Best Indian Restaurants in San Francisco

San Francisco is no slouch when it comes to curries, naan, and chicken tandoori. Experience authentic Indian Cuisine all throughout the city with our recommended restaurants below. What’s great, most are vegetarian and gluten-free friendly to serve people with various dietary restrictions.

1. Curry Leaf

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Sit-down dining, Indoor dining
Address: 943 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 440-4293

Most Popular Items:

Bengan Bharta
$9.99
Karahi Chicken
$11.99
Curry Leaf is lauded as one of the best Indian restaurants in San Francisco. Parking can be a challenge on Columbus Street, but plenty of patrons still make it out to enjoy the authentic Indian cuisine. Crowd favorites include Lamb Biryani, Goat Curry, and Chicken Tikki Masala. The Garlic Naan is the perfect complement to any dish.

2. Viva Goa Indian Cuisine

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Closed: Mon)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating, Indoor dining
Address: 2420 Lombard St San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 440-2600

Most Popular Items:

	 Mango Lassi
$4.00
Fish Cutlets
$8.49
Chicken Xacuti
$13.99
If you’re near the Palace of Fine Arts, drop by Viva Goa Indian Cuisine for some delicious and spicy Indian food. They have a lunch buffet option where you can satisfy yourself with a variety of curries and other dishes. The butter chicken stands out as one of the most popular dishes, but they also have great vegetarian options. Their service is very welcoming.

3. Keeva Indian Restaurant

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Closed: Mon)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating, Indoor dining
Address: 908 Clement St San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 742-4010

Most Popular Items:

Butter Chicken
$14.95
Bang Bang Egg Curry
$13.50
Keeva is another standout restaurant for those who desire authentic Indian flavors. The food is consistently excellent and served quickly. Many menu options are popular, but give their chicken tandoori, biryani, and garlic naan a try. If you are vegetarian, you can’t go wrong ith their Palak Paneer and Dal Makhani dishes.

4. ROOH

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM (Closed: Mon)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating, Indoor dining
Address: 333 Brannan St Ste 150 San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 525-4174

Most Popular Items:

Paneer Pinwheel
$26.00
Lamb Shank Nihari
$30.00
Jackfruit Tacos
$15.00
Rooh is located in the trendy SOMA district, and its food matches the location. Compared to other locations that feature more traditional styles and dishes, ROOH specializes in Indian fusion and creativity. You can’t find Jackfruit Tacos or Cauliflower Kolliwada at too many other restaurants. Pair your meal with some desserts and cocktails!

5. August 1 Five

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Closed: Mon-Tues)
Open During COVID for:
Address: 524 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 771-5900

Most Popular Items:

This Indian restaurant is perfect for an upscale special occasion - perfectly plated foods, modern cuisine, and fresh and exciting cocktails. It’s located near City Hall so it’s a great stop on a date night out in San Francisco. Try their Samoas, Lamb Biryani, and Bison Keema, and they have gluten-free options too.

6. Curry Up Now

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating, Indoor dining
Address: 659 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 903-8700

Most Popular Items:

Samosa
Samosa $4.60
$4.60
Kathi Rolls
$10.90
Curry Up Now offers Indian Street Food that is more modern than traditional. It’s a great spot to get some takeout such as the Tikka Masala burrito and sweet potato fries. Their popular items include their Kathi Roll and deconstructed samosas. Very vegetarian and vegan friendly too for those who drop by the Mission district.

7. Udupi Palace

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 1007 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 970-8000

Most Popular Items:

Masala Dosa
$10.95
Samosa
Samosa $6.95
$6.95
Chana Masala Curry
$12.95
Udupi Palace is a great option for vegetarian South Indian cuisine. Their popular selections include their spinach and cheese dosas, Dahi Vada (rice donuts with chutney and yogurt), and their mix vegetable and paneer pea utthapams. In fact, Udupi is known by locals as the go-to place for delicious dosas.

8. Ritu

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Price Range: | Hours: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Indoor dining
Address: 3111 24th St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 874-9045

Most Popular Items:

Kale Chaat
$9.00
Chicken Biryani
$15.00
The Ritu food truck says “Indian Soul Food” on the front, and they have a brick and mortar location as well. Their rotis are excellent, and their tandoori fried chicken is a spiritual experience. The menu is vegan friendly, and you should pair any menu item with their delicious mango lassi.

9. The DOSA Brothers

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (Opens on Fridays only)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: S598 Market St San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 343-6242

Most Popular Items:

The DOSA Brothers operate a food truck right above the Montgomery BART station. They work quickly, and deliver some delicious dosas - a thin pancake or crepe that is a specialty of South India. All the menu options are vegetarian, and you can take your dosas to go to enjoy at various public seating areas in downtown San Francisco.

10. Roti Indian Bistro

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Mon), 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM (Tues-Sun)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining, Outdoor seating, Indoor dining
Address: 53 W Portal Ave San Francisco, CA 94127
Phone: (415) 665-7684

Most Popular Items:

If you’re in the western part of the city, Roti Indian Bistro in the West Portal district offers fresh, spicy, and tasty Indian food. Chicken dishes such as Tandoori Chicken come out steaming hot, and their vegetarian and gluten-free options are excellent too. The kitchen is open so you can enjoy watching the cooking behind the scene while you eat.