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Punjab Indian Restaurant

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485 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 643-0943
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Since opening in 1999, Punjab restaurant has garnered rave reviews for...
Since opening in 1999, Punjab restaurant has garnered rave reviews for quality and execution of our superb Indian cuisine. Only the freshest and highest quality ingredients are used to prepare it. Our staff is always friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. And you are always welcome here.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Entertaining clients
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best In Arlington

Food is excellent, Service is Great, Drinks are plentiful. Friendly atmosphere. Great food for a great value. If you like Indian, you should try Punjab.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Nick M
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Arlington, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is excellent, Service is Great, Drinks are plentiful. Friendly atmosphere. Great food for a great value. If you like Indian, you should try Punjab.

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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Delicious food coupled with very reasonable prices. Great mixed drinks, pretty interior. Wait stuff can be a mixed bag.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Punjab as been around for awhile and gotten bigger but has maintained its high quality. The bread selection is fantastic and the korma paneer is a must. They have great beers on tap and service is friendly and helpful. I go every visit to Boston for my Indian food fix and am never disappointed .

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Punjab is a reliable, pleasant, welcoming restaurant with excellent food and service to match. The vegetable samosas are light and crisp and delicious and the meat samosas are rich and fragrant. I love their version of the classic chickpea dish, channa masala, called Kabuki Channa. And the Chicken Tikka is just perfect and generous. They do a great job with... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I am one of those terrible diners who usually doesn't try much outside my comfort zone -- it's a wide comfort zone, but still... The first time I tried Indian food I was less than impressed. We ate at Punjab tonight with an Indian couple. They explained everything - even took my husband over to see the tandoor. They made... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I work in a neighborhood that has a lot of Indian restaurants and I eat lunch in them regularly. Despite that I always look forward to having a dinner at Punjab. A wide variety of authentic (and delicious) Indian food, coupled with an excellent selection of Indian breads is a great way to spend an evening with friends or family... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our party of 4 found the ambiance and service was quite nice, and the entrees were very good. The only disappointment was the samozas. Both the vegetable and meat samozas were only so-so, and since that is what my mouth was really watering for, I was disappointed. Won't keep me from returning, tho.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The food is not good. The trash pick up is 4:30AM in the morning and disturb the neighborhood with loud noises. DO NOT go to this inconsiderate restaurant.

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Visakhapatnam, India
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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had a great meal after a tiring day. The place has great ambience when compared to many indian restaurants. Not only the ambience I was impressed with hygiene. Regarding the food we ordered rotis which were fabulous, butter chicken, dal tadka, paneer vindaloo which were excellent, keema curry, kulfi which were good and mutton roganjosh which was below average.... More 

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Boston, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are plenty of places to eat in a crowded Arlington food scene. But there's a reason Punjab is a local institution. Up and down the menu, their food is simply delicious. It's definitely not the cheapest Indian fare, but it's clearly the best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 485 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (781) 643-0943

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients

Description

Since opening in 1999, Punjab restaurant has garnered rave reviews for quality and execution of our superb Indian cuisine. Only the freshest and highest quality ingredients are used to prepare it. Our staff is always friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. And you are always welcome here.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Punjab Indian Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?