Shalimar (San Francisco)

I’m a huge fan of Indian/Pakistani food and I was told I simply had to eat at Shalimar. And let me get it out of the way right now that this is not a place if you want atmosphere or if you want to be waited on. In fact, you have to be pretty assertive just to find a seat on a busy Thursday night and you have to grab your own menus.

But you will eventually get someone to come over and take your order. And we had some very good stuff, the best Indian/Pakistani I’ve had in the Bay Area to date.

Tandoori chicken, onion naan, chicken tikka korma.

All of what we had was very good. The tandoori chicken was not overcooked (and thus not dry), the tikka korma came with a tasty sauce, and the spinach lamb was tender and savory. The rice wasn’t oily like it seems to so often be at some Indian restaurants, and our onion naan was something like a human Scooby snack.

I’m assuming most people won’t like the location or the atmosphere, but if you’re like me, the price and taste are hard to beat.

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~ by jackjackson on March 2, 2011.