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1201 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-7533
803-798-8011
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Ranked #320 of 845 Restaurants in Columbia
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Pendleton, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This restaurant experienced a fire and has not been open for some time. I use to ALWAYS go there when I was in Columbia as Indian food is one of my favorite cuisines. I will really miss it. I haven't heard if the owners (lovely folks) have plans to reopen at another location.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Whether ordering from menu, asking for a special dish, or lunch buffet, I've been here numerous times and always had delicious food.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I don't know if today just wasn't a good day or what. The food just wasn't on point. I been to this place a couple of times. Granted, I've had better Indian food in Philadelphia and Italy. This place came third place now it's 5th place. I'm praying I don't get sick while, I eat my vegetable samosa. Because for... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I went to this place for the first time ever for the lunch today and was so pleased with it .i got the vegetarian lunch buffet and loved everything.specially garlic naan so good fresh and crispy,sabji saag malai and vegetalble makhni taste so good.The young lady who works is the best ,great customer service. gulab jamun are the best desert.I... More 

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Baton Rouge
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We enjoyed the lunch buffet of Indian dishes! Everything had spice and heat to it, so keep that in mind. Great value!

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Cannot give even one star to this place. I have been here around 3 times in total (all on weekdays, lunch buffet). The food quality has diminished to an unacceptable level. BEWARE - If you really care about your health, AVOID GOING HERE AT ALL COSTS! When I went there for lunch, there was a bad SMELL OF STALE FOOD.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I was there last night with my family. The tandori roti and dal tadka were authentic. People are very polite. Service can be a little faster, took almost 45 mins for 3 dishes and roti to be served. Location is not good, next to a gas station, but ambiance is ok. Food is definitely authentic punjabi, atleast the ones we... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Poor taste, poor service. I have been there 2-3 times, and I was disappointed each time. There are better Indian restaurant in Columbia than this.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

menu better than the food which was ok. Manager sneaked in a 20% sevice charge for a group of 2 people!!. I asked about it and he shrugged his shoulders. I amo boycotting restaurant as a result. I think he was trying to sneak back the cost of the $20 groupon voucher. The decor inside is appauling, the place is... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The building isn't much to look at and it is not located anywhere near the Vista so some dining snobs may never get a chance to experience Punjabi Dhaba. We found the restaurant to be clean, the servers friendly and attentive and the food was not only delicious but served in more than ample quantities. The sampler appetizer, lots of... More 

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Additional Information about Punjabi Dhaba

Address: 1201 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-7533
Phone Number: 803-798-8011
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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