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Punjabi Dhaba

1201 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-7533
803-798-8011
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Ranked #268 of 824 restaurants in Columbia
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
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Lexington, SC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The buffet is a good price at $7.99 or so, and has a good variety. The menu is plentiful. Restrooms are not very nice or clean, but haven't been plagued by cockroaches like some other diners have.

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