Urban Curry

3.8
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41 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Urban Curry, one of the most authentic Indian, Pakistani and Nepalese restaurants is a hidden gem. The exotic dishes on our menu are from both North and South Indian and Nepalese cuisine, reflecting the vast differences of South Asian delicacies. On our Indian menu we offer Chicken, Lamb, Seafood, Karahi Curry, Biryani, Tandoori, Naans/Breads/Rice, and many Vegetarian options. From our Nepali menu, you can enjoy Momo, Chowmein, Fried Rice, Chilli's and delicious desserts like Kheer and Kulfi. Urban Curry brings you a world of flavors that is not easy to come by. We are able to achieve them because the spices and herbs we use are specially imported from India & Pakistan, and they are freshly ground for every recipe. We also use only Halal meat. Wine and beer are available to complement your meals. No matter the occasion, you will have a memorable meal. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
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3.7
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3.0
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vipBernardG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was awesome. Decor is nothing to write home about. Service also very good.

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vipBenP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food at the reasonable price - great service

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PaulinaC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food and the staff are always so welcoming here.

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cyang
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. My friends and I chose this place because it was close to where we were staying that weekend, and we were drawn in by the photos on their entrance. The naan bread was delicious. Very delicious food and the waitress was very friendly and welcoming.

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PaulinaC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and even got to meet the two friendly owners this time. I am a local and live in North Beach so often go there as its great tasty food and excellent service.

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vipJorge
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It is not a place for a romantic gathering, business, impress your companion, etc. Tired furniture, bad lighting, the kitchen is not separated from the dining room so, the smell is strong. Pretty decent Indian meals, reasonable prices. Servers do their job, but don't expect all-smiles staff.

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NonN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very tasty!! The service was very good as well. Recommended!!

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NeilLoader
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Got there early on a Sunday, so there were only one or two tables occupied. Friendly servers and efficient service. The menu had the usual curry dishes, but sadly no peshwari naan. We had garlic naan, which was good nonetheless. The chicken jalfrezi was tasty with chicken breast and thigh meat and plenty of peppers. No green chill is though, although the spice level was good. Overall, this was a good curry experience.

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Lfood
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

$15 lunch buffet was great value. It has a great food selection with Nanh and Chai tea. Great value of order from the menu. Great for group. Enjoyed it.

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Auros
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our group got main courses to share family style (chicken makhani, lamb korma, paneer saag) plus garlic naan, potato naan, and chapati. The chapati were a bit spicier than I'm used to getting, which was surprising but not bad, and they were very crispy and still hot from being cooked. Mango lassi helped with the spice. Also: free chai. A++ would nom again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food

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Willizzz
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i was a little hesitant to eat here bc the reviews said you had to order at the counter so I thought it might not be too nice inside but we had full on table wait service, ambiance was really nice and the food was out of this world. The food is spicy so if you are not a huge fan of really spicy food, order your dishes mild. I like a little spicy so I ordered my dishes medium and I had to drink a lot of water, next time I will go with mild. We were a group of 5 on a Saturday night. We had a reservation but didn't need one. Plenty of seating. Very friendly and attentive staff. We could carry on a conversation and had no problems hearing each other and I'm deaf in one ear so that says a lot. The bill was under a $100 and we had food to take home. One of my new favs for when I'm in the city.

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vipPhil
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Well-prepared food, excellent service and an interesting experience. Owner is one of the Sherpa clan and has climbed Everest 5 times. Moved to US, saved his $ and opened his restaurant. The American dream. Enjoyed this local find.

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Lane2008
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Urban Curry isn't in the best area in town, however its food is delicious and the service is friendly and helpful. Only downside was that our main course arrived while we were still eating our appetisers.

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vipparky270
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We found Urban Curry using OpenTable and were summarily impressed with the quality of food. If you like spicy curry, lamb, rice, or just about any Indian food, this is a great place for you. We really liked the lamb kabobs, they were spicy and oh so tasty. Seriously though, the service is excellent and the food moderately priced. Highly reccommend it.

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ValerieR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2012
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and staff was great. No table service.....order food at the counter and it is brought to you. Not what I expected. No alcohol but you can bring your own wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2012
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had their lunch buffet. They had a wide variety of dishes and everything was really tasty. Only problem is you tend to overeat because you want to try everything!

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KevinGfromStPaul
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2012
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Wow, I was amazed at how good this food was, and at an exceptionally low cost. Service is no frills- you order at the counter and they bring you your food. You need to refill your own water and complementary tea. That being said, my wife and I had an outstanding meal and ate to our hearts' content for less than $40. The tikka masala was particularly good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2012
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had an excellent night. The food was very good and a really nice relaxed ambiance. The food we ate was great value for money and very tasty. The service is relaxed and almost self service which suited us as a group.

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vipPete
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious lunch buffet -- has whatever you want + drinks for 11.99. In financial district, I will take it.

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ScottieB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2011
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were quite alone in this restaurant. The food was delicious but not noteworthy. Our server got baked during our meal, at first we barely noticed but by the end she reeked. It also took increasingly longer amounts of time before she'd return to our (the only) table. This made it a bit irksome to get the check and begone.

