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Cafe Raj

1158 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1639
+1 510-524-5667
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
2 weeks ago
“Big Portions”
9 Aug 2017
“Fantastic ”
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1158 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1639
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was great. We were craving Indian food and we happened upon this one. The portions were huge, the food was delicious, and the servers were friendly. They even gave us extra rice pudding!

Thank Joey S
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It was great that they actually honored my request for "not spicy" which admittedly is a tall order in an Indian restaurant! I ordered the dahl then noticed the table card for the brussels sprouts dish so I ordered that to go. Both were fabulous...More

Thank 650to805in2013
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Amazing Cali-Indian food. It's Indian food with high quality ingredients. I've been coming to Cafe Raj for 8 years now and they have never let me down.

Thank Gabriel V
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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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