Shalimar Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 532 Jones St

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Cross street: at Geary

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  • 415-928-0333

About Shalimar Restaurant

Hours
Daily noon-midnight.

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This is a great little place with great food! If you are looking 4 a fancy place, go some where else but if you are looking 4 great authentic Pakistany food...? You have to try this Restaurant and you will have extra to go

3
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This is a great little place with great food! If you are looking 4 a fancy place, go some where else but if you are looking 4 great authentic Pakistany food...? You have to try this Restaurant and you will have extra to go

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I heard food was great so decided to check it out. Man i wish i would not gone there. I ended up having a foot long hair in my chicken tikka masala. I am still shocked, i wonder how the city allows such a nasty kitchen with there food

3
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I heard food was great so decided to check it out. Man i wish i would not gone there. I ended up having a foot long hair in my chicken tikka masala. I am still shocked, i wonder how the city allows such a nasty kitchen with there food

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I love Indian food and have tried hundreds of restaurants in the Bay Area and Shalimar takes the prize for the worst Indian food in the city. I recently went in with friends for lunch and ordered Chicken Tikki Masala with naan, a lamb

3
★★★★★

I love Indian food and have tried hundreds of restaurants in the Bay Area and Shalimar takes the prize for the worst Indian food in the city. I recently went in with friends for lunch and ordered Chicken Tikki Masala with naan, a lamb

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I've never been to Pakistan or India but this is what I imagine it would be like. Been here a few times and it's the best in class if you're looking for 1. cheap 2. fast 3. minimal but good service 4. a unique but not elegant ambience

3
★★★★★

I've never been to Pakistan or India but this is what I imagine it would be like. Been here a few times and it's the best in class if you're looking for 1. cheap 2. fast 3. minimal but good service 4. a unique but not elegant ambience

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A quintessential dive so you've got to have a strong stomach for a place lacking in hygiene and fancy restaurant amenities. But if you're into food that's authentic, finely tuned with spices and gives you the true-to-form flavors of the

3
★★★★★

A quintessential dive so you've got to have a strong stomach for a place lacking in hygiene and fancy restaurant amenities. But if you're into food that's authentic, finely tuned with spices and gives you the true-to-form flavors of the

Pros: Great value! Authentic Indian flavors.

Cons: Parking is tough and I wouldn't want to be in the neighborhood at night.

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Shalimar is without any doubt the best authentic Pakistani restaurant in the city. This restaurant caters to the expat Pakistanis/Indians looking for a spicy, cheap and authentic (i.e. not-Americanized) meal, but who are otherwise

3
★★★★★

Shalimar is without any doubt the best authentic Pakistani restaurant in the city. This restaurant caters to the expat Pakistanis/Indians looking for a spicy, cheap and authentic (i.e. not-Americanized) meal, but who are otherwise

Pros: Great Tasting Cheap Food

Cons: Basic Service; Bad Location; Credit Cards not Accepted

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man this place was jumpin...been here about 15 times ant have taken out about 5 times and it keeps getting better and better...very flavorful dishes...staff is kinda lousy but hey its all about the food...prices are very good...place your

3
★★★★★

man this place was jumpin...been here about 15 times ant have taken out about 5 times and it keeps getting better and better...very flavorful dishes...staff is kinda lousy but hey its all about the food...prices are very good...place your

Pros: tasty food...

Cons: decor, but its no big deal, tables were clean so i am not complaining...

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I like this place (Chana Masala for around $5) but I wish they accepted credit cards. I do not like carrying cash and they have one of those ATM machines that charge $4.
If your in the neighborhood and have cash this is a good spot.

4
★★★★☆

I like this place (Chana Masala for around $5) but I wish they accepted credit cards. I do not like carrying cash and they have one of those ATM machines that charge $4.
If your in the neighborhood and have cash this is a good spot.

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I went to Shalimar last night for the first time, after exhausting all the other options in Little Bombay (Jones and O'Farrell). Shalimar is by far the best -- every dish had a complex spice taste to it that was unlike any other Indian

3
★★★★★

I went to Shalimar last night for the first time, after exhausting all the other options in Little Bombay (Jones and O'Farrell). Shalimar is by far the best -- every dish had a complex spice taste to it that was unlike any other Indian

Pros: food, spices, value

Cons: sheisty neighborhood, decor

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they goot some good food. Now open in Sunnyvale O give props to their owner for keepin the quality, and their staff for the great work they doooooooooooooooooo. I love you Shalimar.........

