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Tikka Masala, San Francisco's finest Indian / Pakistani restaurant, is a family-owned business. The owner, Sikandar Malik, specializes in authentic Indian/Pakistani cuisine. It was his life long goal to introduce Indian/Pakistani dishes that promotes vitality and healthy living. We serve a variety of quality vegetarian and meat dishes, all cooked with tender loving care using our own special spices and sauces. We pride ourselves on excellent food, great customer service and cleanliness. We do our best to make sure you enjoying our scrumptious food in a clean environment. Each individual who takes your order is a people person who enjoys having good conversations with customers. Our food meets a high quality standard with only the finest ingredients and we enjoy nothing more than satisfying your taste buds and putting a smile on your face. Once you try our food, the taste will bring you back again and again guaranteed.
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Tenderloin, Northeast San Francisco
Indian Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Middle Eastern Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
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Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Indian, Middle Eastern

Alcohol: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average

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Provided by Citysearch - 
Go one block up!

Curries here are greasy, badly seasoned, and occasionally food-poisoning. They make OK naan, but then wrap it in foil so it gets soggy. Even samosas are rancid and stale ... I suspect that they just keep them until they sell, no matter how long that takes.

Service is counter-only and is grumpy and inattentive. Sometimes they like to overcharge customers, and often they forget parts of your order.

You want cheap Indian? Go one block up. Check the reviews at the other locations: the whole Tikka Masala chain is the worst Indian food in the Bay Area.


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Your food sucks. I'm sorry, but it's just TERRIBLE. How is this restaurant still open? It must be the cheap rent and the underpaid illegal employees who pay the bills.


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Food Poisoning!!!

I've eaten at about hundred different Indian restaurants over the years. Being new to San Francisco I thought I should try out Tikka Masala.

I got EXTREMELY sick after ordering food from here, I literally vomited for about two days and couldn't eat anything.

if you take a closer look, the place is filthy, and the staff looks like they haven't seen a bar of soap in days. And the old Indian guy that works the counter (perhaps runs the place?) is an unfriendly prick.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Terrible Experience!

Overall, both the food and the experience were pretty awful. Not to mention the prices were a little steep for what we got. If you want real Indian food, go up the street and find Lahore Karahi and make it your go-to place. The food there is miles ahead of this terrible excuse for an indian restaurant.

Ant the rice is clearly drawn from a pot sitting for ages. It was clumpy, sticky, and just not even close to fresh.

The TV was annoying us with an expired football game and then ""hillbilly hand-fishing,"" and the owner told us we could change it to whatever we wanted...WE WANTED PEACE!


Provided by Citysearch - 
It's terribly mediocre!

The old man here has some serious difficulty in dealing with women? The waiter all but ignored me, going so far as to walk up to our table and address solely my boyfriend with a, ""How is everything, sir?"" while being all scowls at me. I thought I was being paranoid until I said something afterwards, and had my suspicions confirmed. Not a good impression to be leaving on your customers!

I'm telling you - this place isn't for me. If you're looking for good food, you'd be better served having Indian food one block up the street, or a slice of pizza around the corner.....I wouldn't bother with this place.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Absolutely horrible meal!

Very unfriendly service, and a rather bland menu makes this not noteworthy of any repeat visits. Disappointing.


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What a disappointment! I hadn't been to this place in a year until a few days ago. The food was tasteless. Darn! And the noise level was ugly - it seems like a soup kitchen for creepy taxi drivers!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Terrible service! Don't waste your money!

Nothing like what someone expects from a restaurant. There are far too many better choices in the Tenderloin. Terrible service! Don't waste your money. The food is too oily on top of that...

I've seen cockroaches and mice droppings all over the floor.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Expensive and Not Satisfying

It's all the same gravy, different names - tons of onion and tomatoes - very little main ingredients.

The owner seems to spend more time gossiping, smoking, and watching TV than do take orders or helping out the patrons.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Very disappointed!

All I can say is that the quality of the food is very bad. The server even admitted some of their dishes are almost a week old. And it doesn't taste Indian at all. You can view the whole kitchen from the counter which is very very dirty and disgusting.

I wouldn't recommend anybody to go there. Don't waste your money here. All I can say is, ""save your money and time"".

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Tikka Masala

425 Ellis StSan FranciscoCA 94102

(415) 345-1028

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