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The 10 Best Indian Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: February 19, 2021

Looking for the finest Indian food in San Francisco? We did the heavy lifting for you by scouring all the top review sites to find the top 10 Indian restaurants in San Francisco. Find everything you need to know about the best Indian restaurants below.

Find the perfect Indian restaurant

ROOH

Indian · $28 avg. main dish
San Francisco, South Beach
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Ritu Indian Soul Food

Indian · $9 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Udupi Palace

Indian
San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Besharam

Indian · $24 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Central Waterfront - Dogpatch
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Curry Up Now

Indian
San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Urban Curry Restaurant

Indian
San Francisco, Financial District
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Shalimar

Indian
San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Mela Tandoori Kitchen

Indian
San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Kinara Fusion Kitchen

Indian · $14 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bhoga

Indian
San Francisco, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - Castro
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How was this list created?

Picking the right Indian restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 31320 San Francisco restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 San Francisco restaurant reviews, and 1539 lists and articles – looking closely at what TimeOut, Trip 101 and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life had to say – and applied our Feastfox magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in TimeOut - The best Indian restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, Trip 101 - 10 Best Indian Restaurants In San Jose, California and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Best Indian Food in San Francisco/Bay Area. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy Seattle’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy chicken makhanwalla with Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    To elevate your chicken makhanwalla experience, we recommend some Châteauneuf-du-Pape to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine harmonises with the dish.

  • The perfect complement to korma


    When ordering korma, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Garnacha, a popular red wine.

Interesting facts

  • The go-to pairing

    Often considered one of the most go-to drinks in India, haldi doodh is a popular choice across the country, often prepared with turmeric, milk, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves, allspice.

Parking info

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in San Francisco. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Indian spot.

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