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1070 Main St, Branford, CT 06405
(203) 481-8994
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Used to be very good.

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Fran F
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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
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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
119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
2 reviews
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Guilford,CT
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115 reviews 115 reviews
67 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
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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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Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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?