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New Delhi Restaurant

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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $30
CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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EXOTIC HOUSE DRINKS‎‎
$4.95
new delhi sunset
an exotic combination of grapefruit juice, vodka, grenadine, and sparkling lemonade
$4.95
kashmiri delight
Our specialty of Pimms no. 1 served chilled, garnished with lime
$3.00
mango lassi
A refreshing drink with home-made yogurt and Indian Alfanso mango pulp
$3.00
nimbu pani
a popular indian style sparkling lemonade with lemon lime and rose water
$3.00
lassi
a refreshing drink with home-made yogurt, served sweet or salted
large $8
regular $5
indian beer
$5.95
oh calcutta
A recipe stolen from a famous bar in Calcutta - with brandy, gin, lime and lemonade
$5.95
taj express
a seventh wonder created with pineapple juice, cranberry juice, vodka and white rum
$6.95
bombay negroni
bombay gin, sweet vermouth and campari twist
$6.95
madras madness
light‎‎ and dark rum with mango pulp and grenadine
APPETIZERS‎‎
served with home-made mint chutney and sweet and sour tamarind chutney
$5.95
$5.95
samosa turnovers filled with lightly spiced potatoes and peas (2pcs)
$4.95
onion bhaji
lightly spiced onion rings
$4.95
bari pakoras
mix vegetable lentil fritters
$6.95
chili cheese pakora
spiced paneer and green chili-lentil fritters
$3.00
papadums
lentil waffers with pepper studs
$8.95
assorted vegetable platter
combination of samosa, pakora, onion bhaji and papadum
$11.95
assorted tandoori platter
Combination of chicken tikka, seekh Kabub and tandoori prawn
$7.95
taj keebab
A house specialty of chicken Kabab
SOUPS AND SALADS‎‎
$5.95
vegetable shorba
vegetable stew flavored with indian herbs
$7.95
bay special
house specialty shrimp chowder
$12.95
indian chef salad
delicious strips of tandoori chicken, lamb rolls and paneer with tomatoes and bell pepper
$4.95
green salad
tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, onion and lemon
$5.95
new delhi dal soup
our chef's creation with blends of yellow lentils and flavor spices
ENTREES‎‎
$17.95
kofta shah jahani
shah jahan's magnificent taj mahal ranks as one of the seven wonders of the world. he was the fifth mughal ruler to rule india between 1627-1658. this historic favorite of shah jahan's is recreated for your enjoyment from and original recipe dating back to the 17th century. a delicious preparation of meatballs stuffed with an egg cooked mughlai style
$17.95
murg akbari
an exotic preparation of chicken with cashews, raisins and grated paneer, simmered in a creamy sauce. a favorite of the third and greatest mughal ruler of india, emperor akbar (1556-1605). a recreation of the original recipe dating back to the 16th century, for your dining pleasure.
$14.95
chicken masala
cooked in medium sause, blended with spices like onion, ginger, garlic, coriander, tumeric and more
$14.95
chicken korma
succulent pieces of chicken cooked in coconut milk and very midly spiced
$14.95
chicken madras
A south Indian preparation of hot chicken curry
$18.95
prawn masala
pieces of prawn cooked in a light sauce
$16.95
fish masala
cooked in a sauce with a blend of medium spices
$16.95
fish goa curry
cooked in coconut milk and spices - goan style
$14.95
rogan josh
a‎‎ flavorful lamb curry cooked in north indian spices and herbs
$13.95
keema mattar
mind lamb cooked with peas in a spicy sauce
TANDOORI SPECIALITIES‎‎
these dishes are barbecued in two special ovens we imported from india. the ovens are shaped like wine barrels but made with sticky clay from the deltas of the holy river ganges
$14.95
teengri kabab
Chicken drumsticks marinated in yogurt, Punjabi spices and barbecued
$16.95
achari boti kabab
lean boneless pieces of lamb marinated overnight in a spicy combination of indian pickle spices and barbecued in the tandoor
$16.95
hariyali murg tikka
our famous chicken barbecued in a tangy marinade of mint and coriander
$14.95
tandoori chicken
chicken marinated in yogurt with ginger, garlic onion, flavor spices, and saffron, barbecued in the tandoor
$16.95
fish tikka
pieces of fish lightly spice and roasted in tandoor
$18.95
tandoori prawn
char-grilled prawn flavored with indian herbs and spices
$16.95
seekh keebab
spiced lamb rolls prepared over a charcoal fire
$15.95
chicken tikka
pieces of chicken delicately spiced with mustard, cumin, turmeric, garam masala, lemon juice and cooked in the tandoor
$12.95
paneer tikka
barbecued chunks of paneer marinated with chat masala
COMPLETE DINNER‎
$26.95
non-vegetarian
Tandoori chicken, seekh Kabab, chicken masala or rogan josh, spiced vegetable, pullao, nan, dessert, tea or coffee
$21.95
vegetarian
vegetable samosa, pakora, spiced vegetable, mattar paneer, dal, pullao, nan, dessert, tea or coffee
RANJAN'S SPECIALS‎‎
balti style mango prawn or mango mushroom
$18.95
