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1070 Main St, Branford, CT 06405
(203) 481-8994
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Buffet!

I used to come here many years ago, probably over ten years ago. I didn't realize the owners had changed. The food seemed the same to me. I took 2 of my kids there with me (2 16 yr olds) They are vegetarians and I don't eat red meat at all, only occasionally will eat chicken or fish. There were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
laura g
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Hamden, Connecticut
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Branford, Connecticut
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere. The food and the staff have not disappointed yet. Of the curries, the chicken and lamb are my favorites. Also a good place for take out.

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Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Clean fast friendly and tasty!! I would have liked it a little spicier but I so didn't ask for it that way. First time and figured I would try it to see. Next time ( yes I'd go back).

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Guilford,CT
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have been to Darbars probably 30 times and last night was a disappointment. Didn't know that the ownership had changed, but it was evident in the food. We used to get free soup and dessert and now the food was definitely different, more expensive, but not as flavorful. I'm sooooo disappointed. Don't know if I'll ever go back. Very... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I used to come here many years ago, probably over ten years ago. I didn't realize the owners had changed. The food seemed the same to me. I took 2 of my kids there with me (2 16 yr olds) They are vegetarians and I don't eat red meat at all, only occasionally will eat chicken or fish. There were... More 

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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

What a let down. Seated near the men's room, disgusting. A breeze from the window over our table froze use. The place is dirty, please clean. Mulligatawny Soup was hot and tasty. Main course came to the table on a giant cart where a few stops were made to drop off other food before ours. Needless to say food was... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went here on my birthday for our first visit in over a year. Loved the Aloo Gobi. Plenty of leftovers for the next day since my husband ordered a Thali. It was a very drizzly, overcast evening, so a cozy space with no views was just fine. Wish we lived close enough to do takeout from here as we... More 

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CT
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

In other words, such a bad experience, NEVER again. We have not been to this restaurant since it changed owners. What an ugly surprise! We arrived early Sunday evening and were one of only three tables occupied. Darbar was obviously so occupied with take-out orders that they could not manage customers in the restaurant. Chicken Tika looked good, but had... More 

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East Haven, CT
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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We've been to Darbar many times in the past 5-6 years and the food was always consistently good, well spiced and fresh. We looked up the menu online and the new owners were boasting about the menu remaining the same. We ordered take out, brought it home, anticipating a wonderfrul Darbar experience. Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed. The chicken korma... More 

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Woodbridge, CT
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband and I have come to this restaurant for more than 15 years off and on, and recently had dinner here after a hiatus for about 2 years. There is new management.owners, and this review is based on a comparison of "the old" and "the new." Menu is the same as the last time we came here, however the... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Clean restaurant. Nice offerings on the buffet, including soup and dessert at a very reasonable price.

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Additional Information about Darbar India

Address: 1070 Main St, Branford, CT 06405
Phone Number: (203) 481-8994
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1070 Main St, Branford, CT 06405
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: (203) 481-8994

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 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?