Best Tandoori Fish San Francisco 2007 - Lahore Karahi
In a neighborhood flush with Indian/Pakistani restaurants, it's hard to stand out, but Lahore Karahi does. And it's not for the entertaining Bollywood flicks on the TV, or the nondescript, '70s basement rec-room type ambience. It's for how good the Tandoori fish is. Served fresh and prepared per order from scratch, it is hands-down the best in the city. Owner/chef/waiter/host Zulfiqar "Guddu" Haider opened Lahore Karahi in 2003, and he runs pretty much a one-man show. On crowded nights, be prepared to wait a bit longer than at other places, but the wait is worth it. Bring your favorite libation and relax. Just don't ask if there are any specials, or you will hear the familiar refrain: "No, we're not like other places where one or two things are special ... here everything is special." And he's right.