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501 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1931
+1 415-776-0160
11:00 - 11:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 11:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 11:00
Fri 11:00 - 11:30
Sat 11:30 - 11:30
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Bengaluru, India
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had some good hot food with bread, mutton gravy and mutton biryani. Definitely worth visiting if you are looking for Indian/Pak food

Thank rajeshphillips
Seattle,WA-98034, USA
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Typical street cafe ”Dhaba” place offering cheap food which is reasonably tasty…value for money for non-veg dishes. It is a self- service place. Ambiance is below average and cleanliness is just OK - the plastic plates were somewhat dirty though. In non-veg we ordered Chicken curry, seekh kabab and lamb biryani which were good. Everything we ordered in veg i.e.... More 

Thank amcos
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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431 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a bit of a "hole-in-the-wall" kind of place, but the food is really very good (and its inexpensive too!) The neighborhood feels a bit sketchy but on both occasions that I visited I was with colleagues and I didn't encounter any issues.

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My and my wife had been out at some amazing bars in San Francisco and after spending fortunes on beers and cocktails wanted a bite to eat! We stumbled across this little Indian cafe! Not a typical Indian restaurant it was more of a cafe but the food was very reasonable and very tasty! If you are after a cheaper... More 

Thank Shane W
Basel, Switzerland
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Hole in the wall restaurant with no ambience but great food. Usual Pakistani/Indian fare that was very tasty. Reminded me of my trips back to visit friends and family. Reasonably priced - I did not pay more than 15 USD on any visit. Complimentary tea available which is quite good. Best thing is that it is halal which is a... More 

1 Thank Ahmed A
Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The best authentic Pakistani-Indian food I've ever had! The tandoori chicken I had was beyond perfection. There was not a single item we ordered that was disappointing!

1 Thank shrady136
Mumbai, india
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Must say thought the place is small the food is so worth the visit. We are huge foodies and to say that the Lamb biryani here equals some of the best I have tasted worldwide says it all. A must visit for food lovers.

Thank rg3373
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Awesomeness. I came here thrice in my 10 day trip to SF. I tried quiet a few things on menu and each one was cooked to perfection. BYOB makes it one awesome deal!

Thank Sudhir_Traveller
Plaistow, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Pakwan has several locations and the one I went to for dinner was on O'Farrell. I ordered Samosa, Chicken Masala, Chicken Breast Tandoori and Rice. Everything was good. Nothing to write home about. Except the Tandoori dish. OMG. Succulent, moist and as tasty as you could want. The only reason I gave 4 and not 5 stars was their service... More 

Thank Eric B
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

After a very long drive from Tahoe, we decided to have dinner close to the Grand Hyatt and not spend time driving and searching for indian restaurants. I stumbled upon Pakwan and read the reviews. It is a self service restaurant very close to Union Square. The food is very tasty and is not very expensive. We ordered Vegetable Biryani... More 

Thank Sudharshan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1931
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-0160

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?