June 8th, 2003

Naan 'n Curry

There we were, wandering about San Francisco getting hungry and looking for a snack. I remembered that Noah had talked about places near one of his old stomping grounds near 9th and Irving, so I suggested we head there and start foraging. After some indecision, the spicy smell of Naan 'n Curry attracted us and we went in.

Naan 'n Curry
642 Irving (between 7th and 8th Av.)
San Francisco, CA 94122
MUNI Metro: N Judah to 7th or 8th.

Also at:
478 O'Farrell St. (between Jones and Taylor)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (415) 775-1349
BART and MUNI: Powell St.

533 Jackson St. (at Columbus Av.)
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 693-0499

2366 Telegraph Av. (between Durant and Channing)
Berkeley, CA 94704

Daily: 1200-2400

Noah says that one way he judges whether an Indian place is overpriced is by seeing how much they charge for an order (one piece) of naan. Naan 'n Curry passes his "order of naan for a buck" test. Stuff here is *cheap*. Most items are in the $4-$6 range, and servings are large. We ordered a lamb biryani, a chicken dish, another lamb dish, a couple of orders of naan, and probably another dish (my memory of this meal is hazy, overall). Some people got lassis. Anyway, with four or five dishes and four or five people we got out of there for under $10 each, after tax and tip.

I neglected to ask them not to add cilantro to the food. However, there was so much other flavor in the food that the cilantro taste was only a light hint, not the overpowering presence it often is to me, a "cilantro soap-taster".

Order at the counter and then wait for the server to bring it to your table. Pitchers of water and jugs of tea are self-service.