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“Great Indian food for a fast bite!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chaat Cafe

Chaat Cafe
1902 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1024
510-845-1431
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Ranked #106 of 602 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
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Acton, Massachusetts
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“Great Indian food for a fast bite!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Great fast Indian food that could explain the growth and success of this new franchise in the bay area. We chose curried chicken, lamb curry, and butter chicken. All were excellent, the latter boasting an especially tangy taste. Portions were generous, particularly since we opted for the “dinners” costing $2 more. Back east, one could eat a full luncheon buffet at the same price, but I think the individual preparation and consistent quality of food at Chaat café more than justify the price structure. Atmosphere was pleasant with a mild Indian feel. I’ve heard that other restaurants in the chain are noisier, but this one was certainly conducive to quiet conversation with friends and family.
I would love to go back!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food and a great price!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Great food at a great price! Had the Chaat for the first time. It was ok, but the butter chicken was outstanding!

Visited December 2012
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“No flavor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

My family and I came to Berkeley to do some wedding shopping since they have really nice designer clothing Indian boutiques here...after we were done doing our shopping we decided to have lunch at this restaurant...I have ordered the lamb curry with rice...the food didn't have any flavor...the meat was hard...and there was just too much gravy instead of the meat...it wasn't worth the money that we spent on the food....they didn't have much customers that day but still it seemed as if service was being rushed

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“average indian food in a less than thrilling location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

u go to this place if u want mediocre cheap indian food that comes in a combo plate. you can get chicken with rice, naan, and cucumber salad for around $10. the location is on the corner of mlk, not the best, but if u are desperate for indian food without wanting to pay a lot go here

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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“excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

The food was all excellent and the portions very generous. I could not eat everything. The chicken tikka plate was delicious and is enough food for two people! The food is all freshly prepared and even if you are unsure you like Indian cuisine, give this place a try - you will like it!

Visited June 2012
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