mango prawn
mango mushroom
balti style mango prawn
stir fry indian style with imported alfonso mango pulp and tropical fruits. seasoned with sweet and tangy mango masala. goes well with pinot grigio
$14.95
mango prawn
mango mushroom
mango mushrooms (veg)
stir fry indian style with imported alfonso mango pulp and tropical fruits. seasoned with sweet and tangy mango masala. goes well with pinot grigio
$15.95
mango prawn
mango mushroom
bombay saffron bhuna lamb
slow simmered in its aromatic juices and flavored with saffron and cumin. goes well with zinfandel
$14.95
mango prawn
mango mushroom
bombay soya nuggets
slow simmered in its aromatic juices and flavored with saffron and cumin. goes well with zinfandel
$16.95
mango prawn
mango mushroom
lemon mustard fish curry
Flavorful lemon mustard cooked with onions and jalapenos. nice and spicy. goes well with Reisling
$14.95
mango prawn
mango mushroom
mustard gobi
Flavorful lemon mustard cooked with onions and jalapenos. nice and spicy. goes well with Reisling
$15.95
mango prawn
mango mushroom
kashmiri lamb kofta
Succulent Kashmiri style dish cooked in a delicious mild yogurt-cream sauce. goes well with merlot
$14.95
mango prawn
mango mushroom
vegetable kofta
Succulent Kashmiri style dish cooked in a delicious mild yogurt-cream sauce. goes well with merlot
$15.95
mango prawn
mango mushroom
spicy madras tamarind chicken
cooked in tamarind with a delicious hot and tangy hint of coconut. goes well with white merlot
VEGETABLE SIDE DISHES‎‎
$9.95
spiced vegetables
combination of cauliflower, beans, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes and potatoes in a medium sauce
$10.95
palak kofta kashmiri
A house specialty stuffed spinach prepared in Kashmiri style
$7.95
kali dal new delhi
black lentils harmoniously combined with tomatoes and ginger, simmered overnight on a very slow fire
$7.95
yellow dal tarka
yellow lentils seasoned with garlic, cumin and cilantro
$9.95
sag paneer
spinach cooked with home-made soft cheese and seasoned with garlic
$9.95
dam alu new delhi
potatoes seasoned with herbs and spices - a house specialty
$9.95
mattar paneer
home-made soft cheese and green peas simmered with delicate spices
$9.95
malai kofta
croquettes‎‎ of home-made soft cheese cooked in a sauce with mild spices
$9.95
navrattan curry
a mix of nine vegetables and fruits cooked in cream and mild spices - a historical dish
$4.50
raitha
home-made yogurt churned with cucumber flakes
WINE LIST‎‎
$6.00 per glass
shah jahani madeera
a recreation of the favorite drink of emperor shah jahan (1627-1658) cut fresg fruits steeped in red wine with cloves and cinnamon sticks served chilled with a spalsh of sparkling lemonade
glass $8.00
bottle $38.00
champagne
a definit hint of sweetness makes this bubbly an excellent dinner companion
house premium $+6.00
super premium $+32.00
glass $5.00
bottle $18.00
chardonnay
Barrel fermented wine in American oak a nose of toasty vanilla and butter with flavors of ripe pear, apple and spice, a terrific long finish
glass $7.00
bottle $28.00
riesling
a lovely floral nose with a wonderful fruity tone, a full bodied wine with a nice touch of sweetness on a long, lingering finish
glass $6.00
bottle $24.00
pinot grigio
full of delicate complexity and refreshing crispness, spicy aroma of pear and melon lead to a burst of pear and mango on the palate
glass $5.00
bottle $22.00
sauvignon blanc
the melon and citrus flavors are great but it`s those hints of passion fruit that evoke the strongest emotions
glass $5.00
bottle $22.00
white zinfandel
a delicate blush pink color introduces this fresh, lively wine, on your palate, light creaminess surrenders to a refreshing crisp finish of strawberries and melon
glass $6.00
bottle $24.00
white merlot
brilliant dusky vermillion hue, with luscious juicy watermelon flavors on the palate
house premium $+6.00
super premium $+32.00
glass $5.00
bottle $18.00
cabernet
sumptions‎ fruit character and herbal complexity, deep red in color with lots of black fruit and cedar box notes, a long silky finish
glass $6.00
bottle $24.00
pinot noir
delicate‎‎ fresh fruit and spicy notes contribute to this well balanced and elegant wine, a hint of smoky oak adds to the complexity
Sponsored by: New Delhi Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. SF's Oldest Indian Restaurant
1. SF's Oldest Indian Restaurant
"Very elegant interior with super tall ceilings and columns."
Iris C
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2. Fine Dining Destination
2. Fine Dining Destination
"I had been searching for a truly great authentic Indian restaurant"
Peter A
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3. Full Bar
3. Full Bar
"Reasonable priced drinks, good food & great service."
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very delicious we had butter chicken and lamb masala and basmati rise also try the nana the service was very fast .the atmosphere was great 👍🏻

