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Namaste Madreas Cuisine

Namaste Madras Indian Cuisine specializes in authentic South and North Indian dishes made hot and fresh everyday. We have a buffet during the day that includes plenty of Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian items and a dinner menu at night.
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28 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(28 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 28 reviews
5 stars
(3)
4 stars
(19)
3 stars
(4)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(13)
  • neighborhood gem(6)
  • great for lunch(5)
  • fit for foodies(4)
  • kid-friendly(3)
  • romantic(2)
Namaste Madreas Cuisine Reviews List
Review 1 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful Indian cuisine

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Enjoyed the ambiance, service, papadam, naan, llasi, sambar, and tandoori. Yum!"
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Review 2 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
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Review 3 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

They weren't actually open

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"They weren't actually open. Way to go to make sure your hours are right."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2010
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Review 4 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2006
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2006
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Review 5 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2000
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Review 6 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2005
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Review 7 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Wonderful flavorful Indian food on in Berkeley

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Quiet
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"We had a window seat inside Namaste Madreas in Berkeley on a Saturday and our party of 4 had a wonderful time and a great meal. We enjoyed the Pakoras, the Samosas, and the Dosas. The appetizers were served with 3 different sauces. The Tamarind was my favorite.
I was fond of the Catfish Vindaloo, although my daughter thought the food was not as spicy as we like it. ( I agree--it could have been spicier, but I enjoyed it nevertheless.) The vegetarian dishes were delicous."
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2006
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2006
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Review 9 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2001
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Review 10 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 11 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
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Dined on 10/02/2015
 2001
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Review 12 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Solid Choice for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2007
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was good and the service fast, making it an ideal choice for a pre theater/concert dinner venue."
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 13 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Large portions, good service, interesting ambience

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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"Namaste Madreas serves large portions of good food. There were five in our party and we were all pleased with our selections. Service was fine, no problems encountered. The setting is interesting as well, as the venue is an old bank with interesting interior architecture. I recommend this restaurant to others."
Dined on 9/22/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 14 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/28/2015
 2009
Dined on 7/28/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/28/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

One of the Best Indian Restaurants in the East Bay

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My wife and I dined here and found the food absolutely delicious. I would say it is one of the best (if not the best) Indian restaurants in the East Bay. The food is authentic, prepared well, and the service is superb. This is South Indian (Madras) food, so it's also a great find for vegetarians, vegans, and those who need gluten=free food. The ambiance leaves a little to be desired, with very high ceilings, aluminum serving plates, and a wine list that leaves a lot to be desired."
Dined on 5/30/2015
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2007
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/17/2015
 2007
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Review 17 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/18/2015
 2006
Dined on 4/18/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/18/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 18 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Indian food in Berkeley

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I think the prices have gone up a little and the menu is smaller since I last ate at Namaste but I do think it's one of the best Indian restaurants in Berkeley. Food is tasty; breads are wonderful! Ambiance is nil - perhaps it was a former bank - high ceilings jut don't do it for this type of eating place. Our waiter forgot to bring a drink that was ordered and made up for it with free dessert - nice touch!"
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2003
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 19 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Big space with interesting woodwork no the ceiling (from a prior tenant, I think). Delicious dosa and utthapam!"
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 20 for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Food, Cool Space

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2015
 2008
Dined on 1/23/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Quiet
Quiet
"We really enjoyed our meal at Namaste. We sampled both a South Indian Masala Dosa and the Chicken Tikka. Both were so delicious, fresh and flavorful. The building they are housed in is gorgeous! Will definitely be back!"
Dined on 1/23/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Namaste Madreas Cuisine
Based on the average of (8) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
7 out of 7 recommend this product
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
3.1 / 5
(Very Good) 3.1 / 5
Noise Level
3 / 3
Energetic