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‘If Indian food in the East Bay gets any better than this, we haven’t found it’.
— Diablo Magazine
“One of my favorite places to eat, hands down.”

“This has to be one of my favorite places to eat in Northern California.”

“I absolutely cannot recommend it enough to people.”
— Yelp Reviewers

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“Charming” chef-owner Lachu Moorjani “takes Indian cuisine to a whole new level” at this “one-of-a-kind” “white-tablecloth” spot catering to “Berkeley sensitivities” with an “imaginative changing menu” of “mostly organic” “regional and seasonal” dishes paired with a “very good local wine list”; though “pricey by student standards”, the “sumptuous” room and “ever-so-friendly” staff ensure that a meal here is “head and shoulders above” the rest.
— Zagat
Ajanta on popular Solano Avenue in Berkeley has been open for almost twenty years serving amazing Indian Cuisine. They have also been a Green certified business since 2004. The colorful yet serene atmosphere includes décor that features large bold Indian Art inspired by the Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra India and light Indian background music. There is a low noise level, as the tables are nicely spaced and the interesting ceiling art lighting defuses the sounds. The cuisine is healthier and lighter than most Indian Cuisine, as they use locally sourced and mostly organic seasonally fresh and natural ingredients
— San Francisco Examiner