Cafe Chaat

★★★★★
  • 320 3rd St

    San Francisco, CA 94107

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  • 415-979-9946

About Cafe Chaat

Hours
Mon: 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM Tue: 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM Wed: 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM Thu: 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM Fri: 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM Sat: 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM Sun: 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM

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Chaat Cafe has the best Indian food I've found anywhere. I ate here four times when I was in San Francisco, chicken Vindaloo each time, and it was incredible. I finally found Indian food with enough spice. It is busy at lunch, but not at dinner, even though they keep the same prices. Affordable ($9-$10 a dish).

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Chaat Cafe has the best Indian food I've found anywhere. I ate here four times when I was in San Francisco, chicken Vindaloo each time, and it was incredible. I finally found Indian food with enough spice. It is busy at lunch, but not at dinner, even though they keep the same prices. Affordable ($9-$10 a dish).

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I have 3 words to remember when going tot Chaat Cafe at 3rd & Folsom - "Tandoori Chicken Sandwich". HEAVEN - incredibly delicious (what's not to like about a sandwich that uses naan as the bread and fantastic, moist chicken). It's substantial and cheap.

Also, the $5 lunch specials are usually really good, plenty of food. Can't beat the value.

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I have 3 words to remember when going tot Chaat Cafe at 3rd & Folsom - "Tandoori Chicken Sandwich". HEAVEN - incredibly delicious (what's not to like about a sandwich that uses naan as the bread and fantastic, moist chicken). It's substantial and cheap.

Also, the $5 lunch specials are usually really good, plenty of food. Can't beat the value.

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One of my favorite, favorite indian places. Their lunch special ($5) is always a great value, and the food is fresh and flavorful.

Only potential downside here is when they get slammed with a convention, sometimes they may be slow to make your order.

My favorite dishes here:
* Chicken tikka sandwich
* Caesar Salad w/chicken tikka
* Vindaloo curry (of any type)

Tips:
* They got some good beers on tap
* Good happy hour deals
* Ask for a single somosa with your wrap or sandwich

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★★★★★

One of my favorite, favorite indian places. Their lunch special ($5) is always a great value, and the food is fresh and flavorful.

Only potential downside here is when they get slammed with a convention, sometimes they may be slow to make your order.

My favorite dishes here:
* Chicken tikka sandwich
* Caesar Salad w/chicken tikka
* Vindaloo curry (of any type)

Tips:
* They got some good beers on tap
* Good happy hour deals
* Ask for a single somosa with your wrap or sandwich

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Please, Please don't come to this restaurant! It had horrible service, horrible food, and I was glad to get out of there! I ordered an entre from the menu and was served only one forth of the meal for some reason and the waiter ( the only

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Please, Please don't come to this restaurant! It had horrible service, horrible food, and I was glad to get out of there! I ordered an entre from the menu and was served only one forth of the meal for some reason and the waiter ( the only

Pros: The door

Cons: EVERYTHING!

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This is a great indian lunch place. I eat here at least twice a week. They always have a $5 lunch special thats great and the rest of the menu is no let down either.

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This is a great indian lunch place. I eat here at least twice a week. They always have a $5 lunch special thats great and the rest of the menu is no let down either.

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Chaat Cafe is a solid choice for Indian in the SOMA area.. Chicken Tikka Masala has just the right amount of spice... although their Mango Lassi could have been better...Their lunch specials are also worth a try

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Chaat Cafe is a solid choice for Indian in the SOMA area.. Chicken Tikka Masala has just the right amount of spice... although their Mango Lassi could have been better...Their lunch specials are also worth a try

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Chaat Cafe is a good option for lunch in SOMA. Meals are reasonably priced and portions are generous. I had the Desi Chicken Wrap, which was very good. It was spicy, but not overwhelmingly so, and the chicken was tender.

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Chaat Cafe is a good option for lunch in SOMA. Meals are reasonably priced and portions are generous. I had the Desi Chicken Wrap, which was very good. It was spicy, but not overwhelmingly so, and the chicken was tender.

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This is a well attended little Indian place and is a good choice for a quick lunch. The Tandoori pizzas, wraps and kabobs are tasty and well prepared.

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This is a well attended little Indian place and is a good choice for a quick lunch. The Tandoori pizzas, wraps and kabobs are tasty and well prepared.

