Shalimar serves fantastic Indian and Pakistani specialties in a truly no-frills restaurant. The food is very well made, and very inexpensive. Shalimar is well-known and usually crowded, but rarely full. The location isn't the best (on the edges of the Tenderloin), the interior is run down, and you order from the counter. However, those are the things that make Shalimar one of the best finds in San Francisco.