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Diners' Choice: Indian restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Indian cuisine in San Francisco Bay Area? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1437)
$30 and under
Indian
Forest Hill / West Portal
About the restaurant
ROTI Indian Bistro marries casual, contemporary styling to classic Indian cuisine. The chefs take diners on a culinary tour of India, offering a taste of the North in the Tandoori meat dishes and hints of the South in the vegetarian curries. Fresh breads are available from the tandoor, a mesquite- fired clay oven unique to Indian cooking. Traditional freshly house roasted Indian spices to create a diverse fresh, menu. ROTI prides itself on the dining experience - at this popular new addition to the vibrant West Portal neighborhood, refined customer service from the attentive staff and fabulous food have established a higher standard of dining for the area.
Top review
JeffreySvip
Dined 4 days ago
A diamond in the ruff! It does not disappoint! Food, service and drinks are on point!
A photo of Rasoi restaurant
4.7
4.7 (319)
$30 and under
Indian
Burlingame
About the restaurant
Rasoi is the next generation in the Aslam family’s vision to delight the Bay Area with their unique, award-winning Northern Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Sprung from master chef Mohammed Aslam’s widely celebrated flagship restaurant Aslam’s Rasoi in San Francisco’s Mission District, this creative collaboration by Mr. Aslam’s sons integrates the much beloved family-friendly Rasoi (Kitchen) concept into a contemporary restaurant and chill lounge setting on the peninsula. Executive Chef Asif Aslam performs magic in the kitchen by putting his own signature on a well-curated staple of mouth-watering family recipes. Drawing from his diverse experiences at his dad’s restaurant and as personal chef for a host of distinguished Bay Area personalities, one of the region’s most talented young restaurateurs enjoys nothing more than to enhance his culinary genes with the kinds of subtle accents known to elicit spontaneous “oohs.”
Top review
LettyLvip
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
Always is so pleasant to eat in this restaurant where the customer service is great and the food of course is outstanding .. very delicious with a great taste
A photo of Namaste Indian Cuisine - Palo Alto restaurant
4.9
4.9 (22)
$31 to $50
Indian
Palo Alto
About the restaurant
Namaste ! Since our inception in Monterrey in 2011, our passion for authentic Indian flavors has expanded to Santa Cruz and Los Gatos. Now, with a remarkable 12-year journey, we proudly find ourselves in Palo Alto.
Let our enchanting aromas transport you to a unique culinary adventure. Explore our diverse menu crafted with over two decades of expertise. Choose from succulent tandoori, fluffy naan, fragrant biryani, or vibrant curried entrees. Complement your selection with carefully curated wines and beers harmonizing with Indian spices.
Experience upscale casual dining with 50 and 24 al fresco seating options, providing a perfect setting to savor every layer of flavor in a vibrant ambiance. Namaste Indian Cuisine prioritizes inclusivity, offering a diverse menu with Halal dishes and tempting vegan options. We warmly welcome food enthusiasts of all kinds to immerse in this captivating culinary journey. Allow your curiosity to guide you and uncover delightful surprises that await.



Top review
Rollingstone
Dined 5 days ago
Delicious food and staff eager to please makes for a great experience
A photo of Broadway Masala restaurant
4.7
4.7 (486)
$30 and under
Indian
Redwood City
About the restaurant
Broadway Masala invites you try our ever evolving Indian cuisine along with personalized service and beautiful ambiance. Our menu is carefully crafted with fresh seasonal and local produce and offering the diversity of regional Indian fare.
Top review
RdtheWrldTrvlervip
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Consistently excellent food. Great service and lovely ambiance. We continue to return here for all these reasons.
A photo of Yeti Indian Cuisine Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (431)
$30 and under
Indian
Glen Ellen
About the restaurant
Our creative menu is a Nepalese-Indian fusion of both cultures. Our kitchen draws the best from Sonoma County by bringing you fresh seasonal produce meats & seafood. We offer traditional appetizers, curries, tandoori and a number of vegetarian dishes. We have international and local beers in addition to our extensive wine list.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Excellent food. Service was very good. Location at the old Mill in Jack London village was picturesque.
A photo of Kabab & Curry’s restaurant
4.6
4.6 (9)
$30 and under
Indian
Cupertino
About the restaurant
Kabab & Curry’s has always wanted to improve on its offerings & introduce more people to the wonders of South Asian cuisine. To that end, we chose to expand our operations to Cupertino, which is a hub for a number of great communities. Our aim is to continue providing that amazing great taste and those wonderful meals that Kabab & Curry’s is known for, while improving on our dining experience to really grow as a business. The Cupertino restaurant is a milestone achievement for the Kabab & Curry’s family, and we aim to make it another successful location in our portfolio of offerings.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Food was good. We got 15% off and sheer Khurmah at the end for Eid. Also, a free blue drink for Father's Day. We tried chicken biryani, galawat, banjara chicken, malai chicken. All pretty good.
A photo of Ajanta Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1108)
$30 and under
Indian
Berkeley
About the restaurant
Ajanta features regional dishes from all over India, offered through a menu that changes every month. We feature organic chicken and vegetables. When possible, we use local and sustainable products. All seafood is sustainable, obtained from Monterey Fish Market. All meats are hormone- and antibiotic-free.

