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Indian Oven - Haight

3.6
59 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Top Tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
We are located in the Lower Haight District near Hayes Vally/Market San Francisco. We offer a mix of modern style with traditional roots, from our handmade paintings representing the incredible Indian culture to our fabulous interior and stylish décor. Come see the granite, open windows, fabulous interior, and our side window made of glass with high ceilings; Experience our romantic music, and dine on our open Kitchen on which we prepare delicious authentic Indian dishes using a centuries old traditional Clay Pot method of cooking that allows us to quickly char roast meats, poultry, and seafood at up to 1000 degrees. The Tandoori Oven also bakes traditional Nan Breads crisp or chewy. All entries are individually prepared to your specified taste and seasoning. We can easily accommodate 60 people. and also 70 people at the Up Stair Tower Room. Come and experience our refined customer service and the highest standard of dining brought to you by our attentive staff and our fabulous food.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch/Dinner: Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 626-1628
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Weddings, birthdays, rehearsals or graduation dinners can be accommodated on-site. Please contact the restaurant for further details.
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Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Haight/Waller
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Public transit
Bus No.-6,71&22 Muni Train-J,N,K,L,M&T
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 59 People Are Saying
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3.6  based on recent ratings
3.0
food
3.2
service
2.7
ambience
2.8
value
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RandyB 
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

My girlfriend and her family had frequented this restaurant years ago, so when we were back in the Bay Area, we decided to go back and check it out. The place has gone completely downhill. The food quality has suffered tremendously. We were served cold naan, and every dish we ordered was inedible because of the spices and preparation. The onions were soggy and not fresh, the tandoori was lackluster. And I haven't even gotten to the pile of garbage in the corner that we only noticed toward the end of the meal. If you have good memories of this place, keep them memories.

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KenHendSF (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This is my favorite Indian restaurant in San Francisco and the food is consistently good. The service was a bit slower on this occasion than usual but the wait staff was friendly and it was a pleasant evening. They seem to be doing a lot more delivery orders than I'd seen the past so that may be affecting the speed in which food comes out now.

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neil (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Disappointed. Service was earnest but lacking in the basics. Food was spiced to very spicy, regardless of instructions. Cleanliness was inconsistent in the eating area and not good in restrooms. Parking is really bad.

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vipIzzy (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

The place sucked ! The tandoori chicken for example lacked any flavor and was presented wet to the touch.

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vipsbayursbites (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

So last minute thought about lunch and made reservations for 1:30, we arrived early 1:15 or so - did not need it. It was only us at first, but doing a decent take away business.
Took a bit to get to order, menus were very dirty.
Another table came in and ordered after us. They got their lunch before we got our appetizer, that we watched the host (no cook) prepare for us.
Other table was almost done before we got our lunch. The food was very good - though the dish we ordered spicy wasn't.
Restaurant wasn't that clean and service had an air of "meh we don't care if you're here."
Our experience is on par with most of the other reviews. There are lots of Indian places and we'll move on to another.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
1.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

Music was so loud we couldn't even talk, had to ask if they would be able to turn it down. Then we ordered our food and started with the samosa which came out cold. Told the waiter and he took them back and brought out new ones. They were almost burnt on the outside yet still cold inside. He told us since they serve "pre frozen" samosa's that is why their cold inside.

We decided to get up and leave and try Vietnamese instead.

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vipBill (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

This was the second time I've been to Indian Oven. Our family makes an annual trip from Sacramento to San Francisco. We all decided it was so good last year that we had to go again. Wel it was even better this year. We aren't too familiar with Indian food but all our choices this time we're excellent. I highly recommend the Murgh Makhani dish. Everyone at our table agreed it was the best of the best.

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reubenw (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

Really good Indian cuisine, very attentive and timely service with a cute place white tablecloth's and Indian music on the sound system

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on April 9, 2017

I haven't been to this restaurant in several years (it was previously my favorite Indian restaurant in SF) and this visit was very disappointing. The samosas were gummy and the prawns in the tandoori looked and tasted old. The aloo gobi was good as was the sag with lamb. The rice was ridiculous-----they just threw a few frozen peas on the rice at the last minute-----didn't even mix it in. We brought a friend for her first visit to this restaurant and we were actually embarrassed by the poor food. I hope they get their act together again.

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vipUCLASteve (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2017

Restaurant boasts lots of awards and I found the food quite satisfying, but not a destination location. Waiter did not ask about how spicy we wanted the food and it was flavorful but not very spicy hot. Didn't ask if we wanted any chutneys or raita, which after the fact we regretted not asking for.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

This used to be our favorite Indian restaurant in SF, before we moved to Marin 10 years ago. The quality of the food has dropped significantly since we last ate here several years ago. It was disappointing to say the least. We have no interest in returning. On the plus side, the samosas are still very good, and the busboy was very friendly.

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cookingmdmom (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

Decently prepared indian foods. Best are the breads which are made in a special fryer-oven.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
1.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

Food has gone down hill
Not good
Service was bad

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

The chicken was tough and dry. The sauces were watered down. This is the first time I ate Indian food that had no flavor whatsoever. The naan tasted like it was bought at Trader Joe's and heated up in the microwave. 10 years ago I lived near this restaurant and it would be jammed packed every night - the food was outstanding. Now it's gone by the wayside and I would never go back for such below average food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 22, 2016

Has been my favorite since 1999, but what happened? Where did the flavor go? Perhaps a bad night, but not up to my expected standard for Indian Oven.

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