New Delhi Restaurant

4.2
521 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
New Delhi Restaurant is named one of the best Indian restaurants in USA by New York Times and featured on numerous Gourmet TV Shows. New Delhi Restaurant is famous for delicious Indian food. The menu features signature plant based, vegetarian and vegan dishes by celebrity chef Ranjan Dey. New Delhi Restaurant has catered over 2000 Indian wedding catering and corporate events. During breakfast and lunch New Delhi transforms into a venue for meetings, corporate presentation, team building, private parties and social non profit fundraisers. New Delhi Restaurant is open late, until 12 midnight in San Francisco downtown, Union Square. New Delhi Restaurant is a Historical Legacy Business which helps make up the “Soul of the City”, preserving the unique character of San Francisco. New Delhi Restaurant has served over 2 million guests to date. Make a reservation for a magical San Francisco destination dining experience! Shu Bhojan! (Bon Appetit).

Experiences

  • BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN SAN FRANCISCO

    $14.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Come enjoy our famous Paneer Tikka Masala. Paneer cooked in tomato cream sauce flavored with crushed fenugreek leaves. Make your reservations at newdelhirestaurant.com
  • BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN SAN FRANCISCO

    $20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Come enjoy our famous Tandoori Prawn. Chargrilled prawn flavored with Indian herbs and spices. Make your reservations now.
  • BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN SAN FRANCISCO

    $12.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Come enjoy our famous Dum Maro Dum Alu: A psychedelic taste sensation with purple poppy seeds and panchphoran. Make your reservations now.
  • BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN SAN FRANCISCO

    $8.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Come enjoy our famous Kali Dal New Delhi: Black lentils harmoniously combined with tomatoes and ginger, simmered overnight on a very slow fire. Make your reservations at newdelhirestaurant.com
  • BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN SAN FRANCISCO

    $16.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Come enjoy our famous Benarasi Mattar Ghugni. A vegetarian specialty from the 3000 year old ancient city of Benaras. Spicy garlic green peas with potatoes. Can also be ordered with lamb. Make your reservations now.
  • BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN SAN FRANCISCO

    $10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Come enjoy our famous selection of unique cocktails: The Delhi Wala, Murki Bengali Martini, Lychee Martini, and even a Mango Martini. All our cocktails are available in non-alcoholic versions. Make your reservations now.
  • BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN SAN FRANCISCO

    $8.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Come enjoy our famous selection of exotic house drinks: New Delhi Sunset, and Bombay Negroni. Also available in non-alcoholic versions. Make your reservations at newdelhirestaurant.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 521 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was awesome interacting to the chef/owner Ranjan Dey!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Small portions for the expensive price. Subpar indian food! Tiny pieces for appetizer. Waiters stare at you waiting to fill your water, no privacy!

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vipAmeliaG
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at New Delhi restaurant. They have a beautiful way of presenting the meals. Everything is exceptional in flavor and the price is very reasonable. We started the evening with mango lassi (amazingly smooth and delicious), Alu Tikki ( great flavor and a nice Spivey kick. Try with the mint), and for our entrees we enjoyed the butter chicken and the house lamb with pullao raja.
I highly recommend dining here with friends, date night or even by yourself. The bar tender is friendly and makes great cocktails too.

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Amelia, It's always a pleasure to have you at New Delhi Restaurant. I am so happy to read your comment and know you enjoyed your evening. The next time you are planning to visit, please give me a heads up so I may personally introduce you to some of my lesser known specialties, and make certain you have another memorable evening. Best wishes for 2022.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice experience, good food at a good price and very nice service.

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vipAmeliaG
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and delicious traditional Indian meals. I highly recommend this restaurant for those who love Indian cuisine.

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Amelia, thank you for choosing to dine at New Delhi Restaurant on your new year's eve. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the experience. The next time you are here, please give me a heads up so I may personally make certain you have another memorable experience. Best wishes for 2022.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was outstanding highly recommend

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thanks for your five stars. Happy New Year, and we hope to see you again another time. Please ask for Chef Ranjan when you are here next, so I may personally make certain you have another memorable evening.

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Eastbayfoodadventurers
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served In a lovely , peaceful authentic ambience
Vegetarian dishes we ordered were excellent !!!!

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hello, Eastbayfoodadventurers. I'm so happy to read your comment and know you enjoyed the peaceful ambience, and your vegetarian dishes. The next time you are here, please give me a heads up, so I may personally introduce you to some of my lesser known specialties, and make certain you have another memorable evening. Best wishes for 2022.

