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Darbar India

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1070 Main St, Branford, CT 06405
(203) 481-8994
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Indian food

The place is nice and very open. The food was good, but the desert was limited. I don't give five stars because it's really hard to understand the waiters.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Madison, Ct.
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We arrived at 1:30 for the Friday lunch buffet, which runs from 11 until 3. All items were nearly empty, there were only tiny bits left in each food container. I asked for tandoori chicken, which was empty, and it was replenished. However the old containers were not removed, new food was just piled on top of the old scraps.... More 

Thank Shelley S
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123 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The place is nice and very open. The food was good, but the desert was limited. I don't give five stars because it's really hard to understand the waiters.

Thank AkirePR
Hartford CT
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We had a party of four on a Sunday. It was easy to tell the dinner hour was nearly over as they were reluctant to refill the dishes. You should be aware that you do not eat off of plates but metal trays. Trying the scraps that were left, we enjoyed the chicken dishes; lamb was so-so; very nice condiments... More 

Thank Mrjamie
Cobleskill, New York
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318 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Came here on the recommendation of a friend who said she likes it better than the Indian restaurant near our neighborhood. I see why she likes Darbar so much - the food was delicious, our service was swift and helpful (although the folks at the adjoining table had a big problem with their order), the décor was a little dated... More 

Thank therese l
Branford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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.

Thank AutumnRed13
Branford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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).

Thank MrsS0613
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152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank jcrdaycare
Hamden, Connecticut
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank laura g
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Fran F
New Haven, Connecticut
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

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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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
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?