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Ajanta Distinctive Indian Cuisine

1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309
+1 510-526-4373
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“tasting menu” (5 reviews)
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1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

I visited Ajanta twice for dinner with 2 different sets of friends. The first night (my first visit ever to the restaurant), I arrived with 2 friends. We were pleased to see the restaurant busy even on a Tuesday night and were seated at a...More

Thank happyinboston
Reviewed 17 December 2013

One of the best choices for Indian food in the East Bay, served in a small, pleasant and reasonably quiet - you can hold a conversation - dining room of this popular restaurant which has been here for decades. Reservations are essential (we were here...More

Thank BerkeleyJohn
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We were recommend this restaurant by a friend. When we walked in, we discovered that the inside of the restaurant was quite small but a lot of the tables were full of people, including folks of Indian ethnicity. So we thought, hmm, the food has...More

1  Thank budakSFO
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Best Indian food in Berkeley. Excellent monthly specials as well as their staples. Never have had a bad meal here.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I am fortunate to live a few minutes from Ajanta. It is my go-to place to meet friends for lunch. The Tandoori Salmon -- made with wild Alaska salmon -- is absolutely delicious. The service is always excellent and friendly. Give it a try.

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Regional Indian cooking in a very pleasant setting is what sets Ajanta apart. Moderate prices and good service also contribute to the successful formula. You can actually have a conversation here ...... and the food is worth talking about. You can ask for a particular...More

Thank fritos4me
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We truly expected more after having read other Tripadvisor evaluations. The restaurant in itself is quite nice and the service very polite, but let's face it, when you go out for a curry you want the taste of good indian cuisine, and I'm afraid Ajanta...More

Thank Ezechiele70
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Food was pleasantly flavored but nothing special. We were a party of 4 and each rred a dish to share. The chicken dish was great with a cilantro sauce, but the lamb curry was bland. The lamb kebabs were overcooked and the fish just so-so....More

Thank Zonie98
Reviewed 20 August 2013

If you're looking for high-end Indian food in Berkeley, this is the place. The decor is attractive, service good, restaurant is spotlessly clean. Service was polite, although we had the sense that plates were cleared too quickly. Of course, you go to a restaurant for...More

Thank Herman M
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We stopped at Ajanta while visiting Berkeley based on its excellent reviews and a hankering for Indian cuisine. While the menu certainly contains some inventive menu selections, the service and even the much-vaunted food did not dazzle. The original eggplant dish (as part of reasonably...More

Thank Brain_bleed_md
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
  • E-mail