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Ajanta Distinctive Indian Cuisine

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1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309 (The Alameda)
(510) 526-4373
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I eat at Indian restaurants at least once a month. The service and decor were good, food was nothing more then average. Chicken tikka was fine, nothing special. Flavor was average. We had lamb with even less flavor, watered down. Had the soup and sent it back, flavored water. If you think this place is exceptional then you need to... More 

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I were looking for decent meal on Solano in Berkeley, and were really not expecting any sort of "dining experience." But once we walked into Ajanta, definitely dressed down in jeans, we were delighted by everything, including the absolute lovely room, which was pleasantly quiet for a full house, helpful and friendly service, and of course, we... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at Ajanta is delicious. Many dishes are always available, but they change some dishes with the seasons. As you would expect at an Indian restaurant, they have a number of vegetarian options. The service is usually good, but the last time we were there it was outstanding. They were very gracious when one of us was delayed by... More 

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Reston, VA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a host to Ajanta, because she said it was the best restaurant in town, and she being local, we went along with her selection. She mentioned that the decor seems to have changed and we explained to her the significance of the ancient paintings. Undoubtedly it is a fine dining place. For lunch they have "specials" but not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

its one of the best restaurant in the san francisco bay area, have tasted their changing menu every month , u never get fed up visiting this place because theirs something new every month

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We adore Ajanta. When we lived in the Bay Area, we would eat there several times a month. I love how the menu changes monthly and offers such a wide array of dishes from the many regions of India. Everything is excellent and freshly prepared, with lots of flavorful but not necessarily hot spices (although they can definitely ramp up... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We were greeted by a surly, male host who seemed both surprised and bothered we had turned up for our 7pm reservation. The ambiance is lacking despite its location and exterior appearance which offered hope. Our server was kind, friendly, and attentive. However, I did ask for an 8 out of 10 on a genuine spice/heat level. I assured the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

It was a Saturday excursion and walk up and down Solano Avenue with my wife to see what was new since our last serious food hunt in this area, which had been several years ago. There were many changes. In general, Solano Avenue is a good destination if you are hunting for an interesting lunch or dinner. We had gone... More 

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Thank Andreas G
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

It's a bit of a challenge finding Ajanta on Tripadvisor, since it doesn't come up when I search on Indian restaurants in Berkeley (the name on their receipt is simply Ajanta Restaurant). But if you're with someone in the know, you won't have any trouble: the food at Ajanta by any other name would still be just as tasty. We... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Happily, my office is on the same street as Ajanta. Great food. Constantly changing their specials. Dishes are from all parts of the country. Can't go wrong. Fresh, organic and delicious!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309
    (The Alameda)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 526-4373

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?