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Cafe Raj

1158 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1639
+1 510-524-5667
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
12 Oct 2016
“Great food, well-priced”
14 Jan 2017
“Average North Indian Cuisine”
Opens in 11 min
All hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1158 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1639
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Nothing special here except the very attentive service. Food was OK, but not much different than the dozens of other Indian restaurants in Albany and Berkeley. Very affordable. Convivial.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food was fine, nothing spectacular. Server was somewhat attentive... never refilled my water. After we were done there were 2 tables occupied and no server to be found to pay. I waited a while and finally... I had to get up and go pay...More

Thank 745CatherineK
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The food is consistently good and the casual atmosphere makes for a lowkey dining option. (The ambiance is "unassuming", but if you want a comfier dining experience, you can do take-out.) The prices are very reasonable and it works for dinner or lunch.

Thank kzmckeown
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I went here with friends when we couldn't get into our #1 choice. The food was okay, but I've had better Indian food in the Berkeley area. At the end of the dinner I saw a large white mouse or rat scramble across the floor...More

Thank VAnne510
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

They serve Northern Indian and Pakistan food and it is always tasty. Vegetarian dishes are plentiful and the beer cold and tasty. You can never go wrong at Cafe Raj.

Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed 18 December 2014

I have to say we came here due to our favorite place is Berkeley closing. We thought we were toigh and ordered " the spiciest you can make it " . Let me tell you what a mistake, lol ! We have been back since...More

Reviewed 7 November 2014

I tried this place and the food was good but it didn't agree with me later. The restaurant is small but nice. I don't eat Indian food often so maybe the spices were too much.

Thank Brandi O
Reviewed 29 October 2014

If you like home cooked Indian Cuisine, Cafe Raj is for you. The food is authentic and taste heavenly and when you receive your bill, you'll be pleasantly surprised. It is really inexpensive. The atmosphere is joyful and the service is outstanding. My husband and...More

Thank Sylvia F
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Friendly service, great food, large portions, and reasonably priced. The dishes are authentic Punjabi and Pakistani, and there's a wide range to select from on the menu. Everything is cooked fresh, and they let you choose your spice level when you order. I come especially...More

Thank Avid D
Reviewed 1 October 2014

We wanted to love Cafe Raj, and would happily have settled for "like". We enjoy Indian food frequently and this place is within walking distance. But the food was really disappointing - bland, virtually identical neon yellow sauce on three very different entrees. Service was......More

Thank sundogg99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:45
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1158 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1639
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-524-5667
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