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Zaika Indian Cuisine

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5123 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-4620
+1 661-836-0100
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was self made and very well prepared. The service was excellent. Many Indians eat there too. Highly recommended!

Thank freddyschenk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

What a lucky find! Staff attentive check, ambience was nice with cloth napkins. Food was of amazing quality and after 5 days of pretty crappy food this was a real treat! I recommend the butter chicken but all options chosen were tasty, well presented and in ample supply. Vegetarian options were also plentiful. If you are going through Bakersfield you... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Bakersfield has a large Indian population and they all eat here. Good vegetarian choices. Favorite local place

Thank Tdhalldds
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is such a great restaurant! M-F lunch time is the perfect place to take Indian Food "newbies". They offer a great buffet with all of the staples at a very inexpensive price. You can also order off the menu. The China Masala is sooooo good - and when you say spicy, it means SPICY! There is a full bar... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Good for vegetarians. About two miles off Highway 99 so it was convenient for my road trip. Dinner servings large enough that I took enough home for a second meal.

Thank Doug H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Delicious Tandoor, the Pulao Rice is wonderful, the Pirata bread is addictive, and the Dahl is freshly made. Compliment an already delicious meal that is both more than sufficient and reasonably priced, with the courtesy of the staff, management and the chef; and it is like its own mini-vacation spot. Do not hesitate to take advantage of the buffet. You... More 

Thank BarrysBuddy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Been here quite a few times now and each time food has yet to disappoint. Must be good if husband likes it and he's well traveled. Warm and clean atmosphere with friendly and attentive staff. Good for friends and family. Little cramp but quaint for small restaurant. Lunch buffet is pretty good as well. Would definitely return again soon as... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Food was good, though not the best Indian food you can eat, but probably one of the better local options. They offer a dinner buffet (not easy to find in Indian restaurants) with decent veg and non-veg selection and decent ambiance. They are kid friendly as well.

Thank seharmd
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

average atmosphere wise , reached at lunch buffet. Average preparation , nothing special , except accomodation , nice people .. Average for for average price . nothing t standing out

Thank p d
League City, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Was invited to dinner by my customers. It is served family style and everything I tried was very good.

Thank Jeff R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5123 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-4620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-836-0100
SERVING LUNCH BUFFET ( ALL YOU CAN EAT ) EVERYDAY FROM 11AM TO 3PM.Open every day from 11Am to 9PM, Friday & Saturday till 10PM. We specialize in North Indian food and also make some special South Indian dishes like Dosa and Idli.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?