Shalimar

Pakistani in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Brave a grim Tenderloin block to score tandoori chicken straight off the skewer and naan bread still bubbling from the oven at this fluorescent-lit, linoleum-floored Pakistani mainstay. Watch and learn as foodies who demand five-star service elsewhere meekly fetch their own water pitchers and tamarind sauce from the fridge. Vegetable dishes are heavy and bland; stick to the tasty meats.

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