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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Great Neighborhood Indian Restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
gchasan
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Arlington, Massachusetts
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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English first
Arlington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
87 reviews 87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

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
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 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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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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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

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