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1070 Main St, Branford, CT 06405
(203) 481-8994
11:30 am - 11:00 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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very nice lunch buffet

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2014
Guilford, Connecticut
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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new jersey
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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stumbled upon this place as we were passing the area. I am Indian myself and i was surprised to find this place. We were there for the Sunday lunch buffet. The food was fresh and tasty. I would surely go back again if passing the area and hungry.

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

my family comes here at least monthly plus we get take out also to bring home. the staff is attentive and know my family so well that we don't even need menus. the chicken tikka masala is the best around. excellent special nan bread. We pretty much all of itand we often go to the buffet to try new things.... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I am in Branford for work and found this Indian restaurant here on Trip Advisor. Best choice I made all week. I had the vegetarian sample platter. Enough for two. And so very delicious.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is my second visit to Darbar India. The first time I ordered the non-vegetarian sampler. What a lot of food! It was a great assortment of items to try. The chicken soup was delicious! I tried a mango smoothie type of drink that was delicious -like a dessert! This second time we went on a Saturday and they had... 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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