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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 good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (5 reviews)
“mango sorbet” (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 25 September 2014

Great Indian food with a kind of nouvelle cuisine feel to it. Certainly not your everyday Indian fare. Everything is fantastically fresh and tasty. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu and my teenage daughters are still talking about it. Service was attentive but discreet. If...More

Thank C W
Reviewed 11 September 2014

This is a little more elegant than most Indian restuarants in Berkeley....they even used linens at lunch! Ordered from an extensive menu and enjoyed everything with cordial quick service.

Thank palmetto36
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Ajanta is a wonderful restaurant. The food is really delicious. The best Indian food I've ever had. Yum yum yum. And the physical space is beautiful too. Its my favorite restaurant.

Thank MuffetMardi
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Ajanta has interesting, fresh and dependably delicious Indian fare every time. They always have fish which is invariably good, and there are enough chicken, meat and vegetarian choices to please discerning palates and children alike.

Thank plscottie
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Authentic Indian cuisine at good prices. Several good Indian beers to choose from. Service was excellent.

Thank neverflyguy
Reviewed 14 May 2014

You know it's a good sign, when there are lots of tables of Indian people eating at the same Indian restaurant you have reservations for : ) Especially in a town with a lot of Indian restaurants! The food here was really good and there...More

Thank thewindatourfeet
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Great Indian food, service can be off the mark at times but food is on the mark. I'm a vegan which this have a good amount of dishes that work well for me.

Thank Gregorymayfield
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Sorry, Ajanta I really, really wanted to love you too but I am just not getting what the fuss is about! We first visited because of the positive reviews with a group of 8 and all decided it was a very average experience. Bought the...More

Thank 5exiles
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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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