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1902 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1024
+1 510-845-1431
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had Chole Bhature, and it was great to have this in Berkeley. I would say, not very good but still happy that I was able to something like this here. Also tried Paani Puri which was also great 😀

1 Thank vikknp
Turlock, California, United States
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218 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The wife and I wanted a quick lunch after the Berkeley half marathon, and this place really hit the spot! The food was fresh and authentic and we both learned a few things regarding new items on the menu to try next time. This place definitely has a lot of new things that you have never heard of if you... More 

Thank William L
Reston, VA, USA
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

My daughter and I shared a bhel puri and chole bhaturey for dinner. Both preparation were quick and served courteously. The bhel was just so-so. The bhatura was decidedly oily and seemed to have been fried in cold oil. We took an extra bhatura with a request for it being not oily, but it was exactly the same as before... More 

Thank Travelwealthynwise
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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322 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The workers over at Fidelity investments told us about this place where they often lunch in the neighborhood of the university. Simple take-out sort of counter in the back, plenty of tables and a few booths - not much to look at - BUT, the food! I had a lamb curry dinner (also available a la carte) with lentils, rice,... More 

Thank BeastiePV
Bordeaux, France
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Chaat Cafe is simply the best: -the staff is super nice & caring (I've been offered a free lassi just because I was a regular customer!) -the food is de-li-cious! You have choice and yet everytime you try a new thing, it seems it's the best food you've ever had (not to overreact or anything...) -it's a good way to... More 

Thank Deb-et-Mad
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015

The most awesome chaat, kebabs and pani puri ( gol Gappas) I have ever tasted in USA. Me and my hubby really enjoyed them. The staff was very friendly. The service was awesome and on time and the food was very fresh and well cooked! Had a great lunch!

1 Thank SadafS769
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2014

We are regulars for this location.Excellent Fesh Halal Food for a reasonable price.Service is great.We love their Tandoori Chicken Sandwich and chat.

Thank Aziz A
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

We found this place by chance. They make fresh naan. We got a grill plate and recommended to get a teriyaki dip next to it. It was delicious. The naan came also with garlic.

Thank Sinem T
Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Adjacent to a market, this is not a 'fancy' restaurant with servers or tablecloths. It is clean, offers interesting food and taste great! Wish there is in my home town...

Thank fromAmonHen
Bend, Oregon
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

This was recommended to us by friends - the salmon wrap was YUMMMMMMY! They also suggested we get the tandoori chicken - another YUMMMMMY plate! Wish we lived in the Bay Area - we'd eat here a lot!!

Thank MKing614

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1902 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-1431

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?