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The 10 Best Indian Restaurants Near El Cerrito

Updated: October 6, 2021

Feeling spicy? Then it’s time to eat butter chicken and naan bread from these top Indian restaurants in El Cerrito. After analyzing millions of reviews from top sites we can say that these are El Cerrito’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.

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Tashi Delek Cuisine

Asian, $$, El CerritoAsian, $$El Cerrito
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

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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, $$, BerkeleyIndian, $$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, $$, BerkeleyIndian, $$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

Vegan N' Chicken

Pakistani, $$, El SobrantePakistani, $$El Sobrante
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We analyzed 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Eater, Food52 and Hoodline, 28808 El Cerrito restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like 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 Berkeley. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Chardonnay and butter chicken


    butter chicken needs a partner to dance with. Seeing as it’s so mild, creamy and buttery, a nice drink to have with it is a Chardonnay. The tasty white wine, with its fruit, will really compliment your meal.

  • Pair saffron lassi with prawn curry

    When considering what goes best with prawn curry, we recommend a glass of saffron lassi, it truly complements the dish as it cools the palate between bites.


  • The best drink pairing for green sauce palak paneer

    Knowing what to pair with green sauce palak paneer can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chenin Blanc. This, dry, white wine balances the herbaceous green sauce palak paneer.

Did you know?

  • The first ever chicken tikka masala

    chicken tikka masala has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from The United Kingdom. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

  • 33,839 pounds of curry

    The chefs of holds the world record for making the curry, an impressive feat considering its weight of 33,839 pounds.

  • A priceless experience

    Does $2,584 sound like a lot to you? Well that’s what the most expensive curry will cost you at Bombay Brasserie.

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