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Ajanta Distinctive Indian Cuisine

1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309
+1 510-526-4373
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (11 reviews)
“tasting menu” (5 reviews)
“mango sorbet” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00All hours
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 5 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
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Went two nights ago and had a variety of dishes including a cold chicken appetizer that was very tasty (would be too pungent for a main course) and a plate of four scallops that were fresh and perfectly cooked and spiced. We also tried a...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Ajanta is our favorite Berkeley Indian restaurant, our go-to place for special occasions and whenever we have a hankering for Indian food. The tandoori lamb chops and tandoori fish are our favorite dishes among many other delicious offerings such as green curry fish, mangalore chicken...More

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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
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