Named one of the finest Indian Restaurants in the US by New York Times and featured on the Galloping Gourmet TV Show, New Delhi is the place to dine. ... More
New Delhi Restaurant
Named one of the finest Indian Restaurants in the US by New York Times and featured on the Galloping Gourmet TV Show, New Delhi is the place to dine. Decorated like a Maharajah's private banquet room, the restaurant serves cuisine made from recipes culled from the royal Indian menus dating back 300 to 400 years using the freshest local ingredients. Chef and owner, Ranjan Dey, star of PBS show - MY INDIA creates daily specials with his six gourmet spice blends, available nation wide in gourmet specialties. New Delhi Bar has been the favorite hot spot for many, working in the downtown, restaurant and hotel industry, since its inception in 1988. It is famous for its Double-Happiness-Happy Hour featuring nightly drink specials. The first from 5:30 to 6:30pm and the second from 10 to 11pm - because not everybody works 9 to 5!
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!!!
We got take out from this restaurant and ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala and Mango Shrimp that was recommended by Sarah. We also ordered some bread recommended by the restaurant to go with this dish.
They were friendly on the phone and pleasant at the time of pickup. The restaurant is extremely clean from what I can tell from my brief first impression. Everything looked orderly and well organized.
They asked us what level of spice we wanted. I chose medium expecting the food to be mild in spice as so many restaurants tone down their spice for the American palate. I was happy to find the spice was indeed medium to my taste. So if too hot is too hot for you expect a true approach to heat level by this restaurant.
Both dishes were very good. The chicken sauce was the better in flavor to my taste.
The rice came out of the box loose and cooked perfectly. Nice job.
We can't give this 5 stars as we have not eaten in house but for take out they did a terrific job and we will be going back.
New Delhi Restaurant offers great service and food at reasonable prices. The owner, Ranjan, is friendly and offers lots of menu suggestions for first-timers. He and his staff were also very attentive, which we thought was a really nice touch. The food is wonderfully spicy and the Mixed Tandoori platter was delicious and the Lamb Korma was the best we had ever had. Dessert was a delicious mango ice cream. We'll definitely be back!
New Delhi Restaurant is a great, spectacular, romantic restaurant. The owner/staff have great values and wish the best for their clients. The food is out of this world, from the hot and tasty nan bread to the delicious gulab jamun for dessert, you will find that everything has a fantastic flavor. Forget putting sauce on your meat, once you take a bit into the meat, you will see that it has all the flavors that a dish should have. I want to highly recommend this Indian Restaurant to everyone. If you are in downtown SF it's definitely worth the trip.
I like bringing out-of-town guests here, especially if they've only ever had Indian at a strip mall or a dive joint. New Delhi is neither of those things: it's elegant - I would being my grandma here - and the staff is great. The food is what keeps me coming back. Good portion sizes, stuff you don't find anywhere else and the classics are all there too. Great place, highly recommend.
The first time I came to New Delhi, I was supposed to meet some guy before going out with friends. The guy stood me up, but I ended up chatting with the cute bartender until my friends showed. We decided to stay for dinner and ended up closing the place. (Did you know they have two happy hours? Genius!)
We got seated quickly and ordered a bunch of everything. The server was awesome, we had no idea what to get, so he made some suggestions and listened to what we thought we might like. Everything was delicious and the family-style service meant we all got to try some of everything. My favorites were the chicken korma and the sag paneer, I had no idea I liked spinach until that night.
We finished up with mango martinis and milk dumplings in sweet syrup. So, Guy, thanks for blowing me off at such an awesome restaurant. I think I'll start meeting all my dates here.
You can't say enough good things about this place. The wait-staff is friendly, the drinks are fantastic, and the food... you'll never have better. This isn't your average cookie cutter Indian joint. Northern Indian cuisine, with an emphasis on spices so well blended you'll forget you're in the states. The prices can't be beat either. You can get more than enough to stuff two, and have left overs, for under $40. My personal favorite dishes here are the chicken korma and tandoori platter. The portions are huge, and you can taste the years of experience in every meal. Not many places can boast remarkable nan bread either, but it's like an art form. New Delhi has an actual working tandoor oven in the kitchen, so none of that microwaved stuff you get at other places. Be sure to get a house cocktail, too.
Being a frequent traveler for work, I get to experiment with restaurants across US. New Delhi Restaurant is comparable to the best, and is easily the best in San Francisco. I took some of my British friends here as well, and they loved the food. This is a place you definitely should not miss.