New Delhi Restaurant: A User’s Guide
Northern Indian Cuisine | Award-Winning Chef | Opulent Decor
Cocktail: lychee martini with house-infused vodka
Appetizer: vegetable-and-lentil fritters
Entree: the tandoori chicken, which has been praised by Deepak Chopra
Vegetarian entree: eggplant with tamarind
Get to Know the Chef: Ranjan Dey cut his culinary teeth at a number of restaurants in India before coming to the United States to open his own place.
Where to Sit: Stop by the dark wood bar for one of the restaurant’s two happy hours, or relax at a table in the richly furnished, column-lined dining room.
While You’re Waiting: Keep your eyes peeled for celebrity sightings—the restaurant has hosted notable guests including President Bill Clinton and Julia Child.
Biryani: an Indian rice dish made with fish, meat, or vegetables and saturated with spices such as saffron and turmeric.
Madras: a spicy curry that’s red in color due to a heavy dose of chili powder.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse books on local history and view rare photographs at Argonaut Book Shop (786 Sutter St.).
After: Sip on updated versions of classic cocktails—including highballs and bloody marys—at the vintage-newspaper-themed Local Edition (691 Market St.).
Indian and Pakistani Food | Tandoori Meats | Calcutta-Style Counter Service | Exotic Ingredients
Bread: garlic naan
Appetizer: skewers of ground-beef seekh kabab
Entree: chicken tikka masala
Drink: mango lassi
The Vibe: The restaurant has a no-frills atmosphere. But people don’t come here for the decor, they come here for the food.
Inside Tip: There’s a particular order to ordering at Shalimar. Take a menu, claim a table, and only then proceed to the counter—your food will appear either there or at your table. While you’re at the counter grab some hot chai from the dispenser. Pay afterward.
Awards and Accolades
Two-time winner of SF Weekly’s award for Best Indian
Two two-star (“very good”) reviews on SFGate, which praised the food for being “fresh, cooked to order, and alive with aromatic spices.”
“Our curries are as evocative as spring and as mild as May.”
About the mili juli sabzi: “Stir-fried and left to simmer in their natural juice that brings out a rainbow of scrumptious flavors.”
Masala Dosa: A User’s Guide
North and South Indian Cuisine | Seafood Dishes | Halal Meat | Vegetarian Offerings
Appetizer: Bombay pakora, deep-fried chickpea-battered calamari
Entree: wild salmon vindaloo
Vegetarian entree: dai curry with spiced yellow lentils
Bread: naan stuffed with goat cheese
Dessert: carrot halva
About the Owner:
For owner Zaffar, his love of food goes all the way back to his mother’s cooking. That passion hasn’t faded, either—after 21 years in the industry, he still enjoys spending time in the kitchen, which is where visitors will often find him.
Pakora: an Indian snack made of chicken, fish, veggies, or paneer, battered in chickpeas or lentils and lightly fried, usually served with chutney.
Vindaloo: a spicy Indian curry with a sweet-and-sour taste; it was originally modified from a Portuguese dish.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Seek out rare copies of long-loved DVDs (and VHS tapes) at Le Video (1231 9th Avenue).
Expand your knowledge of the universe at California Academy of Sciences
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