Bhoga

4.5
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24 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary Indian
Bhoga Restaurant and Bar introduces a progressive Indian affair to the heart of the historic Castro District. Bhoga offers a warm getaway from the bustling metropolis; serving inspired libations and houses intriguing wine selections for you to choose from. Come join us for a great week day happy hour or our late night menu. Whatever the occasion Bhoga is here to welcome you and your guests. We look forward to opening this Fall season and creating the true new-aged Indian experience.

What 24 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBullittsf
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really loved the food. Some nice twists like the pulled duck .. great addition to the Castro and SF

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vipLB19971
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Bhoga serves lovely, delicious, uniquely prepared food. We were delighted and enjoyed everything. HIghly recommend.

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vipAllegrov
Salt Lake City
74 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bhoga is a great addition to the Castro dining scene. We will be back for the delicious fare and house brew.

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vipidhfood
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food very high quality

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vipKristM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great happy hour spot!

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vipChristopherB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

There are some kinks to work out with this new restaurant. It is good to welcome a new establishment to the neighborhood, but this place does not quite hit the mark. (1) The food is surprisingly under seasoned, and I am not simply referring to it being hot or mild. I mean some of the dishes are quite bland, and others need a more complex flavor profile. Nothing was terrible, but nothing was very good either. (2) The service was friendly, but very slow—I think they may be understaffed. (3) The decor is odd and made up of clashing styles. The front bar is attractive, but the paint colors are a weird mismatch, and the sponge painted silvery sections look dated and tacky. The murals are nice, but they get lost in all the contrasting wall colors. The banquets look cheaply upholstered. The “wood” floors look cheap. They put up old and used looking wood paneling, which does not match the more contemporary look of most of the decor. (4) The place is incredibly loud, and all the exposed hard services make it very echoey. (5) The lighting needs to be redone. It shines uncomfortably in your eyes when seated and facing outward—they dim it a bit during dinner, which somewhat helped. (6)The serving dishes make no sense. Our entrees and appetizers all came out in small dishes, then our very tiny desserts were served in enormous serving dishes that covered the entire table. It was weird. (7) The cocktails need help. They are a offbeat mix of flavors that do not blend well together. (8) The price is expensive given the mediocre quality of the food, service, and ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Service was sub-par. Our server disappeared at the end of our meal and we had to ask another staff member for the bill. We never saw the dessert menu. The bill took another 10 minutes to arrive as the staff member had asked our original server to give us the bill and our server forgot. Very disappointed with our experience. The food was pretty good although the fish was dry. The value was not there as they charged $11 for a mocktail and overall was quite pricy for the quality of the food and service we received.

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vipChrisT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, very friendly service. Glad to have this in the neighborhood!

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Kiltiebear
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

As a brand new venue, there were a few minor bumps, like the nan and rice showing up late. These are little things that can be easily tended to. Over all we enjoyed the evening and the food was uniformly delicious and delightfully presented. I'd go back, any time.

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Deepak
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

We always like to try new restaurants. So I made a reservation and went there last Sunday with my wife. We are vegetarians , so the food was much below my expectations. We had golgappas , the water lacked flavor , palak paneer & House dal both were not tasteful. The only thing we relished was Date kulfi. The front desk girl was very courteous , the server was very friendly , kitchen guys who were bringing food to our table were also very courteous. But we were disappointed with food. May be their non veg is better as I read in the reviews.

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vipTman
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The Fish Moilee, Butter Chicken. Asparagus soup and Sliders were excellent. The biryani was merely ok. Good (though relatively unfamiliar) wine selection. Definitely worth multiple visits and really glad this has come to the neighborhood. Excellent price/value

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coachg
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food! Beautifully presented. A bit pricy. Service could be improved.

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vipJody
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food & drinks were delicious & Michael took great care of us! We will definitely go back!

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vipDaviator
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the entire experience. Creative Indian cuisine, nicely presented, in a casual but upscale environment, with friendly, helpful service. Our waiter was Michael and he added some fun to the meal.

Portion sizes are not small, we found we had ordered too much; that's not such a bad problem, as we got to take home the extra and have a nice meal the next day.

The minced lamb cone, the butter chicken, the chicken tikka and the spinach with cottage cheese (it's a common dish, I forget the name, but this incarnation was especially delicious) were all winners. So was my partner's mango lassi. We will definitely be back.

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jagpaw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Made a reservation for 8 and we were seated promptly! Food, ambience - good, service could be better but they're new and will get better!

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vipfun2Bme
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a great addition to the Castro. Indian with full bar and home brew beer!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really good food. Amazing sauces and spice. Had new restaurant jitters but overall was amazing.

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vipJDEATS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We went during their soft opening. The food was EXCELLENT. The service, well they gotta work out some kinks. The whole house needs to communicate with each other better. They ran out of food items and a house cocktail which seems like very poor planning. But I’m certain all will improve in time. The food is not to be missed and the house margaritas were very good. Our waiters and bartenders were attentive and engaging. It’s well worth every penny.

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AlexandraO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the food, including the Sunchoke curry and lamb cone

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Ranigrrl
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The food is good flavor but not spicy enough for my taste. Definitely for an American palette. The presentation is fabulous. Service needs work, but it’s new (open less than 2 weeks). Food comes out in a haphazard order. Causal dining. Patience required.

Food: Fish appetizer - decent. Lamb (keema/minced) decent/savory. Gol guppas- decent - interesting flavors. Butter chicken - savory, creamy sweet - good if you like it like that. Like that they brew their own beer in house.

I’d go back, but not make a special trip.

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vipPepinilla1
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

Food is excellent- the space needs some sound treatment- it’s a cacophony of not great sounds due to tile floors and bare walls & ceilings. Service was ok- no issue with mishaps (apps/mains served opposite, drinks exceptionally slow) given the soft opening. Again, the food is amazing- loved it- welcome to the neighborhood!

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billbob
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Not your usual Indian fare. Just look at the menu items. Very few are recognizable from the saags and marsalas that most restaurants offer. All are tasty. So Far. I need to go back to taste more dishes but the only lament is that the coconut shrimp dish has more cream sauce than shrimp by about half; a better balance would work well. But it is a treat, and as a bonus, they brew their own beer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Bhoga. It’s a nice addition to the neighborhood and brings some much needed variety to the Castro. Can’t wIt to go again and try more dishes.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bhoga using the Order Online button. Bhoga also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Bhoga also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 915-4444.

Bhoga is rated 4.5 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.