Indian Food and Cooking

  • Dining

    October 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Guddu de Karahi Picks Up Right Where the Beloved Lahore Karahi Left Off

    In the dead center of the Sunset, Noriega at 22nd Ave., sits an unassuming Pakistani restaurant, Guddu de Karahi. You'd never know from looking at it, but the chef-owner is Guddu Haider, who helmed the serially beloved Lahore Karahi in the Tenderloin until May 2012. Like the Soup Nazi decamping for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Tandoori Bacon-Wrapped Prawns, More High-Tech Ice Cream

    Redwood City's growing dining scene now has a new Northern Indian-inspired destination with a pedigree of one of the Bay Area's favorite Indian restaurant groups. Anupam Bhatia, formerly the general manager of the Amber India in Santana Row, has opened Broadway Masala in the heart of downtown. The r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Burlingame's Futuristic New Ice Creamery, More Ramen for San Mateo

    A visit to the local ice cream shop now has some added drama thanks to Cryo Cream, an ice cream shop that freezes its creations in seconds thanks to liquid nitrogen. Customers choose from the brief list of flavors and watch as the sweet liquid turns semi-solid front of their eyes. Flavors change oft ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    After Midnight: Exploring the Scene At Naan-n-Curry

    Things change after midnight. Some streets empty; others fill up. Most people are in bed, but many go out to drink, dance or just to wander. Those that do get hungry. Come explore San Francisco's late night food options with us in our new series, After Midnight.   The first thing I noticed when th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Background Music Makes Daily Life Worse, Not Better

    Is background music necessary? Ever? My favorite sound in the world is the white noise the city makes outside my open window. I hear distant traffic; the arrivals and departures of streetcars; all manner of beeps; the occasional (and always alluring) clacking of high heels; the ascendent smoke ring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    THCafe's Ganja Mango Lassi: Edibles Go Drinkable

    Ah, the weather is finally changing. 'Tis the season when a foggy, cold San Francisco winter reluctantly hands over the reins to a ... well, a foggy, cold San Francisco summer. Feh. That's why it's a good thing to avoid City provinciality and head out to the sunnier East Bay climes right around th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Number 13: Gobi Aloo Kati Rolls from the Kasa Indian Truck

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​Kolkota's version of a New York slice, kati rolls were  designed to eat on the street. Originally a meat skewer wrapped in a paratha (flaky flatbread), the rolls have evolved in numerous directions over the years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Top Chef Alum Preeti Mistry Launches Juhu Beach Club Dinners at La Victoria

    ​Although Juhu Beach Club, the Indian food pop-up from Top Chef alum Preeti Mistry, stopped serving lunch this fall, Mistry's relaunching it as a series of dinners at La Victoria Bakery this week -- in preparation for opening her own restaurant in the Mission sometime this year. Mistry says, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    The Tender's Elia Varela Serra Talks About Food in the 'Loin

    Anna Rascouët-PazThe Tender's editors, Elia and Miquel.​Since it debuted in May 2009, The Tender has become an invaluable resource for food types like SFoodie. The neighborhood blog does a great job at covering one of SF's best eating neighborhoods, which is mostly ignored by the mainstream ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Street Food Festival Preview: Azalina's Penang Curry Bomb

    Azalina EusopeThe Penang Curry Bomb​Last week we went to a preview of the San Francisco Street Food Festival. We tasted more than three dozen dishes, and our single favorite was a new one being rolled out on Aug. 20: the Penang Curry Bomb from Azalina's Malaysian. It's a fair name because the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Off the Grid Holds Curry-Themed Special Night

    ​Don't Worry, Eat Curry Where: McCoppin Hub (at Valencia) When: Saturday, Aug. 6, 5-9 p.m. Cost: As the curry costs Off the Grid is trying out its second themed dinner night, and this time it's curry. The six vendors at OTG's McCoppin Hub site on Saturday will all create at least one curry d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Wooly Pig Sheds Its Window Paper, Tikka Masala Haight Reopens

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Remember Wooly Pig Cafe (205 Hugo, at Second Ave.), that papered-over space in the Inner Sunset that SFoodie spotted a few months ago? It opened this weekend serving sandwiches, salads, and ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    2009 McManis Viognier: Good with Indian Food, Perfect for Indian Summer

    ​As we head toward the end of our brief, glorious summer there's one last opportunity to drink in the cooling refreshment of a crisp white wine. The sheer number of wines that fit this description can be overwhelming, sometimes expensive, and not always rewarding. As much as the Cakebreads, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Where Can I Take a Vegan Friend and a Meat-Crazy Husband?

    If this mixed couple can stay married for 19 years, you can bring a carnophile and a vegan together for one dinner. ​This morning, I got a series of tweets from @aynsavoy, whom I'd helped out a few months ago:My (mostly) vegan best friend is visiting this weekend from Texas. My husband is a bit of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Kasa Plans to Roll Out Indian Street-Food Truck

    Carolyn AlburgerKasa's turkey kati rolls could soon be taking to the streets.​Kasa Indian Eatery has been serving up Indian street food from its brick-and-mortar locations since the first restaurant launched in the Castro in 2008. Soon, it hopes to roll out an actual kati-roll truck. Kati rol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Curry Village Has an Awesome $10 Lunch Buffet

    Tamara Palmer​Friends have been telling us to check out the $10 all-you-can-eat buffet since January, when Curry Village opened in the Sunset. We're sorry we didn't heed their insistence sooner. The entrees change all the time, but expect a consistent balance of meat and vegetarian offerings. ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Green Coriander's Chicken Korma

