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Ajanta Distinctive Indian Cuisine

1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 526-4373
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Ranked #47 of 599 Restaurants in Berkeley
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: The Alameda
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English first
San Francisco, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was looking forward to a great meal after reading the reviews but was disappointed especially, as a Brit who knows & loves Indian food. Although the tastes were good, the portions were meager with lots of sauce & little meat, served on plain plates. I would have preferred to have chosen my side dishes than have them included in... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great Indian food with a kind of nouvelle cuisine feel to it. Certainly not your everyday Indian fare. Everything is fantastically fresh and tasty. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu and my teenage daughters are still talking about it. Service was attentive but discreet. If your party has different tastes regarding spiciness, they will bring you hot sauce on the... More

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sarasota, florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a little more elegant than most Indian restuarants in Berkeley....they even used linens at lunch! Ordered from an extensive menu and enjoyed everything with cordial quick service.

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Berkeley, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ajanta is a wonderful restaurant. The food is really delicious. The best Indian food I've ever had. Yum yum yum. And the physical space is beautiful too. Its my favorite restaurant.

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Berkeley, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Ajanta has interesting, fresh and dependably delicious Indian fare every time. They always have fish which is invariably good, and there are enough chicken, meat and vegetarian choices to please discerning palates and children alike.

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Authentic Indian cuisine at good prices. Several good Indian beers to choose from. Service was excellent.

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

You know it's a good sign, when there are lots of tables of Indian people eating at the same Indian restaurant you have reservations for : ) Especially in a town with a lot of Indian restaurants! The food here was really good and there were quite a few things we have not seen elsewhere at Indian restaurants, which made... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Great Indian food, service can be off the mark at times but food is on the mark. I'm a vegan which this have a good amount of dishes that work well for me.

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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Sorry, Ajanta I really, really wanted to love you too but I am just not getting what the fuss is about! We first visited because of the positive reviews with a group of 8 and all decided it was a very average experience. Bought the family back for a second try in case you were having an off night the... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I visited Ajanta twice for dinner with 2 different sets of friends. The first night (my first visit ever to the restaurant), I arrived with 2 friends. We were pleased to see the restaurant busy even on a Tuesday night and were seated at a quiet table. We proceeded to order some appetizers (Tandoori scallops, veg pakora) and entrees (fish... More

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