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Taking newcomers to SF who like Indian to dinner Thursday night. They live in Bernal Heights. We could go to the Indian place near their house, but would rather go to the Mission. Any ideas?

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  1. Pakwan or Al Hamra

    1. DOSA
      995 Valencia St.
      San Francisco
      (415) 642-3672

      1. aslam's rasoi
        on valencia @22nd

        http://www.aslamsrasoi.com

        I read good reports a while back on Little Nepal in Bernal,
        haven't followed what's happening there recently.

        1. Zante.

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          1. re: test123

            Sorry, but thumbs down for Zante pizza.
            We had their pizza once, and it was the last as well. It was basically a pizza-with-a-soggy-crust-and-3-day-old-leftover-meat-on-top.

          2. Al Hamra or Pakwan for downscale, or Aslam's Rasoi or Dosa for a mid-range experience. All of them are pretty good. I tend to get take out from Al Hamra over Pakwan, as it's a bit less greasy. Dosa can be a scene with long waits, Aslam's Rasoi a bit more serene.

            1. Little Nepal is great, although not classic Indian. It is on Cortland, on the strip of bars/restaurants in Bernal Heights. I would also highly recommend Spicy Bite, which is across the street from Zantes (on Mission and Cortland).

              1. I like Spicy Bite, but i am one of the strange on this board that still enjoy it.

                I also have recently fallen in love with Little Delhi (but i wouldn't go there at night, since the neighborhood sucks) but if you get a chance to go for lunch, or you happen to be downtown, then i can heartily recommend it.

                it's on the corner of Eddy and Mason, i think.

                1. Lahore Karahi ive found surpasses all the others mentioned foodwise with the possible exception of aslams rasoi. and its 1/2 the price of aslams. Dosa is good if you want a scene. Aslams if you want more upscale. if neither of those are factors go to lahore karahi.

                  1. What time does Bombay Bazaar stay open until? I highly recommend stopping by for a Kesar Pista Badam ice cream (saffron-pistachio-almond) after dinner. Just like ice cream in India.

                    http://petercherches.blogspot.com

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                    1. re: Peter Cherches

                      That's made for them by Real Ice Cream in Santa clara, in case the south bay is more convenient for anyone.