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Indian restaurants in San Francisco

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

One of the major cities in California and the Bay Area’s centerpiece is the city of San Francisco.  The city occupies a small 7-mile by 7-mile patch of land and is known for its great cultural and ethnic diversity, hilly terrain, liberal community, scenic beauty, and summer fog.  San Francisco is known for its diversity of cuisine, which makes it a very epicurean and sensual city.  For all practical purposes, San Francisco is one of the most targeted tourist destinations in the world.

San Francisco Indian Food

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Although seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf is a must dining experience, it is also a Vegan and vegetarian Mecca for those who follow that lifestyle.  The city is also recognized for having the largest Chinese community in North America and is renowned as being the Sushi Bar capital of the US.  However, it is also renowned for its assortment of Indian restaurants as well.  The following is a listing of the better Indian restaurants to consider whenever you visit the city of San Francisco.

Gaylord India Restaurant – located in the Financial District, this establishment specializes in freshly baked breads and tandoori curries.  The restaurant is also a children-friendly venue so bring the whole family.  The friendly staff speaks English as well.

Udupi Palace – Indian as well as Vegan and vegetarian is the main bill of faire here with the perfect mix of spicy and sweet curry throughout the menu.  Many patrons refer to this Indian restaurant as the best in town.

Saffron Grill – also rated one of the best Indian restaurant in the Bay Area, the menu is primarily comprised of North Indian dishes that are nice and spicy.  The critics rate this establishment as a 4-star venue and it shows with the crowds that it typically draws.

Aslam’s Rasoi – the menu is a mix of Indian and Pakistani with some dishes being acceptable while a couple are iffy and should be taken off the menu according to some of the critics.  However, the affordability of the dishes served here and the friendly wait staff makes this restaurant one of the better Indian dining experiences in San Francisco.

Bombay Masala – open for lunch and dinner daily from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, this establishment is known for having great Indian food.  There is an excellent take-out menu as well and the restaurant is wheelchair accessible.  They also accept all major credit cards.

New Delhi Restaurant – located right off Union Square, the New Delhi Restaurant is the upscale choice for North Indian food.  The exposed brick façade and old wood adds to the atmosphere.  The dishes on the menu include the best mix of traditional faire including curries, kofta shah jahani, murg akbari, rogan josh, tandoori, and tikka masala.

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Average Price: €91
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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

4 responses to “Indian restaurants in San Francisco”

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  1. Mack Reynolds says:
    August 12th, 2011 at 19:09

    these all sound like some really good places to eat. i only know of one really good indian place to eat here in south florida, but i’d love to go to san Francisco and try all of these places to eat. i’m not a vegetarian, but indians do it so well that i don’t mind eating vegan meals.

  2. Hotels in Goa says:
    November 18th, 2011 at 10:35

    After seeing these foods I’m looking to come here , realy the taste of all these is wonder..if we talk about the Indian food some of the good hotels in Goa also provide good dishes ….

  3. Frankie Paul says:
    August 7th, 2012 at 14:11

    I love those ups and downs on San Francisco roads and how can one forget the legendary Golden gate bridge. All of this with combination of Indian cuisine…deadly combo!!!

  4. Austin Leinen says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 03:32

    Thanks very interesting blog!|

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