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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

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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
Inexpensive, tasty and welcoming

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Sausalito, California
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17 reviews
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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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pnjaban
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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We did take-out from here twice in a week while visiting Sausalito. The food is reliable, tasty, rib-sticking, traditional Indo-Pakistani cuisine. The decor is very plain and there is some indoor seating. The menu offers no surprises - it's relatively simple - but does offer "plates" for dine-in that combine rice, meat, and veg served on a silver plate. This... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visited Sausalito and wanted something to eat and found Sartaj. Located just off the main street of Sausalito this is definitely a mom and pop hole in the wall Indian restaurant with a casual feel. Good selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. I would argue that this place has the best tasting dhaal and vegetable korma in the bay area.... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This was a great little find. Good Indian food cooked to order by a family who treats you as such. We found this to be the perfect comfort food lunch while on a road trip.

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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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