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New Delhi Restaurant

160 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2122
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Ranked #1,618 of 4,937 restaurants in San Francisco
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Price range: $15 - $30
Sun 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Powell and Mason
Transit: Bart and Muni – both one block from restaurant
Description: For over 25 years, New Delhi Restaurant has been serving a robust andflavorful menu fit for foodies from San Francisco to India. With each meal and each dish, New Delhi Restaurant strives to uphold its long time reputation of extraordinary Indian cuisine elegantly served.New Delhi Restaurant is the premier restaurant for upscale Indian cuisine in San Francisco. Decorated like a Maharajah's ornate banquet room, the restaurant serves food made from recipes culled from the royalIndian menus dating back 300 to 400 years using the freshest ingredientsavailable. An authentic Tandoori oven and specialty crafted spices bring theflavors of India straight to every plate.Within walking distance of major hotels and Union Square, the word of New Delhi Restaurant's authentic fare has spread far: from Bill Clinton to Julia Child, celebrities, Silicon Valley moguls, and politicians frequent the restaurant.
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

went here many years back and had fond memories. was there tonight dining alone. ordered a prawn dish that was on specialities. toughest prawns that I ever had and naan was stale. at least the rice allowed me to have enough of a dinner. service was on par with the prawns.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I visited this place at least 3 times. Chicken Madras was very tasty. Chicken Biryani again was mouth watering. Tanddori platter was terrific. Panner pakodas were very spicy and tangy and made my day.So were vegetable fritters fired in slit peas flour batter.Garlic naan was good too. Reasonable prices. Will recommend it to all. The very fact that I visited... More

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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I think this is the first time I've actually fully enjoyed Indian food, and New Delhi is nothing like the indian places out in the suburbs. It looks much classier inside, and with that, it's also pricier. But I think they've stepped up the food too. Service: he waitstaff are all very kind and happy to answer questions about the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Awesome, awesome, awesome! My husband and I went there with our two little boys this past Sunday for dinner and the food was fresh, delicious and extremely flavorful. My boys loved the food too and the service was exceptional. We liked that they brought fresh naan and a sizzling platter of tandoori chicken to our table. There was a huge... More

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wasn't that easy to find an Indian restaurant in San Francisco, so was pleased to come across this. In fact, we visited twice during our stay. The decor of the restaurant is nice, and service was also very good. The food wasn't particularly spectacular, but not bad by any means and was good value for money. Tip: The Onion Bahji... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We found New Delhi Restaurant on Ellis St. based on TripAdvisor recommendations. Eat there. You will leave quite satisfied. Our food--Murg Akbari, kali dal, yellow rice and garlic naan--was all very well prepared. The chicken in the murg was tender, the sauce was spicy enough to get our attention without making us gasp (we asked for medium, and it was... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

First night in the City, the family unanimously voting for Indian food, and from a short list of 3 restaurants we opted for New Delhi on Ellis St. Although quiet on arrival the restaurant soon filled up and there were always sufficient staff waiting on. The menu displayed plenty of familiar dishes but it was the mixed vegetable platter starter... More

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This used to be a good go to mid range Indian restaurant. Went there years later this weekend (as there are many other options now) and food was awful. Ordered Rogan Josh...swimming with onions and no flavor. The saag paneer....can't get that wrong was spinach with paneer and again no flavor. Finally the seekh kebab...hard as rock. I would not... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went twice to this restaurant in Union Square and both times we felt the food was really good : Indian and not 'American Indian' as sometimes happens in these restaurants. This among other things also meant that they spiced the food precisely as they do in India, and did not make food bland for customers not used to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My brother-in-law and I were on a 'tram-spotting' holiday in San Francisco and our last night was at the New Delhi restaurant on Ellis Street. Doesn't look much from the outside but minside is a different kettle of fish. Marble columns etc. add to the lovely atmosphere. The meal was excellent as well.

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