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1158 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1639
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Ranked #10 of 75 Restaurants in Albany
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
Emeryville, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

I have to say we came here due to our favorite place is Berkeley closing. We thought we were toigh and ordered " the spiciest you can make it " . Let me tell you what a mistake, lol ! We have been back since And the food is great , and at a great value. Like any restaurant in... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I tried this place and the food was good but it didn't agree with me later. The restaurant is small but nice. I don't eat Indian food often so maybe the spices were too much.

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Naples, Florida, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you like home cooked Indian Cuisine, Cafe Raj is for you. The food is authentic and taste heavenly and when you receive your bill, you'll be pleasantly surprised. It is really inexpensive. The atmosphere is joyful and the service is outstanding. My husband and I go there at least once each time we visit the East Bay of San... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Friendly service, great food, large portions, and reasonably priced. The dishes are authentic Punjabi and Pakistani, and there's a wide range to select from on the menu. Everything is cooked fresh, and they let you choose your spice level when you order. I come especially for their vegetable dishes. This place is quite popular with the locals, lots of families... More 

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Berkeley, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We wanted to love Cafe Raj, and would happily have settled for "like". We enjoy Indian food frequently and this place is within walking distance. But the food was really disappointing - bland, virtually identical neon yellow sauce on three very different entrees. Service was... quirky, I guess you could say. I was afraid our cranky waitress was going to... More 

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Long Beach, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food was good, reasonable amount good variety. nice to eat outside, small place, not fancy, nice people. quaint city. Home cooking kind of place. Good nan. Was wit others who often come. Apparently authentic food.

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San Francisco, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

What I like about Cafe Raj is that it is a family owned restaurant with friendly and efficient staff that serves a good selection of vegetarian dishes. My friend and I ordered vegetable korma and mixed vegetables. The portions served with a choice of Indian breads or white/brown were generous; the sauces were delicious. Food with meat and seafood are... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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128 reviews 128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Additional Information about Cafe Raj

Address: 1158 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1639
Phone Number: 510-524-5667
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian

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