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653 Southern Artery, Quincy, MA 02169-5645
617-472-4860
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Punjab Cafe is unassuming from the outside, a step inside, calm and...
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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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My Indian friend took me here, amazing food.

I started loving Indian food after I came to this place. The environment is simple, cafeteria looking, but a full bar though... Anyways, the food taste amazing, I had been to other Indian restaurants but never had luck with the food and therefore I didn't care about Indian food before. Now I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
CabetoMaldonado
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I started loving Indian food after I came to this place. The environment is simple, cafeteria looking, but a full bar though... Anyways, the food taste amazing, I had been to other Indian restaurants but never had luck with the food and therefore I didn't care about Indian food before. Now I gained full appreciation for the complexity of flavors... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We celebrated my dad's 89th birthday at this terrific restaurant, enjoying their delicious Saturday lunch buffet. The owner and all the employees couldn't have been more welcoming. (They had met my parents at least a couple of times before.) Indeed we felt like we were part of the family! I encourage everyone to visit this special place where the prices... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My wife and I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and have never been disappointed. My wife likes hot & spicy food where I prefer something milder. The prices are good & the service is excellent,the servers are real gentlemen. Parking out front is very minimal but off road parking is available at the liquor store next to... More 

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Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My family has been to Punjab many times. When my daughter comes home from college we go there or she goes w her friends. She finally convinced my younger daughter to try Indian food there, now my youngest can't get enough of it. I even drove the half hour (one way) for take out when she was sick recently and... More 

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quincy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visit at least once a month, great value, great price, you won't be disappointed. We stop by on Saturday for luncheon buffet but the take out for vegetarian meals for 2 during the week is also great.

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BOSTON MA,
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

MY brother and his family go here all the time so my wife and i joined them very good .Staff was helpful with advice. kelticsailor Quincy,ma.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I stopped here last night for something different for dinner. I ordered the vegetable samosa and they were delicious with that tamarind and onion relish. The Aloo Gobhi (potato & cauliflower) side dish was wonderfully spicy with lots of exotic flavors. The Tandoori Tikka was very good and light. It was like a deconstructed kebob with the chicken and the... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We've eaten at the Punjab several times over the years and have always been pleased with the food. Most of the other diners have been Indian or South Asian, which probably speaks to the menu's authenticity. The prices are very reasonable, the wait staff attentive and prompt.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Reasonable prices for exquisite food. Lots of variety and great wait staff! Try anything with goat...amazing.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We love the food and people at Punjag Cafe! I have been going to this restaurant for 10 years. I live in Quincy and I think it's the BEST!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 653 Southern Artery, Quincy, MA 02169-5645
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Quincy
  • Phone Number: 617-472-4860

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?