I'm looking for recs for an Indian meal for 5 of us Sun evening and have not found any clear recs in the archives. The only places that seem to have consistent CH buzz are the tenderloin places (Pakwan, Shalimar, etc..) Problem is this is a little family get together and I have been instructed that while the place does not need to be upscale, counter ordering is a bit too casual.
Someone mentioned Maharani to me but previous posts seem to indicate that it may be past its prime.
Indian Oven in lower haight has some proponents but others claim it is bland and boring.
I was thinking about Shalimar's sit down place but there is an editor's note on the SFGATE Tandoorloin article that indicates it was sold- any recent reports on the new place; Mela?
Flexibale on neighborhood- I'll be watching the Giants beat the Mets in the Day and meeting my brother who is in the richmond so most of the city is in between.