Saffron Grill

Restaurants Alamo Square

This bright blue storefront off a busy stretch of Divisidero might appear unassuming, but the cooking within is tongue-tinglingly bold. It’s run by Ajeet Mehta and his father-in-law, chef Ganesh Bankoti, who honed his culinary chops at the Taj Hotel in New Delhi. The low-lit, narrow restaurant barely seats two dozen at one time; as a result, the spot does a brisk take-out business. The menu features all the classics—curries, dosas, rice dishes and more—but the highlight is the chicken achar: pickled boneless chicken in a spicy, tangy sauce.

By: Lauren Sheber


Venue name: Saffron Grill
Address: 1279 Fulton St
San Francisco

Opening hours: Tue-Thu 5pm-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-9:45pm; Sun 5pm-9:30pm; closed Mon
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