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Good value for the money. Staff is polite and very helpfull. Menu is a bit small but adequate. Will try them again when short on time.Place was clean. Meals are decent

3
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Good value for the money. Staff is polite and very helpfull. Menu is a bit small but adequate. Will try them again when short on time.Place was clean. Meals are decent

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They have increased their prices over the last few months so the value for money is not as high. The tandoori chicken wraps are very good sized, and the chicken tikka masala is my favorite. They marinade and broil the chicken bits before

3
★★★★★

They have increased their prices over the last few months so the value for money is not as high. The tandoori chicken wraps are very good sized, and the chicken tikka masala is my favorite. They marinade and broil the chicken bits before

Pros: Tasty Indian food at reasonable price

Cons: Avoid the long lunch queues by going before 12pm or after 2pm

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The food here is great. Pretty much everything we've ever had here has been fantastic. My favorite is the samosa chaat and cholay bhaturay. Mm mm.... The service often leaves much to be desired. May have something to do with the fact

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The food here is great. Pretty much everything we've ever had here has been fantastic. My favorite is the samosa chaat and cholay bhaturay. Mm mm.... The service often leaves much to be desired. May have something to do with the fact

Pros: authentic indian food, generous portions

Cons: service

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I love this place because you can stuff yourself with great food for about 10 bucks or less. I like just about everything I've had here, especially the potato or Lamb stuffed naan, butter chicken, samosas and spicy kabob wrap. Read the

3
★★★★★

I love this place because you can stuff yourself with great food for about 10 bucks or less. I like just about everything I've had here, especially the potato or Lamb stuffed naan, butter chicken, samosas and spicy kabob wrap. Read the

Pros: food, prices

Cons: long lines at lunch

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Since it's its namesake, it's a relief that the chaat dishes here are edible. We had the pani puri and papri chaat - both were relatively fresh but lacked the comlex seasonings that make these dishes great at other places. Yes, I know it's

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Since it's its namesake, it's a relief that the chaat dishes here are edible. We had the pani puri and papri chaat - both were relatively fresh but lacked the comlex seasonings that make these dishes great at other places. Yes, I know it's

Pros: prices

Cons: service

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it is a chain, but the food is better then most at this price range

3
★★★★★

it is a chain, but the food is better then most at this price range

Pros: nice prices

Cons: small menu

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this is the best cheap eat for indian food in the city (besides shalimar and pakwan, of course) ! the difference though is the ambience! desi chicken wraps and boti kebab wraps are great!

3
★★★★★

this is the best cheap eat for indian food in the city (besides shalimar and pakwan, of course) ! the difference though is the ambience! desi chicken wraps and boti kebab wraps are great!

Pros: inexpensive, great food

Cons: parking

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I decided to try this place after seeing the numerous awards it received on city search. I was not disappointed. What a value and taste! I got a tandori chicken wrap and it was packed with delicious, tender cubes of meat. I enjoyed every

3
★★★★★

I decided to try this place after seeing the numerous awards it received on city search. I was not disappointed. What a value and taste! I got a tandori chicken wrap and it was packed with delicious, tender cubes of meat. I enjoyed every

Pros: value, taste

Cons: parking

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You can order just about anything on the menu and be confident that it will be delicious, plus it will always be under $10 at lunch time. Even with a line one can usually finish a meal in about 25 min. The Tikka masala comes highly

3
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You can order just about anything on the menu and be confident that it will be delicious, plus it will always be under $10 at lunch time. Even with a line one can usually finish a meal in about 25 min. The Tikka masala comes highly

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I had good expectations of this place based on the reviews most people had written. I was thoroughly disappointed in my meal at this place. The chicken tikka masala was terrible. I'd recommend going elsewhere.

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I had good expectations of this place based on the reviews most people had written. I was thoroughly disappointed in my meal at this place. The chicken tikka masala was terrible. I'd recommend going elsewhere.

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I stumbled upon Chaat Cafe a few weeks ago, and have become a loyal customer. The chicken tikka masala is the best I have ever had, tender morsels of chicken in a cramy, spicy/tangy sauce for $6.99 with rice.

3
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I stumbled upon Chaat Cafe a few weeks ago, and have become a loyal customer. The chicken tikka masala is the best I have ever had, tender morsels of chicken in a cramy, spicy/tangy sauce for $6.99 with rice.

