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43 Caledonia St, Sausalito, CA 94965-2116
415-332-7103
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superior Indian Food

One of the surprises of Marin county is the relative lack of very good Indian food, especially with the generally high quality of almost all cuisines in the area. Sartaj is an exception. The food is excellent, whether you eat in or take out. The Chicken Korma, in particular, is world-class. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

One of the surprises of Marin county is the relative lack of very good Indian food, especially with the generally high quality of almost all cuisines in the area. Sartaj is an exception. The food is excellent, whether you eat in or take out. The Chicken Korma, in particular, is world-class. The décor isn't fancy, so be forewarned. But the... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a charming little cafe off the main drag in Sausalito. The food choices are adequate and it does not take too long to get your food. If you are living gluten free there are also choices. If you cannot eat potatoes there are also a few dishes. The main problem here is portion size. For each of two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite in the afternoon. Chicken tikka masala with rice and samosas. This is another place highly recommended by locals. Apparently there are quite a few that eat here at least once a week. It is a small diner style place with not much atmosphere. We grabbed a table on the sidewalk and savoured the... More 

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Sausalito, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Sartaj is a family-run business with homemade Indian food. They have a big menu for accommodating multiple tastes--spicy to mild, meat to vegetarian or vegan. Prices are reasonable. In addition to excellent food offered at a low price, the owners are welcoming and create a relaxed, friendly environment. I appreciate that it's always quiet enough to have a conversation and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I are from Punjab, India, and live in San Francisco. Many weekends on our way home from the weekend place we stop at this cafe and take several items home to enjoy that night and the next. We usually get a chicken curry or tikka masala, lamb curry, saag paneer, daal, and rice. We've never had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

the smell as we walked past was so enticing that insisted on returning the next day. We ate here almost every day of our vacation and were never disappointed. It is clearly well loved by locals who appear to patronize frequently. It is a hidden he and totally worth going at least once. We did not try the meat based... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I recently went to this location for their "Thanksgiving Celebration." I was able to try their rice, chicken tikka masala, goat, samosas, and their fried vegetables. It was all delicious! The atmosphere was very friendly, too!

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pnjaban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a favorite spot for my husband and me. We are from Punjab, and we pick up food to go here on our way back from the coast to SF some weekends. Run by a Sikh family and with soothing religious music playing rather than Bollywood rubbish, this is a tranquil and authentic spot. Good value, limited menu of... More 

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The Bay Area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You feel you're back in India, with warm reds, yellows and blues and simple furniture. The food combinations are served on Indian style aluminum multi-well plates. They have Taj Mahal lager! My food was good home-made food with the slightest hint of adaptations to the Western palate (spiciness) served in an ambiance of welcome where i felt immediately at ease.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Totally agree with previous comments about the quality of the food and decor. Yes- it needs a little 'tlc' but it's a great little cafe! The plates we had were perfect- just the right amount and great value. The chai tea with ginger was hot and fresh . I'll definitely be back if I return to Napa.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Caledonia St, Sausalito, CA 94965-2116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Sausalito
  • Phone Number: 415-332-7103

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?