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Featuring San Francisco’s Best Chicken Tikka

A Special Offer Just For You
This months, we are featuring the Chicken Tikka. It is very delicious.
To whet your appetite for our famous Chicken Tikka, we are offering them at a special price of $9.95 until April 30th, 2014, if you can say the password “Tikka Lajabab“, when placing your order.
Make a Reservation here.

Maharaja Club Membership Offer

Apply for a Maharaja Club membership on your next visit to New Delhi Restaurant. We have been voted the best Indian restaurant in San Francisco for 25 years in a row. Membership entitles you to a 20% discount off all food bills for lifetime.

Secret Recipe - Chicken Tikka

Make our world famous Chicken Tikka at home by following these quick and easy simple instructions.

Chicken Tikka Recipe


  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2/3 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 inch piee of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tsps ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • salt
  • fresh lime slices for garnish


Wash chicken, pat dry with paper towels and thread onto short skewers. Put skewered chicken in a shallow, non-reactive dish.
In a small bowl, mix yogurt, ginger, garlic, chili, coriander and lime juice. Pour over chicken and turn to coat completely.
Let sit for at least six hours or overnight.
To cook, heat grill or broiler. Place chicken skewers on rack and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, turning occasionally. Cook until chicken is cooked through. Serve with fresh lime slices, rice and nan bread.

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New Delhi Restaurant has all kinds of special offers, updates, photos and the occasional trivia question on our Facebook page. Just “like” us to get in one the action.

Landmark California Attractions Celebrate Their Centennial Anniversary

New Delhi Restaurant is located inside one of the most beautiful building in San Francisco. It exudes a Maharaja’s private banquet room atmosphere. This building is celebrating its 100 year birthday this year. It has been featured as a hidden gem by the state of California.
Read the full article here at

Celebrate Holi With Us

This year, Holi falls on March 17th, but to keep the colorful fun going, the big celebration will be at Stanford - Asha Stanford’s 2014 Holi. Ranjan and the rest of the New Delhi family will be there for all the color-filled festivities and to support a great cause. Buy your tickets now, this is the largest Holi celebration in the Bay Area and fills up fast.
What is Holi and why are we purple? Holi is a Hindu festival celebrating spring and love. It is typically celebrated with a bonfire the night before and in the morning, “color wars” are fought with food-grade food coloring and water. Holi is also a time to forgive yourself and others of past errors and plan fresh beginnings. It is a national holiday in India and celebrated in Indian communities around the world.

What Else Is Going On?

Mark your calendar for our next Bollywood Dance Party benefiting the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe coming up in June 2014.

Ranjan Dey will be speaking during the ISES Napa: Destination India Educational Program about exploring the growing Indian wedding market and its unique design, trends and traditions.

Looks barely a day over 99

New Delhi Restaurant has been around for 30+ years, but the building - specifically the dining room - is 100 years old this year. Travel Age West is celebrating California locations that have hit the big One Zero Zero and we made the list. You can find us here and see who else is turning 100 this year.

The Video for the 2014 Vintage Glam Bollywood Party is Here

The Program for next year is already in the works!
2015 Extravagant Indian Wedding Trends

It will include:

  • Ranjan Dey’s trend report from some of the top wedding shows in India
  • Diversity of Indian Wedding Culture
  • The Psychology of an Indian Bride and Groom -
    Real life recently married couple will share with you the whole process of planning a wedding from their perspective and tell you what works and what doesn’t.
  • Indian Wedding Event Planner Insider tips.

Ranjan Dey & New Delhi Restaurant presents 2014 Indian Wedding Trends Photogallery

This is a small taste of the many wonderful pictures from the event.

Please visit our Facebook page to see more.

Vintage Bollywood was a Glamorous Success

From the moment guests stepped on to the red carpet, across the big reveal and into the magical world of the Vintage Bollywood Glam Party, this was destined to be an unforgettable night.
With over 130 guests wearing their diverse and splendid Indian fashions, this exquisitely orchestrated show was yet another sold-out event from New Delhi Restaurant in San Francisco’s Union Square.
The evening began with guests gathering in the bar area of this large capacity restaurant, while a burgundy - gold curtain separated them from the surprise of the main venue.
At the moment of the “Big Reveal,” the massive red curtains parted, allowing guests to witness the ornately decorated main hall of New Delhi Restaurant, specially adorned for this theme night..

Ranjan Dey & New Delhi Restaurant presents 2014 Indian Wedding Trends

After the guests were seated the evening started with Amita Bal’s special bridal couture fashion show, where she demonstrated her creations with the help of four runway models. As always, the complimentary henna artist Neeta Sharma was a popular attraction. Guests got their temporary henna tattoos and even bangles for some.
With a theme of Indian diversity in a world that’s rapidly become a global village, this event showcased 2014 Indian Wedding Trends, including the splendor of peacock blue and deep garnet ruby red.

