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Cafe Raj

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1158 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1639
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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Berkeley, California
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I went here with friends when we couldn't get into our #1 choice. The food was okay, but I've had better Indian food in the Berkeley area. At the end of the dinner I saw a large white mouse or rat scramble across the floor so I wouldn't go back again!

Thank VAnne510
Lafayette, California
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366 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

They serve Northern Indian and Pakistan food and it is always tasty. Vegetarian dishes are plentiful and the beer cold and tasty. You can never go wrong at Cafe Raj.

Thank reise-tanta-di
Emeryville, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have to say we came here due to our favorite place is Berkeley closing. We thought we were toigh and ordered " the spiciest you can make it " . Let me tell you what a mistake, lol ! We have been back since And the food is great , and at a great value. Like any restaurant in... More 

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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I tried this place and the food was good but it didn't agree with me later. The restaurant is small but nice. I don't eat Indian food often so maybe the spices were too much.

Thank Brandi O
Naples, Florida, United States
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you like home cooked Indian Cuisine, Cafe Raj is for you. The food is authentic and taste heavenly and when you receive your bill, you'll be pleasantly surprised. It is really inexpensive. The atmosphere is joyful and the service is outstanding. My husband and I go there at least once each time we visit the East Bay of San... More 

Thank Sylvia F
Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Friendly service, great food, large portions, and reasonably priced. The dishes are authentic Punjabi and Pakistani, and there's a wide range to select from on the menu. Everything is cooked fresh, and they let you choose your spice level when you order. I come especially for their vegetable dishes. This place is quite popular with the locals, lots of families... More 

Thank Avid D
Berkeley, California
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171 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We wanted to love Cafe Raj, and would happily have settled for "like". We enjoy Indian food frequently and this place is within walking distance. But the food was really disappointing - bland, virtually identical neon yellow sauce on three very different entrees. Service was... quirky, I guess you could say. I was afraid our cranky waitress was going to... More 

Thank sundogg99
Long Beach, California
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food was good, reasonable amount good variety. nice to eat outside, small place, not fancy, nice people. quaint city. Home cooking kind of place. Good nan. Was wit others who often come. Apparently authentic food.

Thank 75barry
Lafayette, California
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366 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

What I like about Cafe Raj is that it is a family owned restaurant with friendly and efficient staff that serves a good selection of vegetarian dishes. My friend and I ordered vegetable korma and mixed vegetables. The portions served with a choice of Indian breads or white/brown were generous; the sauces were delicious. Food with meat and seafood are... More 

Thank reise-tanta-di
San Francisco, CA
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145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

"North Indian and Pakistani". Excellent food. Economical too. Exciting flavors beyond the standard Indian fare. Very nice decor and in a pleasant location.

Thank Shadow010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1158 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1639
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 510-524-5667

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