zareens restaurant USA

Contemporary Pakistani and Indian Food. 

Join Us for Indoor/Outdoor Dining at Zareen’s Redwood City and Zareen’s Palo Alto location.

Zareens Mountain View offers Carryouts only


zareens restaurant USA

Let us fuel your office lunch, company retreat, wedding celebration or soiree at home. Place your catering orders online and let us take care of your event once we have confirmed. Our made-from-scratch dishes will have everyone raving for weeks.

Our corporate clients include:
Paypal, Oracle, Stanford University and Hospitals, Google, Microsoft, ServiceNow, Square Trade, NEA, Nvidia, Light Speed Ventures, and Facebook.

Call: (650) 427-0158
Email: zareensmanager@gmail.com

Reviews & Recognition

Michelin Guide


Taking up residence just steps from the Googleplex, it’s no surprise that this wholesome little South Asian restaurant is absolutely packed with tech employees seeking a taste of their homelands. But local families love Zareen’s as well, perusing books from the lending library or doodling their heartfelt thanks on the wall. An added bonus: the space is set in a small shopping plaza with a big lot out front, making parking a non-issue. The chicken Memoni samosas, supposedly made from a recipe known to only a select number of grandmothers worldwide, are a must-order: crispy, well-spiced and flavorful, they’re so good they don’t need chutney. Follow these with the outstanding chicken shami kebabs, juicy and caramelized on their bed of fluffy basmati rice.

– MICHELIN guide inspectors

yelp review

Yelp Reviews

Media Coverage

February 26, 2022

Best Lunch In the South Bay

Zareen’s is where customers keep coming back with their freshly made, authentic Indo-Pak food Located in a small strip mall, Zareen’s unpretentious location keeps customers coming back with the…

Local Getaways (California)
san francisco chronicle
April 10, 2021

TOP 25 Restaurants: Where to Eat in the Bay Area

"The curries, kebabs and rice dishes at this growing group of restaurants are popular with tech workers, students and families." Since Zareen and Umair Khan opened their first location in Mountain …

Soleil Ho (SF Chronicle)




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My family hails from Karachi, Bombay, and Punjab, and so, inevitably, food is a big part of our life. My mother, my aunts, and my sister, are all amazing cooks. I was lucky to have eaten their cooking and learned their art growing up.

After 12 years in Corporate America, I started Curry Village Foods in 2010. Sold out cooking classes in Saratoga led to gourmet kababs and curries in Bay Area homes. Then followed our catering service to Bay Area corporations with a commitment to rid offices of preservative-laden, artificially flavored lunches.

  1. 2020 Zareen's selected among Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants by SF Chronicle Zareen's Redwood City opens in October 2020.

  2. 2016 Zareen's picked as "Michelin Guide 2017 Recommended" on October 28. Zareen's Palo Alto opens in November 2016.

  3. 2014 Zareen's Mountain View opens in April 2014; Weekend Halwa Puri introduced in August.

  4. 2010 Frozen kabab deliveries start in Feb 2010 and expand across Bay Area. Office lunch catering starts with 120 person lunch at CenterRun.

  5. 2009 1st cooking class in Oct 2009 features Hara Masala Chicken. First catering (of Shami Kababs & Malai Seekh Kababs) for New Year's Eve parties on Dec 31, 2009.

  6. 1993 Zareen arrives in USA in January 1993; starts Grad School at Northeastern in August.


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I had the daal meal, which was exquisite. – Mulan (Stanford, CA)

One word: Amazing. The best Indian food we’ve ever had. – Leah (San Jose, CA)

Everything was amazing and the halwa-puri was to die for! – Ghufran (San Francisco, CA)

Zareen is passionate about what she does and she cares about her customers – Fakhr (Winston-Salem NC)

Halwa poori breakfast is just like if I was back in Karachi at burns road ! Fresco in Bay Area ! – Junaid (San Jose CA)

Zareen’s hit it out of the park… Got a chicken tikka roll and a beef gola kabab. Both amazing – Aditya (Sunnyvale, CA)

Love their Shami Kabab! Have not had anything quite like it anywhere else in the Bay Area. – Neo (Mountain View, CA)

We loved the intimate feel of this restaurant [compared] to some of the ho hum, generic restaurants – Semone (Fremont, CA)

The punjabi chicken burger was scrumptious and the masala fries were just the right amount of crispy – Mehreen (Lahaina, HI)

The yellow daal and the basmati rice served in the meals is by far the best i have ever tasted in US. – Himanshu (Mountian View, CA)

Zareen’s is one of those places you bring your friends to so you can show how cool and in-the-know you are – Renee (Los, Altos CA)

This is my go-to place for dinner as my kids also love this restaurant and I love taking them as it is healthy and fresh for them- MJ (San Jose, CA)

Having tasted some of the best kathi rolls in the Indian subcontinent… I can say that the gola kabab paratha roll beats em all. – SB (San Miguel, CA)

Incredible sensory experience at Zareens…Mango Lassi was the best I’ve ever had…place had a very warm ambience with books & music – Munna (Lake, IL)