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7:00 PM

Namaste Madreas Cuisine

37 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
Namaste Madras Indian Cuisine specializes in authentic South and North Indian dishes made hot and fresh everyday. We have a buffet during the day that includes plenty of Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian items and a dinner menu at night.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 898-1291
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 37 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.7  based on all time ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipYutakaSF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Food is delicious, quick and friendly service, and nice atmosphere with big space and high ceiling. Highly recommend!

vipJane (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We had not eaten Indian food in a long, long time, and the reviews of Namaste Madreas looked good. So we decided to try it. It turned out to be a lovely meal. I was worried the food would be too spicey, but it actually was not. We ordered the complete meal to go with the mixed grill and also to go with grilled prawns. The "sides" were delicious with the exception of the massive pile of white rice, which was basically tasteless. The soup was excellent, as were several of the sauces. The prawns were definitely the best of the entre items. We found the meat in the mixed grill to be overcooked and dry. Because we were attending a concert with an early start (7 p.m.), we enjoyed a relatively empty, very quiet restaurant. Our servers were friendly and helpful.

Emil (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Lovely old ?bank building. High ceilings. We had a quiet table in a corner and the waiter turned down the volume when we mentioned a little hearing loss. They were sold out of the lamb (meatballs) which was a disappointment. The food was good and plentiful and the price right.

vipSkaterAl (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

We were there for pre-theater dinner. The space is amazing, high open beamed ceiling. The service was efficient, happily dined and out the door with plenty of time to get to the theater. We ate family style. All the flavors were luscious. Particularly enjoyed the mixed grill with seafood and chicken.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Very sad as at a little after 5, someone came out to say that the food wasn't ready and the restaurant was not opening. We had been given an open table reservation for 4:30, and the restaurant didn't even open until 5.

vipBabs (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and value for money! It was quiet when we were there pre-theater, but the crowds were arriving as we were leaving. So maybe it gets noisier at prime time. We will definitely go back there.

vipGreat (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Our friends who live in India part-time agreed great food!! And kind service. Wonderful night out!

vipdineoutoften (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was good but not memorable. The garlic nan we requested never arrived. Even though there were only a few customers, service was slow. I would not return.

Tony (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2017

Nice people, good food, pleasant atmosphere, quiet with lots of space.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

When we arrived for our reservations on Mother's Day the restaurant was closed and locked. Nobody answered knocks on the door or answered the phone. However, there was food sitting out on a table as if someone had just been in there eating...? It was pretty lame. Several other people showed up and seemed upset that the restaurant wasn't open.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

I was visiting Oakland for a few days, my friend and I were craving Indian Dosa, so we were recommended to this place by the hotel staff. The place is very nice and traditional. I admired the historic building (look up at the ceiling if you want to know what I'm talking about). The food was great, will definitely come again when I'm in town.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

I had not eaten at Namaste before but was looking forward to a nice birthday dinner. When I arrived with my friends and family, we were surprised to find a sign on the door that said the restaurant was closed. I was not familiar with the area so ended up just walking around looking for a place to have dinner. Not sure why my reservation was confirmed if the restaurant was going to be closed.

vipHUlagirl (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

I have dined at Namaste several times, each time making reservations through Open Table. I received the confirmation for my reservation from Open Table as well as a confirmation the day before I was to go so imagine my surprise when I showed up and there was a sign on the door that read "closed for family wedding." Somebody at Namaste needs to learn what Open Table is and how to use the computer system!

viplotus (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

Have been dining at Namaste and it's predecessor for many years. Consistently, solidly good Indian food, now with added Southern Indian items as well. Everything is good.

vipsusannatuttapanna (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

Enjoyed the ambiance, service, papadam, naan, llasi, sambar, and tandoori. Yum!