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Ajanta Distinctive Indian Cuisine

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1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309
+1 510-526-4373
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

This was some of the best Indian food we have had. Great spices in the dishes. We ordered medium, we like spicy food, and it was a little on the hot side, so if you don't like it too hot order mild. Great naan, light...More

Thank illerrep
Reviewed September 25, 2016

The food is of high quality and brought to the table looking appetizing. They take care to please their customers and it shows in the meals they serve. The background Indian style music and decoration makes this a pleasant dining experience. It's a small restaurant,...More

Thank Annabell77
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Summary - we were not made to feel welcome, despite making a reservation. Food tasted good (visually not inspiring enough to take photos of), waiters were nice and the service was fast. Price average. We make a reservation for 6:30. We were put on the...More

Thank J20ELA111
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Kudos to Ajanta for featuring Indian food from different region of this huge and complex nation with millennia old traditions and cuisines. The best way to enjoy this restaurant is to go with 9 other friends and orderings broadly from the menu. The dishes are...More

Thank cary263
Reviewed August 13, 2016 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...More

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed August 6, 2016

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...More

Thank pachamamacita
Reviewed July 30, 2016

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...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed July 29, 2016

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...More

Thank Travelwealthynwise
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

Thank souzabakers
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,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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: +1 510-526-4373
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