Indian >Mehfil Indian Cuisine
600 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410737.785554 -122.396671
Mon-Sat 11am-3pm; 5:30pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Central East, South Beach
I hated it! – What ever I ate there made me very sick. Besides the food coming back up, I also had to deal with it liquefying my intestinal contents. It was like a crime scene in my bathroom. The flatware had food on it, plates were not shiny and clean, the staff was just not attentive to getting me what I was asking for. Two hours later, I ejected the whole meal and never looked back. Don't want to try it again...no thanks.
Great location near Passport Agency – When I first walked by this restaurant, I immediately knew I wanted to eat here. The wonderful aroma and the atmosphere looked great and was clean. We arrived at around 1:30 p.m., the restaurant was about 75% full and we were seated promptly. The food was great. The samosas were typical with three different sauces for dipping. The mango lassi was refreshing. The butter naan was not your ordinary flat naan, this naan was fluffy and soft and my daughter loved it. The murag makhani (butter chicken) was delicious! I recently had the butter chicken at another restraunt in San Jose, however, this murag makhani from Mehfil tasted like the cook used quality ingredients that made it cut above the rest. The service was good. I asked the waiter if they had navaratan korma, he said its not on the menu, but he can have them prepare it for me. Well, I decided not to order it only because I knew my daughter and I could not finish it. The basmati rice was included in our order and it tasted and looked good. The food was delicious and affordable.
Good food and super fast service.... – My husband and I had dinner tonight at Mehfil for the first time. At first the waiter was a little mad that we asked for a four setting table for two. But the service was super fast. we got our food fast and it was good. Saag paneer was really good, with right spiciness, and Malai Kofta were tasty as well. Fluffy naan and aromatic rice. Will go there again for sure.
Terrible. – I gave this place 2 fair tries before making this review. I like Indian food and this place seemed great as it was right there next to my house. First time was Delivery. Too begin with they couldn't find my apartment, so i had to spend lots of time looking for the delivery guy while on the phone with the this place. When i finally obtained my food it was underwhelming. Recently I decided to give it another try late after work. I made sure it was open and went over there. I got there with about 30 min till closing. Upon coming in the door I was greeted with a nasty look and a "we are closed" from short, miserable man. I would understand if there was 5 minutes left or even 15, but THIRTY! That is just bad business. That was enough for me, I turned around and walked out. This is my honest experience, take it or leave it.
Just order on the phone – Good food! Flavorful, fresh and not too greasy. They even made kashmiri naan at my request, although it wasn?t on the menu. I did take a cue from the previous reviews and ordered on the phone, rather than online. That seemed to help because delivery was fine. My food arrived hot, in about 30-40 minutes. No complaints here.
Don't Order For Pickup – I ordered for pickup via their online menu at 6:52pm last night from my work, and then called them to ask when I could pickup, and they said 45-50 mins -- so I stopped by on my way home at 7:50pm and they said somebody was out deliverying my food! (the form makes you put in an address, so I had put in my work address -- in hindsight I should have put in "WILL PICKUP" for the street address, if it would have let me). Anyway I had numerous messages at my work number from 8pm-8:50pm, but after stopping by the restaurant and them not having my food I just continued to drive home, I was not about to backtrack and wait. The staff there was less than helpful about everything. I will never go back.
Avoid delivery – I ordered my food over an hour ago and I am still currently waiting. The man who answered the phone told me the driver was already here and nobody answered. I have been here the whole time and nobody has called. Now I am starving and waiting for the driver to come back with probably cold food. I will never order from this place again!
Great food, decent service and inexpensive! – I thought this was one of the restaurants in SF that actually did justice to Indian food, and did justice good with the great tandoori kebabs, the dal makhani and the excellent lamb kababs that are to "die for"...The naans are great, soft and pillowy, and the paneer was excellent in the most delicious cream gravy. Overall, even though service can be a inconsistent, and the place smells of "curry" as soon as you are in 50 feet of the location, the food delivers to impress every patron, and consistently.
Solid – I love eating here when I don't want to deal with the commute across the Bay Bridge. The atmosphere is very soothing although a touch smokey at times from the tandoor.
That said, the Chicken Makhni or Tikaa Masala are really solid and very tasty. The naan is also puffy and flavorful. Good quality of meats used and very friendly helpful service.
When anyone asks for good Indian in the city, I send them this way because I know it's straight forward Bombay style and reliable quality.
Ever had achar (mixed pickle, mango pickle, lime pickle depending on who you ask)? You have to try it at least once! I'm addicted to it's battery acid quality on top of some spicy saucy meaty deliciousness covering my basmati.
Free Delivery – Good Indian delivery if you are craving for curry! Their tikka marsala was nice and creamy, but their aloo muttar was actually hard, from dehydrated peas?!? Overall this a good place for delivery, your food will come in sturdy containers, much better than India Garden (horrible containers with rude delivery guy!!!)
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