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Khana Peena

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1889 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306
+1 510-528-2519
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This might have been the worst Indian buffet I’ve ever had. Many years ago, I had been warned off Khana Peena, especially because Ajanta, one of Berkeley’s best Indian restaurants, is directly across the street. But I was craving an Indian buffet, especially a couple pieces of tandoori chicken, a staple of Indian buffets. I was the first person there... More 

Thank hatetoflySFbayArea
Berkeley, CA
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Given my family has been regularly going to KP since it open on Solano Ave, I hate having to write this review. But it's the only way to let KP know: WE NOTICE. Gone is the best Indian food in Nor Cal, with made to order everything...fluffy, delicate nan, and a variety of complex entrees delivered fresh and sizzling to... More 

Thank dhtchk
Concord, California
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278 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a very nicely appointed Indian restaurant at the upper end of Solano Avenue in Berkeley. The first thing we noticed was that their appetizers for very fresh: nice papadums, not too salty. I had the Chana Masala, excellent. My husband had the Roasted Tandoori Vegetables. They were good, but he complained of not having enough sauce The nan... More 

Thank N_skier
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I used to live in El Cerrito which is nearby to this restaurant. It was one of my go to Indian restaurants, though there are several over very good ones as well. I hadn't been there in years and had grown to like the one across the street better. But my friend insisted we go there for the chicken tikka... More 

Thank Paolo F
Berkeley, California
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a very nice place in a good location. I thought it was pretty pricey, though. I've been back since and have trouble having dinner for less than $60 for two people. Good Indian food. Reasonable service.

Thank desertsage55
Berkeley, California
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is my go-to Indian restaurant in Berkeley as it had a great atmosphere/decor, friendly waiters and great Indian food.

Thank VAnne510
Pleasanton, California
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190 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Nice restaurant with an outdoor seating. They offer in their menu dinner or a la cart portions. Dinner comes with rice, lentils or garbanzos and Naan. Nice size of the dishes to share. You can adjust the spicy level in most of the dishes. Service was good and fast.

Thank Viajerosen
El Cerrito, California
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203 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We went to Khana Peena on Solano in Albany for an early dinner with a coupon. We had read some pretty poor reviews so our expectations were low. We got there close to 6 and there was no one in the place. But, we were greeted on arrival and told to sit anywhere we liked. We got menus promptly, including... More 

Thank divegirlelaine
Williamsburg, Virginia
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166 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

My daughter and her family go here a lot, but this evening I felt that the food was only average. The ambience is very Berkeley with high ceilings and dim lighting. We sat at a nice table at the windows. Compared to my favorite Indian restaurant in Darien, CT, this one was just not outstanding.

Thank Jeffrey M
Central Florida, Florida
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I was there on a Thursday and the place was calm and quiet which I liked. We had the lunch buffet which had a wide variety of tasty dishes, most of which were vegetarian. It's not fancy but if you want some good inexpensive Indian food, this would be a good choice.

Thank Gladsia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1889 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-528-2519

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