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Janta India Cuisine

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369 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1431
+1 650-462-5903
17:00 - 21:30
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New Delhi, India
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

As a lover of Indian Vegetarian Food, I decided to try the lunch buffet today and called to check on the menu and a lady told me they had mutter paneer, dal makhani, chole, alu matar, samosa, etc in vegetarian section. I thought that was good and I decided to come to the restaurant and reached around 12:45 PM. There... More 

Thank happyleo123
Woodside, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

My wife and I had a sudden Indian food withdrawal . We were very happy with the very good choices of food that fit our tastes. The spices were just right followed by their very good masala tea. The family run place also appeal to us. We will go back in a pinch.

Thank Lim880
Palo Alto, California
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very nice family type atmosphere. Excellent food, personal service. You won't regret having dinner here.

Thank Brenton h
Palo Alto, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

My family has been going to Janta for several years because the food is healthy and delicious and they are kid friendly. It's always nice to see a family working together, Mother, Father and sons. From the breads to the curries, the right amount of spice brings out the balance between the ingredients. For Indian food, this is our place... More 

Thank joannpottberg
San Jose, California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Sometimes I want the glitz of Amber India in Mt. View, its high-end gourmet offerings, its lavish dining rooms, its super-attentive wait staff, and I'm willing to pay for it. Other times I'm drawn to the sweet simplicity of Janta, a downtown Palo Alto Indian offering that is as satisfying as Amber but on other levels. This is a very... More 

Thank 198maribethh
San Francisco
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We went to a business dinner here and the owner was serving us, she was quite unfriendly and unhelpful worth the dinner choices. After waiting to order, we had to wait more than half an hour for our food to come out (there was only one other party in the whole restaurant, so it wasn't as if it was crowded... More 

Thank sherlock1954
San Diego
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

It's been hot in Palo Alto and a small venue with no air conditioning is not a good choice. The service was very slow, exacerbating the heat issue. The food itself was perfectly OK Indian cuisine, with some well balanced hits (peas and mushrooms in curry) and some misses (garlic on the garlic naan was raw). Reasonable prices. We ordered... More 

Thank ChadH
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326 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2012

Have eaten here before and enjoyed the experience. The food is pretty good Indian. However, they now have ordering devices on the tables and the only service is delivery of food. Feels much like an automat. Won't be returning. Like the atmosphere, most everything else about it. Too bad the staff is so indifferent now. We ate between 6 and... More 

Thank VTLongTimeTraveler
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2012

Being not too familiar with Indian regional cuisine, but having eaten at various Indian restaurants in various cities, Janta seems to be the most authentic because it's not 'watered down' Indian food. Where it's supposed to be spicy, it's 'hot' and the profusion of flavors in their dishes makes me think this is the real deal! Also, it is family... More 

Thank TataPaloAlto
San Francisco, California
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140 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2011

I had the buffet. The place is a bit small. They also have a bit of vegetables and a couple of sweets. It's one of those typical Indian restaurant that serves buffet in the USA

Thank MustLoveTruffle

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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  • Address: 369 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-462-5903

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?