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The 10 Best Curry Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: May 2, 2022

Daydreaming about duck curry with sticky rice? These are our top San Francisco spots for Thai and Indian curries. We found the curry spots featured here by analyzing the best reviews sites and food publications in San Francisco. So why wait to sample the roti, naan, chutneys and wide variety of curries available at these spots.

Find the perfect Curry spot

Rose Indian Cuisine

Indian, $$, Inner SunsetIndian, $$San Francisco, Inner Sunset
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Ritu Indian Soul Food

Indian, $$, MissionIndian, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat

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Indian Oven

Indian, $$, Hayes ValleyIndian, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • CultureTrip

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Viva Goa

Indian, $$, MarinaIndian, $$San Francisco, Marina
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    Where to Eat and Drink in the Marina

  • Infatuation

    Where To Eat In The Marina



Indian, $, TenderloinIndian, $San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    Where to Eat and Drink in the Tenderloin

  • Infatuation

    Where To Eat Near Union Square


Lahore Karahi

Pakistani, $, TenderloinPakistani, $San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

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  • CultureTrip

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Mela Tandoori Kitchen

Indian, $$, Van Ness - Civic CenterIndian, $$San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut

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Yarsa Nepalese Cuisine

Asian, $$, Telegraph HillAsian, $$San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Tadka Indian Restaurant

Indian, MissionIndianSan Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0


Indian, DowntownIndianSan Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

We know how tough it is to find the best Curry in San Francisco. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 26488 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 2325 lists and articles from Infatuation and Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered Infatuation - Where To Eat Near Union Square, Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in the Tenderloin and Infatuation - Where To Eat In The Marina as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in San Francisco Curry.

Drink pairing tips for Curry

  • Pair saffron lassi with prawn curry

    sweet saffron lassi is a superb match with the yogurt in prawn curry because it cools the palate between bites.

  • The perfect match for your butter chicken

    When having butter chicken, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • The ideal drink pairing for green sauce palak paneer

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for green sauce palak paneer can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chenin Blanc. This, dry, white wine balances the herbaceous green sauce palak paneer.

Fun facts about Curry

  • 33,839 pounds of curry

    33,839 pounds is the record for the biggest curry. We hope people were hungry!

  • A tasty history lesson

    The chicken tikka masala was only thought up in 1960s! We wonder what people ever did without some good chicken tikka masala in their lives...

  • The best day for curry

    To celebrate their passion for curry, people in The United States decided to hold an annual National Curried Chicken Day every January 12.

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