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Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine

#483 of 4,624 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Glebe
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134 Glebe Point Road (St. Johns Road), Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
(02) 9660 5666
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Indian food in Sydney

It has taken me a long time to find an Indian restaurant in Sydney where each dish tastes different and is freshly prepared. No blandness, and no lack of chillies in the right dishes! We will return soon

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
Visitor951
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Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite Indian restaurant in Sydney. The food is incredible, authentic and reasonable for the portion sizes. There are great options for both vegetarians and meat eaters alike. The restaurant has good service and loads of seating. We had our pre-wedding family lunch here. We ordered the vegetarian banquet which is amazing value for money too.

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Thank Juhi K
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would rate Darbar 10/10 for ambience, food and hospitality. Its a must visit place.. the Darbar chat is a must if you visit this place. I would highly recommend this place for Indian cuisine in Sydney.

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Thank Pradnya S
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Darbar lives up to its name. It is fine Indian food in a most unusual setting. More reminiscent of a French wine cave with exposed brickwork creating a cavernous interior. The restaurant is in sections, creating a more open feel that the picture suggests. The food, not the decor is the real winner. Biggest Masala Dosai ever encountered which was... More 

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Thank aestheticeducators
Sydney
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

It has taken me a long time to find an Indian restaurant in Sydney where each dish tastes different and is freshly prepared. No blandness, and no lack of chillies in the right dishes! We will return soon

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Thank Visitor951
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Not many Indians in Sydney that i could rave about but this one was recommended to us and we loved it. The restaurant is in an old wine cellar, beautiful food, great service and just an overall great experience.The food wasn't cheap but it was definitely reasonable.

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Thank LaurenDAberdeen
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We took a party of ten there, and our own organic and preservative free wine from Mugee there. They catered for vegan and vegetarian guests in our party. Food was delicious and the service reasonable.

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Thank tanietta2015
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

A friend and I have been going to Darbar over the past 6 years since ive been in the area. It has been taken over by new owners. I asked where the usual waiter was and I was told he was not around tonite. I actually hate liars. The samosa was way to spicy screwed up my throat and the... More 

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Thank JohnCrottiDaySpa
Sydney, Australia
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166 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Spur of the moment dinner and wow what a fantastic evening. The staff were absolutely wonderful and the dinner - out of this world. For entree we shared a Keema Dosa - which is a crisp pancake rolled with spicy lamb and it comes with a few condiments. Wow wow that was so delicious, crispy pancake, perfectly seasoned lamb! Yum!... More 

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Thank BlondeBunny
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

After a long day took a short stroll to this delightful restaurant. To be honest from outside it doesn't look anything special. However once you step inside the door your whole opinion of this restaurant will change. From the music lighting and delicious menu. Was just what I needed after a long day

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Thank DebSpinks
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were invited to a wedding anniversary party and found the place had great atmosphere, good food and private ( we were in the private room downstairs) The service is really good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 Glebe Point Road (St. Johns Road), Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Glebe
  • Neighborhood: Glebe
  • Phone Number: (02) 9660 5666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Indian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Staying in Glebe

Neighborhood Profile
Glebe
An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do, but has transformed into a student-centric melting pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the eccentrics and aboriginals that roam the streets, integrating students and people of all economic statuses into the multi-cultural fabric that distinguishes this suburb. Glebe Foreshore is a great destination for a leisurely walk along the Bay, and the Saturday market is a great scene for bargain hunters.