them really exotic. These are also prepared using different methods of cooking like baking, boiling, frying etc. We offer a number of tempting Indian vegetarain recipes of dishes like Navratan Korma, Shahi Paneer etc. to the connoisseurs of taste.

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