2127 Polk St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410937.796372 -122.422007
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Russian Hill
Great Service, Awesome Kabobs – Went with family for dinner. Pleased with the service. The place was clean with nice setup. We've ordered out of the menu. Lamb Kabob was delicious and the serving size was huge. Service was exceptional. Definitely recommend this place. Particulary good for families with kids. Price was moderate.
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Worst Experience – I went in and the place was empty. I went ahead and tried the all you can eat special. The food tasted like leftovers. I guess the price explains it all.
Buffet – Hey for a bufet for under $8, you can't beat this place
Editorial Review – Lunch and dinner buffet, plus Indian entrees such as lamb curry, chicken korma and more with available delivery.
Great Lunch & Dinner Buffet $10 – New owner, manager and chef. Tony is the most friendly manager in SF. Continuous gradual improvements to the buffet bar, each week, since Tony joined. Usually on Friday, Tony makes the Lamb Shank soup; it's out of this world. Other tasty items are: Lamb korma (with bones, which add lots of flavor to the sauce while cooking), spinach with cheese puffs, tandoori chicken and chicken karahi. Tony's special cold salad (often with some sort of bean), is different each day, with ingredients like, raisans, nuts, sometimes chapmagne grapes, etc. It's fresh and delicious. Make sure to try the soup and deserts: Gulab Jaman (fried brown cheese balls floating in sugar syrup) and rice pudding. Chai is free. On Saturdays, they serve chana (garbanzo) and puri (bread) also. Remember to lobby Tony to serve Rus Malahi (cheese disks floating in sweet milk sauce) as a regular desert item.
A Great Place For Lunch – The entire staff is very friendly, but don't be afraid to call over one of the foriegn waiter or busboy if you need something, as they are not fully accustomed with the service standards of the City. You can even ask to speak to the chef for a special request or ingredient information.
The main course and side dishes are pretty good, something to be typically expected of an Indian restaurant. If you're on a diet, pass the salad (which is bland) and go for something like the Palak Paneer (Spinach with farmer's cheese).
It is best to go there for lunch, since they have the buffet and you can pick and choose AND get a better value than from the regular menu. When the owner is visiting his restaurant, he will often encourage you to eat more. All in all a pretty nice experience for casual dining.
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