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Batika India Bistro - Novato
Batika India Bistro - Novato

Batika India Bistro - Novato Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.batikaindia.com
  • Phone: (415) 895-5757
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 2:30PM
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Anil Shahu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Machin Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Batika India Bistro - Novato
Now in beautiful heart of downtown Novato, Marin County, Chef Anil Shahu is bringing resident and visitors the finest Indian cuisine, with an array of dishes prepared fresh daily. Enjoy the benefit of Chef Anil Shahu's 11 years of culinary experience and let his passion delight your every bite. At Batika India Bistro we are committed to using the freshest and most colorful foods to create a unique cuisine. We are fortunate to have access to some of the finest local grown produce as well as the incredible cooking talent to put it all together. Our menu changes several times a year with varying seasonal touches.Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "One of the best Indian restaurants we have ever experienced. Would recommend this place to anyone. We dined outside. Whole experience was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Consistently delicious, this is our go-to restaurant for wonderful Indian food."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent . We been here a few times always consistent standard of excellence."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was a graduation dinner for our daughter. The food was great and the waiter was very helpful in helping me select dishes that provided a nice variety of food and adequate portions for everyone in our party and the rest of the service was wonderful.... Thanks guys it was great!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went for a family dinner outing, and the experience was very good overall. The only thing we split on was whether or not food was markedly better tasting than Lotus in San Rafael. I thought so, but the rest of the family didn't agree."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "As always, we had another wonderful dinner. We always look forward to coming in. On Friday evening we sat next to a nice couple who was new to the area. They were so thrilled that they had found such a wonderful Indian restaurant. The food and service is always fantastic. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Gosh, I love this place. Every single bite is so delicious. I should eat here once a week. I have been to India and truly love it. This saves that very long drive and flight. Take my word for it, this place is the best. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We frequent Batika at least twice a month and we are NEVER disappointed! The food is always delicious and fresh and the service is friendly and prompt. The decor on the inside is ecclectic and fun but there is also an outdoor patio for 'al fresco' dining. Best Indian restaurant in Marin!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We love the fact we have a terrific indian restaurant in Novato that is as good as any in San Francisco. We visit there on a regular basis and always leave pleased with our choices and the quality of food. They offer a lunch buffet which is pretty decent as well for $8.95. Give it a shot."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I have brought friends with to dine at Batika Indian Bistro several times, as well as having eaten there on our own on several occasions. The variety of delectable and savory dishes available on Batika's menu are a delight to the palate. We have sampled a variety of lamb, chicken and sea food dishes as well as some of Batika's curries. We have never been disappointed with our choices. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is warm, friendly, very polite. The aromas emanating from Batika's kitchen as you enter the restaurant are heavenly. They are an olfactory indicator of the wonderful food that you will experience at this restaurant. We eagerly anticipate our next visit to Batika Indian Bistro !"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "..that was nicely marinated, moist and not overdone that one typically finds in most Indian restaurants! Achari eggplant was very good, spices were flavorful without being overwhelming. The Kashmiri Rogan Josh (lamb) would have been really good as well except the lamb cubes were not tender and seemed overcooked. The vegetable pulao was good; appreciated the vegetables not being overcooked. My preference is having the vegetables cut slightly smaller so overall dish texture be more balanced. The garlic naan was perfect! Great different pickled condiments along with their mango chutney were really good condiments that fit everything! Looking forward to sampling more on menu as they have very enticing options!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Four of us enjoyed great service and food. One of our party has a severe sesame allergy and the server was very attentive, making sure the hit hen was aware. I love the French brasserie-esque atmosphere. Everyone was delighted with their food choices, salmon, lamb and veggies."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "HAD A GREAT TIME, FOOD WAS FRESH AND GREAT, BUT LOTS OF SMOKE THROUGHOUT RESTAURANT WHEN THE TOOMARI PLATES OF SIZZILING FOOD WOULD BE BROUGHT OUT TO TABLES, POOR VENTILATION."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We hate to admit it but we drove by this restaurant for years wanting to try it but hadn't. We began eating there about a month ago and love it. The food is fresh, delicious, and consistant. The staff has been very helpful as we have needed some direction while ordering. We will continue to go. It's now one of our local favorites."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We'd only experienced the lunch buffet which is decent food for a reasonable buffet price. When we scheduled a party for the evening, I was pleased to be able to do so online. Food was decent as usual, but the price was surprisingly high. I don't think I'll be scheduling dinner events here again. Still, nice staff and location."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Eating at Batika is like a trip on the Orient Express! Very authentic in terms of menu, food and waiters. Love this place so much, it's the best Indian food I've ever had!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Great meal, service, all-around pleasant experience!!