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Darbar India

1070 Main St, Branford, CT 06405
(203) 481-8994
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Ranked #31 of 131 Restaurants in Branford
Sun 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
108 reviews 108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
115 reviews 115 reviews
66 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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New Haven, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We've been to Darbar perhaps 25 times over the years, but we tend to get pretty much the same dishes each time - so tonight we decided to order dishes we have never had before - and it was one of the best meals we have ever had! Good value, excellent service, and a great location. Highly recommended!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

My family and I had a fabulous Father's Day buffet lunch. The restaurant was elegantly set up with attentive service. The buffet had a nice selection of Indian dishes and labelled accordingly. Thats a great help when you're not familiar with the cuisine. Everything was fresh and refreshed quickly when they got low. The wait staff was pleasant yet gave... More

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