Kathmandu Cafe

(415) 567-5100

1279 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94117

37.776835 -122.437764

Catering, Restaurants, $  more

More Price: $$

Tags: Cheap Eats, Hidden Find

Cuisine: Indian, Tibetan

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Central North, Alamo Square

Kathmandu Cafe

Reviews for Kathmandu Cafe

over a year ago

Editorial Review – Curries, biryanis and tandoori specialties are but a few of the dishes you'll find at this Western Addition Indian eatery.

over a year ago

Really good food in a hidden spot off Divisadero ... – This may be an odd location for a Himalayan restaurant (housed in a former Jamaican restaurant space, still adorned with lush water fall murals) ... but we love this great addition to the neighborhood.

Great food, really nice service - and all on a great budget.

You can order any of their main courses a la carte or combo (including salad, lentils, rice, dessert) - and everything we have tried so far is really good.

Favorites include the Chef's Special - Butter Chicken and the Sauteed Lamb - try these or any of their other entrees with two different kinds of bread and it is the perfect comfort food... along with some nice wines by the glass or a chilled local or "King Fisher" beer ...

over a year ago

Great food, great service – This is a great addition to the area restaurants. It's a teeny tiny place, with just a few tables, but there's no hipster attitude (i'm talking to you, Little Star Pizza), the food is tasty, interesting, and affordable, the service is attentive but casual, and the "staff" is a very friendly family who make you feel welcome and will remember you. I recommend the prawn curry (extra spicy), but everything on the menu is great. You can order a la carte or get the full dinner, which comes with rice pudding (don't usually like it, but this was yummy, with a sort of perfume-y after taste) and a side of lentils.

The best part? The chai!! It tasted exactly like the chai I had when I was in Kenya. Wow.

over a year ago

Find this hole in the wall! – I've lived up the street from this restaurant and know that it's a terrible location. Nobody ever knows theres a restaurant there. I've already seen two restaurants go out of business, so come support this great find! There are only a couple of tables in this tiny little restaurant. They use the mirrored walls to make the place feel bigger. The food is awesome! So far I haven't been disappointed by any of the dishes. They have wonderful flavors and very appropriately priced portions. Most meat dishes are around $10, and the combination dinners are around $15. If you're a big eater you will be disappointed by the size of the plates, but since I usually come out of Indian restaurants bursting and feeling sick it's a nice change. Note, this is Himalayan food, not Indian, but I make that comparison for people that don't know what to expect.

over a year ago

Tiny, family-run cafe offering authentic Himalayan fare. – In Short
Hidden off Divisadero Street, this home-style Himalayan cafe offers an inexpensive, exotic alternative to the neighborhood's pizzerias and Asian eateries. Flavorful, hearty dishes include lamb, chicken and seafood curries, stews and sautees, spiced medium or hot to order. Aromatic vegetarian options include cauliflower and potato medleys, eggplant, and garbanzo beans with ginger. Barbequed, marinated kebabs (including jumbo prawns) are served with grilled onions.


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