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The 5 Best Pakistani Restaurants Near San Jose

Updated: October 6, 2021

Aching for some good Pakistani food? These San Jose restaurants serve the best Chicken karahi and chaat in town. We analyzed millions of expert and diner reviews for this list of great Pakistani spots in San Jose. Sit down and feast on tikka kebabs and tasty paratha at any of the great Indian restaurants on this list.

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Gulzaar Halal Restaurant & Catering

Middle Eastern, $$, San JoseMiddle Eastern, $$San Jose
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Lahori Restaurant

Pakistani, $, San JosePakistani, $San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Karimi Restaurant

Indian, $$, San JoseIndian, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

New Tandoori Cafe

Indian, $, San JoseIndian, $San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Shan

Indian, $, Santa ClaraIndian, $Santa Clara
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.0

Why is this list better than others?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Jose. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across San Jose, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in . If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Rosé with grilled turkey burger

    When considering what goes best with grilled turkey burger, we recommend a glass of Rosé, it truly complements the dish as it battles the grilled flavours.


  • The perfect complement to grilled fish steak


    When ordering grilled fish steak, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Prosecco, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Go for Pinot Noir with pork

    To elevate your pork experience, we recommend some Pinot Noir to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this red wine highlights the richer flavours of the meat.

Fun facts

  • Once upon a time

    2737 B.C. was an interesting time, and it gave us the much cherished tea. We can thank China for that!

  • Think you can handle some burnt end?

    The name is Jamie McDonald, and they ate a ridiculous 9 pounds of burnt end in 10 minutes.

  • A classic dish

    The delicious, renowned dish nihari needs to be had if you take a trip to Pakistan!

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