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Vik's Chaat Corner

724 Allston Wy, Berkeley, CA 94710-2230
(510) 644-4412
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Timbuktu, Mali
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Vik's Chaat corner has some of the best Indian food in Berkeley. It's spicy, authentic, and great for eating by hand. It has a wide variety of food, from sweets, to snacks, to main dinner courses. I love the chicken rolled in bread with peppercorns and sauces. I would really reccomend Vik's if you like spicy Indian food. It is... More

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Berkeley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The term chaat describes a savory snack served from food carts in India. Vik's is large converted warehouse with cafeteria style service. You order at one counter, pay, give your name and they call you when your dish is done. No waiters, no tablecloths. It's noisy, busy, fun. Part of the fun is people watching - all kinds of folks... More

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Irvine, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Ok - it's a little disorienting when you first enter - in fact, it's a little crazy inside of Vik's Chaat Corner with the unusual industrial space, loud sounds, Indian food aromas and slightly confusing ordering system. But the food is crazy good with tons of vegetarian options. You'd be crazy not to check it out.

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Oakland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a wonderful place to get Indian food in the East Bay. They have a wide variety of very tasty Indian specialties and have a friendly staff and low prices. You don't get table service, but the atmosphere is sunny and bright and I've enjoyed everything I've eaten here. They close early, so come before 6 if you want... More

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Oakland, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Vik's, a well known restaurant in West Berkeley, is easy to get to by car. I take out of town visitors here, and everyone loves it. Bringing pan-Indian food to the West Berkeley area, I like to go whenever I'm there. I like the weekday Thali the best, for value and for flavor, the masala dosa is my weekend favorite.

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Berkeley, California
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Viks is beloved in Berkeley. All kinds of people come here for the great Indian snack and street food. The atmosphere is noisy and casual to put it mildly. You get your food from the counter and take it to your table. No tabkecloths and sound echoes. Viks has limited evening hours. Don't come here for ambience but for tasty... More

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New York City, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This Cafeteria/Grocery is in the Westside of Berkeley near the Amtrak. They serve great Indian street food. I had the best dhosa here. The vegetable samosas (2) with cholle (spicy garbanzos) are only $ 6. It is a treat and filling. Or take one samosa home for a snack or light meal later in the week. The ambiance is classic... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great food and unique atmosphere - almost like taking a trip to India and buying snacks from street vendors! Order at the counter and pick up freshly prepared food from the other side of the restaurant when your name is called. Wide variety and great taste. Not your typical restaurant and not your typical food. North and South Indian food,... More

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california
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

spartan restaurant. food can be a little greasy but generally excellent. has its own parking lot. lots of grub for the price. could use a beer license.

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Berkeley, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Really good, really authentic Indian fare. Lots of variety. Delicious and reasonably priced. Check out the grocery next door for hard to find ingredients.

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