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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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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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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Wonderful Indian food in a very welcoming environment

May be the best Indian food I have ever had. It had been recommended by several friends and more than lived up to expectations. During my week's stay in the area went back a second time, for lunch the second time there. Portions are a reasonable size. Tried several items, all were delicious. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Port Townsend, Wa
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Port Townsend, Wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

May be the best Indian food I have ever had. It had been recommended by several friends and more than lived up to expectations. During my week's stay in the area went back a second time, for lunch the second time there. Portions are a reasonable size. Tried several items, all were delicious. The lamb korma so much so I... More 

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Arlington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Consistently good Indian food in Arlington. Having the town parking lot behind the restaurant is a bonus since the restaurant is on busy Massachusetts Avenue.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Punjab - Arlington, MA - 7/30/2015 The decor is really different with a screened off room created from hanging beads in the middle of the restaurant. Neatly arranged tables thruout with linen table service. Paintings and Indian figurines of elephants add to the wonderful ambiance... Soft Indian music plays over head setting the mood for what will undoubtably be an... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Excellent restaurant! The service, atmosphere and most importantly the food are all superb. Prices very reasonable as well

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We usually get take out from Punjab. This is by far my favorite indian restaurant, to the point that I don't go anywhere else as I know it won't measure up to Punjab. The naan is very tasty, and the naanwich is a favorite lunchtime treat. The interior of Punjab is lovely, and the service is about what you would... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I absolutely love this restaurant! I have never been dissapointed by the food or the service. I've not found a restaurant that makes Chana Paneer like it's home made. I've eaten their tandoori chicken, various curries, and their to die for naan. Service is always impeccable! It can get a little loud when the restaurant is full but the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This Indian restaurant is consistent and good. The plain bread basket is wonderful. Service is attentive(only male, which is a bit weird)and friendly. I always get the shahi Paneer korma as it is my favorite. We often go with 2 friends and get different things to split. The saagwala and tikka masala is fantastic. We had the goat chops, new... More 

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Miami Beach
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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
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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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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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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: Doing business, Large groups, Romantic

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

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