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Nob Hill
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1409 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4615
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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241 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a typical dhaba. Food tastes decent, but I recommend doing a take out since ambiance is non-existent.

Thank seharmd
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant focuses on preparing tasty Indian/Pakistani food. I went there three times in the end within a week because of that, and because of its closeness to the Holiday Inn where I was staying. But I wouldn't have put a foot in there without the good reviews here: the place looks very run down, nothing to have a romantic... More 

Thank bababux
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Visited this place last week. + Great Kababs + Great pricing - Poor customer service - Not very clean - Poor interiors Overall good value for carry out.

Thank NSM2000
Berkeley, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This place is phenomenal! I have been going here for years and would go every week if I lived closer. Not the post decorative place but the Chicken Tikki Masala is ADDICTING (you have been warned), the Naan is baked fresh and not too doughy or crips but just right, and they have complimentary tea PLUS BYOB with NO corking... More 

1 Thank lailams
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Great little whole in the wall place that serves truly authentic pakistani food. Ignore the interior and go there for an amazing meal --must try the brain masala it is absolutely delicious! Also, the chicken karahi was one of the best we've ever eaten. Would recommend it for anyone who only cares about food and not the whole "dinning experience".

1 Thank andriana g
San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Only place to enjoy Haleem (apologized if misspelled) plus Chicken Kofta. Also butter chicken and biryani rice is good (only on Saturdays).

1 Thank LSlamet
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting San Francisco on a business trip for a week and found this restaurant close to our hotel. They served authentic food and the serving size was very good. We liked the food so much that we ate at this place throughout our stay.

Thank Awad A
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank fauzay
Kingston, Canada
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Thank joy m
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Brian W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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

Staying in Nob Hill

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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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