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Tandoori Mahal - Financial District

22 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (22)
  • Great for Lunch (21)
  • Neighborhood Gem (9)
Welcome to Tandoori Mahal Indian Restaurant. We are located in the Financial District of San Francisco. We offer a mix of modern style with traditional roots, from our handmade paintings of rich colors representative of the incredible Indian culture to our fabulous interior and stylish décor. Come listen to our romantic music and dine on our copper dishes on which we prepare delicious authentic Indian dishes using a centuries old traditional Clay Oven 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 entrees are individually prepared to your specified taste and seasoning. We can easily accommodate 70 people for both lunch and dinner service. 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 Dining
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Hours of operation
Open Daily: 10:30am - 10:30pm Lunch Buffet
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Phone number
(415) 951-0505
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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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Private party contact
Manager: (415) 951-0505
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Please contact the restaurant for further details.
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Cross street
Columbus Avenue
Banquet, Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 22 People Are Saying
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3.3  based on all time ratings
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53% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Very pathetic. Very very bad experience . Food was to bad and no body was serving the food . Came out few folks without eating

Kathi (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Good food, the bindi was the best I ever had. Waiter talked a lot but was friendly. I would return.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

So glad we visited. Very hospitable and excellent food and service. The Aloo Gobi was the best I've ever had!

PaulinaC (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Terrible, I made a reservation through Open Table, it was confirmed and then when I got there they said they were not taking customers that night as they had a tour group in.
I asked if we could do takeout and they said come back in 20 minutes, I gave them my number to call when ready, they never called, went back an hour later, was still not ready for another 10 minutes. Got it home and it was terrible and not even the right order. Very disappointing evening and it could have all been avoided if Open Table had not accepted my reservation for that night.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on April 18, 2017

We arrived, party of 12. Carpets were dirty. It was dinner time and the lunch buffet was half broken down and the area was dirty. We asked for ice water and were told they were out of ice. Bathrooms were dirty. We left. I wouldn't eat there. Bad service even worse ambience.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 29, 2017

Chicken Curry is perfection. Fresh Naan. They don't have iced tea, but the hot Indian tea is a wonderful complement to your meal.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

One of the most disappointing visits to a restaurant I can remember. They took our order, we waited nearly an hour to be fed, they forgot half our dishes and claimed that the orderer had left without telling them the full range (this was 8pm), the chicken was like leather, they then didn't replace the things we had originally ordered and then came out asking to write down our credit number because their machine had broken. Just an awful comedically bad evening at a restaurant and I would strongly, strongly recommend that you don't go to it.

vipAzjk (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on March 30, 2016

I was the only one in the place! Food was good, but nothing memorable. Had the full attention of the server.

vipShaSha (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

The food was outstanding. We had a bit of a communication issue with the server, but overall, it was a great experience. I would definitely recommend!

pmotyka (Denver)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2016

It was okay, nothing to really rave about or complain about.

Adequate (Denver)
3.0  Dined on July 21, 2015

I chose this restaurant at random because it was close to my hotel and I wanted Indian food. Since I didn't know the area this made sense. The walk to the restaurant was easy, but I passed many others which may have been a better choice. Tandoori Mahal was quite when I got there. Only one other table had diners. Given that there was no one else there service could have been better. The food was acceptable, but nothing to write home about. I will not return.

YumYum (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on June 23, 2014

I'm a frequent diner at the Indian Clay Oven restaurant on Clement St., SF, the original restaurant from the chain which Tandoori Mahal belongs to. Unfortunately the quality of food in these two places is totally different - while India Clay Oven is a food quality benchmark on my scale of Indian restaurants in SF, Tandoori Mahal is just an eatery, the food quality is average at best. Besides the food quality improvements the place needs remodeling or at least general cleanup.

AsianCusineFan (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2013

The food was tasty and professionally served. Service was friendly and prompt. On the house desert was a nice touch!

absjr (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2012

Open on Christmas! That's why we went. Curries were excellent--rich, complex. Especially liked the salmon with spinach dish. Naan warm, buttery and satisfying. Portions were not especially generous; 1 dish=1 person. Service was so off it was comical. Maybe there was some key person missing due to the holiday. We had to order our drinks 3 times and they still got it wrong. On the other hand, when we ordered an extra naan, it came fairly quickly. I'd go back for korma and tikka masala though.

vipeatingdownunder (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 16, 2012

Decent buffet. The naan was good. They only had one chicken dish (with a cream sauce) and they used tandoori chicken as it's base.