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New Delhi Restaurant

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160 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2122 (Powell and Mason)
Bart and Muni – both one block from restaurant
415-397-8470
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For over 25 years, New Delhi Restaurant has been serving a robust...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, good service

Three of us went to New Delhi for dinner. From the outside, the place doesn't look like much. Inside isn't that great either--kind of worn and shabby. But the service is prompt and friendly and the food was very good. We shared among us a lamb curry, shrimp tandoori, and chicken rasala... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
ThomasAquinas
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San Luis Obispo, CA
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
San Francisco
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were so disappointed with this restaurant after wanting indian kana for weeks! It just isn't wory going to . Food better if you go to Taj Campton and have fish curry! We won't be going back. Service good and location to hotel excellent.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went in to this restaurant because we love indian food. We were so happy with how good it was. The inside of the restaurant makes you feel like you have walked into an indian palace. The staff was very friendly and service was wonderful. I was disappointed that they had no Gewürztraminer to go with food

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Zero is not an option otherwise I would have opted zero , tasteless pathetic food, we ordered butter chicken, tamarind chicken, garlic naan, chicken kabab and cheese bajji, very bad experience will never go again.. Totally disappointed with the quality and taste of food here. They serve kingfisher beer pint and interior is ok

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I am an avid fan of Indian restaurants back in England and wasn't expecting this to compare with some of the excellent eataries I have dined in. How wrong could I be, this is an absolute gem of a restaurant. The location is central, the decor is a little traditonal for me, but the food is the thing that really... More 

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pnjaban
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80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Eating a very lame lunch from New Delhi restaurant on Ellis St. in SF. I was in the mood for keema mattar, which is a homestyle ground lamb or beef (or turkey if you want to be all new age and healthy about it) and daal. So disappointed that the keema seems to be made with tandoori-paste-ified lamb kebabs reincarnated... More 

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Three of us went to New Delhi for dinner. From the outside, the place doesn't look like much. Inside isn't that great either--kind of worn and shabby. But the service is prompt and friendly and the food was very good. We shared among us a lamb curry, shrimp tandoori, and chicken rasala. All were excellent, although my favorite was the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The food was bland and it was pretty apparent that they were going to reuse the salad that comes with all meals. The waiter was careful not to put it with the dirty dishes. That was unsanitary and gross... considering my 4 year old was touching it. Who knows if it was used before it came to us.

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Hannover, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Very pleasant restaurant with friendly and quick service. The food is very good and delicious, and is served with style. Have been there several times and enjoy it every time.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We found this little Indian restaurant on our last day in San Francisco and wished we'd found it earlier. Everything about the place was authentic from the people to the place settings. The food was delicious and so reasonably priced.

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Tomball, Texas
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50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have some really good Indian food in Houston where I live so I'm a bit of a snob. The New Delhi was right across the street from the Wyndham where I stayed for a conference so I decided to give it a try. (It's in a great location right in the middle of the Union Square area.) I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2122
    (Powell and Mason)
  • Public Transportation: Bart and Muni – both one block from restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415-397-8470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

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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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