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Punjab Indian Restaurant

485 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 643-0943
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Ranked #7 of 90 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

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
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Allen, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Punjab caters to the well-heeled American eater. A lot of the Indian restaurants in the US are dull, drab, not well maintained and suffer from mediocre service. Most Indians are used to such restaurants in India from 1980s-1990s. However, Punjab is different - it is clean and service is top-notch. Food is also good - though not truly authentic. For... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Punjab Indian Restaurant

Address: 485 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474
Phone Number: (781) 643-0943
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Indian

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