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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Sit under the "tent" for an exotic experience

Punjab has consistently good Indian food. I think it is the best in Arlington. So many good dishes that it hard to single out one, but here's one that you might not try without encouragement: try the okra! We love the vegetarian dishes, but our friends liked the chicken dishes that they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Leslie S
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Miami Beach
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Miami Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Punjab has consistently good Indian food. I think it is the best in Arlington. So many good dishes that it hard to single out one, but here's one that you might not try without encouragement: try the okra! We love the vegetarian dishes, but our friends liked the chicken dishes that they ordered. Wait staff friendly. Atmosphere hopping... Busy even... More 

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Boston, MA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We've been going here for years. Often a birthday or celebration choice in our family. The food is fresh, delicious and reliably the same! Great for two or a crowd. Doesn't get much better.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This place is very satisfying. The atmosphere is no where near rundown. It fits the Indian culture greatly. The food is great! You can also pick up food if you want. Go here is you want to be impressed.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
299 reviews 299 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visit our son in Winchester, MA and we usually include a dinner here for the whole family. The grandchildren like to watch the cooks through the window. Excellent food. Great service. We will return.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I've been going here for great food for years. It is truly exceptional and the waitstaff is getting even better. Take out or dine in you will have a fantastic time. Don't forget their lunch menu pricing is very low!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the best Indian food that I've had in the Boston Area!!! If your a fan of Indian food, you should head here for dinner. If you aren't sure about Indian food, then you should also head here for dinner.

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Top Contributor
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74 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went for the chaats. The papri chaat was ok. The pani poori looked like coming from a ready to eat pack. Samosas were extremely oily. So pretty much a write off. The day was saved by the chicken vindaloo. Missi roti was good but not great. Overall give the chaats a miss and you will be fine.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I love Indian food. Punjab is the first place I ever had it and I have traveled the world and tried Indian food everywhere I have been (I have yet to go to India proper) and Punjab is always the place I love to come home to. Service is excellent and food is absolutely divine. I would eat there every... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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: Large groups, Romantic, 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

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