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Good Indian Cuisine

ccbweb May 10, 2007 05:51 PM

We're fans of Roti in West Portal and wondered if people have recent recommendations about other Indian food in SF.

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  1. chaddict RE: ccbweb May 10, 2007 06:16 PM

    Hey, thanks for posting over here (we were discussing on a diff board).
    ...so specifically which dishes are you a fan of at Roti? I have never been. Anything REALLY stand out? This is the old chef from Indian Oven, no?

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      ccbweb RE: chaddict May 10, 2007 06:22 PM

      The fresh fish tandoori (I may butcher how things should be named and, if so, I apologize and welcome corrections) has been good. The fish changes, I presume depending on whats fresh (or at least I hope its based on that). The Rogan Josh, a lamb curry is quite good. The Naan is exceptional, compared to all other Naan I've eaten.

      I thought the Biryani dishes left something to be desired, personally.

      I can't make any claims about authenticity here. I find the food to be quite good and consistent and we like the atmosphere and service quite a lot. I think the Indian Oven closed before we moved to town, so I'm not sure about whether the chef is the same.

      1. re: chaddict
        Melanie Wong RE: chaddict May 11, 2007 10:27 AM

        It's been reported here that the former chef from Indian Oven opened Aslam's Rasoi in the Mission.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: Melanie Wong May 11, 2007 11:53 AM

          I think Indian Oven has a lot of former chefs, not all of them worth seeking out.

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            Melanie Wong RE: Robert Lauriston May 11, 2007 12:32 PM

            That's very true. Aslam's one to follow apparently, haven't tried it.

            Anyone been to Indian Oven recently? Downhill reports after the ownership change, but how about now?

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        Tobias RE: ccbweb May 11, 2007 12:03 PM

        Speaking of good Indian food, anybody know if Sultan is closed. I understand they may be moving, but are they currently open for business?

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          shortexact RE: Tobias May 11, 2007 12:16 PM

          In another thread, someone reported 1 or 2 days ago that when they walked by, the new Sultan location (next to Naan-n-Curry on O'Farrell) has not yet opened:


          Hopefully it will soon, though!

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            larochelle RE: shortexact May 11, 2007 01:20 PM

            I think Tobias is trying to find out if they are open in ANY location.

            My answer:
            I know they are not open at their NEW location because I walked past it yesterday but I'm not sure their OLD location closed. I searched for the thread that discussed it but didn't find it. Then I googled them and called - no answer. You may want to call again during dinner hours to double-check, but I would assume the original location is closed.

            339 Taylor St
            San Francisco, CA 94102
            (415) 775-1709

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              shortexact RE: larochelle May 11, 2007 03:22 PM

              "I think Tobias is trying to find out if they are open in ANY location."

              Oh, good call, I totally misread that. I remember walking by the original location recently, and it looked to be closed.

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          laurenlyle RE: ccbweb May 11, 2007 02:09 PM

          Shalimar! Right next to Dottie's True Blue Cafe. It is not fancy. It's a dive for sure, but their food is delicious, and they have a few variety meats.

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