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Reeta
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious food and a quiet environment. Would love to come back

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on December 30, 2021

Reeta, we look forward to the opportunity to serve you another time. Next time you are here, please ask for Chef Ranjan so I may introduce you to some of our lesser known specialties, and make certain you have another memorable evening. Best wishes for the holidays.

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn’t get to eat at the restaurant despite our reservation because the staff refused to seat us. We waited for several minutes way past our reservation time and they did not seat us at all. The staff was very rude about it as well

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2021

I am sorry you had an unpleasant experience on Christmas Eve with seating at the restaurant. Christmas Eve is a very busy evening at any restaurant, and all diners linger longer than usual on this day to catch up on the year's events. There was a long wait list when it came to seating on a timely manner, and this was out of our control. I was surprised when I did not see your name on our reservation list when I double checked before writing you this note. We wish you the very best for 2022.

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BLR2714
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience! I'll definitly be coming back once i'm in SF again.

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thanks for your warm comments. It was our please to serve you, and we look forward to another opportunity to have you at the restaurant. Best wishes for 2022.

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SaiKo
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst quantity, worst service and food is also too Bad

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2021

I am disappointed that you are not happy with our food. As the oldest Indian restaurant in San Francisco, over the last 33-years we have served 2 million happy guests. Your review on quality is very perplexing to me. I go to each table to make certain guests are enjoying the evening. When you see the owner making an effort to ensure you have an extraordinary experience, let them know then, instead of staying quiet with the intention to leave a 1-star review later, when nothing can be done.

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ShawnaD
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food! One of the best lamb korma’s we’ve ever had. We asked for it to be more spicy. Honestly amazing. Gentleman who served us was lovely.

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SteveG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thanks for your wonderful comment, Steve. It was our pleasure to serve your table. I look forward to seeing you another time. Please ask for Chef Ranjan when you are seated, so I may personally make certain you have another memorable experience. Best wishes for the holidays.

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vipEsvee
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

For was really really bad. Service was pretty bad too

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KirkL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Indian eatery in SF, was a good choice for dinner with collogues on a business trip. Enjoyed the sampler dinner for 2, had a wide range of dishes, all were excellent.

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on December 19, 2021

Kirk, thank you for choosing to dine with us on your business trip. It was our pleasure to serve your table. We hope you had a fruitful visit, and look forward to another opportunity to serve you. happy Holidays.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible place

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EligioW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served with good humor and mirth. Syrah goes well with the vegetarian meal for two. Had a wide array of non-alcoholic cocktails.

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on December 19, 2021

Hello, Eligio. So glad to hear you tried a range of drinks from the full bar. Yes, we can serve any of our cocktails without alcohol if our guests prefer. And we have dozens of unique dishes on our menu that are vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free. It was our pleasure to serve your table, and if you visit again, please ask for Chef Ranjan so I may personally introduce you to some of my lesser known favorites. Happy Holidays!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In town for a conference. The restaurant is within walking distance from several hotels at Union square. Cool atmosphere. Ranjan (owner) was amazing and very hospitable! He came to our table several times to check on our meal, making us feel very welcomed.

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on November 21, 2021

I enjoyed our conversations, and am so happy to hear that you had a memorable evening. I hope you enjoyed your conference. When you are in town again in the future, please do drop by and ask for me so I may make certain you have another memorable experience. Best wishes.

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BDGH2022
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Every course was flavorful, beautifully presented, and complimented what came before.

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on November 21, 2021

Joanna, thanks for your warm comments. It was my pleasure to serve your table. When you visit us again, please remember to give me a heads up so I may personally introduce you to some of my lesser known specialties. My very best wishes.

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Joyce
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely recommend! Delicious food at superb prices, perfect portion sizes. We will definitely be back and feel super lucky that we happened to find this place.

They're open again for in-person dining!

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on November 21, 2021

It was our pleasure to serve you, Joyce. I am so happy to read your comments, and look forward to another time. Please give me a heads up the next time you are here, so I may personally make certain you have another memorable experience. My very best wishes.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful and the services is excellent!!

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on November 21, 2021

Thank you for your five star rating.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to New Dehli and we had yet another fantastic experience. We tried the Vegetarian tasting menu this time and now have some clear ideas of what we'll be having next time. This is quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants. The only item that didn't really ring our bells was the chai. It was not at all bad, but we were definitely expecting a bit more spice. Otherwise, a perfect meal.

