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Punjab Cafe

653 Southern Artery, Quincy, MA 02169-5645
617-472-4860
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Ranked #1 of 247 restaurants in Quincy
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Punjab Cafe is unassuming from the outside, a step inside, calm and inviting, and most of all - transporting. Soothing tabla and sitar music, welcome you as waitstaff deliver authentic North Indian dishes and intriguing relishes in a variety of platters, ramekins, and shallow bowls with carved handles. Dining at Punjab Café is stepping in to our own kitchen as family and friends with service that is friendly and familiar. From blending each spice and dough mixture by hand to cooking each dish to order. We take great pride in providing our customers with authentic Punjabi cuisine, made from scratch and fresh premium ingredients .The restaurant is a lovely, inviting escape from contemporary pressures. And the owners, chefs and staff are devoted to their craft and in sharing the wonderful mysteries of Indian cuisine with the community.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Punjab Cafe is unassuming from the outside, a step inside, calm and inviting, and most of all - transporting. Soothing tabla and sitar music, welcome you as waitstaff deliver authentic North Indian dishes and intriguing relishes in a variety of platters, ramekins, and shallow bowls with carved handles. Dining at Punjab Café is stepping in to our own kitchen as family and friends with service that is friendly and familiar. From blending each spice and dough mixture by hand to cooking each dish to order. We take great pride in providing our customers with authentic Punjabi cuisine, made from scratch and fresh premium ingredients .The restaurant is a lovely, inviting escape from contemporary pressures. And the owners, chefs and staff are devoted to their craft and in sharing the wonderful mysteries of Indian cuisine with the community.
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English first
Quincy, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have always had fantastic meals at Punjab Cafe, conveniently located on 3A in Quincy. Their lunch prices are excellent value. While portions are smaller, add an order of nan bread for a perfect lunch! Dinner or brunch are good values as well, though more expensive than the lunch menu. Clean, comfortable seating, nicely decorated, and friendly staff--appropriate for families,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Love this restaurant, the food is always really fresh and spicy. Pew get the garlic Naan and the mixed grill which gives you a bit of everything. Wait don't go so there is more room for me!

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Quincy, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent food. Always fresh. Waiters very helpful clean. Not fancy. Always busy. Atmosphere not great. Go for the food

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I have been eating at the Punjab since it opened. It is the best Indian food in the vicinity. The food is great, the service is excellent, and the restaurant is clean. The restaurant has been upgraded and expanded. The owners are always on site, and pay attention to their brand. I would rate this as a great experience.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Have been eating here for 15 years, and have never had a disappointing meal. I especially love the weekend lunch buffet, but get there early as some items run out or get picked over.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Went for dinner during the work week and met long time friends. I never remember the names of what we ordered -- marsala, naan, some kind of lamb, rice, something else -- everything is always well prepared. Spices, service, atmosphere --Wait-staff extremely friendly and helpful.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I love Punjab. I have lived far away from this place for a few years now and I can't wait to go back. I have tried many different indian restaurants hoping they would be like this one. Lunch has great prices... the owner is always there smiling and his kids are there often working hard themselves. The chat papri is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We regularly get take out from Punjab because the food is great. Last night there was a mistake with our order (not sure if it was mis-communication on my side or their fault). The Guys solved the issue quickly and gave me the food free of charge because of the mistake regardless of who was at fault. We did not... More

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Boston. MA
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174 reviews 174 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Punjab was hard to find but it was worth the effort. The service was excellent and the recommendation for the vegetarian dishes and meat dishes were welcomed. The chutney and the then the food was very Flavorful but not hot which was highly appreciated (we asked for mild). The portions were generous. Highly recommended

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mims florida
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161 restaurant reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My daughter read the favourable reviews for Punjab before relocating from England to Quincy so naturally we decided to order takeaway from there on our first night visiting our family. Very disappointing. We ordered 4 main dishes, with 3 flavours, and 2 strengths. The Goat Josh was indistinguishable from their Kormas, which were very unsatisfactory, no real flavour as we... More

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