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Priya Indian Cuisine

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Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
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2072 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702 (Addison Way)
(510) 644-3977
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Indian food in a run down neighborhood

Been a fan of the food at Priya (not the restaurant itself) for years when lived in the Bay Area. We would always do takeout. Located in a seedy part of Berkeley (lower University Avenue). The interior and exterior of the restaurant is old, dirty and rundown (your basic "dive"). Don't expect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Sharon P
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Truckee, California
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Truckee, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Been a fan of the food at Priya (not the restaurant itself) for years when lived in the Bay Area. We would always do takeout. Located in a seedy part of Berkeley (lower University Avenue). The interior and exterior of the restaurant is old, dirty and rundown (your basic "dive"). Don't expect any pleasantries from the owner, either. Actually ate... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I had the Lamb on a Thali menu. The Lamb Kanai (I believe that was the name) was outstanding, very tasty. Prices were very reasonable, especially due to the volume of food. I will have a big lunch tomorrow on the leftovers. The place was not busy but it was Tue evening. Service was great. I am in town for... More 

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Thank Guiseppe_Brown
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Food was good, but portions are too big. Who can eat that much bread and rice? I was turned off when $10 of my change accidentally made it into the pocket of the waiter. It came out awfully fast when I told him I was a bit short.

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Thank David C
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Went there for the first time today. Good selection of food for their buffet. The goat was very tender and full of flavor. Two types of rice, the tika marsala was real good! So were the curries. You have of vegetarian or meat and they serve Indian beer! I'd go back.

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Rochester NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Nice buffet dinner....peaceful atmosphere, music not too loud, servers are pleasant and attentive. The food was nice and fresh with a large variety. Id have given fhe place five stars but for two things : the tandoori chicken was overcooked and dry, and a couple of the dishes with sauce (curry and tikka masala) were VERY salty. And I actually... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Most Indian buffets put out sort of mid-range Indian options....good but not great. Priya is distinguished in that they have a variety of buffet options (e.g. not just the standard dal, tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala, etc). They usually have something that I've never tried or at least something that I don't routinely get so I have the opportunity to... More 

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3 Thank Retinol13
San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We recently ate here for the first time. Hm. It was very authentically Indian. I will give it that. And it seemed like a family-style place. But whoa, we went at 5 pm and practically had to beg to not order "buffet." The food we did get was, at least, absolutely rock-solid and mouth-watering as well as a good price.... More 

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Thank Aqusite
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

To be honest this didn't look too promising. A bit shabby, artificial flowers... Anyway I had a matter paneer thali and every bit of it was excellent. Really tasty, clearly distinghished flavours. Really several steps above the average. Service a bit random but go with it. Great value too.

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Thank Phil_in_wolvo
Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I was hungry and had the luncheon buffet. Tandori chicken was good. Chicken marsala was OK. They served goat, which was good. A vegetable dish was good and spicy. There were four types of chutney. The mint and peanut chutneys ere spicy and were my favorites. The marasla tea was excellent as was the yogurt to cool the hot spices.

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Thank EyeTravel11
Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Enjoyed the food, decor and service. Beware of filling up on the appetizers! Good thing we had a fridge and microwave for the leftovers. Short walk from Holiday Inn on University.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2072 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
    (Addison Way)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 644-3977

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?