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I have eaten at this restaurant atleast 3 times and the food is absolutely FABULOUS!!! I have tried many indian restaurants in SF and this has to be one of the best. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for GOOD food. I agree

3
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I have eaten at this restaurant atleast 3 times and the food is absolutely FABULOUS!!! I have tried many indian restaurants in SF and this has to be one of the best. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for GOOD food. I agree

Pros: food, cleanliness, prices

Cons: parking

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I just ate a chicken tikki masala with a pesto naan and it was delicious! The masala sauce was the best I've had yet, creamy and well spiced but not outrageously hot, and the naan bread was hot and fresh with a chewy center perfect for

3
★★★★★

I just ate a chicken tikki masala with a pesto naan and it was delicious! The masala sauce was the best I've had yet, creamy and well spiced but not outrageously hot, and the naan bread was hot and fresh with a chewy center perfect for

Pros: Prices, Chicken tikki masala, fast service

Cons: crowded, lines

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I've been coming here for lunch for about a year and word has definetly gotten out about how good it is. It is a madhouse during lunch these days, but the service has improved greatly in the last year so the smiling, hustling staff makes

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I've been coming here for lunch for about a year and word has definetly gotten out about how good it is. It is a madhouse during lunch these days, but the service has improved greatly in the last year so the smiling, hustling staff makes

Pros: Food, Prices

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Crowded at lunch time but the lightning fast cooks still crank the food outa good pace. It's Less crowded and much quieter in the evening making it a great dinner spot, plus they have table service in the evening. The food is

3
★★★★★

Crowded at lunch time but the lightning fast cooks still crank the food outa good pace. It's Less crowded and much quieter in the evening making it a great dinner spot, plus they have table service in the evening. The food is

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Super friendly staff serving fabulous indian (kinda fusiony) food. Chicken Tikka Masala is to die for. Samosa chaat is awesome, stuffed naans are great. Some of the cold dishes are a little wierd for my taste. They don't have a sign or

3
★★★★★

Super friendly staff serving fabulous indian (kinda fusiony) food. Chicken Tikka Masala is to die for. Samosa chaat is awesome, stuffed naans are great. Some of the cold dishes are a little wierd for my taste. They don't have a sign or

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Great food, nice clean restaurant with fast and friendly service. Wraps are a terrific, cheap lunch.

3
★★★★★

Great food, nice clean restaurant with fast and friendly service. Wraps are a terrific, cheap lunch.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: , parking

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I've gone back a few times, so unfortunately I know it's not coincidental..

The service at this place is awfully slow, even when few people are seated. The kitchen seemed to have plenty of cooks playing chefs, so what's the deal?

But,

3
★★★★★

I've gone back a few times, so unfortunately I know it's not coincidental..

The service at this place is awfully slow, even when few people are seated. The kitchen seemed to have plenty of cooks playing chefs, so what's the deal?

But,

Pros: food, cost, easy parking

Cons: , service, service

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The room was cold and the service was slow for an uncrowded Saturday afternoon. We hope this particular experience was a rare aberration, because the food and value made it absolutely worth the visit..we'll be back!

3
★★★★★

The room was cold and the service was slow for an uncrowded Saturday afternoon. We hope this particular experience was a rare aberration, because the food and value made it absolutely worth the visit..we'll be back!

Pros: good food, good value, nice bright decor

Cons: slow service

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Great moderate priced Indian food in the city. Plus, unlike most of the cheaper Indian spots, the cafe is clean and has comfortable seating. The curries are good, but the wraps are the best deal and most unique part of the menu.

3
★★★★★

Great moderate priced Indian food in the city. Plus, unlike most of the cheaper Indian spots, the cafe is clean and has comfortable seating. The curries are good, but the wraps are the best deal and most unique part of the menu.

Pros: Yummy Wraps, Nice Decor, Low prices

Cons: Long Lines

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Food is good just like berkeley and fremont chaat cafes, though employees can be a bit rude and unwelcoming, still the best lunch deal in the city. Service can be slow when it's busy.

3
★★★★★

Food is good just like berkeley and fremont chaat cafes, though employees can be a bit rude and unwelcoming, still the best lunch deal in the city. Service can be slow when it's busy.

Pros: Cheap Lunch, Great Food, Easy street Parking

Cons: Slow Service

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You know, this is a good restaurant. Its location might be a little difficult to get to but if you are at the Yerba Buena area/Moscone/Metreon and you want some good Indian food. Give this place a try.

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You know, this is a good restaurant. Its location might be a little difficult to get to but if you are at the Yerba Buena area/Moscone/Metreon and you want some good Indian food. Give this place a try.

Pros: Good, Service, Variety of food

Cons: parking, location

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cafe Chaat serves up fresh, bright flavors in chaat---India's answer to snacking. The stars of the lunch rush are indubitably the naan wraps. With its crackling crisp bottom and soft spongy top, naan bread slips easily into the world of…

 

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