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532 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2008
+1 415-928-0333
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“naans” (21 reviews)
“nihari” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
Indian, Pakistani, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
532 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2008
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

This place has remained consistently top-notch. They use a real tandoor for their bread (naan) and meat, like chicken. Not a lot of places do this anymore, which is unfortunate, because a tandoor makes everything taste delicious. You can't go wrong with ordering -- from...More

Thank UptownGirl805
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This was a fantastic restaurant. The daal masala, the saag, and the haleem were incredible! I am much more impressed with the flavors of food rather than the ambiance and this place was a wonderful treat. It is a busy place and rather small but...More

Thank William Oren C
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

It was a bit like being in India where I travelled two years ago.. Very authentic and busy atmosphere with guests and staff in constant conversation, always finding solutions.. Very tasty and typical Indian/Pakistan food to prices you almost won't believe..

Thank Per_Damm
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I keep coming back here every time i visit SF. This place reminds me of the 'dhabas' in the sub-continent, specially Lahore. All meat and the breads are freshly made after order, there is free flowing tea. The decor and service are nothing to talk...More

Thank Gaurab U
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Stop in and you feel that you are in the midst of a family kitchen with the cooks and other personnel engaged in animated conversations. This is really a no frills place.

Thank fossil1
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Very delicious food but a bit spicy (hot), friendly and a bit loud. A good sign that this place is appreciated. Great price, customer must read the menu and walk up to the counter and place their orders. It's real Indian food with a variety...More

Thank Chinangel
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Kenya and visited India several times and I can say this is excellent, "authentic" cuisine. No, no frills, but the taste was exquisite. Not a tourist restaurant for sure and I'm pretty sure nobody eating there was consulting trip advisor, but...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Shalimar had good yelp and trip advisors reviews and we were looking for authentic Pakistan or Indian food. Ma pa ren. Well this was it. I ordered lamb chop that's what I got four. Everything was a la carte ..nan bread rice. The lam chops...More

Thank Pookeygirl
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The Nihari is authentically made and was delicious. The decor needs improving but it's ok. If you are looking for a Pakistani meal which is well made and don't mind basic surroundings this place is great.

Thank Pindumt
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Come here for the great food. Not the ambiance. This little hole-in-the-wall place serves great Indian food at a reasonable price. The staff was friendly.. I'd go back!

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 532 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-928-0333
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