Top 5 Indian Restaurants in San Francisco

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Indian Food is always a culinary adventure, and no city does it like San Francisco.  From Northern to Southern, quiet and romantic to bustling and hot-San Francisco has it all.  Here are the top 5 Indian Restaurants San Francisco has to offer.

1 Arka

Arka is Silicon Valley’s answer to upscale Indian cuisine.  Arka’s executive team is no stranger to the high-end Indian restaurant scene.  This team has skillfully executed a sleek and sophisticated space not lacking any personal attention.  Everything from the food, to the service, to the ambiance has a unique spin.  The menu incorporates sustainable practices to incorporate organic wine and cuisine. Specialties include Tandoori kebabs, Biryanis, Curries, Dosas and Uthappams, along with extensive vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections.

725 S Fair Oaks Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 733-2752

2 Dosa on Fillmore

Dim lights, soft tones, gorgeous lighting and chandeliers with jazz melodies playing in the background.  Delicious wine list at an Indian restaurant!

DOSA, San Francisco's first South Indian Restaurant, has opened a second location in the City's burgeoning Fillmore district to further explore the broad and diverse reaches of the South Indian culinary landscape. The new eco-friendly restaurant can not only accommodate more guests with a larger venue, but also highlights a greater breadth of regional Southern Indian specialties and showcases the urban Indian dining experience at its best through a comprehensive wine and spice-infused cocktail program.

1700 Fillmore St
(between Post St & Sutter St)
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 441-3672

3 Amber India

This is Indian food done in a very sophisticated atmosphere, all the way from food to the decor to the presentation.  The lunchtime buffet is very reasonable at $19.95;  you'll be impressed with the the quality and variety of the food and overall ambiance of the restaurant.  Give it a try for lunch or dinner if you're downtown or around the SOMA area.  You won't be disappointed.

25 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 777-0500

4 Saha

The best way to experience Saha is with their $30 prie fix deal.  Wine options are solid too, offering some great selections at reasonable prices.  It is worth noting that this menu is especially good for vegetarians/vegans and has a host of well-marked gluten free options as well.  Conscious preparation, diet sensitive, and excellent quality ingredients all work together for an exceptional experience.  Dozens of meat and or vegan options, but do try the vegans as they are remarkable for texture flavor and essence.

The Carlton Hotel
1075 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 345-9547

5 Gaylord India Restaurant

Food is genuine and they have great selection. Gaylord utilizes fresh ingredients to make it taste true to culture.  They also have clay oven where the Nan gets baked fresh right before you eat. Good food, good service, good location. Can't ask much more from a restaurant!

One Embarcadero Ctr
Promenade Level
San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
(415) 397-7775
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