3
★★★★★

they goot some good food. Now open in Sunnyvale O give props to their owner for keepin the quality, and their staff for the great work they doooooooooooooooooo. I love you Shalimar.........

Pros: Food, Food, Food

Cons: N/A, N/a, N/a

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Reminds of you of highway joints (Dhabas) in India. Chicken dishes are great and really cheap too. Would strongly recommend lovers of Indo-Paki food to try it.
Not for people who like mellowed down Indian-American cuisine.

5
★★★★★

Reminds of you of highway joints (Dhabas) in India. Chicken dishes are great and really cheap too. Would strongly recommend lovers of Indo-Paki food to try it.
Not for people who like mellowed down Indian-American cuisine.

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The place was confusing (we had no idea we had to order at the counter), the restaurant was noisy and chaotic, and they forgot one of our dishes. But have you SEEN the PRICES? I didn't expect five star dining, just five star food. And

3
★★★★★

The place was confusing (we had no idea we had to order at the counter), the restaurant was noisy and chaotic, and they forgot one of our dishes. But have you SEEN the PRICES? I didn't expect five star dining, just five star food. And

Pros: Food, Prices

Cons: Service, Decor

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Good naan isn't enough to redeem Shalimar. The service was chaotic and confusing - even though we went in expecting a counter-service experience. No one explained where or how to get beverages, or whether we or a roving waiter were

3
★★★★★

Good naan isn't enough to redeem Shalimar. The service was chaotic and confusing - even though we went in expecting a counter-service experience. No one explained where or how to get beverages, or whether we or a roving waiter were

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Noisy, Chaotic, Average food

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Shalimar is hands down the best Indian/Pakistani food in the city. They have the best naan ever, as well as tandoori chicken, lamb, etc. I love their chicken tikka masala, as well as the other veggie side dishes. Service is a little abrupt, but who cares since the food is so good. Cheap too.

4
★★★★☆

Shalimar is hands down the best Indian/Pakistani food in the city. They have the best naan ever, as well as tandoori chicken, lamb, etc. I love their chicken tikka masala, as well as the other veggie side dishes. Service is a little abrupt, but who cares since the food is so good. Cheap too.

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I love this restaurant and it's the first Indian place I've been to. They have great service, food, and a lot of people love to come here to eat. It's a family-friendly place. My favorite foods they have are the eggplant dishes, the chicken masala, the rice, and of course, the naan (Indian flat bread)! If you want to try a new, exotic cuisine, Shalimar is the place to go!

5
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I love this restaurant and it's the first Indian place I've been to. They have great service, food, and a lot of people love to come here to eat. It's a family-friendly place. My favorite foods they have are the eggplant dishes, the chicken masala, the rice, and of course, the naan (Indian flat bread)! If you want to try a new, exotic cuisine, Shalimar is the place to go!

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Shalimar is one of the better indian joints in SF. I will say that if you go for lunch, be ready for an afternoon nap, because the food has a tendency to knock you out. Overall the curries are excellent and from what I hear, pretty authentic.

PROS: Great Indian Food, reasonable Prices
CONS:

4
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Shalimar is one of the better indian joints in SF. I will say that if you go for lunch, be ready for an afternoon nap, because the food has a tendency to knock you out. Overall the curries are excellent and from what I hear, pretty authentic.

PROS: Great Indian Food, reasonable Prices
CONS:

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I haven't been to a whole lot of Indian restaurants, but this is the best one that I've been to in the bay area! This is a great choice for large groups. You can order many dishes and try everything! My favorite Indian dish, Chicken Masala, is excellent here! The garlic naan is to die for. The good thing is that there are several locations around the bay area - I have been to the 2 locations in SF, and I hope to check out the one in Union City sometime soon. (I had Naan & Curry for the first time after Shalimar, and it just wasn't as good in my opinion.) Highly recommended if you are in the mood for Indian food!

