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Punjab Indian Restaurant

485 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 643-0943
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Ranked #4 of 88 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
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81% Recommend
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This restaurant has the most delicious Indian food for all palates. It easily provided space for the 6 of us to enjoy a feast, which was very tasty. the service was very prompt and there were extras for us to enjoy while we waited for the main dishes. Each of the dishes came with sides so we ended up with... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had a lovely meal here with three others. We decided to let the waiter choose dishes for us and he made great selections. We had the tandoori lamb, which was succulent, a duck curry, chicken korma and a vegetable dish I can't recall now. The lobster vindaloo was a highlight. Lovely. The naan bread melts in your mouth. Prices are... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is some of the best Indian food of ever had. Punjab located in Arlington Massachusetts has high quality food at moderate prices with exquisite taste. Lately there have been a few other Indian restaurants coming in as competition. I like Diva in Davis Square almost as much as Punjab.

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Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have been regulars of Punjab for years and are in a first name basis with some of the staff. The food is consistently delicious (our faves are plain naan, chicken tikka appetizer, veg samosas, chicken tikka masala, navratan korma, and mutter paneer.) The waitstaff are lovely and the restaurant furnishings are well appointed. We have friends that moved away... More

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Carlisle, Massachusetts, Usa
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This was our first visit and it was a delightful experience. Our waitress was friendly and, when unclear about our drink order, returned to make sure she got it exactly correct. Service was prompt and courteous without being at all intrusive. The food had just the right amount of spiceyness (exactly as ordered) and was delicious. Three of us shared... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I went to Punjab with my daughter, who spent a month in India last summer, to celebrate my 60th birthday. She commented that Punjab's malai kofta compared favorably to what she was served in Delhi. We enjoyed a vegetarian appetizer platter - I wish I had memorized the names of the items, which were delicious. The masala chai was charmingly... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Punjab is probably the best Indian in the Arlington Center area. Lately, it has become my go-to place for take-out after a late-night class as Tufts or just when there's no energy to cook. I've tried several selections from each of the menu's main sections, i.e. Hot Appetizers, Cold Appetizers, Classic Curries, Favorites, Tandoori, Biryani, and Vegetarian. Part of this... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Went there with my family -- a total of 6 people. Everyone from my 89 year old mother to my vegetarian-in-training nephew thoroughly enjoyed their meals.

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Minden, NV
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181 reviews 181 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I enjoyed my lunch at Punjab - that is after I found a place to park. Seemed to be located near some sort of welfare office, and parking was a nightmare. Lunch of OK - Service was OK - Décor was nice, but I wouldn't write home about it.

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Boston, MA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

This is a difficult review to write. Went here with my college age son and husband tonight for the first time. Nice vibrant atmosphere, Very nice decor and very very busy. We had a reservation for 7:15 and were asked to wait about 15 minutes. Once we were seated it was another 10-15 minutes before anyone came to our table.... More

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