Get Ready to Get Colorful!

The big Holi party is this this Saturday and we’re excited to see everyone there!

Here’s a few things you should know about Holi:

1) You are going to get messy. And that’s ok! Wear something you don’t care about because it’s going to be colorful forever. For the best photos, wear white.

2) Bring garbage bags to cover your car seat for the ride home. You’re going to Holi, your upholstery isn’t.

3) Bring extra bags for whatever you’re wearing and possibly a change of clothes. Did we mention that the colors get everywhere? Because they totally do.

4) Bring towels, a spray bottle of water and some wipes to get the colors off your skin and hair. The colors won’t stain your skin, but you probably don’t want to accidentally rub them in your eyes either.

Let’s have a colorful day!!

Get Drenched in Color and Soaked in Tradition with Ranjan!

Come join Ranjan and the rest of the New Delhi Restaurant family as we the Bhartiya Mandal Foundation for their annual Holi celebration – the annual Indian festival of Spring. BMF is a long-time supported of Compassionate Chefs Cafe and this is a great chance to help them and also make Ranjan look like a walking rainbow.

The colors will be flying at the Marina Middle School in San Francisco on March 10th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

In addition to all the color you can throw, there will be food and beverages, music and free parking.
Ticket price includes entry and unlimited color.

This event is for all ages to enjoy the celebration of Holi!

Tickets Are Available Here.  Let us know when you have purchased your ticket and we’ll let you know where to meet us for the festivities!

We are using non-toxic, non-hazardous, 100% safe Holi powder, food and cosmetic grade tested color to the highest FDA standards. Please click here for more information on the color product we will be using.

New to Holi? Here’s a video that explains it all: Holi in India

South Indian Wedding Showcase – On A Boat!

Spend the day aboard the iconic San Francisco Belle, full of vibrant decor, delicious bites and exciting entertainment.
In addition to New Delhi Restaurant, there will be a variety of Bay Area vendors. You can enjoy the stunning backdrop of the Bay Bridge, San Francisco skyline and Coit Tower.

Early Bird Tickets Available Here. Price increases at the door.

Wishing You a Spicy 2018!

New Delhi Restaurant has had a pretty spectacular 2017 and we would like to wish you all the best heading into 2018! We will be open on New Year’s Eve and would love a chance to wish you a happy holidays in person.
Have a Happy Holiday and a fantastic New Year!

We will be open our regular hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Complimentary Holiday Dinner Offers from  Our Friends at Shen Yun

Presents may come and go like the passing of the seasons, but great experience stay with us forever. Using the universal language of dance and music, Shen Yun creates a theatrical experience that is truly priceless.

Join us at the War Memorial Opera House on January 1-7 for a wonderful occasion that your family and friends will treasure forever.

“Extraordinary costumes and vigorous physicality.” – Denver Post

“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance, in one night.” – The New York Times

Reactions to Shen Yun.

Use code “Dinner” to book complimentary dinners ($45 per person) at the Café Opera House when you purchase tickets ($150 or up) for the Shen Yun evening performances. Order Tickets at or call 888-633-6999.

Closed for Private Party

New Delhi Restaurant will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 18th for a private party. Specifically, to celebrate our 30th anniversary! We will re-open at 5:30 pm on Sunday the 19th.

If you were planning to come, now would be a good time to make your reservation. See you next time!

Eventbrite - New Delhi Restaurant 30th Anniversary Celebration

Get Ready for Chefsgiving!

Liam Mayclem (aka The Foodie Chap) is organizing Chefsgiving to raise money for restaurants affected by the Napa-Sonoma fires. Here’s what he has to say:

HELP our friends in #NorCal Devasted by the fires by signing up for a dinner or attending the Gala as part of #ChefsGiving.
Nov 12th – 19th 2017
THANK YOU Chefs for stepping up to help at this crucial time of need.
Our goal: To raise ONE MILLION DOLLARS for Disaster Relief.
– @TippingPoint Fire Relief Fund
– @RestaurantsCare Fund

New Delhi Restaurant will be participating with a specially-created dish: Pine Cone Cabbage.

