Best Indian Restaurant Within an Irish Pub - 2008
Kennedy's Irish Pub and Curry House
San Francisco, CA 94133
"You got your vindaloo in my Guinness!" "You got your Guinness in my vindaloo!" If you overhear the above conversation, you could only be in Kennedy's Irish Pub and Curry House. While curry houses in counterintuitive locations are as common in the British Isles as slot machines in Nevada supermarkets, Indian restaurants within pubs are a novelty here in San Francisco. How did this happen —a mutual disdain for the British? Perhaps. But the real answer, according to bartender Jenny Reeves, is that owner Brahma Swami (not Irish) "knows that Irish people love curry." It was a visionary move by Swami. His outfit serves excellent, affordable Indian fare and a bevy of great beers (and $5 PBR pitchers), and hosts a diverse, fun-loving crowd. And, yes, there's knock hockey — and a smoking patio from which you can wave at the folks on the cable cars. Visit the Web site to print a 15 percent off dining coupon.