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Shalimar

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Nob Hill
Indian, Pakistani
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1409 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4615
415-776-4642
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 8
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  • 9
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food, value for money

Visited here for a quick lunch. It'd a basic restaurant with typical Indian menu, but they cook it so well. The tandoori and briyani were delicious. Good place to grab a good lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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  • Outdoor seating
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited here for a quick lunch. It'd a basic restaurant with typical Indian menu, but they cook it so well. The tandoori and briyani were delicious. Good place to grab a good lunch.

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Kingston, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Don't go for the ambience, or a quiet romantic supper. There's an noisy open kitchen, diner style tables, a chaotic feel to the place and not much in the way of decor, but very good food. The place was packed when we arrived, all local families having their supper. We took that as a good sign and paired up with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is quite possibly the best Indian cuisine I've ever enjoyed, and living from Houston, we have excellent Indian restaurants. However, Shalimar (on Polk) has the most amazing chicken tiki masala I have ever tasted. The naan was about 15 seconds old when it hit our table - so fresh. And the grass-fed lamb was so tender and savory without... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Dont be decieve by the building or exterior, neither how it looks; it's a great, one of the best Indian food I ever had... Went two times in 2 days, before leaving SF.

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United Kingdom
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1,115 reviews 1,115 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
1,864 helpful votes 1,864 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you are looking for halal restaurants in San Francisco you will find that they tend to be clustered in popular ethnic areas such as Little India. This was a busy place when we arrived, lucky to get a free table. As there were local people of Indian or Pakistani origin eating there was a good sign. We were given... More 

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Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Tikka Masala!! SAAG GOSHT!! GARLIC NANN!! enough said! A bit on the back alley location and parking not the easiest. I love this place... GREAT experience, service, and food..... Don't expect a clean bathroom or perfectly clean joint.... this is a dive that cooks up great food and an atmosphere that is exactly perfect for the dining experience. Did I... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The decor is nothing exciting, but the food is very, very good. My husband had the lamb curry, I had a couple of vegetarian selections. Both were very spicy, but delicious. Portions are huge!

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singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

the fresh naans are great and so is the chicken tikka masala. ambiance is sub-par, but the food makes up for it.

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Atlanta, GA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Place make you feel like you are in a foreign country. We heard no one speaking English the entire time we were in the restaurant. The food was actually very good - medium to hot in spice. We all loved the goat curry and the beef. Kids loved the mango lassi. The service was not bad, there just wasn't any.... More 

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West Tampa, Florida, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I stopped by this place on my last night in town as I was craving a good curry and was encouraged by the TA reviews. It's definitely a hole in the wall and the decor is functional rather than attractive but I've learned not to judge by the taste and not the presentation. My guess is they do a lot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1409 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4615
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-776-4642

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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