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Ajanta Distinctive Indian Cuisine

1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309
+1 510-526-4373
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (11 reviews)
“mango sorbet” (2 reviews)
“naan” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about Ajanta is charming: the neighborhood, the staff, the décor, the food presentation - everything! Three of us shared an appetizer and three entrees. Two would have been enough, but there were so many things we wanted to try; just choosing three was a...More

Thank CMPofCharleston
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I recently visited Ajanta with family for a birthday celebration. We had heard great things, and were not let down by the food. Everything was incredibly well done. The service, however, was startlingly poor. We never had a consistent server, with a different person greeting...More

Thank Mawifo
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant after our favorite Chinese was closed. Thanks to trip advisor we walked down the street to Ajanta Indian restaurant for a very good meal. The eggplant was a little disappointing but other dishes were very flavorful.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The food here is delicious with lovely presentation. It also is served surprisingly fast! The service is smooth and professional, always there to quietly assist the diner. The only downsides are limited ambiance and a very limited wine list. That being said, I don't dine...More

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We have eaten there several times and the food has been consistently good. Casual dining at a great price. Large variety and they let you choose spiciness of your food. The free Naan is fresh and flavorful. Plus they give you three different Indian condiments...More

Thank Visitingsandiego
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A cut above most Indian restaurants. Ask about the specials as they change often and are outstanding.

Thank K P
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We have gone to Ajanta since it first opened. When Lachu Moorjani was the owner, his modest grace, culinary skills, and visual sense created an unbeatable restaurant. Now that it has changed hands, the standards have remained high. We went there last night for my...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I was here for a dinner. The menu is fairly standard, but the ingredients were thoughtfully selected, mostly organic. The flavor was intense in the way you'd expect Indian food to be. Not at all take-out run-of-the-mill flavour. I had cardamon sorbet for desert, which...More

Thank floatinweed
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is the best Indian restaurant in the Bay Area and one of the best restaurants in Berkeley. The food is fresh, impeccably prepared and authentic. Service is likewise impeccable, but one night a waiter was so captivated by my 2-year old granddaughter that he...More

Thank Robb1n419
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Ownership has changed, and there has been a drop-off in customers and quality, but it is still very good and the prices are unbeatable. The dining room is white table-cloth elegant, service is gracious and attentive without being intrusive and the menu is expansive. Lunch...More

Thank Linda Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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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