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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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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
Some of the best Indian food I have ever had.

I live in Manhattan, where there are many Indian restaurants. Punjab Café is my favorite place for great Indian food. Every time I visit a good friend in Quincy, I insist that this is our first stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Manhattan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I live in Manhattan, where there are many Indian restaurants. Punjab Café is my favorite place for great Indian food. Every time I visit a good friend in Quincy, I insist that this is our first stop.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Excellent food and service. Always very friendly and helpful. I get the take out a lot and portions are big enough to share.

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Quincy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

the food and customer service is wonderful, we often have a large obnoxious group but are treated like guests, the food is delicious

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Good service and good food! Also had a good deal for two people to try a couple different things....

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I come here quite often and I'm never disappointed. The food is always fresh and served hot. They always ask how much spice we'd like. The vegetable pakoras are my favorite! But everything I've ever had here has been delicious. And the wait staff is so helpful!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We live very close to this place and it has become our go to spot for food. Any time we invite friends over or just want take out, this is the place where we get food from. Like all the chicken and Lamb dishes.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant for nearly 30 years. It is the best Indian cuisine we have had WORLDWIDE. The restaurant is clean, charming, warm and inviting. The owner and his family take great pride in their presentation. Want a warm, welcoming, delicious dining experience, look no further.

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Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Punjab Cafe

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

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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?