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Ajanta Distinctive Indian Cuisine

1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 526-4373
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Ranked #37 of 602 Restaurants in Berkeley
Hours:
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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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Excellent in every respect. Every table full on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Every dish was wonderful. Do not miss this restaurant if you are anywhere in the Bay area.

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La Jolla, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I cook Indian food, we have spent cumulatively more than 4 months in India spread over 4 trips and we still LOVE the food at Ajanta! Fussy Liz

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El Cerrito, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Truly excellent food. A range of spices, meat options and vegetarian offerings. I've never been to India, but I always see Bay area locals of Indian origin in the restaurant, which strikes me as a good sign. We had the tasting menu, which was excellent. Small bite-side appetizers so you don't feel overly stuffed, and a nice range of entrees:... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I tried Ajanta several years ago and continue to go when we can. The owner is a gentle balding man, usually wearing a suit. He has been very kind to us, and comes over and talks to us when we are there. He makes a suggestion from the menu, and whatever he suggests is always amazing. I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

The reviews read well so we decided to try it out. It's a mid-sized place with ok ambience. Pluses: - Speedy service - excellent mango lassi Nits: - Small portions and watery gravy. We tried both the Chicken do pizza and Lamb Vindaloo. On commenting that the portions were spicy/water, all the owner bluntly stated that "this is how things... More 

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Portland, or
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After hearing all of the reviews for Ajanta, I was excited and expecting the best Indian food ever. Yes. The food is great. Yes. The service is good. Yes. I'd go there again. But is that really the *best* Indian food of SF? I was expecting my socks to be knocked off after reading all of the rave reviews. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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184 reviews 184 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Additional Information about Ajanta Distinctive Indian Cuisine

Address: 1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
Phone Number: (510) 526-4373
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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