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Ajanta Distinctive Indian Cuisine

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1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707 (The Alameda)
(510) 526-4373
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most delicious and delicate nan; delicious entrees.

We are so fortunate to have this excellent restaurant in our neighborhood. My son, who just spent several months in India, was delighted with our meal. We finished everything, including the appetizer spinach and feta samosa, the nan with mint and feta, plus two entrees. Absolutely will return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Barbara_Antle
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We are so fortunate to have this excellent restaurant in our neighborhood. My son, who just spent several months in India, was delighted with our meal. We finished everything, including the appetizer spinach and feta samosa, the nan with mint and feta, plus two entrees. Absolutely will return.

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Lander, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Though we live far from Berkeley, we feel when we dine at Ajanta's that we are in our neighborhood Indian restaurant. It's not just the food and smiling service; at home we cook from the Ajanta cookbook, and we have an array of spices, supplied by Ajanta, that match the recipes. So on our latest visit, I said to the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Ajanta offered an array of Indian choices from many different regional cuisines. My dinner partner and I shared Lamb Biryiani and Kashmiri Chicken. Both were delicious, richly flavorful and filling. We also had Vegetable Pakoras, which were a bit of a disapointment. Rather than the typical fritters we both are accustomed to, these were thick slices of squash, batter dipped... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I went to Ajanta with another couple for lunch. We each ordered our own lunch specials, and we were all happy with them. I appreciated that their chicken dishes are made using organically-raised chickens and that any entree could be substituted into one of their special lunch combos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

setting: Right on Solano. Parking can be a challenge. Dark interior. Service are dressed in a nice India fashion. Food: Right spices. A little overcooked. Tasted more like we had the leftovers from the lunch menu. We were not excited after reading all the good reviews on Tripadvisor. Service: The greeter was very nice, warm and friendly. Our table waiter... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Ajanta's lamb is the best, but don't miss the regional specialties - things you won't find in the run of the mill restaurants. If the chef's tasting menu is available, be sure to go for it - small portions of lots of good things at a very reasonable price. There is a short but reasonable wine list, and, of course,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We have been going to Ajanta restaurant for over 20 years. Every experience has been exciting, delectable and wonderful. Our New Year's Eve experience was even more special as we ordered the Chef's Tasting Non-Vegetarian menu for 3 of us. We got three appetizers - Tandoori Scallops, Crab Cakes and Chicken Chaat, three main courses - Seyal Fish, Rack of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our family loved the vegetarian set menu. It was inventive, generous portions, and delicious. Great service from multiple wait staff, and fairly priced.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
    (The Alameda)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 526-4373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?