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Swad Indian Cuisine

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3602 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-3712
+1 925-962-9575
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
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17:00 - 00:00
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107 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner twice with other couples at Swad within two weeks. In both cases we found our choices excellent and the service very good. This is not fine dining but very good Indian cuisine in a casual setting. The servers in both cases did a fine job. We will return again.

Thank keninakayak
Lafayette, California
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I have eaten at Swad multiple times, both at the former location on Mt. Diablo Blvd, and the new location on Moraga Road. The restaurant is not the same since moving to Moraga Road. Food quality and preparation has gone downhill, yet the prices have gone up. On a recent visit the Tikka Masala was thin and warm, the rice... More 

Thank markltennis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our family LOVES Swad. We've tried so many other Indian restaurants, from Berkeley to Walnut Creek ... but Swad wins, hands-down. Never had anything there we don't like. I agree the new location (960 Moraga Road, just a few blocks from the original location) is not as nice as the first spot; I think they must have been paying through... More 

Thank Sarahmlee44
Lafayette, California
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Swad was so much better at the other location on Mt. Diablo boulevard. I know that they have only been at this location for approximately 6 months, but they seem to have a problem. Service was slow, and the kitchen was overwhelmed. The food quality was not as expected, and it was served luke warm, not hot.

Thank markltennis
United States
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110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Tried the lunch buffet it was ok. They don't have a lot of kind of food over there. Some foods are good and some just ok. Service was good and fast.

Thank Tina B
Orinda, California
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436 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We had a wonderful dinner here....all the traditional offerings. Lots of vegetarian ones too. The food was prepared well, was hot, and had a few nice simple wine offerings. DELICIOUS.

Thank Kesslane
Bay Area, CA
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I previously enjoyed Swad at the old location. When we heard they were moving we thought it was to expand. The new location is an absolute bust. Parking is more difficult, the seats are closer together and there is no ventilation. It was hot as Calcutta in the summer in there. Why the big move and the... More 

Thank FamilyOuting
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200 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We've always thought Swad had the best Indian food around, and their new location hasn't changed that opinion. We always order the tandoori chicken & baked eggplant. The chicken is reliably moist and tasty. The eggplant is my favorite, & I highly recommend it. We order it medium hot, but you can also order everything mild or hot. Naan is... More 

Thank Sherry S
Lafayette, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Food was good, not great, but the restaurant suffers from lack of any ventilation. On a rather cool summer night it was sweltering and overwhelmed by the kitchen odors. Perhaps it might be better on a cold winter night.

Thank nicelady2016
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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102 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We had a buffet lunch here today and I must say that I did not come away feeling too good about my country's cuisine. The restaurant was fairly crowded, some people were even waiting for a table. The owner/manager (not sure) was quite friendly and seemed to know some of the customers from before. That speaks well about the place,... More 

Thank Motumotu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3602 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-3712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 925-962-9575

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