$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Fare and Drinks at Maharani Restaurant

Civic Center

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In a Nutshell

  • Authentic Indian fare
  • Vegan-friendly offerings
  • Variety of wine and beer
  • Beautifully decorated interior

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Not valid with other offers. Not valid on Valentine's Day, Christmas, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. Tax & gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book originally ended with boy-cub Mowgli overturning a police vehicle in a hunger-driven rage after his favorite neighborhood Indian restaurant was closed down. Avoid similar extreme measures with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Indian eats and drinks at Maharani Restaurant.

Maharani, named for the Sanskrit word for "empress," brings authentic Indian cuisine to San Francisco with a menu of savory selections from the subcontinent. Begin your Bollywood banquet with a side of garlic naan ($2.50), a traditional Indian bread, topped with garlic and cilantro to get palates prepared for Maharani's most popular dish—chicken tikka masala ($14.75), which is first covered in a fire-safe blanket of spices and then fire-roasted. Spare poultry and spear sheep with the seekh kebab ($13.95), featuring skewered minced lamb bedecked in herbs and spices, or avoid carnivorous desires altogether with the saag paneer ($8.95), offering spinach cooked in a blend of herbs and spices that pleases the biceps of sailor men everywhere. Maharani diners can wash down their dinners with a selection of wine and beer as thirst quenching as the world's largest democracy.

Maharani is the vision of owner and executive chef Joy Kapur, a Joy-of-all-trades also responsible for the framed poetry adorning Maharani's walls, as well as the estimated one million painted hearts—one for each letter in the Australian alphabet—throughout the restaurant. Opt for a feast in one of Maharani's two dining spaces: the Peacock Lounge shines under two shimmering crystal chandeliers and among the plethora of pearls and gems dressing the space, whereas the Fantasy Room, which has its own prix-fixe menus, revels in romance, with its concealing beaded curtains, comfortable pillow seating, intimate candlelight glow, and vibrant paintings depicting scenes from the Kama Sutra, India's most famous pop-up book.

This Groupon is not valid for use on Valentine's Day, Christmas, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day.

Reviews

Citysearchers give Maharani four stars, OpenTable diners give it 3.6 stars, and more than 125 Yelpers give it three:

  • The Chicken Tikka Masala was delicious. I'm definitely a fan of this little treasure. The service was great and the refreshing water floating with cucumber and lemons was a big surprise. – Earl C., Yelp
  • I can enjoy full-tilt hot spice flavors, but my wife likes a milder level of spices, and was very happy with this aspect. The service was appropriate to the concept of a feast rather than a quick meal. – OpenTable user who dined on 04/01/10
  • ...almost the 8th wonder of the world...right here in San Francisco – dilkamaharaja, Citysearch
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    San Francisco, California 94109

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