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Pakwan Restaurant

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41068 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 226-6234
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Laurel, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered butter chicken/chicken tikka masala and it was not good, tasted like BBQ sauce and was not hot, seemed like they just put it in a plate for us. The naan had a slightly burned taste on the sides. Can't speak about the rest of the menu because this is the only thing we ordered. The guy at the counter... More 

Thank mishi514
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I am really amazed that how come people eat uncooked food firstly and how come these restaurants serve u cooked food. Secondly no one is around to clean the tables. We had to clean the tables ourself, Really. A very bad experience will never be returning to this restaurant ever.

Thank HMH287
Concord, New Hampshire
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151 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Got takeout with lots of choices Naan rice and several great spicy dishes .Saag lamb and chicken in toothsome sauces . Was plenty of food for the price and the food was ready when we were told it would be . Not very fancy but a delicious meal with a wide variety of tastes

Thank Turtledreams
Fremont, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Good food especially the chicken dishes that my son has been missing ever since he came from India. They need a little more organized way of serving.

Thank Vikas C
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We went here after glowing recommendations by a friend. And it was spot on. The taste, flavors, spices, all perfect. Loved the chicken biryani.

Thank Rishikesh R
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

4 stars for the food, but 2 stars for the establishment that is small and overcrowded, 2 stars as well for the slow service

Thank Beaverbrook_guy
Fremont, California
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This place is a self service (get your own utensils, plates and water) Pakistani/Indian restaurant. The food is authentic because guests are usually slightly out numbered by indigenous Pakistanis and Indians. While doing some volunteer work driving a cancer patient to a doctor appointment, we didn't have a lot in common. Me, mid-west middle ages tall white male, her a... More 

Thank PaulRayAndrus
Fremont, California
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211 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Pakwan is one of the top 3 restaurants in Fremont, CA, serving Indian Tandoori cuisine. Even though we have eaten here more than 2 dozen times over the past several years, not once have we been dis-satisfied. Most folks do a take out rather than sit and eat as the place is quite small and always packed during peak hours.... More 

Thank Qualitypro3336
Fremont, California
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Some of the items like Chicken Tikka, Brain Masala, Lamb chop are really good quality and tasty. Others are average taste. One problem with this restaurant is, they don't accept credit card, only cash. Customer service is not good.

Thank rahman_77
SF East Bay
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a clean, no-frills place, so all your money is going into the FOOD, not a "dining experience." Also all cash, so they're not paying any credit card fees. Terrific naan; love the kebabs (including fish), goat curry and/or biryani. Raita (a little uninteresting, with just mustard seed) and tea are included. Nice for take-away, too, especially since seating... More 

Thank EastBayLenore

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Pakistani, Indian, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41068 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fremont
  • Phone Number: (510) 226-6234

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