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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 good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (13 reviews)
“tasting menu” (7 reviews)
“chicken chaat” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309
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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

1  Thank jdc8mbc
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Legitimate indian food and place, great experience. The food blew my mind, so many flavors very well combined. Great for vegetarians, so many good options. The waiters are attentive and friendly too. I'd come back every time I'm in Berkeley.

Thank Lucas M
Reviewed 18 November 2016

went with my wife as we looked for fine Indian food and in "TripAdvisor" we found recommendations. actually it was better than the 4.5 stars in the site and I gave it a 5 stars. the food was very good, the service better than usual...More

Thank Shaikidon
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Nice location. Went for dinner. Indian waiters good ambience but not do good food as read. Taste of food is below average.

Thank Pawan G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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