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Zaika Indian Cuisine

5123 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309
+1 661-836-0100
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“masala” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“lunch buffet” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5123 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

The lunch buffet was very tasty with many dishes to choose from, including quite a few vegetarian options. I had some questions of some of the ingredients in various dishes. The staff and even the chef came out to answer all my question.

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I am an Indian food fan, I used to go to zaika, either for open buffet or for a dinner. The food is good but I always felt that there is a fishy taste in the food but the spices always covered that. Till I...More

Thank Hany G
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The food was self made and very well prepared. The service was excellent. Many Indians eat there too. Highly recommended!

1  Thank freddyschenk
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

What a lucky find! Staff attentive check, ambience was nice with cloth napkins. Food was of amazing quality and after 5 days of pretty crappy food this was a real treat! I recommend the butter chicken but all options chosen were tasty, well presented and...More

2  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Bakersfield has a large Indian population and they all eat here. Good vegetarian choices. Favorite local place

1  Thank Tdhalldds
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is such a great restaurant! M-F lunch time is the perfect place to take Indian Food "newbies". They offer a great buffet with all of the staples at a very inexpensive price. You can also order off the menu. The China Masala is sooooo...More

1  Thank rockshaun
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Good for vegetarians. About two miles off Highway 99 so it was convenient for my road trip. Dinner servings large enough that I took enough home for a second meal.

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Delicious Tandoor, the Pulao Rice is wonderful, the Pirata bread is addictive, and the Dahl is freshly made. Compliment an already delicious meal that is both more than sufficient and reasonably priced, with the courtesy of the staff, management and the chef; and it is...More

Thank BarrysBuddy
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Been here quite a few times now and each time food has yet to disappoint. Must be good if husband likes it and he's well traveled. Warm and clean atmosphere with friendly and attentive staff. Good for friends and family. Little cramp but quaint for...More

Thank Ahyiweewee
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Food was good, though not the best Indian food you can eat, but probably one of the better local options. They offer a dinner buffet (not easy to find in Indian restaurants) with decent veg and non-veg selection and decent ambiance. They are kid friendly...More

Thank seharmd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5123 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-836-0100
  • E-mail
SERVING LUNCH BUFFET ( ALL YOU CAN EAT ) EVERYDAY FROM 11AM TO 3PM.Open every day from 11Am to 9PM, Friday & Saturday till 10PM. We specialize in North Indian food and also make some special South Indian dishes like Dosa and Idli.
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