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1409 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4615
+1 415-776-4642
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  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern
1409 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4615
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The moment you enter this restaurant, you can make out that the food served here is authentic just by the aroma. The queue was long and noone came to address us. Even after a family left, noone from the staff came to pick up the...More

Thank ShuchiThakur
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

A very simple setting hides great food at very affordable prices. The food comes quickly and hot. Not the cleanest tables, but for casual lunch or dinner full of flavor, this is the place, plus, you can watch the cooks bake your naan in the...More

Thank meritaleja
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The food was good, I asked for veg items. The dabha format of the restaurant may not appeal to everyone, so not a great place to take your guests for dining. Sure the prices are competitive, and BYOB and chai on the house are good...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Its a typical dhaba. Food tastes decent, but I recommend doing a take out since ambiance is non-existent.

Thank seharmd
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant focuses on preparing tasty Indian/Pakistani food. I went there three times in the end within a week because of that, and because of its closeness to the Holiday Inn where I was staying. But I wouldn't have put a foot in there without...More

Thank bababux
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Visited this place last week. + Great Kababs + Great pricing - Poor customer service - Not very clean - Poor interiors Overall good value for carry out.

Thank NSM2000
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This place is phenomenal! I have been going here for years and would go every week if I lived closer. Not the post decorative place but the Chicken Tikki Masala is ADDICTING (you have been warned), the Naan is baked fresh and not too doughy...More

1  Thank lailams
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Great little whole in the wall place that serves truly authentic pakistani food. Ignore the interior and go there for an amazing meal --must try the brain masala it is absolutely delicious! Also, the chicken karahi was one of the best we've ever eaten. Would...More

1  Thank gkullis
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Only place to enjoy Haleem (apologized if misspelled) plus Chicken Kofta. Also butter chicken and biryani rice is good (only on Saturdays).

1  Thank LSlamet
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

We were visiting San Francisco on a business trip for a week and found this restaurant close to our hotel. They served authentic food and the serving size was very good. We liked the food so much that we ate at this place throughout our...More

Thank Awad A
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US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1409 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4615
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-4642
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