Pakwan of San Francisco can trace its roots back to 1999, when our founding partners took a mutually shared dream of owning an authentic Indian restaurant and turned it into a reality. Indeed, the reality – and their vision – culminated in Pakwan, an authentic and traditional Bay Area Pakistani/Indian eatery based in the culture-rich City by the Bay and which quickly became an acclaimed favorite amongst families, businesses and even the San Fran’s tourist circuit.
Nothing has really changed for us in all that time – while residing in a city that is absolutely teeming with dining choices in every ethnicity and category, Pakwan of O’Farrell Street stands out with a traditional yet recognition-worthy setting that has only added to the restaurant’s popularity. Hitting the ground running as a recognized Bay Area San Francisco Pakistani/Indian dining spot, Pakwan prides itself as being the ultimate in flavor – recreating the ambiance, atmosphere and flavors that truly radiate as a genuine taste of Pakistani and Indian food.
One visit to our charming restaurant will immediately transport you from the city that plays backdrop to such monuments as the Golden Gate Bridge to a lush subcontinent absolutely dripping with warm, hospitable cultures. Whether it’s the intoxicating aromas of Indian spices lavished on a variety of rices or flavorful curries and cumins complementing such specialties as Chicken Briyani, Tikka Masala or Saag Paneer, Pakwan O’Farrell Street has become the go-to spot for authentic Indian and Pakistani food. The flavor flowing from our curry will have you talking about it long after you leave our dining room with strong and memorable kick, while our Naan dishes exhibit chewy and moist characteristics not so easily found at other Indian/Pakistani restaurants.
When it’s time for something unique, it’s time for Pakwan.