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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%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (13 reviews)
“tasting menu” (7 reviews)
“chicken chaat” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2309
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We thought it was ok. The service was good, manager kind. The place is clean and comfortable. I had a kofta lunch, and it w as like a puree of vegetables, with some Indian flavor. My husband had chicken and had the same puree as...More

Thank Veronica F
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Ajanta is one of our favorite special occasion restaurants. We used to order a la carte but it's difficult to pass up the delicious and varied tasting menu. The tasting menu requires a minimum of 2 people ordering the same tasting menu. We prefer the...More

Thank jdc8mbc
Reviewed 3 December 2017

My wife and I ate at Ajanta in November, and we had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal. The place has a warm atmosphere with a fantastically friendly staff. What intrigued me about the restaurant is that they had food from the different regions...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Love the food. Always order too much food, but the menu has such great unusual and scrumptious offerings. Eat family style so we can try more things. Oh, the cook book perfectly understandable but too much work, hours of cooking. Street parking hard to find.

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 4 October 2017

During our visit we ordered the Chicken Bafat Curry and the Kashmiri Chicken. Both were good, but the bafat curry was definitely better. Each dish comes with basmati rice, naan, mango chutney, carrot pickles and hot pickles. The service was friendly and swift, and the...More

Thank PeanutButters
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Everything about Ajanta is charming: the neighborhood, the staff, the décor, the food presentation - everything! Three of us shared an appetizer and three entrees. Two would have been enough, but there were so many things we wanted to try; just choosing three was a...More

Thank CMPofCharleston
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I recently visited Ajanta with family for a birthday celebration. We had heard great things, and were not let down by the food. Everything was incredibly well done. The service, however, was startlingly poor. We never had a consistent server, with a different person greeting...More

Thank Mawifo
Reviewed 3 July 2017 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 30 June 2017 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
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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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