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 65hudaa
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Awesome authentic Indian restaurant with great ambiance. All of the appetizers are incredible. The mains were fantastic as well. It is also the only Indian restaurant in San Francisco with a lovely ambiance (that I know of) on the inside. Can’t recommend this place enough,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jeff B
RanjanDey, Owner at New Delhi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thanks for visiting us again and complimenting the cuisine and ambience. All our staff enjoyed serving you, and yes, we all take a lot of pride in New Delhi Restaurant. The next time you visit, please don't forget to ask for me, so I can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been in the US for a couple of weeks and San Fran for 3 nights we were looking for somewhere different to eat and this fit the bill perfectly. It was easy to find only a very short walk from Union Square. We used...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TonyC104
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Restaurant very elegant with such a beauty bar we opted to be seated there instead. Bartender gave great and friendly service and manager stopped by to check on us. Samosas were truly delicious, do try it with the accompanying dipping sauce. Chicken tandoori was well...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank IiM100
RanjanDey, Owner at New Delhi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Yes, we are able to serve a full meal at the bar for those guests that prefer to enjoy that location. Thank you for telling us about your experience. The Kerelan Pepper Chicken you discovered, is one of our lesser known favorites. We're so happy...More

Reviewed December 25, 2018

The restaurant is in an old building with grand architecture boasting pillars, soaring ceilings, and linen napkins. The service was polite and cheerful. The menu was varied but no so expansive as to make one wonder how they kitchen can make so much equally well....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WorldTravelDB
RanjanDey, Owner at New Delhi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Thank you for your visit. We're very happy to hear your appreciation of the cuisine. And thank you also for the feedback about the utensils in view. Should you visit again, please ask for her Ranjan so I can personally introduce you to some of...More

Reviewed December 12, 2018

We had a lovely dinner in that place. It was delicious and in reasonable prices. We definitely recommend!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cassieweller
RanjanDey, Manager at New Delhi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Thanks, Cassie for visiting us. We're so happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit. Happy New Year, and best wishes :)

Reviewed November 22, 2018

We love Indian food so when we saw the New Delhi Restaurant and read that it was the first Indian Restaurant to set up in San Francisco we were ready to eat. I found the food okay, but a little salty for my liking and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Delilah0305
RanjanDey, Owner at New Delhi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Hello Della, Thanks for your kind visit. Yes, we are the oldest Indian restaurant in San Francisco. Our menu offers the option of extra spice if you prefer your food hot,so the next time you visit, please just ask the server for more heat at...More

Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

I am a diligent honest regular reviewer and am always very honest. The service and the food was dreadful, anyone who enjoys a good curry will be so disappointed. Apparently this restaurant has been here for 30 years it would not last 30 days in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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RanjanDey, Owner at New Delhi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Hello David, Thank you for your honest review :) Yes, we are proud to be San Francisco's oldest Indian restaurant. We have served over 2 million diners from all around the world. As a fine-dining destination, your dishes are prepared with more delicate flavors and...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018

Food is good, though it's not at par with what a real spicy Indian food should be, i found food at this place much better than other restaurants around it. Staff is good and service too. I went to this place couple of times and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank garpit
RanjanDey, Owner at New Delhi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thanks for your kind comments, and your return visit. The next time you are here, please ask for Chef Ranjan so I can personally make certain you have yet another excellent experience.

Reviewed November 2, 2018

Excellent food in a nice setting with a lot of space. The food is excellent and very authentic. Also the service is very friendly, discrete and efficient. We send friends two days later and their comments were also enthousiast.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ingwe40
RanjanDey, Owner at New Delhi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for your kind comments, Ingwe. And for recommending us to your friends. We truly appreciate your visit. If you are to visit again, please ask for Chef Ranjan so I can personally make certain you have another wonderful experience.

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