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Kabana Restaurant

1106 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1687
510-845-3355
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English first
Houston, TX
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was an easy walk from my hotel & I am a big fan of South Asian cuisine, so it was a perfect fit for me. While not the best Pakistani food I've ever eaten, it was certainly more than good. The staff were friendly & appropriately attentive. I got more than I desired out of my time there &... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Karachi Lamb, Tikka Masala, Tandori Fish or Chicken, and the ground lamb kabob... don't forget the Nan. In fact ALL the lamb dishes rock... the chicken tikka masala is a bit too creamy/sweet for me, they have goat curry sometimes and while there's bones to deal with, worth the work! Order the Nan as you need it so it comes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I enjoyed great food here, but when using the bathroom it does give you a behind the scenes look at the place that raises a few questions about the hygiene of the place. It is unfortunate, because I really enjoyed the food. Hopefully they'll respond to this concern being raised here by Nicholas, sr6266 etc. I'd go back.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Let me preface by weakly claiming to know authentic Pakistani food. I spent a couple of summers in Pakistan and certainly got my fill of authentic food (mostly in a good way but some serious stomach related side effects too). Anyway I went to Kabana with a friend who had rave things to say about it. I got the chicken... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Again a recommendation from someone who knows what good food looks and tastes like. Without the recommendation I probably would not have walked through the door as decor is clearly not a priority for the owner. However so glad I did. We shared tandoori lamb chops and tandoori fish, a super tasty channa dahl and a freshly cooked garlic naan... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

The only thing preventing me from giving this place an excellent rating, is its cleanliness. That's a pity since the place is quite small that it should be an easy task to accomplish! The food itself was delicious and served in ample amounts. Next time will probably order take out!

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Hollywood, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

It certainly isn't trying for a Michelin star. As a matter of fact, the restaurant is quite cramped, and they do not allow any alcohol. The best thing to do is to take out, and try their shammi kababs and paratha with a bottle of Bruichladdich. There, smokiness meets smokiness! When you order on the phone, tell them not to... More 

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Bozeman MT
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This is the first thing we do when we fly in from MT, where there is NO ethnic food. OMG- this place is the best. The tandoori fish is a must. Gotta have the palak paneer, as well as the dal and the naan. If they have the goat curry, do it. If you get freaked out about things needing... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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140 reviews 140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

We were staying in Berkeley and went here based on the reviews on trip advisor - we were not disappointed. The restaurant was almost full, we were seated quickly and before long we had decided on tandoori chicken (after we saw an amazing one come out), panak peneer and curry lamb. It was all delicious. The servings were big so... More 

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Oaxaca
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

I first discovered Kabana when I moved in to an apartment around the corner nearly 3 years ago. Even though I have since moved to a different apartment in another part of berkeley, I will bike 20 minutes just to eat at Kabana! Their food is incredibly flavorful with good portion sizes for the prize...enough for two meals when I... More 

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Additional Information about Kabana Restaurant

Address: 1106 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1687
Phone Number: 510-845-3355
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

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