Ranjan Dey & New Delhi Restaurant presents 2014 Indian Wedding Catering Trends

Guests enjoyed specially crafted appetizers and drinks, including “Bollywood Blues,” made from Antiquity Whisky imported from India, “Maharaja Punch,” crafted from Indian Old Monk Rum, and a special non-alcoholic Green Mango Lemonade
Guests were also treated to the emerging trend of “Nouvelle Thali-style Presentation” which allows for a seated dinner for a large number of guests, while preserving the texture, look and taste in this presentation format.

Sonic Village provided the well rehearsed entertainment, including Baraat Mob, sound, music, and dancers. After a quick Bollywood dance lesson, the entertainers had everyone dancing on the floor.
Hotel industry catering directors and managers from all across the Bay Area mingled with soon-to-be brides, grooms, parents, and took note of the themes and trends that will make 2014 weddings distinctive and memorable.
As always with Compassionate Chefs Cafe event, a percentage of the proceeds were intended for the benefit of the children of the Gandhi Ashram in India, and for the children of the Tenderloin in San Francisco.

The event took place on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at New Delhi Restaurant located on 160 Ellis Street.

More Photo Albums
View the entire photo album showcasing the red carpet and the Indian fashion show at New Delhi Restaurant here.

View the entire photo album of beautiful Indian table top designs and centerpieces here.
New Delhi Restaurant on Facebook

Membership has its privileges: Maharaja Club members receive 20% off their meals in addition to other benefits. Ask how you can join.

Closed for a party!

New Delhi Restaurant will be closed for a private party on Friday, Feb 7.

Please join us for dinner on Saturday. Make your reservation now!

New Delhi Restaurant Invites You To Vintage Glam Bollywood Style Party

Register here

Have a Happy New Year!

New Delhi Restaurant will be closed on New Year’s Day so our staff can enjoy the day off.

We will see you on January 2!

Happenings for December

Compassionate Chefs Cafe hosted another great party!

A more intimate group of people gathered at the Compassionate Chefs Cafe on December 8 for food,
drinks, henna and dancing. $4555 was raised, and we would like to ask your help in reaching our goal of $6000.
This year is especially important, since the home of the Tenderloin After School Program suffered a fire. The program has re-located to another spot and is working on rebuilding. They hope to be in their permenent home in about a year. As always, 100% of the funds raised are split evenly between TASP and the Ghandi Ashram of Ahmedabad, with nothing held back for expenses. Look for our next event in May 2014!
Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

New Year’s Eve with New Delhi Restaurant

Do you have plans for ringing in 2014? New Delhi Restaurant will be hosting their usual sparkly Indian event.
Make your reservations now for a night of wonderful food and atmosphere. Reservations can be made here. Don’t wait, do it now.
Link to the Menu(pdf) and pricing here.
In addition, New Delhi Restaurant will be providing the appetizers at a Bollywood New Year’s Eve party at the Minna Gallery with BombayLove. Tickets and event details are available here.

Vintage Glam Bollywood Style Party

Save the date: February 7th, 2014. For details email Ranjan

New Delhi Restaurant Introduces the Mindfully Eating Workshops

January marks the start of the wellness and intent season

On Friday, January 17th, The New Delhi Restaurant will hold its first “Mindfully Eating” workshop. After two years of planning, this workshop series will launch with guide Vinita Jacinto conducting the workshops for groups of ten. The focus of each workshop is for the participants to learn to savor each moment of their eating experiences and Be Transformed!

“Eating is something we do every day,” say’s Ranjan Dey, “but with the frantic pace of modern life, we have forgotten how to experience the finer details of each dish or morsel. Enjoying a meal should be almost like taking a mini-vacation. It should rest you, relax you, and spiritually enrich you.”!
What Else Is Going On?
Much more info and witty rejoinders can be found at our Facebook page. Like us and good things will come your way.
New Delhi Restaurant on Facebook

Membership has its privileges: Maharaja Club members receive 20% off their meals in addition to other benefits. Ask how you can join.

Chef Ranjan was the keynote speaker at the Silicon Valley NACE meeting. The focus was 2014 Indian Wedding Trends and was held at the beautiful Villa Montalvo at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA.

There was lots of blues, purples, golds and magentas; along with bhranga dancers, amazing table displays, great food and beautiful saris on lovely models. The 2014 Indian wedding season will be stunning!

You can see more pics and read two other reviews of the evening at Divine Affair and at Indian Weddings

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