Ajanta may be the most popular Indian restaurant in Berkeley. In the dining room, chandelier light bounces gracefully off carved woodwork and reproductions of the famous Ajanta cave temple murals. The curries and tandooris are great but the regional specialties that appear on a monthly rotating basis are the real draw. Try the Chettinad gosht a braised lamb with tamarind, coconut and coriander.
This restaurant specializes in east Indian meals. Expect the average entrée to cost $8 to $12, and you`ll be appropriate if dressed casual.
Atmosphere: Table talk is no problem here - noise level is unobtrusive.
Eating & Drinking: Open for lunch and dinner.
Details to Note: Reservations are accepted. Carryout is available.
Ways to Pay: Cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club
Hours of Operation: Everyday 11:30a-2:30p, 5:30-9:30p, Closed on Thursdays anksgiving and christmas