PROS: affordable, good for large groups
CONS: bit of a scary area, might get crowded

5
★★★★★

I haven't been to a whole lot of Indian restaurants, but this is the best one that I've been to in the bay area! This is a great choice for large groups. You can order many dishes and try everything! My favorite Indian dish, Chicken Masala, is excellent here! The garlic naan is to die for. The good thing is that there are several locations around the bay area - I have been to the 2 locations in SF, and I hope to check out the one in Union City sometime soon. (I had Naan & Curry for the first time after Shalimar, and it just wasn't as good in my opinion.) Highly recommended if you are in the mood for Indian food!

PROS: affordable, good for large groups
CONS: bit of a scary area, might get crowded

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Fabulous naan. The chicken tikka masala was spicy and delicious. We had a super filling meal for $20 total for 2 people, including drinks. The decor isn't much, but who cares? You're there for the cheap and tasty food.

3
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Fabulous naan. The chicken tikka masala was spicy and delicious. We had a super filling meal for $20 total for 2 people, including drinks. The decor isn't much, but who cares? You're there for the cheap and tasty food.

Pros: Food, Price

Cons: Decor

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There's no doubt that Shalimar serves the best Indo-Pakistani food. They receive rave reviews from time to time, but what has amazed me is that their performance is really consistent. They now have several branches throughout the bayy. It's in a shady part of town - Tenderloin, but the restaurant and the street is crowded with customers making it feel safe enough to hang out late. They are open pretty late on weekends (1 am). there's a garage across the street that offers cheap parking. Don't miss their lamb chops, sheek kabab and tikka masala. Highly recommend.

5
★★★★★

There's no doubt that Shalimar serves the best Indo-Pakistani food. They receive rave reviews from time to time, but what has amazed me is that their performance is really consistent. They now have several branches throughout the bayy. It's in a shady part of town - Tenderloin, but the restaurant and the street is crowded with customers making it feel safe enough to hang out late. They are open pretty late on weekends (1 am). there's a garage across the street that offers cheap parking. Don't miss their lamb chops, sheek kabab and tikka masala. Highly recommend.

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There was a pool of oil in every dish, and everything was so spicy that by the end it all just tasted the same. The naan was nice and fresh, but nothing spectacular. Either the quality here is dwindling or the competition is getting more

3
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There was a pool of oil in every dish, and everything was so spicy that by the end it all just tasted the same. The naan was nice and fresh, but nothing spectacular. Either the quality here is dwindling or the competition is getting more

Pros: fresh naan

Cons: very rude staff, too oily

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Menu has lots of options: I tried my old stand-by Chicken Tikka Masala. It's been the best I've had in the city, and I plan on going back to try more. Dining room was crowded, noisy since it is divided by the kitchen only by a metal

3
★★★★★

Menu has lots of options: I tried my old stand-by Chicken Tikka Masala. It's been the best I've had in the city, and I plan on going back to try more. Dining room was crowded, noisy since it is divided by the kitchen only by a metal

Pros: Excellent Indian, Good Prices

Cons: Gets busy early, Unwelcoming Dining Ro

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I highly recommend the aloo naan and chicken kofta. What's great is they don't use cream in their sauces, so the taste is unique from all the other Indian/Pakistani places in the Loin.

3
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I highly recommend the aloo naan and chicken kofta. What's great is they don't use cream in their sauces, so the taste is unique from all the other Indian/Pakistani places in the Loin.

Pros: inexpensive, excellent food, great staff

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If you like spicy food Indian curry style, you'll love Shalimar. It for sure is not a fancy restaurant but who needs fancy when ya get good food and a clean place to eat it.

3
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If you like spicy food Indian curry style, you'll love Shalimar. It for sure is not a fancy restaurant but who needs fancy when ya get good food and a clean place to eat it.

Pros: Excellent Food, Great Prices

Cons: , Surly Help

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The food is really very good, healthy, and also fresh. I've also tried all the deserts, all very good.

The ambience is as bad as it gets but always packed with all kinds of people. Don't expect much.

The reason I gave them a lower

3
★★★★★

The food is really very good, healthy, and also fresh. I've also tried all the deserts, all very good.

The ambience is as bad as it gets but always packed with all kinds of people. Don't expect much.

The reason I gave them a lower

Pros: Fresh Tasty Food

Cons: , Overcharge "mistake", Atmosphere

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Lugging around a red cafeteria tray inside a smoky, linoleum-lined room with weathered travel posters may seem incongruous with soul satisfying Indian food, but hey, love is where you find it. Shalimar sits on a sketchy block in a bad…

 

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