On a friend's recommendation we tried this place for lunch yesterday. They serve a somewhat limited and mostly "traditional" menu of spicy Punjabi-style curries and tandoori items. We got aloo-mattar (potatoes and peas), chicken tikka (boneless tandoori chicken), and rice and naan.
Everything was much spicier and simpler than I'm accustomed to getting at Indian restaurants around here, and it was a nice change. Reminded me of yer basic Indian restaurant in Seattle. Very powerfully rich and spicy tomato-based sauce in the aloo-mattar, and a nice, tart bite to the chicken's marinade. Naans were no-nonsense (o gosh, forgive the pun) flatbreads, slightly crispy and nicely thin.
Holly and I ate ourselves silly on the two dishes. Bill was around twenty bucks before tip. A great stop for a reasonably quick lunch. And frankly, though my experience is limited, the tastiest Indian/Pakistani restaurant I've tried around here.
1106 University Ave (just east of San Pablo)
Berkeley, CA 94702