Punjab Kabab House is another soulful Indo-Pakistani restaurant in the San Francisco tenderloin area. The menu is similar to Shalimar and Naan N Curry. The bengan bhurta was fresher and lighter in color than other bengan bhurtas. The palak paneer was fine. The mixed vegetables were okay, but I think Shalimar's are more flavorful. The dishes seemed to be less greasy than the other two places. For takeout, I suggest you ask them to wrap the paper boxes in plastic wrap, as the boxes are flimsy. Naan N Curry is more thoughtful in putting take out orders in plastic tubs.
Punjab Kabab House is tidier and more aesthetic than Shalimar and Naan N Curry. Another plus of Punjab Kabab House is its location - a short block from the Powell Street Bart Station, if you get off at the west most entrance. That removes the concern of walking alot in the tenderloin at night.
Address: 101 Eddy Street, between Taylor and Mason. Open daily 11:30am - 11:15pm. 447 7499