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New Delhi Restaurant was established in 1988 and opened by San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos, on Nov 20th, 1988. Since then many famous politicians have crossed its threshold from Lt. Governor Pete Wilson, Ex Gov. Jerry Brown, others like the late Milton Marks, Wille Brown and many more. In 1990 it became established as the Indian Cultural and Culinary headquarters when President Bill Clinton met all the Indians of the Bay Area to listen to their issues. New Delhi Restaurant and Chef Owner Ranjan Dey has received numerous awards and gold medals for excellence in Indian cuisine and spice blends. Our restaurant is also a favorite spot of many Indian celebrities. On any given day you may be dining next to spiritual guru like Dr. Deepak Chopra, to a Silicon Valley mogul, famous Indian film stars or Miss Universe. The famous Chef & Owner Ranjan Dey has also received many dignitaries from the food & beverage industry. Including among them Julia Child, Paul Prodhome, Graham Kerr, Jerri Divecchio of Sunset Magazine, Martin Yan, Jeff Smith of The Frugal Gourmet and many more. Description of the Restaurant As Described By San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau's San Francisco Book New Delhi Restaurant 160 Ellis Street ( Union Square ) Indian, $$. New Delhi Restaurant named "The Finest Indian Restaurant" by The New York Times for Vegetarian and Indian cuisine, continues to garner acclaim. Decorated like a Maharajah's ornate banquet room, the restaurant serves food made from some of the freshest ingredients. Within walking distance of major hotels. Extraordinary Indian cuisine elegantly served. Since its inception in 1988 the New Delhi Bar has been the favorite hot spot for many working in the downtown restaurant and hotel trade. It remains open up to 2 am. We are famous for our two happy hours ; the first at 5 pm and the second at 11 pm. This is because not everybody works 9-5 pm and the restaurant staff usually end the evening shifts about 11pm at night. This is definitely the place for fresh scoop in the restaurant and hotel industry in downtown San Francisco. New Delhi Restaurant & Bar: "When you're looking for a relaxing meal filled with exciting, stimulating aromas and flavors try the New Delhi and don't forget the bartender makes Bombay Gin Martini" -SF Bay Guardian. Featured on the Galloping Gourmet television show and named one of the finest Indian Restaurant in the US by the New York Times, New Delhi continues to garner acclaim. Decorated like Maharajah's ornate banquet room, the restaurant serves food made from recipes culled from the royal Indian menus dating back 300 to 400 years using the freshest ingredients available. Within walking distance of major hotels. Extraordinary Indian cuisine elegantly served. Birth Place of New World Spices One of the highest complements paid by our dinning customers is a request for the recipe for one of our dishes. One of the difficulties in recreating our dishes at home is the masala, or mixture of spices. Occasionally we've given our customers an envelope of seasonings for a particular dish. We've gotten reports of successful dinner parties and one amusing letter from a guest we've known for years from Hong Kong. It seems that he opened his suitcase to find every thing covered in a rather pungent fine orange dust. Now everytime he travels, he thinks of us. This led to the debut of New Delhi Restaurant's line of Gourmet Indian Spices on October 15, 1990. These hand-blended Indian Spice Blends were inspired by the favorite dishes of many royal families in ancient India and created in the kitchen of the New Delhi Restaurant by Chef and Owner Ranjan Dey. You can sprinkle them on meats, poultry and seafood. Add them to salads, vegetables, dips, sauces or cook a traditional Indian meal fit for a royalty. A gift pack of this uniquely San Francisco Tasty Memory is available at the restaurant to take
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Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, Downtown San Francisco, Tenderloin, Northeast San Francisco

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Indian for food lovers

I'm always skeptical about the authenticity of ethnic restaurants in touristy areas. Given that New Delhi Indian Restaurant is just 1 block from the Union Square madness means it's a pretty big red flag for me. However, I was recently here on a business dinner with some out of town co-workers who love Indian food, and the restaurant didn't disappoint. Most of the dishes ordered seemed to be very flavorful and had spi... view more

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Always a pleasure

I have been to New Delhi many times and have never once been disappointed. The setting is comfortable and decorated in such a way that you will feel transported to another country. The food is always delicious even when from a buffet. The only downside is that rice is not included with entrees, which can be a problem if you are having a spicy vindaloo or curry. The service however is always top class, and the waitst... view more

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Kudos to the chef

Very creative - but still classic - Indian cuisine, but there's a subtly to taste that reflects credit to the chef. It's not just spices but with delicate flavorings that has this restaurant compare favorably to the Michelin-starred Indian restaurants in London. Seating is crowded and servers are nice but a little over-worked. Still, given the price this is a bargain --and a true culinary adventure.

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Worth the travel!

I love Indian food, having had difficulty in finding a good upscale Indian restaurant in SF, New Delhi solved my problem when I discovered it 4 years back. I live in Antioch and travel all the way to Union Square to enjoy this wonderful food....Chicken Tikka is awesome, so is Biryani...i might have tried all their dishes in these years and everything tastes so good, not to mention the naan and samosas...Good food and... view more

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Awesome drinks and food

We started in the bar, so I'm starting my review there. It was dark it was raining, all we wanted was to slip into a dry martini. The bartender suggested a lychee martini, apparently they infuse their own vodka. Sold. Man, that was good. We had just started the second round when our table was ready, so off to food. Diner was excellent too. Everything is served family style, so sharing is easy. The portion sizes a... view more

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Great for locals and visitors

""I took an out of town business client to New Delhi recently and had an outstanding meal and experience. The menu is adventurous and diverse-- very nice selection of classic Indian dishes and chef's specials. Food was well prepared, seasoned, and sauced; had the tandoori chicken, mango prawns and rogan josh. Recommend you share the appetizers and main courses alike to sample as much as possible. Start with the samos... view more

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Great for crowds

My friends had their engagement party here. They reserved the bar for an hour then we all drifted into the dining room and enjoyed some of the best Indian food I've ever eaten. Because it was a large mixed party, there were some Indian food virgins in the mix. The staff went out of their way to make sure that everyone knew what they were eating and were comfortable with the spice levels. The vegetarians were hap... view more

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Indian food like Indian eat

If you have ever grown up eating Indian food DON'T miss this place. Mostly Northern Indian with a page of Chef's Specials from around India.. The naan is made to order and delivered screaming hot to the table. Located a couple blocks from Union Square on the edge of the Tenderloin. This is the best Indian restaurant for it's price that I know of, and the dishes are not modified for an American taste!!!

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Highly Recommended

We went to dinner here on the recommendation of the concierge at the Four Seasons. We told her that we wanted some good food, but not something we could find in our hometown. She suggested New Delhi and definitely hit the mark.The menu was wonderful and I wish we could have tried everything on it. We settled for the Chili Cheese Pakoras, Mango Prawns, Sag Paneer and Chicken Tikka Masala. The food was spicy, but the t... view more

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Awesome nan & curries!

We all have our comfort food. Mine is chicken korma, smooth, chunks of chicken, cashews and raisins over saffron rice - delish! New Delhi does this better than anyone else I've found in the city. The fact that they make lychee martinis is just frosting on the cake.

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