New Delhi Restaurant

3.8
477 reviews
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Named one of the finest Indian Restaurants in the US by New York Times and featured on the Galloping Gourmet TV Show, New Delhi is the place to dine. Decorated like a Maharajah’s private banquet room, the restaurant serves cuisine made from recipes culled from the royal Indian menus dating back 300 to 400 years using the freshest local ingredients. Chef and owner, Ranjan Dey, star of PBS show – “MY INDIA” creates daily specials with his six gourmet spice blends, available nationwide in gourmet specialty stores under New World Spices.
New Delhi Bar has been the favorite hot spot for many, working in the downtown, restaurant and hotel industry, since its inception in 1988. It is famous for its “Double-Happiness-Happy Hour” featuring complimentary appetizers. The first from 4 to 6pm and the second from 10 to 12 midnight – because not everybody works 9 to 5! Soak up the lively atmosphere and friendly company.
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London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the beat Indian restaurant I have been to in The Bay Area. The Naan, Dal soup, butter chicken and saag paneer were all exceptional. Decor is neat, too. There is a reason they have been there for 30 years.

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L
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

This restaurant could be gorgeous but it’s not. The service was almost non existent. Did not check on us during our meal, despite needing our drinks refilled... no servers anywhere near to attract attention either and there could only have been maybe 6 tables with guests. The food was well below par for an Indian restaurant. The actual situation and decor was beautiful but not enough is being made of the restaurant. Carts with unused crockery, napkins etc. A blue plastic cart parked near the entrance to the kitchen. Emergency exit doors were dirty and miserable looking. The whole place needs an overhaul with far more attention to detail and your customers!

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P
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal w/ exceptional service

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J
New England
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Never had such bad naans - the garlic naans were horrible.
I had ordered a mild dish which turned out to be very spicy. When asked to have it mildl, they took it back and added so much water in it that it was disgusting.
Bad place.

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v
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy the restaurant. We missed seeing the owner greeting the guests. Apparently, he was traveling. We look forward to seeing him next time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very slow service
Tasteless food
High prices
Bill was provided as a handwritten note

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R
San Francisco
147 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I would love to provide a better review. I really want to love this restaurant. Sadly, though, the food we had was mediocre at best. Perhaps it will improve when I return and try other things, in which case I will write a more positive review.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The staff just aren’t very friendly. No effort to engage with us. We were looking for guidance about the food we were ordering and just didn’t feel we got that. Very disappointed and won’t return.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful San Francisco dining experience near Union Square. Excellent food and service await you in New Delhi.

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j
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit to New Delhi, but it will now be my go-to spot for Indian food. To be perfectly honest, I have gradually cooled to Indian restaurants over the past ten years or so. The main reason is that I found myself coming away feeling that every meal was basically the same, and that boiled down to mushy curry dishes over rice. With that in mind, my experience at New Delhi was a welcome breath of fresh air. The large menu offers many distinctive dishes. I had the Balti Style Mango Prawn dish and loved it. The waiters were very attentive.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place we found close to our hotel and could book on open table! Very authentic and our waitress made a suggestion from my norm and really hit the spot. Kudos!

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BW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife and I chose to eat here because it was conveniently on the way to the Curran Theatre from BART. We enjoyed the samosas, papdums, sauces, eggplant tamarind and Alu chat croustade. The by-the-glass house cabernet and zinfandel were acceptable. We don't recommend the assorted tandoori platter (dry and not tasty) and paneer pakora (not tasty and not stuffed with chutney as listed on the menu).

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SJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We ordered vegetarian food. The appetizer was ok but the entrees were too salty.

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OT
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very disappointing- hadn’t been here for a few years and won’t go back. Chicken tikka was dry. Eggplant was too salty to eat.
Chicken was served and the rest of the dishes didn’t come for another 20 minutes

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w
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the best Indian meals I've ever had and I eat Indian food nearly every day. The food was authentic and not heavy with oil or gee. Compared to other restaurants in SF this was really good value for money.

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

If you don't mind being seated near the bathroom and where they store the extra catering lids and bins of odds & ends, as well as not being attended to well then I would recommend this. The food was very good but the service & where they hid us was not so great.

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AB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was good but the presentation could be improved especially the rice served on plates is very hard to enjoy when it consistently is falling on the table.

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VP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

No Indian beer available, Garlic nan came with a powder spray on the regular nan, asked for butter nan, which came with no butter. Service is horrible. I would not go there again.

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SE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was very good but the service was terrible. The waiter got the order wrong, 3 out of 4 got it right and when the right order finally came all 3 had finished their food and there was no apologies. So even though it was good food we will not be back.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was 3/10. Service was so so. I won’t return

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TD
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our server was clueless in trying to describe the wine selection.

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i
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Indian food -- only the desert was disappointing -- otherwise five stars. Overall, we like to go there. It is difficult to pick dishes for small childs since almost everything is too spicy for them and one has to pay the full adult price. The ambiance is special, but very nice. The place is somewhat too pricey given the moderately sized portions.

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GM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, lovely ambiance and absolutely delicious food!

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P
Anchorage
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Just ok I’m afraid. Interesting that they offer a free dessert if you post a positive review while you are there and show it to them. Not sure how unbiased the reviews are? Anyway, not a terrible meal but by the same token, not a memorable one.

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LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, service was first class not rushed at all.

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LG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service and food was excellent . We ordered simple comfort food and it was very good . Enjoyed the food very much , will recommend it

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was excellent with amazing food! Really great service and a prime place for quiet dinner

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RJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoy Indian food very much and always take the opportunity to go, especially when our children are not with us LOL New Delhi was definitely worth the trip and overall an extremely positive experience!

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v
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We were looking for a decent Indian restaurant in SF but were unfortunately were disappointed. Nice decor but our table was right next to a pillar which blocked our view. Also, looked like they were doing remodeling.

Wine selection was very limited; servers didn't know that they should let the patrons taste the wine before filling glasses. The chutney served with poppadoms was liquid rather than jammy as it should be. Chicken madras and tikka masala were OK but nothing special. Skipped desert and went elsewhere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Délicieux nous avons apprécié la qualité des mets et recommandons chaleureusement

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KH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was such a great find. Wonderfully delicious, complex flavors. A great value in the city.

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AM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Deceptively large restaurant, friendly staff, quick service and good food.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with vett good food.

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with the Alu Tikki, which were as crunchy and spicy as advertised. I went for the Kofta Shah Jahani (first time; I'd always wondered about the dish), and the other folks in the party went with chicken, lamb, and veggie curries. The dishes arrived hot, with the naan basket and rice right behind them.

Servers were prompt, answered all the questions we had, and we even got a taste of the owner's delicious home creation--a ghost pepper chili mix that got one or two of us a little hot under the collar so to speak. One of the group said it was the most delicious Indian food he'd ever had.

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KW
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Great food and service. I recommend it to all. Very pleasant ambiance and staff...and good food.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an absolutely wonderful time here. The food was delicious! We ordered about five different dishes to share and loved them all. Samosas were great- not at all greasy. Loved the beautiful setting too. Dishes were served in unique dish ware giving an unique touch. The service was excellent- attentive but not overbearing. We loved it!

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k
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Grand dining hall. Attentive staff. Good place for a large group in SF with reasonable prices. Staff will help you with ordering for your large crowd. Very tasty.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Skip the chowder. Couldn’t find any shrimp. Butter chicken was good. Garlic nan was weird. Looked and tasted strange. Would not return.

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ND
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very average food. Small quantities. Outdated decor and ambiance. Service was good

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O
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The dishes were nicely seasoned and served promptly. We had a baby in a stroller, and they were very accommodating.

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