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vipCarolyn
Austin
39 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Urban Curry's Friday night buffet has what my dinner companion called "all of the favorite standard Indian favorites." They also have a diverse menu with plenty of options for both the vegetarian and meat lover's palate. The samosas were spicy and crisp. Everything looked and tasted acceptably fresh. The waitstaff was friendly, and they were very accommodating to the family with small children at the next table. It can take a while for your food to arrive. The noise level is a bit much, since it is mostly generated by the music videos played on the restaurant's numerous tvs. Overall, I wasn't "wowwed", but my dinner companions and I were satisfied.

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vipNickname
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was fabulous. We love very spicy food and here was a good choice. (Mild is also available.)

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vipKeith
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Think of this like your dive bar for Indian food ironically, however, with no booze. Excellent food, great service, almost no decor to speak of and no booze, but they will gladly refer you to the bodega across the street where you can get some brown bag help. Definitely worth trying, although I'm glad I waited until I knew my wife for 7 years before bringing her there. Definitely not a first date kind of place, but worth trying if you like good Indian food.

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vipLolitosLolatosinTulum
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent; service was outstanding. The BAINGHAN BARTHA was amazing & though we ordered everything too spicy, our server recognized it from our red faces & offered us a delicious yogurt sauce that scaled back the heat just enough. Be careful if you order everything "very spicy" because it will be! If this place was in Chicago, I would be eating there 3x a week. BIG thumbs up!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2011
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Did not receive my points from reservation as i'm guessing they didn't check me in . Service was good but took forever to get our check . Good food and cheap too so would go back just not if in a hurry

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2011
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Just not very good food, ambiance or service. Came here b/c of a coupon. Won't come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2011
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Came here with a friend. Always awesome urban curry served us an excellent meal....just a little upset at my friend for not asking for our leftovers.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2011
Overall5food5service4ambience1

Every time I go here I order a different dish and every time my palate is delighted by fresh authentic Indian delicacies. I always enjoy myself as the portions are large - filling and fresh. One of the best in the city.

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vipsonomasinger
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Casual, unpretentious North Indian cuisine. The youngish servers are very attentive. Open quite late on weekend, which can be a big plus. This is a great find, and we'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2011
Overall5food5service4ambience2

I can never say enough good things about this place. The food is always delicious - made fresh and quick. This last time the food was a little greasier than normal; but it was still some of the best Indian food I've tasted. I had a delightful time as always!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2011
Overall4food5service3ambience1

There was some furry in these curries! Urban Curry boasts exceptional great food at incredibly low prices. I would definitely come back here again. The staff was friendly courteous; but a tad forgetful since they were very busy (we asked the 'water girl' for a to-go box but she forgot it; the table next to us sat with their meal for 5-10 minutes waiting for their rice etc.) The food was hearty portions cooked quickly; thoroughly and with dedication; they know what they are doing. The atmosphere is very open; so good for couples or big groups; not a romantic scene. Another highlight being you can BYOB!! Which, unfortunately, I did not know at the time of dine (darn!) but will keep this in mind next time I go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2011
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went b/c we had a Bloomspot coupon, and it was good, but I'm not sure I'd go back if paying full price. Service was very slow, even though it wasn't very busy when we were there. It was a good food, on the whole. They only had two high chairs and no boosters--since both high chairs were being used, we were stuck without one. And that didn't make eating very manageable. So I'd say, not a great place for kids. But they were good about making mild options for the food. And they made it up to us by giving my son a free mango lassi.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding and the service matched the food.
Truly the best daal I have ever had. The lamb VINDALOO was amazing. The only complaint would be the chicken tikka malsala, it was a bit dry. Looking forward to going back.

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AnnieG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious at a great price. Extensive authentic menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had succulent chicken tandoori, marvelously spiced lamb karahi, well-cooked palak paneer and garlic naan–everyone at the table was extremely pleased with the food and attentive service.

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vipEvanR
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2011
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was Sunday evening and we arrived at the restaurant at about 6:15pm. Except for the staff, the place was empty. Takeout business appeared brisk but, by the time we left (7:45), there were only two other couples seated. Food was typical Indian fare, moderately priced and, was good. Meat was tender and dishes were not oversaturated with spice. The service was very attentive (not overly) and we felt quite comfortable there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2010
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful staff, very tasty dishes, good size portions on most dishes. Will definitely go back to try other dishes.

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vipDianeK
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2010
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our meal at Urban Curry. The lamb vindaloo was nice and spicy, the khalri (sp?) was lovely and spicy too. Both were thankfully not greasy at all, which is a downfall of most curry restaurants we have been to. We ordered the goat biryani and loved it. The complimentary raita and chutney were unexpected and nice to have. The naan and papadum were very good, too. We will definitely be back.

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vipRobertM
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2010
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What an unexpected surprise in the heart of Broadway. i highly recommend Urban Curry. Very reasonable prices, too.

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Urban Curry is rated 3.8 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

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