This brand new item features ingredients from around the region and includes pine nuts and healing spices – to both heal the people and remind us that from fire great things can grow. All proceeds from the sale of Pine Cone Cabbage will be donated to the cause.

More details can be found here:

Oct 28th Fundraiser for the Napa Valley fire

Save the date for Saturday, Oct 28th to help the thousands of hospitality workers who have been displaced or suddenly unemployed by the devasting fires in Napa and Sonoma. We want to fill our dining room with people who also feel a need to help – and eat delicious Indian food. Our world famous 10-course Indian buffet will be open from 5:30 to 9:30 pm and all proceeds will be donated to fire relief.

This is a pay-it-forward event. Suggested donation is $40 per person, but we ask that you be as generous as you can. You can also donate online by clicking here.


Paradise Ridge Winery sits destroyed in the foothills above Santa Rosa, California, in the wake of the Tubbs Fire, Monday evening, Oct. 9, 2017. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)


Another Date You’ll Want To Save

One more event you will definitely want to be part of….

Nov. 18th: New Delhi Restaurant’s 30th Anniversary! NDR is turning 30 years old and we plan to celebrate like maharajahs. Saturday, November 18th at New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis St, San Francisco. Food, drinks, dancing, music and wonderful people! Make your reservation now at Eventbrite.

30th Anniversary Celebration! Save The Date!

Save the Date!
Nov 18th is our 30th Anniversary Celebration!

New Delhi Restaurant is getting ready for their 30th Anniversary Celebration Extravaganza! There will be music, dancing, henna, lots of laughs and more food than you can believe. As always, all of our merriment is for a good cause: the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

Our goal has always been to help kids become citizens of the world by connecting kids across the street in the Tenderloin of San Francisco with kids across the ocean at the Gandhi Ashram in Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. Please join us in this celebration to us help the kids become global citizens.

….Thirty years later.This is a Pay-It-Forward event and we only ask that you donate what you feel moved to give. Suggested donation is $50 a person. All funds are split evenly between the Tenderloin After School Program and the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad. Compassionate Chefs Cafe keeps back nothing for operating expenses; all goods and services are donated. Your donation is fully tax deductible. (Non-Profit Tax ID 94-3136771)

Saturday, Nov 18th 2017
6:00pm – 9:00pm
New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis St, San Francisco

The very beginning…..
….Thirty years later.

Eventbrite - New Delhi Restaurant 30th Anniversary Celebration

The Voyage of Black Pepper

The Asian Society of Northern California is hosting their annual open house. This year, the food sponsor and speaker will be none other than Ranjan Dey! As part of the evening’s festivities, Ranjan will be giving a talk about the Indian city of Kochi and the role pepper plays in the history of India and it’s food.

Anyone and everyone are welcome to this event – it is an open house, after all!

Thu 14 Sep 2017
5:30pm – 8:00pm
500 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
FREE ASNC Members/Non-Members Suggested Donation of $20
Click here for tickets and more information.

To whet your appetite, here’s a video of Ranjan explaining the history of Indian pepper while in India – Kochin, to be exact.

Angels Meet For Lunch

Every so often a group of angels from Open Table gather at New Delhi Restaurant with Ranjan playing the role of Charlie. They talk about how to solve the problems of the world, where their energy will do the most good and what the next mission should be. Today they decided to keep it simple: Enjoy a delicious lunch, some wonderful company and continue the mission of supporting Compassionate Chefs Cafe with a spontaneous $100 donation. Thanks so much, Denise, Amanda and Chiara!

Every donation helps – if you would like to help too, please click here and donate in any amount.


New Delhi Restaurant presents The Desi Comedy Fest!

The top south Asian comedians are going to be doing their thing at Marines Memorial Hall on Aug 20th. You can go have fun, save a little coin and help out the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe all at the same time! Follow the link below and use promo code CCND to save $20 off the ticket price. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

Now, doesn’t that sound like a good time?

Purchase Your Tickets

Tickets are $40 per person online or $50 at the door. Please use promo code “CCND” when purchasing your tickets to receive a $20 Friends and Family discount at