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Cafe Raj

1158 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1639
510-524-5667
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Ranked #13 of 74 Restaurants in Albany
Hours:
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
Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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135 reviews 135 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Berkeley
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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