Food was mediocre
Just not the same... something has changed here recently, the quality of the food is not the same as it has been in the past.
It’s a real puzzle to me that this restaurant is still in business, but people put up with mediocre Indian food I guess. And calling this food mediocre is charitable. I had been there once before about a year ago and had a completely bland meal but thought it might just have been a bad night, which of course, any restaurant can have. Nope. The food this time was beyond bland moving into the territory of barely edible. If you truly like Indian food, look elsewhere.
Ajanta is still very good after being sold two years ago. The new owner was very cordial and explained the transition period. The food was delicious and many of the same staff members are present for continuity. My only complaint is that the lights were on very brightly. I mentioned this to the owner who said he could turn it down, but never did. It used to have a calm and subdued atmosphere...those bright lights made it feel like a diner.
We have been going to Ajanta for over thirty years. The food is consistently wonderful. It is our favorite restaurant for birthdays.
I enjoy Ajanta for special occasion lunches, but their special New Year's Eve prix fixe dinner was spectacular.
Always a fine meal. New owner maintaining high expectations
I have eaten here a few times over the years. The food was excellent but very crowded and noisy
Arrived right at our reservation and had to wait, along with others who had reservations, for over 30 minutes before we were seated.
Food and service were good, though, once we did get to a table.
This was our second visit. We ordered a kofta, a ball of veggies in a cream sauce, and an eggplant dish. Both were quite spicy although we asked for medium. We would go down a notch in future. The kofta was less creamy and delicious than malai kofta we've had elsewhere. The eggplant was yummy though a little too spicy for our taste. We also had an order of pappadum which was the best we've ever had, and an appetizer that came with the dinner, called something tikki that was very tasty. The ice cream was nothing special. The price for one dinner and one a la carte and 2 beers, with tip and tax, was $68, which is moderate. We're not in a rush to return but it's the best Indian food we've found in the area. The atmosphere is very pleasant.