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3182 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3363
(415) 255-2440
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Ranked #433 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
Neighborhood:
Mission District
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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  • English first
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English first
Eureka, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Not the best location, though safe enough, especially in daylight hours, not far from shopping downtown, really delicious and super friendly service.

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philly
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Was very surprised by the quality of food at this very simple and inexpensive restaurant. Efficient and delicious. Very nice and friendly service with a smile.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful lunch...you get delicious food and reasonable price... Never had indian/pakistan food before. Everything was great and that bread is amazing. Byob is awesome too.

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Saratoga, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Though the location is not the most desirable in San Francisco, the food here is always good and freshly made. The naans are excellent and most dishes, veg or not are superb.

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We had visited the restaurant thrice during our 4 day stay in pattaya. Apart from the delicious indian/Paki cuisines, we received great warmth in hospitality and culture. Would recommend to all the Indians or Pakistanis travelling and in search of good authentic Pakistani food.Place does not look like a restaurant we use to.... but like a real Indian restaurant and... More 

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Fremont, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Tasty food at an affordable price. This is one the good restaurants around san francisco, where you get tasty Indian/Pakistani food at a reasonable price, in a causal environment. The food was excellent

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Pakwan is super cheap, open late, and SO GOOD. When I lived in the neighborhood I ate there at least once a week after the gym. Cash only. They don't sell beer, so run across the street to the deli before you go for a nice ipa or stout. Say hi to Martin for me.

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Los Angeles, CA
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We loved this place! We got a boatload of take out, including garlic naan, chicken tikka masala, a spicy beef dish and two lamb dishes. Everything was tasty, moderately to very spicy and fresh. They had several goat specials on offer the night we ordered, but we did not take advantage of the goat.

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Fayetteville
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

If you've made your way to Pakwan at 16th and Valencia in San Francisco, chances are you were lured to their doorstep by the smoky waftings of their tandoor grill. You may not think there's much to this place by the looks of it, the decor and ambiance may be, let's say, subtle, but your face will be looking down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

I went with my mom dad wife& 2 year old , n we all liked it especially when we drove from LA and had to eat . It is an indo-pak restaurant . Trust me u will like it if u r not reserve type of person. Pros 1) good food ( quick but limited choices but not a fast... More 

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Additional Information about Pakwan

Address: 3182 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3363
Phone Number: (415) 255-2440
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

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