Top 10 Indian Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area

By Gayot Editors

Best Indian Food in SF

The route to India was sought by Vasco da Gama and Christopher Columbus for its valuable spices. Saffron, turmeric, ginger and coriander — these are the tastes that define Indian food. If you’re craving tandoori, tikka masala, spicy curries or any of the cuisine’s other vibrant, artfully prepared dishes, try one of these top 10 Indian restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area, presented in alphabetical order.


best indian restaurants in san francisco

Berkeley, CA

Elegant Ajanta in Berkeley provides an elevated Indian dining experience, with attentive service and regional specialties. See More…

All Spice

San Mateo, CA

All Spice in San Mateo enchants diners the moment they set foot in its charming Victorian foyer. See More…

Amber Dhara

Palo Alto, CA

This Palo Alto location of the Amber India restaurant chain serves updated versions of Indian classics. See More…

Chaat Corner

San Francisco, CA

Chaat Corner in San Francisco serves up fresh, bright flavors in chaat — India’s answer to snacking. See More…

Curry Up Now

San Francisco, CA

In a classic tale of San Francisco foodie entrepreneurship, Curry Up Now graduated from one lone food truck to five, and now has four fixed restaurant locations. See More…


San Francisco, CA 

An exclusively Southern Indian restaurant, Dosa offers a casual dining experience that feels entirely fresh. See More…

Dosa on Fillmore

San Francisco, CA

Anjan and Emily Mitra’s South Indian gem of a restaurant is a hit on Fillmore. See More…

India Clay Oven

San Francisco, CA

Roasted meats and stuffed naan are specialties from the tandoor oven at India Clay Oven in San Francisco. See More…

Indian Oven

San Francisco, CA 

A lot of imagination is at work on the menu of Indian Oven, which gives a California twist to the average Indian repertoire. See More…


Berkeley, CA Tigerlily in Berkeley uses traditional Indian cuisine as the starting point for daring fusion excursions. See More…