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Tikka Masala

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425 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1927
415-345-1028
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Tikka Masala, San Francisco's finest Indian / Pakistani restaurant, is a...
Tikka Masala, San Francisco's finest Indian / Pakistani restaurant, is a family-owned business. The owner, Sikandar Malik, specializes in authentic Indian/Pakistani cuisine. It was his life long goal to introduce Indian/Pakistani dishes that promotes vitality and healthy living. We serve a variety of quality vegetarian and meat dishes, all cooked with tender loving care using our own special spices and sauces. We pride ourselves on excellent food, great customer service and cleanliness. We do our best to make sure you enjoying our scrumptious food in a clean environment. Each individual who takes your order is a people person who enjoys having good conversations with customers. Our food meets a high quality standard with only the finest ingredients and we enjoy nothing more than satisfying your taste buds and putting a smile on your face. Once you try our food, the taste will bring you back again and again guaranteed.
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Nice Daal

Our family of four vegetarians visited this restaurant recently. We found the aalo naan and aalo saag to be fine but the toor daal was the best. It tasted like home-made daal. At US$ 7 per person, the meals were quite cheap compared to other Indian restaurants in San Francisco.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Rphyadav
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Our family of four vegetarians visited this restaurant recently. We found the aalo naan and aalo saag to be fine but the toor daal was the best. It tasted like home-made daal. At US$ 7 per person, the meals were quite cheap compared to other Indian restaurants in San Francisco.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

This is a shabby restaurant with sticky tables. It took us about an hour to receive our food. 80% of the people who ordered after us got their food before we did. We were very close to walking out but were too hungry to find another place. The waitress finally put a dish down in front of us, only for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

Amazing food, and really cheap. The tandori dishes were great.

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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Its a small indian-pakistani self-service food joint very close to the UCSF campus. Great quality of food. Food is very tasty and not much spicy either. The price is extremely reasonable. People were friendly. You will also get a free cup of tea when you dine in. However, they should work on the cleanliness and decor of this place. It... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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105 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011

i love indian food, if you like lamb chob or loke chicken witheast taste go there clean food, delecious

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Sacramento, California
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326 reviews 326 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

Cute local restaurant with a huge variety of Indian and Pakistani food for a great price. Fed three easily with 2 entrees, rice, and naan for $20. Atmosphere is not fancy, but the service is great, the staff is super friendly, and the food is delicious. We were also so excited they actually made the food spicy for us -... More 

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Champaign
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

We went for Lunch to this Pakistani joint. The food (paneer, Dal) was tasty, hot and freshly made. The Rotis need a lot of work - the flour used is of a very low quality. The Naan was quite good. Rice dish was excellent. You order on the counter. The prices are very reasonable. The ambiance is shady at best,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 425 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1927
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-345-1028

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11
  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups

Description

Tikka Masala, San Francisco's finest Indian / Pakistani restaurant, is a family-owned business. The owner, Sikandar Malik, specializes in authentic Indian/Pakistani cuisine. It was his life long goal to introduce Indian/Pakistani dishes that promotes vitality and healthy living. We serve a variety of quality vegetarian and meat dishes, all cooked with tender loving care using our own special spices and sauces. We pride ourselves on excellent food, great customer service and cleanliness. We do our best to make sure you enjoying our scrumptious food in a clean environment. Each individual who takes your order is a people person who enjoys having good conversations with customers. Our food meets a high quality standard with only the finest ingredients and we enjoy nothing more than satisfying your taste buds and putting a smile on your face. Once you try our food, the taste will bring you back again and again guaranteed.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?