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mango Mar 9, 2007 11:02 AM

hey, i was at naan n curry across from 333 o'farrell (sf hilton) last night and i saw a sign next to naan n curry that said sultan (currently on taylor bet o'farrell and ellis) is moving to the vacant spot next to this naan n curry branch. since i have not seen any mention on this move, i thought i would throw it out on this board and let all the sultan lovers know about this tidbit.


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    sarvey RE: mango Mar 9, 2007 12:34 PM

    Wow, thanks so much for that news. Sultan is my favorite indian food right now.

    1. shortexact RE: mango Mar 9, 2007 12:41 PM

      Indeed, thanks for the notice, Sultan is one of my favorite spots as well. In a way, it's sort of exciting that Naan 'n Curry and Sultan will be right next door to each other. Maybe once that happens, more people will begin to realize that Naan 'n Curry is often not all it's cracked up to be. <grins>

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        airlai RE: shortexact May 3, 2007 04:34 PM

        Is Sultan closed right now, as they prepare for the move?

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          osho RE: airlai Jun 12, 2007 04:12 PM

          All right mateys. E-mailed the owner yesterday. Sultan is supposed to re-open on the 11th of July at 340 O'Farrell.

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            Melanie Wong RE: osho Aug 11, 2007 11:35 PM

            Has it reopened? i emailed the owners this week and no reply yet.

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              osho RE: Melanie Wong Aug 12, 2007 08:04 AM

              I e-mailed them as well. No response.

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                Melanie Wong RE: osho Aug 21, 2007 07:03 PM

                Latest estimate for Sultan re-opening is two to 3 1/2 weeks, per email from owner.

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                  zippo RE: osho Sep 25, 2007 03:47 PM

                  I walked by their new location yesterday at 340 O'Farrell and it is not open yet. They were working on the paint and tile and there was furniture set up. I talked to a young man in front who said that it would open in about a week. The windows are still papered up and interestingly it is right next door, on the west side, of Naan 'n Curry.

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                    osho RE: zippo Oct 9, 2007 10:08 AM

                    I e-mailed the owner, and he replied saying they would be open for lunch today - 10/09.

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                      Melanie Wong RE: osho Oct 10, 2007 12:09 AM

                      Anyone try the lunch buffet on Tuesday?

                      Here's the word from the owners, "we are finally open. thanks for your patience and continuing support. right now we have a "soft" opening these two weeks, we're open only for lunch. we have a fabulous lunch buffet from 11 am-3 pm.

                      New Sultan
                      340 o'farrell street
                      between taylor and mason street

                      340 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

        2. Mari RE: mango Oct 21, 2007 08:47 AM

          Does anyone know if Sultan open yet? I went last night (Sat) and it was closed when we got there at 8pm. We went next door to Naan n Curry, which disappointed, and I asked one of the guys working there about Sultan. He said that he couldn't say anything and that I should ask the owner of Naan n Curry, but I didn't want to ask given that Sultan is probably the new competitor.

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            Melanie Wong RE: Mari Oct 21, 2007 09:00 AM

            Per my post above, lunch only for the first 2 weeks, so it would be closed at dinner time for the next few days unless something has changed.

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              Mari RE: Melanie Wong Oct 21, 2007 09:01 AM

              Makes sense - it's still within 2 weeks of your post. Thanks.

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                osho RE: Melanie Wong Oct 26, 2007 10:40 AM

                Sultan is oen for dinner sicne the 25th. I have not yet managed to eat here. Any reports from visitors at lunch time ?

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              nsheth RE: mango Dec 5, 2007 12:08 AM

              Anybody try Sultan for dinner yet? I loved this place in it's old location, one of my go-to Indian places in the city. Was walking by the new location last night, was surprised to see that the prices have increased significantly (or am I mistaken?)!

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                osho RE: nsheth Dec 5, 2007 08:10 AM

                I saw Tandoori Quail on the dinner menu for $20 or so. And the owner refused to even entertain the possibility of 'Gujarati' style food. In fact, he told me that just because one of his cooks was Gujarati, people had the wrong impression that Sultan was a place that specialized in Gujarati cuisine.

                I think they are trying to target a different price level, and do not want to be known as a 'thali' destination. One of my Indian friends, originally from Bombay - was raving about the food, though.

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                  Ruth Lafler RE: osho Dec 5, 2007 08:29 AM

                  You talked to a "he"? In the past, the front of the house has always been worked by Maryam, whose mother oversaw the kitchen, and who was always happy to at least discuss Gujarati dishes. I hope this doesn't mean that Maryam and her mother are no longer with Sultan!

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                    osho RE: Ruth Lafler Dec 5, 2007 09:26 AM

                    Talked to a youngish chap with a goatee. I did not see Maryam.

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                      fya_dub RE: Ruth Lafler Dec 6, 2007 02:53 PM

                      It's still the same owners/chef, but since they moved and the new location is significantly bigger they cant accomodate special request

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