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About New Delhi Restaurant

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.

160 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Powell and Mason

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 397-8470

Website:
http://www.newdelhirestaurant.com/

Catering:
For over twenty years, New Delhi Restaurant has been host to many significant weddings and events held in San Francisco. We specialize in both on-site and off-site catering. We have exclusive relationships with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel, Fairmont Hotel, Westin St Francis Hotel and St. Regis Hotel and working relationship with many downtown hotels. We specializes in regional Indian Cuisine from Punjab, Kashmir, Goa, Bengal, Hyderabad and Gujrat and have detailed knowledge of planning different religious wedding menus.

Parking Details:
New Delhi Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

There is street parking available, and several parking garages including the "Ellis-O’Farrell Parking Garage' and 'American Parking Management' both within walking distances of the restaurant for your dining convenience.

Public Transit:
New Delhi Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

We are located one block away from the Powell BART Station which also serves SF Muni’s underground metro lines J, K L, M, N, and T. Above ground, bus lines 14, 27, 30, 38, 45, and F all have stops within a few blocks of the restaurant for your dining convenience.

Executive Chef:
Ranjan Dey

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: August 17, 2017

Ends: December 31, 2017

Availability: Sun 5:30PM-7:30PM
Mon-Sat 11:30AM-2:00PM 5:30PM-7:30PM

Private Dining

Favored by local San Franciscans for its intimate setting, New Delhi Restaurant has been host to many significant meetings, events and private parties held in San Francisco. Its grand interiors lend character and ambiance to any type of intimate event.

New Delhi Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
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Spicy (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Vegan (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service was great. The noise from the front bar was so loud it was distracting and destroyed the ambience.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This food is so delicious. The sauces are wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great Indian Food! We make it a point to go here for dinner when in San Francisco. The atmosphere is more Indian inspired and gives a authentic vibe. My husband ordered the vindaloo as spicy as they could make it and was very happy a compared to other Indian restaurants where they tend to tone down or "Americanize" the spice level. I on the other hand like a mid spice and it was also perfect for me.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Pleasant room and staff. Mediocre food of small portions, bland, and lacking spice. Drilled tandoor platter was overdone, dried out with one shrimp, 2small pieces of chicken, some spiced lamb which was bitter, and one small of fish. Garlic naan was bitter, oily. Vegetarian dashes were pureesof non descript ingredients. So disappointing for a special evening out with friends.

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 (London)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I’ve eaten here a few times the service and food are exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The owner was so sweet and the staff was so attentive. The ambiance was beautiful and the food was great would defintely recommend people to try it. Thank you.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The New Delhi is fantastic! From the chef/owner to the servers everything is top notch.
Food was excellent and the recommendations were spot on.
Can't wait to go back and take friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went to New Delhi for dinner on a Saturday before theatre. Food was ok, the presentation so so, but the ambience was non existent. The waiters seemed to be beginners and had zero interest in their jobs. It's too bad because the restaurant has pretty nice decor and has so much potential. The restrooms and area around them need some attention. I hope the owners can make some changes and inject some life into their restaurant before it's too late.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was good until I asked for them to pack up what was left so I could have a midnight snack. Waiter went away and came back and threw two boxes, a bag, and aluminum foil on my table and took off. I would have expected a place like this at this price point would have done this for me. Also got an email from open table that the restaurant had reported me as a no show.

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent service and tremendous flavors

Tags: Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very nice ambience and friendly, attentive service. The food was excellent and the restaurant was very quiet.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 6, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a delightful meal at New Delhi Restaurant on a recent trip to San Francisco. Our food and drink were excellent, the decor very upscale and the service outstanding. Of note was the fact that both of our meals seemed freshly prepared unlike some Indian restaurants where you sometimes feel that the food was reheated from a noon buffet. One of my favorites is tandoori chicken and this version was as juicy and flavorful as any had anywhere. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was very good! We asked for mild and the seasoning was excellent and not spicy. If you want spicy I'm sure they could pop your eyeballs out, that's just not my palate. The service was also excellent. Good authentic Indian food with lots of variety on the menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Mistake in the bill / tandory lamb was not tender the rest was very good.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (東京)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Restaurant was large but empty, we were the only diners throughout our lunch. Food was just excellent, especially the Eggplant Tamarind. Service was knowledgable and helpful, including preparing a delicious lassi which was not on their list. Will go back next time in SF!

Tags: Authentic, Spicy
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Nice restaurant with authentic indian food
Good service
Central location

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Ranjans hospitality is par exemplar. Always enjoy his restaurant. Food is great and his staff does not compromise on quality.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

I searched opentable for places near Union Square and saw this one. Upon arriving at noon we found the place empty, not another diner in sight!. And it stayed that way. The owner was there, as he has been for 30 years, and said while lunch can be quiet diner can be chaotic.

No worries he coached us on dishes and had plenty of info to share.

We ordered a Lamb dish, chicken, nan, and spinach which we shared. All were wonderful - zero complaints. Will have to come back for diner sometime to check out the scene in the evening.

The décor is great, perfectly clean and interesting. we walked around viewing the photos and paintings while our meal was prepared.

