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Pakwan Restaurant

41068 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 226-6234
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Ranked #32 of 404 restaurants in Fremont
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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22 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

The taste is good, don't get me wrong. The flys at the place and less portions of meat is the reason why this does not get a 5 star review. The cashier and serving staff are usually grim(never smile) and I go here at least monthly to pickup food. This is a CASH ONLY restaurant. Chicken Biryani and Kebob are... More

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We found this place accidently and thank goodness we did! If you are looking for a nice relaxing sit down dinner and staff to wait on you politely pls go somewhere else. This is mainly a take out restaurant with some tables and chairs. Have not found a single dish that is below average. Best Biriyani veg or non veg.... More

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Cupertino, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

we are big fans of this great pakistani restaurant. not a great decor but a great chicken tikka and nihari and naan. then who needs the atmosphere. they are always packed which is a good sign. if you are in fremont and looking for good food - this is the place to go

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Fremont, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I have many issues and problems about your employer and the services I am receiving several times I go to eat at Pakwan. The employers behind the counter the attitude is No Good. WARNING: Your reputation is going to be very very bad and your restaurant is going to be out of business if you do not change your act... More

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Fremont, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is one of the best restaurants for North Indian and Pakistani cuisine. The food is always hot and fresh and the quality is amazingly consistent over the years. They only accept cash so please be aware. The price is reasonable. Expect to stand in line to place your order during peak times. Finding a vacant table is always a... More

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Los Angeles, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We've been coming to Pakwan for years every time we visit family in Fremont. Over the course of a 2 day visit, we'll probably eat Pakwan 3 times! My favorite is of course the biryani but they have great kabobs too. Our vegetarian family members love the paneer and chole. It's almost impossible to find a dish you don't love.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

There is a whole stretch of good eateries in Fremont Blvd, and Pakwan is one of the southern most ones. The location is convenient for the Bay Area as well, and is not more than a half hour drive (without traffic) from either downtown SF or the South Bay Area (San Jose etc.) My favorite dish is the Chicken Tikka... More

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San Leandro, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

My job is right down the road from this place. We always order the Boti Kabobs with a side of rice. Their mint chutney sauce is absolutely my favorite thing ever.

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Silicon Valley
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Pakwan makes really good Mughal style (Northern Indian/Pakistani) food - tandoori items, curries and vegetarian items. For my taste, the non-vegetarian dishes are the way to go. The food tends be spicier according to Indian tastes. You'll need to go the front to order your dishes,pay, then select a table and take a number. When the number is called you'll... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

food was great, enjoyed it, Lamb Chops, Tandoori chicken, Achari chicken & goat was really the best. don't expect good ambiance from this place. This place does not serve alcohol & they don't let you bring your alcohol, that was a disappointment for me. From next time I will take it to go, so I can have my alcohol with... More

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