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Shalimar

Map & Directions 1409 Polk
San Francisco, CA 94109
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415-776-4642
  • Indian, Pakistani
  • Daily 12pm-3pm, Daily 5:30pm-11:30pm
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Catering
  • None
  • Street

Description

SF Weekly's Description

Amazingly delicious, fresh, tasty, inexpensive Indian and Pakistani food is the draw at these bare-bones establishments. You order at the counter, grab soft drinks and water pitchers from the refrigerator, and feast on succulent lamb stews, smoky tandoori dishes, and sophisticated vegetable dishes (our favorite is the ratatouille-like okra). Even the rice is special: full of the bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and cloves that flavor it. If you like long-cooked meat, don't miss the nihari (beef shank).

 
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  • Sumit on 10/23/09

    try the chicken tikka masala - it's oily, greasy, totally delicious.

  • Asha S. on 12/03/10

    Tied for 1st w/LK for most authentic + rich Indian/Pakistani food in the city. Perfect amount of spices. The dhaal, kofta, makhani, all YUM. Also, they offer brain masala on their menu.

  • Chris H. on 04/16/11

    BYOB - stop by Royal Liquor across the street first and get a 40 of Miller High Life first

  • Donnie Wilson on 02/14/11

    Chicken Marsela and the yogurt

  • Beau L. on 03/02/10

    Dump a load of sugar in a cup, then fill it up with delicous (and REALLY hot) tea.

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  • The Church of Trillin

    Over the years, I've met several people of whom I've later said, "If they started a religion, I would join it": Betsey Johnson, my friend Stephen... More on Shalimar »

 
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