So go at noon for private dining experience

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

This was our first visit to New Delhi restaurant, but we'd happily dine there again. I had the Butter Chicken, which was very good, and Gulab Jamun for desert (is was also very good ... had there been one more piece, I'd rate it excellent). My wife had some kind of sweet mushroom disk, and pronounced it excellent. The garlic naan had sufficient garlic, and was good, but not crispy enough for us to be excellent.

Some tables/chairs are on carpet, and some are on tile. If you fidget and move your chair a lot during dinner, request a table on the tile (the chairs don't slide well on carpet).

We'd made a reservation via OpenTable, and found we were expected.

We enjoyed the atmosphere, and looking at the art (2-D and 3-D) around the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We love Indian food and the soup at this restaurant is the best we have ever had. Our main courses were satisfying and tasty. The bar leaves a lot to be desired so have your cocktails before you come.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This is the second time we've eaten here and we hope to go back very soon! The food is SO flavorful and best (in my opinion) shared family-style so everyone can try different things. The building's interior is lovely early San Francisco (Belle Époque) and the staff caring and friendly. So far I've had two lamb dishes and a chicken curry as well as the saffron flavored rice and excellent papadums with their two dipping sauces (tamarind and cilantro). Don't miss these! They are the best I've ever had -- crispy and smoky! There's a very good wine list too -- and a full bar that gets crowded during happy hour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. Food was very flavorable and authentic. Service was very good.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

I had a really good meal here - the mini banquet plate is good value.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great service and food is always very well made and spices are amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Love this place. The food is very nice and authentic. You truly taste the flavors of India ...all made with care. The owner is so gracious and welcoming. Lovely dining room and the details right down to the serving platters transport you away from San Francisco and into India.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Overcharged for a bottle of wine. I caught that. Slow service in general. Lamb could not be found amidst the potatoes in the "house specialty". Two big potatoes cut up and 4 cubes of lamb. For $18. Nah. I would not recommend this if you are just looking to eat some Indian food. This is more about ambience and then hope you don't get a loud person sitting behind you that can't shut up... Drop over $80 on one entree, rice and a bottle = no points. Hmmm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

We arrived at 9:15 for our 9:30 reservation and were rushed throughout the entire experience. We were rudely reminded that the kitchen closed at 10 on too many occasions and the server came prepared to take our dinner order before we had a chance to order a drink, which was terrible - I ordered the first drink on the menu which was pure grapefruit juice. The food was fair and appropriately priced, nothing spectacular, however due to the rude and rushed service we will never dine here again.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 23, 2017

I believe if there is nothing good to say, at all, best to say nothing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

OK food an drink

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

great spices in a realistic room, we go every time in the City, have not been dissapointed yet

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This really was an amazing experience. The service was great and the atmosphere was very nice. But the food... Oh man, what an experience. So good! Really recommend the chef's vegetarian menu. Great place!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Restaurant experience was extremely lousy at best, customer service was lacking since everybody in restaurant was completely disengaged and unfriendly, unwilling to answer even simple questions about menu. I have been enjoying Indian cuisine for over 20 years, and this has been by far the worst of all. The bathroom smelled like it hasn't been cleaned for a long time. Waste of time and money.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Menu has more than the traditional Indian dishes. The food is tasty and well prepared.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Lovely restaurant, great food, outstanding service!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2017

A return trip to New Delhi Restaurant proved to be as good as previous times.
Food was very good using fresh ingredients. Like the varied menu with many good chicken and fish curries
The service could be a little more attentive as we had to wait for drinks and Bill at the end
We were going to the theater so had time constraints. Overall a very good experience.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Had a dinner at this restaurant on a Saturday night. The place celebrates its 25th anniversary and it shows - looks like it hasn't been remodeled ever since the day it was opened - strangely colored walls, dirty looking poorly painted columns, old floors, too bright for a cozy atmosphere of an evening gourmet restaurant as it positions itself. Add to that a shaky table and you end up in a place which feels as if it is going out of business - or at least that's the impression it left on me and my guest.

The cocktails and the food were surprisingly good but the portions were relatively small and seemed to be overpriced for the size (a lot of sauce and not enough meat).

The service was very good - attentive, good knowledge of the dishes and ingredients.

In my opinion the restaurant ambience could be easily (and inexpensively) improved by setting up the low lighting schema as opposed to the ceiling lighting, adding candles on the tables, putting some greenery in the key spots of the main halls (perhaps also decorated with lighting), etc.; however it would be just a temporary patch, the place needs remodeling.

If you want to celebrate a special occasion or have a romantic dinner with your date then this place is not for you. However if you want to have a tasty meal with a good drink and ready to splash a few extra bucks then you're safe.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 21, 2017

All of the dishes that we shared were amazingly flavorful! The bread basket was very generous. The raita was very good (and I'm picky about raita). The chef recommended a couple of cocktails to us and they were both tasty. Great atmosphere. Extensive menu. Two thumbs up!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Nice place, comfortable, not noisy, good friendly service. Good flavors in the food, very authentic, reasonable portions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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vip
 (Corpus Christi)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Excellent service, authentic cuisine. Wonderful staff with great ambiance; a hidden gem!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Great ambience and excellent service! Food is tasty (like Himalayan) but chicken/lamb pieces were ok.

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