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Pakwan Restaurant

501 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1931
+1 415-776-0160
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb biryani” (3 reviews)
“naans” (7 reviews)
“chai” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Pakistani, Asian, Middle Eastern, Halal
501 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1931
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

It was a very different experience to me, since I've never tried pakistani food. It was so delicious, specially the chicken and garlic naan. It's great that you could bring your own drinks. The only thing I suggest is that you should go there with...More

Thank Massiel M
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this place for a change and have lunch. Can't the rate the place for service as it is self service. Tried biryani or we can say fried rice. Good and spicy. For dinner tried vindaloo good and spicy.

Thank abhishekalekar
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came to this place late in the evening, being our first time going there, we had plenty of questions and they answered all of them and made recommendations. I tried the Saag Gosht, it was very delicious! The chicken itself was...More

Thank jacckkiiee710
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant decor/setting is nothing to brag about but the food is incredible. The tandoori chicken tikka botti is probably the best chicken i have ever had. Had 5 good sized dishes of food for $40 and I went into a heavenly grilled coma. Karma...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Alright !! so when in America eat as Americans do .. and that is why we were here :D .. they love Indian curry and they love it from here. Saw a lot of take away orders flying away and why not .. the curries...More

Reviewed 21 November 2016

Had some good hot food with bread, mutton gravy and mutton biryani. Definitely worth visiting if you are looking for Indian/Pak food

Thank rajeshphillips
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Typical street cafe ”Dhaba” place offering cheap food which is reasonably tasty…value for money for non-veg dishes. It is a self- service place. Ambiance is below average and cleanliness is just OK - the plastic plates were somewhat dirty though. In non-veg we ordered Chicken...More

Thank amcos
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a bit of a "hole-in-the-wall" kind of place, but the food is really very good (and its inexpensive too!) The neighborhood feels a bit sketchy but on both occasions that I visited I was with colleagues and I didn't encounter any issues.

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My and my wife had been out at some amazing bars in San Francisco and after spending fortunes on beers and cocktails wanted a bite to eat! We stumbled across this little Indian cafe! Not a typical Indian restaurant it was more of a cafe...More

Thank Shane W
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Hole in the wall restaurant with no ambience but great food. Usual Pakistani/Indian fare that was very tasty. Reminded me of my trips back to visit friends and family. Reasonably priced - I did not pay more than 15 USD on any visit. Complimentary tea...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1931
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-0160
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