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Minar Palace

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City Center East
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1304 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
+1 215-546-9443
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 12:30 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I grew up eating Indian food, and have lived in many countries where different styles and types of food from India's regions are common. I've never eaten anything quite so bland as this, though. The food was poor, the service left a lot to be desired, and no alcohol is served.

Thank TheRunawayFound
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217 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Quite authentic, delicious and fresh buffet. Clean place, good service. Caveat:not much vegetables and salad bar is not very attractive. All plates with curry are excellent. Nice decor. Clean and tidy. A nice thing: the take out options . Handy for those who stays at the hotel and do not want to eat at the restaurant.

Thank michel_josee
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The average restaurant has an extremely short lifespan - that we have been delighted customers for 20+ years should tell you something about Minar Palace. Over time, ingredient costs rise, staff turns over, fads appear and disappear, etc. And yet Minar Palace consistently pleases on all measures. The current location of Minar Palace is pleasant, well arranged and service is... More 

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Thought we'd give this place a try due to some good reviews here and the food pictures on the restaurant web site... Worried because it was out first experience of BYOB and also we didn't know how crowded it would be given that it was offering a buffet dinner as well as al a carte. Very pleased we went. Easy... More 

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Twin Falls, ID
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

While visiting Philadelphia, I accidentally found the Minar Palace while looking for another place to eat. This restaurant offers a wonderful buffet of two chicken and a goat entree, along with several other dishes that were all delicious. When I first walked in there was nobody else in the restaurant, although I did go in a little on the early... More 

Thank highdesert_flyfisher
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308 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

really good food. The have a Al cart and all day buffet too. Service is good and fast . Have to look for it but easy to find if you are walking the city

Thank paragkarania
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

After a days work, place to go for food in a Dim Light atmosphere. Quite Relaxing when in bright lights all day long work. Could open a bit longer instead of closing at 9 pm.

Thank NM_FoodL0ver
Midlothian, Virginia
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287 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

So many of the local restaurant require a reservation unless you want to eat at 9 at night. Conveniently located this was a very nice find. The had a nice Buffett or you can order off an extensive menu. Vegetarian specials include curry masala, malai kofta. Chicken makhani, lamb and goat specials, shrimp dishes. You name it, they have it.... More 

Thank B W
New Jersey
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

We walked in while going up Walnut street and were pleasantly surprised. We ordered off the menu. The food was freshly prepared and well spiced. The food is Indian, not unusual but well prepared.

Thank pilgrim672015
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Visited as a family of 4. Had the buffet which was good value and offered a range of food including delicious mango icecream for dessert. The only critisism was the food was only lukewarm. Unlicensed so took our own beer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1304 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-546-9443

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