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Batika India Bistro - Novato

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868 Grant Ave, Novato, CA 94945-7017 (Machin Ave.)
+1 415-895-5757
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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Novato, California
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best Indian restaurants I've been to - they have a beautiful lunch buffet, but it's dinner time at this place that is very special - try the kabob!

Thank Coree C
Lahaina, Hawaii
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333 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The food at the lunch buffet is fresh and very tasty. The coconut chicken curry, butter chicken, and tandoori chicken are all very good. My favorite was the mixed lentils with some of their very tasty sauces. The chai is also very good. The servers are friendly. The lunch buffet shuts down promptly at 2:30.

Thank MOG808
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

When it's good, it's really good, but I find it to be a hit or miss. I love curry but just haven't found my favorite there. The Tandoori chicken, is usually quite good but not the best I've eaten. This place is small, doesn't have a full bar, so I usually get my food to go.

Thank tosk
Kirkland, Washington, United States
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Very good Indian food. Bear in mind that spicy means Spicy! Love their curry's and Rhogan Josh. Highly recommended!

Thank Matt V
Seattle, WA
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Unlike some Indian restaurants' buffet, this one is healthy, appealing, and well spiced. The selections include the usual salad, pakoras, dal soup, rice, vegetarian dishes, and chicken and fish, plus dessert. Fresh naan bread is brought to the table. The service is quick and unobtrusive, and the atmosphere both indoors and outdoors is relaxed and social. We have already come... More 

Thank minimuffinlover
Novato, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place has great Indian food!! It is a very small restaurant and can get really busy. They have a buffet lunch for a great price and lots of different varieties of food. Their food always tastes fresh and the servers are very friendly!

Thank bctabby
California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It was my first time. Didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised at the ambience, delicious dishes with generous portions and attentive service.I definitely recommend Batika Bistro, and will visit again. Atari Eggplant was one of the best eggplant curry I have tasted. This place is worth supporting.

Thank Ajit M
San Francisco, California
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I go here for lunch during the week and brunch on the weekend. The food is simple but good. If you like Indian food you will like Batika.

2 Thank Gymbunni63
Benicia, California
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

1. Service was very good. the waiter was very detailed and enquired at the right moments. 2. I liked the Himalayan ambiance of the restaurant. 3. food tastes are okay. Not enough spicy to my taste. 4. The Gajar ka Halwa in the desserts was horrible. However Kheer and Gulab jamuns were awesome! 5. Try Kulfi in the desserts, it's... More 

Thank Ruplogin
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207 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

The masalas are delicious, with a good consistency, and hearty. The patio setting was very nice, in the early evening. Great meal!

Thank David J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 868 Grant Ave, Novato, CA 94945-7017
    (Machin Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Novato
  • Phone Number: +1 415-895-5757

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?