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Darbar India

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1070 Main St, Branford, CT 06405
+1 203-481-8994
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10:30 - 22:30
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Sun 10:30 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Cornelius, North Carolina
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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistent delivery of well flavored and spiced Indian Cuisine. The service is top notch and the waiters always willing to translate our "spice" requirement to the kitchen (we like our food "Indian Spicy!)

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Thank Marie O
Morristown, New Jersey
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Everyone enjoyed their curries even the kids. Staff were very tentative and ensured that meals for kids were not spicy.

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Thank AntSA K
New Haven, Connecticut
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were a group of 8, missed out on the lunch buffet as we were a bit late. So ordered off the menu. The dishes were very flavorful and fresh.

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Thank reviewgurucool
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant under the guidance of the new owner has stepped up the game to a stellar level in the vast world of Indian cuisine. We've had Indian food everywhere from the famous houses in London to Curry Row in NYC to the modern interpretations in sunny CA. Guess what ? This small, demure, jewel hidden in the middle of... More 

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Thank June101101
Killingworth, CT
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611 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Darbar serves very tasty Indian food on the Connecticut shoreline and there are lots of vegetarian options. Service is attentive and the surroundings are comfortable. We had trouble deciding among many of our favorites so we tried the Chef's Special dinner--not only was it very good, but it was also huge--easily enough for two.

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stopped by there for buffet lunch on a Sunday. There was a couple of people sitting. We got full plates and the food was good (chicken tikka in red sauce was great). We didn't really interact too much with the waiter since it was buffet. He did bring us water. Overall, a place to re-visit again.

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Thank Korki P
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I'm not usually a big fan of buffets, but Darbar's is really great. They have all the favorites--Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Curry, Chicken Tikka, almost always a lamb and a fish dish. What I like is trying dishes I wouldn't normally order, like their delicious okra, and other vegetarian dishes. They often have lemon rice along with basmati rice too.... More 

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North Branford, Connecticut
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Fine Indian dining. Great selection on the buffet. Extensive Indian menu. Courteous service. Surround yourself with the sounds and aromas of India.

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Thank Frank G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Darbar has been my go to Indian restaurant for about 8 years. I used to go there quite frequently, but have not been in well over a year, until this week... I ordered takeout from Darbar, expecting the usual great food I've had in the past. I was very disappointed. First of all, I was given the wrong kind of... More 

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Thank 2girlsnme
Middletown, Connecticut
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287 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A local resident brought us here because she had been here and liked the food and touted the fact that they have won awards. I thought the food was bland, overcooked in some instances, and just not very appealing. Service was adequate, decor was dated, prices seemed a bit high, but this is Branford.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1070 Main St, Branford, CT 06405
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-481-8994

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?