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Cafe Raj

1158 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1639
510-524-5667
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Ranked #3 of 74 restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children
Most recent review
- Jan 8, 2014
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
San Francisco, CA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

"North Indian and Pakistani". Excellent food. Economical too. Exciting flavors beyond the standard Indian fare. Very nice decor and in a pleasant location.

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Berkeley, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Cafe Raj is a pretty nondescript place that's easy to pass by without looking, but every time I drive by there in the evenings I always see 3-4 tables of people enjoying their food. It's extremely good food at extremely reasonable prices. We go to Cafe Raj when we want an upscale, more comfortable (ie, more adult) version of House... More

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Albany, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Staff is nice, this is a low key place, food is really good and comes out fresh and hot! Yum on their naan and mushroom spinach dish! I love eating with my hands so it's perfect to order both of these items and use the naan to grab the main dish for a mouth watering delicious bite. It's so good!... More

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Berkeley
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Cafe Raj serves satisfying North Indian dishes. The vegetarian and vegan curries are especially good, with Bangan Barta my favorite. Chicken Tikka and Chicken Vindaloo are excellent. Portions are very generous, the atmosphere and service is friendly.

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San Francisco
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I like Indian cuisine. I also cook it at home at least once a month. It is very complex and time-consuming, so I appreciate what goes into providing true Indian food in a restaurant setting. There are other Indian restaurants nearby, some better, some worse. Raj will not disappoint you. If you are afraid of the food being too "hot,"... More

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ca
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I always have a good meal here. It's popular and sometimes feels too crowded, the tables are quite close together.

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California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Solano Ave is graced with at least 4 Indian restaurants. I consider Cafe Raj #2 behind Ajanta (which is far and away the best!). Cafe Raj is often loud and crowded and the help can be terse. The food is average.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Cafe Raj doesn't stand out much when you walk or drive past it, but it offers delectable authentic Indian cuisine at reasonable prices. The menu is quite versatile, but if your tastebuds require any specific bent to standard offerings, the cooks will certainly try to satisfy your wish. Hot seasonings, mild seasonings, no problem. Servings are generous, many orders could... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2009

Its not bad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2008

Really great food!

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