    John BirdsallChicken korma, vegetables cooked with coconut sauce, and brown rice ($13.95 as part of a three-course menu).​Thursday, July 29, 2010 Paawan Kothari rolled out her lunchtime Indian pop-up two weeks ago, in what would seem like just about the most random Mission venue she could fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Indian Lunch Pop-Up from Green Coriander/Chai Cart Starts Next Week

    ​Call Paawan Kothari ambitious. The Hyderabad native left an IBM marketing gig to sell chai on the streets of the Mission. Then, late last year, Kothari rolled out Green Coriander, a home meal service dispensing everyday Indian dishes that emphasize healthy. Now, Kothari's joining the ranks of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch: Kasa's Lamb Curry Thali

    mswine/FlickrThali with lamb curry ($10.95).​Monday, June 21, 2010 Sonya Philip | waxandwool/Flickr​It's two years since Kasa launched at the eastern pole of the Castro's 18th Street cruise corridor. Chef-owner Anamika Khanna grew up in a Punjabi enclave in London ― leave it to someon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Kauffman's Five: This Week in Bloggery

    Five of my favorite items from SFoodie this week:​1. The paper masala dosa from Udupi Palace in the Mission isn't just a feat of culinary engineering worthy of Grant Achatz, it looks like a prop for Pineapple Express II.  2. Some six-seven years ago, Oakland community organizers helped the ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Indian Taco Truck Curry Up Now Debuts in the FiDi

    John BirdsallThe S.F. truck parked at Bush and Sansome today.​Indian taco truck Curry Up Now took its maiden voyage into San Francisco today, slinging deconstructed samosas and kathi rolls in the Financial District. Blasting a soundtrack that included Bhangra and Wham!, the truck attracted a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Downtown's Taste of India, via Haight Street: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

    J. BirdsallThe kaabli chana-lamb curry combo at Rotee Express.​Thurs., March 18, 2010 One of those good news/bad news things. The good: This steamtable spinoff of Rotee in the Lower Haight serves up the rich taste of Indo-Pak stew cuisine in the office-block desert near Rincon Center, land of ... More >>

  • Music

    February 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Opening Tomorrow in Lower Haight: India Clay Oven

    The space previously housed Raja Cuisine of India.​Starting this weekend, the air at Haight and Fillmore should be extra-redolent with the aroma of tandoor ovens. The newest location of local mini-chain India Clay Oven opens at 4 p.m. tomorrow at 500 Haight Street, where Raja Cuisine of India ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Tikka Tacos from New Street-Food Vendor Indilicious; Co-Owner Runs a Bread CSA

    ​A new street-food vendor quietly debuted last Friday at the The Lab. Indilicious is the brainchild of Brian Soland and Julia Pon, a couple of twentysomething city planners. "From a really nerdy academic perspective, we're into thinking of ways to build community and create street life," Pon s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Indian Taco Truck Curry Up Now Headed for San Francisco

    cfarivar/ ready for biryani burritos, San Francisco.​With any luck, it'll be a particularly spicy New Year for San Franciscans who love street food. Peninsula Indian taco truck Curry Up Now is hoping to begin selling in S.F. by the third week of December, compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Free PBR at Kasa in the Castro Today. But Only If You Embarrass Yourself

    lucky kt/FlickrMight as well get a thali while you're there.​The Castro's seen its share of beer bashes, but today's PBR giveaway at Kasa (4001 18th St. at Noe) comes with more than a cab ride home you can't remember and the day-after taste of regret. Mention you're a Kasa Facebook fan (just s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Drink of the Week: Dosa's Laughing Lassi

    Dosa on Fillmore (1700 Fillmore at Geary) elevates the classic Indian yogurt drink with its Laughing Lassi. A concoction of Bols Genever, Straus organic yogurt, grains of paradise, agave nectar, Angostura bitters and fresh mint, this savory, adult lassi is served with a cucumber spear. While we nor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Chocolate and Chalk: Together at Last

    In a few weeks, they'll be eating chalk and drawing with chocolate in the Gourmet Ghetto. Wait! Scratch that, reverse it, as Willy Wonka would say. The annual Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival in Berkeley combines a sidewalk chalk-drawing contest with a wild tasting menu created by area establi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Where to Take Mom

    Ana MandaraGet ready: Special meals are about to be cooked up in SF restaurant kitchens on Sunday. If you don't feel like dining amongst obvious mother-worshippers, or paying the extra freight a prix-fixe carries (even a well-thought-out and well-prepared one), we find that taking the whole fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Happy Hour Deals: Gaylord India

    Plus, free parking after 5:00.

  • Music

    February 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Snacktion: Shakti Black Pepper Papadum

    Name: Black Pepper Papadum Brand: Shakti/Planetary Products Origin: Berkeley Found at: Rainbow Grocery (1745 Folsom) Cost: $2.99 Ingredients: Urd bean flour, salt, papdkhar, black pepper, asafoetida Calories per serving: Not listed Why I bought it: Previous experience has proved th ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 21, 2009

    Be a Shopping Star at B Star Bar

    Fabulous fusion on one of San Francisco's best streets.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008
  • Dining

    June 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008
  • Dining

    August 30, 2006

    Nonya Business

    The blending of hits and misses at S.F.'s oldest Malaysian restaurant

  • Dining

    July 20, 2005

    Girls Gone Wild

    Girls just want to eat spicy food and see movies together

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 11, 2005
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 19, 2004

    Best Indian Pizza

    Zante Pizza & Indian Cuisine

  • Dining

    August 27, 2003
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 15, 2002
  • Dining

    April 5, 2000
  • Dining

    November 1, 1995

    Where's the Beef?

    You won't find any at Valentine's - just great vegetarian fare that blows the doors off the competition

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