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Ethnic in Berkeley Area

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Four of us are meeting in Benicia and would like to have some of our meals in the Berkeley area. We are looking for Chinese, Pakistani, and other ethnic places. We have dined at the Kabana along University and loved it.

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  1. Some places have closed since this two your old thread, but here's a start:

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      1. re: wolfe

        Did try this as well as Kabana. Thanks.

      2. Great China is great for northern chinese eats -- Peking duck excellent. Lots of discussion on this board about it.

        I also suggest Ethiopian food -- there are tons of places on the Telegraph Ave corridor. We regularly frequent Cafe Collucci, but there are many places. If you haven't had Ethiopian before, you are in for a fun experience! Most of the places have a veg combo and a meat combo which are great places to start exploring. Wot is a saucy dish -- think of it as african curry (but different spice mixture). Tibs is like a saute.

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        1. re: Torina

          Heard a lot about Great China. Will consider dinner there one evening. Have been disappointed with Peking duck in the Bay area. Ethiopian sounds interesting. Thanks.

        2. Recently I've been fond of Chengdu Style Restaurant for casual, home-style Sichuan. It's right by the UC campus.

          I'd call to confirm their hours; I don't know if they might scale back during the summer months.

          1. Everest Cafe and Hamro Aangan are both very good for Nepali food (which have similar flavor profiles to Pakistani). Sabuy Sabuy II is the best Thai in the area - just ask them to make you food, letting them know your likes/dislikes, and they'll make you a feast. (Dinner only)

            1. Ajanta (Indian) on Solano. Check their website; every month they offer a few regional specialties that are unusual.

              1888 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
              Ph: (510) 526-4373

              There's also EurAsia, which despite its Richmond address is just a couple of miles straight down San Pablo Ave. from Berkeley, where El Cerrito runs into Albany. The menu is mostly Mongolian, with a few Russian dishes, one Hungarian dish, and one Uzbecki dish. There is a large menu of Japanese items which is NOT recommended. We ate there; you have to really, really like onions because they're in everything! It's a real hole in the wall; go for the experience, not because the food is great. Although it is cheap (smile):

              12221 San Pablo Ave., Richmond, CA
              No website; menu at: http://richmond.eat24hours.com/eurasi...

              1. Great China

                China Village for Sichuan

                Iyasare, Ippuku, Kitaku, Norikonoko for Japanese

                Vik's for chaat and roti

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                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  Robert Lauriston, Abstractpoet and Imnopm. thanks for all the great suggestions. I will check them out with the group or just us combing the campus area for good environment and food. KwanS

                2. Jayakarta for Indonesian/Singaporean
                  Turkish Kitchen (on Shattuck just north of Uni.)