I went to this place with lowest expectation. Sandiego is a tourist place, unlike Silicon valley or Chicagot there are hardly any desi retaurants in sandiego. Yes, there are planty of Indian restaurants serving every dish in tomato puree. I though Bismillah will be one of them. Its a relatively low profile place with no decoration but plenty of space. It took roughly 20 minutes for our food to arrive, we ordered Lamb Karahi, Bismillah Special, Chicken Tikka Masala & tandoor platter. tandoor platter was as good as Shlimar (bay area), Lamb Karahi was the best we had, even better than Shalimar or Kabob and Curry. Chicken Tikka masal was average. Overall tasty food. Considering cost of living I was bothered by 15-20% higher prices. Given the aromatic food Bismillah served I did not even think about the price, in fcat I ended up giving $10 tip to server. I am told They have Islamic Chinese on Thu-Sun eveining. Next time I am in the area, I will definitely try chinese.