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Arka Restaurant

5 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Kid-friendly
Named after the Sun, which gives energy and nutrients to all life, Arka Restaurant, Bar & Lounge blends authentic Indian cooking with modern styles and presentation, creating a sensory experience unlike any other in the Bay Area. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Arka is the embodiment of innovative Indian cooking in a sleek and sophisticated environment, giving guests a culinary escape that sooths the soul. We aim to please you with our seasonal menu that derives influence from the Northern flatlands and Southern coastal regions of India, with specialties including a selection of Tandoori kebabs, Biryanis, dosas, curries and uthappams, along with an extensive side dish selection, breads and vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Indian, Pakistani, Asian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:30pm
Lunch: Sa-Su 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 661-2752
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Surbeer Rawat
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Cross street
Hammond Ave
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout
What People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.4based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 3, 2016

The food was amazing. Our waiter was great. He was so patient with our many questions.

4.0Dined on November 3, 2015

Went into Arka after spying it on Opentable. It didn't look crowded from the outside but when we entered we discovered there were no other diners. Decided to give it a try anyway and darn if it didn't turn out to have really great, authentic Indian fare. Be the time we left there were several other tables dining, so maybe we just started a little early. Definitely recommend you give Arka a try for yourself!

1.0Dined on April 5, 2015

When we arrived at the restaurant there were nobody to receive us.
The only server/busboy in view, was too busy with his cellphone to us any attention.
After a few minutes we called out "hello", but nobody showed up. We could hear two people arguing in the back. So, we left, and we'll never know if the food is any good.

4.0Dined on March 8, 2014

My husband, mom and dad-in-law, and I went to Arka restaurant for dinner on Saturday around 7:00 pm. When we got there, the place was empty! I was worried, but it turned out pretty good.

Food - Excellent! We enjoyed the food, both veg and non-veg (we are Indian and German). Hubby had chicken Chettinad and it was spicy - he loved it.
Presentation - Clean/modern.
Ambiance - Contemporary; nice lighting with a full bar.
Noise level - Bad; there was a kid's birthday party on other side of restaurant and the 4 kids that were there were screaming the whole time. Parents ignored the behavior. We had a hard time hearing each other at our own table; dad had to take out his hearing aid because it was so loud.
Staff - friendly, did not bug us.

4.0Dined on February 20, 2014

Really tasty Indian food, nicely prepared, in an attractive environment with very courteous service.