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Ajanta Distinctive Indian Cuisine

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1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309 (The Alameda)
+1 510-526-4373
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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El Cerrito, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The food at Ajanta is delicious. Many dishes are always available, but they change some dishes with the seasons. As you would expect at an Indian restaurant, they have a number of vegetarian options. The service is usually good, but the last time we were there it was outstanding. They were very gracious when one of us was delayed by... More 

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Reston, VA, USA
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We took a host to Ajanta, because she said it was the best restaurant in town, and she being local, we went along with her selection. She mentioned that the decor seems to have changed and we explained to her the significance of the ancient paintings. Undoubtedly it is a fine dining place. For lunch they have "specials" but not... More 

Thank Travelwealthynwise
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

its one of the best restaurant in the san francisco bay area, have tasted their changing menu every month , u never get fed up visiting this place because theirs something new every month

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We adore Ajanta. When we lived in the Bay Area, we would eat there several times a month. I love how the menu changes monthly and offers such a wide array of dishes from the many regions of India. Everything is excellent and freshly prepared, with lots of flavorful but not necessarily hot spices (although they can definitely ramp up... More 

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We were greeted by a surly, male host who seemed both surprised and bothered we had turned up for our 7pm reservation. The ambiance is lacking despite its location and exterior appearance which offered hope. Our server was kind, friendly, and attentive. However, I did ask for an 8 out of 10 on a genuine spice/heat level. I assured the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

It was a Saturday excursion and walk up and down Solano Avenue with my wife to see what was new since our last serious food hunt in this area, which had been several years ago. There were many changes. In general, Solano Avenue is a good destination if you are hunting for an interesting lunch or dinner. We had gone... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

It's a bit of a challenge finding Ajanta on Tripadvisor, since it doesn't come up when I search on Indian restaurants in Berkeley (the name on their receipt is simply Ajanta Restaurant). But if you're with someone in the know, you won't have any trouble: the food at Ajanta by any other name would still be just as tasty. We... More 

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Berkeley, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Happily, my office is on the same street as Ajanta. Great food. Constantly changing their specials. Dishes are from all parts of the country. Can't go wrong. Fresh, organic and delicious!!

Thank UncleChuckles
corrales nm
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Three hours later, with a bad taste in our mouths we’re on a calculator trying to figure out Just how much we overpayed. What was once a favorite place just turned into an avoidable bad memory, if only our waiter had recognized a regular customer, and not responded to a mistake on the check with, I can’t overide the computer.... More 

Thank BobKanegis
Zurich, Switzerland
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173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

This Indian restaurant is a little bit pricier, but it’s worth every dollar. The white tablecloths and the charming inside make a wonderful ambience. The four of us had a reservation (recommended!) and were seated at a very special table in a corner, where three of us faced the other person. This was a little bit awkward at the beginning,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?