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on November 21, 2021

Hello, Andy. Please give me a heads up the next time you are visiting. I would like to make certain your chai is served with exactly the right amount of spice. Each of our dishes is created with spices that have been blended by hand by me, Chef Ranjan. The tasting menu you tried is a good way to sample some of our must-eats. But when you are here next, I would like to personally introduce you to some of my lesser known specialties, and make certain you have another memorable evening.

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HappyCamper1234
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, extremely friendly owner, will come back for sure!

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on November 21, 2021

Hello, Happy Camper! Please remember to ask for Chef Ranjan when you visit us again, so I may personally make sure you have another memorable experience, and remain a Happy Camper :) Best wishes for the holidays!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner!

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on November 21, 2021

Thank you for your comment!

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JohnK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Owner gave his heart and soul to make you feel welcome — and the food was exceptional.

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on November 21, 2021

Thank you for your very warm comment. It is always my greatest joy to see our guests are enjoying their evening.

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AdClem
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The food was wonderful and the chef was so kind. He was lovely to chat with. Try it out!!

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on November 21, 2021

Thank you for your warm comment. I always enjoy the conversations with the guests, and am so happy you had a nice evening. My very best wishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accueil, service et nourriture mémorables. En effet, j’ai eu droit à un super service et à etre super bien conseillée sur le menu. Les portions ont été ajustées puisque j’étais seule, cela m’a permis de goûter à plusieurs plats. Ce fut une très belle attention fort appréciée car tout ce que jlai mangé était délicieux. Repas couronné par un thé chai offert parvla maison: service exceptionnel! À ne pas manquer à San Francisco, une valeur sûre qui s’avère être un des premiers resto indiens de la ville.

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on November 21, 2021

Thank you!

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vipDavidS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the flavors. The Lentil soup was great and the curry was spiced just right for us. At first we were on the only ones in the restaurant, so the service was superb. A few more tables filled before we left and service was still very good. We thought the bar was cool. The wine list was limited.

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LucusT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as we arrived at New Delhi restaurant we were treated like family. The owner seated us and served as our primary waiter. The entire staff was really nice and the food was amazing. We got a chefs sampler for 2 which was a mix of the familiar and some things I’d never seen at an Indian restaurant. For under $65 for 2 people before drinks it was very affordable for dinner in San Francisco.
Will definitely hit this spot every time we vacation in San Francisco.

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vipEileenD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, inventive, flavorful. We loved everything we ordered and shared. Staff/owner was so gracious and lovely. Go here!!

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vipdilettante
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The interior is gorgeous. Then the menu arrives, and it is gorgeous too. I was excited. I order a Negroni from the menu, and the waiter asks, "what?"
"A Negroni."
"Show me on the menu."
I point it out, and he says, "oh, a BOMBAY Negroni." He then proceeds to slowly write out the full name on the order pad. That's when I started to get worried.
The Negroni came in a tumbler with a maraschino cherry on top. A dining companion had a hot tea that was served in the same tumbler. At that point I realized that the menu was setting a bar that the restaurant wasn't up to.
The meal that followed was mixed. The appetizers that came with the chef's tasting menu were excellent, and the highlight of the meal. The entrees were competent, although over-salted. Service was friendly but very awkward.
Overall, it was a positive experience, and with some polish, including improvements in the bar, it could be a great restaurant.

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KurtG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend the New Delhi restaurant. Heart food and excellent service.

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vipJason
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

This is far above average for Indian food in the U.S. (or at least UK-style "Indian" food.) It is also relatively cheap for a full service sit-down SF restaurant. Friendly service, good wine selection.

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markcre
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, portions are not huge (which was good). Service was attentive but not crowding.

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vipGinaD
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were brand new to Indian cuisine & had a great experience!

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deborahs
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was incredible. When I saw the place from the outside we did not think it was going to be as delicious as it was!

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vipEliteFoodie
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, the owner was so nice and the food was served hot, fresh and most important delicious. Order off there specialty page it was worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Indian food in a classic, elegant San Francisco dining space. We’ve been to some of the best Indian restaurants in London (known for the best Indian food outside of India) and this restaurant has Indian cuisine that meets or beats all of them. Charming atmosphere and attentive but never intrusive service are the charming compliments to a delicious meal. Do not miss this terrific place!!

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VictoriaG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food tasted good but very small portions, there was only 2 servers for the entire night. We ask for a soda refill and the waiter said no refills and he seem unhappy working there. The other one was nicer and even gave us extra sauce and smiled a little.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. This place is an icon.

New Delhi Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2021

Thanks for your warm comments.

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FAQs

New Delhi Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. New Delhi Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 397-8470.

New Delhi Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 521 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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