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The 10 Best Indian Restaurants In Berkeley

Updated: October 6, 2021

Starving for samosas and dal? Head to these Berkeley Restaurants for the best Indian in town. After analyzing millions of reviews from top sites we can say that these are Berkeley’s best Indian restaurants. Can’t decide what to try? Why not opt for Thali washed down with lassi. Find the best Indian options here.

Find the perfect Indian restaurant

Vik's Chaat

Indian, $$, BerkeleyIndian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best Indian spots in Berkeley

    Hoodline
  • TimeOut

    The best Indian restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area

    TimeOut

Ajanta

Indian, $$, BerkeleyIndian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    Best Indian Food in San Francisco/Bay Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • TimeOut

    The best Indian restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area

    TimeOut

Tigerlily Berkeley

Indian, $$, BerkeleyIndian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    Best Indian Food in San Francisco/Bay Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Zagat

    Best Indian in Oakland/Berkeley

    Zagat

Udupi Palace

Indian, $$, Downown BerkeleyIndian, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best Indian spots in Berkeley

    Hoodline
  • Zagat

    Best Indian in Oakland/Berkeley

    Zagat

JotMahal Palace of Indian Cuisine

Indian, $$, BerkeleyIndian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best Indian spots in Berkeley

    Hoodline

Mount Everest Restaurant

Indian, $$, BerkeleyIndian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

East Bay Spice Company

Indian, $$, Downown BerkeleyIndian, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Food52

    10 Delicious Reasons Berkeley Belongs On Your Bucket List

    Food52
  • Eater

    Where to Eat and Drink in Downtown Berkeley

    Eater

Punjabi Dhaba

Indian, BerkeleyIndianBerkeley
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Himalayan Tandoori & Curry House

Indian, $$, BerkeleyIndian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Taste of the Himalayas

Asian, $$, BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best Indian spots in Berkeley

    Hoodline

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best Indian restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 28808 Berkeley restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Berkeley restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater, Food52 and Hoodline had to say – and applied our boam magic. Don’t bother looking for Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Downtown Berkeley, Food52 - 10 Delicious Reasons Berkeley Belongs On Your Bucket List and Hoodline - The 5 best Indian spots in Berkeleywe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy chicken makhanwalla with Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    For an elevated experience, pair your chicken makhanwalla with Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This combination works particularly well because this white wine harmonises with the dish.


  • The perfect match for tandoori-roasted meat

    Experts suggest pairing a tandoori-roasted meat with a glass of Riesling, a popular white wine.


Factoids

  • A typical drink from India

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional drinks in India, haldi doodh is a favorite choice across the country, often prepared with turmeric, milk, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves, allspice.

Parking in the area

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Berkeley. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Indian spot.

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