Tandoori Mahal - Financial District

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25 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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.
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OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the lamb jalafrezi and lamb vindaloo- both were fragrant and tasty. Service was attentive we truly enjoyed our time there!

CK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

the bus gentleman put his hands down his pants before taking our dishes to package for take out - completely appalled and will never come back or recommend!!!

PY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good quick buffet style

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

K
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

AL
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

A
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

SS
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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!

p
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

A
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

YY
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

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.

AC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

a
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2012
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

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.

e
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2012
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2012
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

The service and ambiance wasn't much to write home about, but the food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Definately worth a try and I'd go back.

RJ
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2011
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I ordered wine from the menu they didnt have it they suggested another white wine they brought it warm. I ordered food they brought the wrong meal. Service was slow even though no one was in the restaurant. This place has problems

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The luncheon was a bit hit with my guests. Everythng was perfect.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brother passed away recently and we gathered for a memorial service in San Francisco. We lived in India as children and Indian food was one of his favorite cuisines so I looked for for an Indian restaurant that could accomodate a crowd. (We were a group of about 40.) Not only could they handle the crowd, they helped me with the planning, advising me on the menu. The food and service were both excellent. My husband commented that he never thought he liked tandoori chicken until he ate the chicken at Tandoori Mahal. Other very good dishes included dal makhani, mattar paneer and rogan josh. The pakoras were heavenly. We were served family style and the staff paced the serving of the food just perfectly. An excellent meal all around!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2011
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was really good...some of the best indian I've had. We ordered mild and it was spicy, but not too spicy. The ambiance wasn't fantastic, but we wanted good food and definately got that. It was very reasonably priced.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2010
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent, we didn't actually get what we thought we ordered, but we were quite happy with the food we were served. The restaurant itself is pleasant, quiet and causal. We enjoyed our dinner there.

JL
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2010
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good Indian food! Service was excellent, dined 6pm, not busy. Will go back