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Wonderfully presented, adequate portions, affordable."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "I ate here because it was conveniently located and the reviews were good. I was not prepared for how outstanding it was. This is the best Indian food I have had in the Bay Area. So often it is too heavy, to greasy or overpoweringly seasoned without subtlety. I found the food to be fresh, authentic and prepared with attention to detail. The waitstaff were attentive and gracious. Small but OK wine list. Kind of a romantic little restaurant with an outdoor seating area that would be nice for lunch. I look forward to going back."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "I've passed by Batika countless times but never had the opportunity to go in. I am so glad I went the other night with two other companions. We shared many dishes and every single one was delicious! My only complaints are that the tables are a little close to each other, and the noise level is fairly high. I'd really like a slightly quieter dining experience, but it was otherwise top-notch."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Food and service were great. Second time visiting cant wait till we come again."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Love this place. Love the food. Love the owner. We practically licked our plates clean! Will be back many times!"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "This little restaurant is delightful with a wait staff that attends to your every need. Food is great and the service is not pushy. Whatever your pace this is just the place to relax and enjoy your evening."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Fantastic food, great value and friendly service. I'm from the UK where they have the best Indian restaurants. This is the only place I've found where the food quality compares. I was happy to see it so busy, and it is definitely worth the drive to Novato."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "A real find. Food quality, taste and presentation are all excellent. Service staff is professional, attentive and friendly. Anyone who likes good Himalayan/Indian fare will want to frequent this Marin County gem. If you haven't wandered the charming streets of Novato, don't miss the chance for an after dinner stroll."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "Our favorite Indian restaurant in Marin. Had a lovely time with friends. Lots of great flavors. Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "The food here never misses a beat. Service is impeccable. All the dishes are full of flavor, and the staff will help you balance out your choices so you get a good sampling of dishes."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Immediately after we entered the restaurant, we were shown to the table I had requested. However, as the Novato night was absolutely stunning, we chose to sit outside in a nicely laid out patio. Service was impeccable, our server was happy to answer any questions we had, water and before dinner gnosh arrived within moments after we were seated. Our meal was delicious, the wine choices limited but a good selection. Batika India Bistro is on my list of returns in Novato."
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "Three of us recently had dinner at Batika India in Novato...what a surprise! One of the three is a real foodie when it comes to Indian food and ranked this restaurant's dishes as right up there with Vij's in Vancouver, B.C. The palak paneer was the best we have had. One of our party then had the Thale vegetarian plate...every dish was excellent and enough food we brought some home for our son's dinner the next night. Two of us had the Chicken Tikka Masaala--delicious! We definitely will return!"
    Dined on 7/1/2013
  • "Food was freshly made and delicious. Best ingredients used. Friendly, professional staff."
    Dined on 5/20/2013
  • "This really is one of my most favorite places to get away too. Food, service and energy are all so good. It's wonderful love the food of this lovely country. Go out and treat yourself to something delicious. Saturday nights get busy so worth a booking."
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "It took me awhile to find this place and I'm so happy I gave it a try. Welcoming with outstanding food. If you hunger for authentic Indian food this is the place to go."
    Dined on 4/21/2013
  • "Lunch buffet is smaller than most, but better quality. Dinner was wonderful. Staff very nice. Probably some of best Indian food in Marin County."
    Dined on 3/31/2013
  • "it keeps getting better! the best service, food and pace of the meal . . ."
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "This is the best Indian food in the North Bay that I know of, or for that matter san francisco, though Anohka down the street is a not-distant second. The flavors are fresher than usual but still with nice depth and complexity sometimes lacking in more modern Indian restaurants. Only small grip is I asked for "Hot- very hot- as in REALLY HOT" and got moderately hot for the salmon entrée. The other three dishes were perfectly medium and delicious and the bill seemed quite low ($75 including 2 glasses wine)"
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "Delicious and varied entrees and side dishes. Excellent, personable service. Perfect romantic dining."
    Dined on 2/15/2013
  • "Good Indian food. Our friends had told us that it is the best in Marin... qand e-mailed us a list of their 8 favorite dishes."
    Dined on 2/1/2013
  • "The service was excellent, the atmosphere welcoming and the quality of the ingredients were top notch and cooked to the right degree. But, if the seasoning of our food was the norm it is far to bland and I am not just talking about the heat. The flavors I normally associate with Indian cooking were just plain lacking. Because of that we will probably not return but if we ever do I will make sure to have a discussion about both the level of spiciness and the strength of other seasonings. For those of you who normally have to request your food extra mild, this is the place for you!"
    Dined on 1/26/2013
  • "The ground lamb kebab was wonderful ! Highly recommend, excellent and friendly service as well. Looking forward to trying other dishes, this was our first visit here. Yummy."
    Dined on 1/20/2013
  • "Good food and excellent value. Very friendly service. Worth the extra miles of driving to Novato."
    Dined on 1/18/2013