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“Enjoyable casual Indian meal in Berkeley”
Review of Khana Peena

Khana Peena
Ranked #485 of 709 Restaurants in Berkeley
Cuisines: Indian
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Fairfield, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Enjoyable casual Indian meal in Berkeley”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We came here to take advantage of a Groupon coupon. Pleasant, if unexceptional, Indian dining in "downtown" Berkeley.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Berkeley, CA
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best East Bay Indian food”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Khana Peenah in Berkeley is our favorite Indian restaurant. The flavors are subtler and more interesting than the usual Indian fare, and the pappadum is the best I've ever had.
My favorite dish is Karahi Chicken, which I've never found at other Indian restaurants. I like the a la carte option since I'm not a big eater, but the full dinners come with interesting sauces and sides. Service is attentive but not intrusive. The overall atmosphere is casual, giving it a real neighborhood restaurant feel. The wine list is decent and very reasonably priced. And it's one of those increasingly rare restaurants where you can actually carry on a conversation!

  • Visited May 2014
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California
Level 6 Contributor
625 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Indian today, why not?!”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Came in thinking we might do the buffet lunch deal but ordered off the menu instead. Very tasty food, not too spicy, and ok sized portions. Veggie pakora appetizer, ya dori chicken, veggie Marsala and lamb korma. Good service, friendly staff, steady stream of customers.

  • Visited May 2014
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oakland
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Enjoyed it, Average Good Indian Food”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Not a knowledgeable Indian food consumer, but the food was good, tasty, and reasonably priced. I would return. Others might give it four stars, but I think a restaurant that is reasonably good is average.

Visited December 2012
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los angeles
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Not as good as before”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

I don't know whether they have changed chefs but the food this time was extremely disappointing. Previously I have been impressed with the quality of the food but this time it was just blah. In addition the service was slow and unattentive and they even forgot to bring part of our order. Will give it another try in a month or so as I have had such good experiences in the past and it may have been an off night.

  • Visited August 2012
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