83 Eddy St
(between Cyril Magnin St & Hallidie Plz)
San Francisco, CA 94102
If you ever need a break from shopping at the Westfield San Francisco Centre in downtown San Francisco, this hidden gem is only a stone’s throw away.
Not the dirt cheapest place, but for $1-2 more than the bargain basement Indian food restaurants, the quality, taste, and portion sizes were well worth it.
We went there for lunch on a weekday. The interior is clean and quite red. It must’ve been some sort of 60’s or 70’s American diner before, as there were a lot of red vinyl booths for seating. The service was prompt and friendly. We got our water in two pint glasses that had a logo on it telling us they’d purchased the value kitchen items. I think the glass was labeled “American Economy Fixtures” or something like that.
My colleague (The Doc) ordered a chicken lunch special for $6.99. There is a second meat option and a vegetarian option, too. I ordered off the menu. Everything was delicious and fresh – including the meat, vegetables, and naan. Usually in cheaper restaurants, the South Asian sauces can be too greasy, and the vegetables have been boiled into a tasteless mash. But not here.
Finally, we ordered their Galub Jamun dessert. Even that tasted fresh and the sauce was given a little extra love with some cloves and almond slices.
I’m definitely hitting that place again, ideally after a long shopping trip.