Great Indian Food
1793 Haight St., Haight-Ashbury
Phone: (415) 750-1313
Providing a good new Indian option to a neighborhood that's lacking one, Great Indian Food is now open in the former Kan Zaman space on Haight. As Uppercasing reports, it's owned by Kallie and Bobby, an Indian couple who moved to the area to be near their son, a medical student at UCSF. They offer a fairly limited menu, all of it made on-site from scratch and under $10: three vegetarian curries (aloo gobi, dal makhani, Punjabi cholle) and three non-vegetarian curries (chicken tikka masala, chili chicken, and palkh pork), available as a large or small thali plate with rice, roti, and for the larger combo, raita and salad. Dishes are assembled cafeteria-style, and can also be wrapped in a roti with pickled onions and chutney, or served over rice. Samosas, aloo tikki, papadum, and the occasional special curry round out the offering.
The couple previously owned a sports bar elsewhere in the Bay Area, and have one projector playing Bollywood films and the other playing sports at all times; depending on whether there's a big game on, they leave the sound on one or the other. (According to one Yelper, they're into UFC fights.) To drink, there's chai, a handful of bottled beers, or wine. Hours are daily from 11 am-11 pm.