Ajanta has been voted best Indian restaurant in the entire San Francisco Bay Area by Zagat Guide from 2009-2014. We were also voted best Indian restaurant in the Bay Area A-List contest from 2009-2011 and 2013. In addition, we have received top reviews in several publications, including the East Bay Express, Diablo Magazine, and the Contra Costa Times. We are also included in Michelin Guide.

Our elegant dining hall features art inspired from the famous Ajanta caves in India.

Top review
BBSF
Dined 5 days ago
Wonderful food. It was quite there on a Saturday afternoon. I’m returning soon.
A photo of The Essence - Walnut Creek restaurant
4.5
4.5 (32)
$30 and under
Indian
Walnut Creek
About the restaurant
The Essence Redefining Indian Food represents Indian food in all its eccentricity and diversity along with a high quality family dining experience. The Essence provides its guests a feel of traveling across India with all five senses and a plate. A beautiful extension is that the menu undergoes a change every two months with exciting add-ons. Also, whichever region The Essence makes its home, there is an adoption of the local cuisine by its menu.

Top review
LaurenSvip
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Good food. Both cocktails and wine available. Lambshank tender and lots of meat.
A photo of Amber India - San Francisco restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2874)
$31 to $50
Indian
Downtown / Union Square
About the restaurant
Amber India Restaurant embodies the spirit and essence of fine Indian cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Amber India Restaurant takes Indian cuisine to a new culinary level, while still holding true to its traditional nuances. Much like the ambiance within the restaurant, Amber India’s cuisine is a mix of modern style with traditional roots. The delectable cuisine, the well paired wines, and the exotic cocktails are sure to indulge anyone’s senses. The split-level three-story restaurant can easily accommodate 140 people, with a private dining room in the back for up to 25 people. With its vaulted ceilings, stylish décor, and a constant LED light show behind the bar, Amber India Restaurant is truly a feast for both the mouth as well as the eyes.
Top review
AnthonyO
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Excellent service and wonderful food! We shared a few different dishes and they were all great.
A photo of Pippal restaurant
4.5
4.5 (24)
$30 and under
Indian
Emeryville
About the restaurant
Pippal is a Culinary Adventure Through India. Pippal celebrates the country’s many diverse culinary regions, in a fast and casual environment.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
We had an amazing evening at Pippal. We drove about 1:30 min to try them. I must say we were pampered by different unique cocktail’s. Our four top favorites were CST, Howrahbrige (recommended by Arvind, manager) Red ford, Jantar Mantar. One of our friend loved backwaters of Kerala. Did not like Ajanta caves n the Charminar. Food was delicious- enjoyed Dahi Vada, Masala fries, slider, paneer tikka. In non-veg Tunday kabab absolute delicious , burrah kabab ,first time ever, super soft flavorful and cooked thoroughly Arvind welcomed us very warmly and did created Vibe for us! I know it’s far for us but will be definitely going many more times. I liked that they kept cleaning empty dishes plates, drink glasses constantly to have a clean table. Food kept coming fast.Serving size is not too small as compared other upscale dining but was not big either. It’s more like enjoy flavours of food. I would highly recommend to visit atleast once if you are keen.
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