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Kabana Restaurant

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1106 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1687
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

This was a short walk from the hotel and very good Pakistani food. One thing to remember is that nothing comes with your dinner; if you want rice, you have to pay for it; if you want Nan bread, there's a charge. But overall really good.

Thank rdale
Paranaque, Philippines
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

The place is along University Ave. They serve delicious Pakistani cuisine. The service was good. The place needs some renovation. There is parking at the side of the building and it's free. The price of the food is reasonable.

Thank Earl S
Hayward, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Yuck! Hair in the bread. I brought it to the waiter's attention. It didn't seem to be a big deal. He offered another bread. No way would I want to risk it with another bread likely from the same batch of dough that someone did not bother to wear a hairnet while kneading. There are plenty of other places on... More 

Thank 85ms23
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

Kind of funky place - the food is obviously good as it is always busy and the prices are a throwback to a decade ago - where do you get a full chicken dish for $8 now? the best part of this - though some of you probably would think the opposite - is the staff/owners - they are a... More 

Thank mambokings
San Francisco, California
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

This restaurant was literally a hole-in-the-wall kind of eatery across the street. There was always a line-up and for good reason. The tables were crammed together and the owner personally came to each table to take the order in an affable tone. In time, they relocated to a larger dining area across the street and the atmosphere hasn’t been the... More 

Thank 99MD2015
Maumee, Ohio
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

I was staying down the street at the Marina Inn and looking for a nice meal before calling it a night. Stumbled into Kabana Restaurant and glad I did. I went with the owner's recommendation of the Karahi Chicken and the lamb curry. Little heat with the Chicken but not so much that you feel your mouth burning. Both dishes... More 

Thank Ed C
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The food is great. .ordered the goat curry, okra, Naan, lamb kebab and all of it was tasty. I would say the service could use a make over. .with a more friendly staff.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015

The food was not bad but the two elderly gentleman that worked there might as well be Nazi. It felt like they are constantly yelling at us. My friend and I ordered the same tandoori fish dish and without asking us they combined our dish together. When we tried to tell them we wanted it separately they told us to... More 

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Berkeley, California
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230 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2015

Berkeley has many restaurants that serve Pakistani and Indian food. I have been to several that I like. Yet, the place that I like the best for its food is Kabana. I seem to recall that many years ago, Kabana made it onto the Top 100 Restaurants of the Bay Area list that is put out by the San Francisco... More 

Thank Andreas G
Houston, TX
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was an easy walk from my hotel & I am a big fan of South Asian cuisine, so it was a perfect fit for me. While not the best Pakistani food I've ever eaten, it was certainly more than good. The staff were friendly & appropriately attentive. I got more than I desired out of my time there &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1106 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1687
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-845-3355

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