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$10 - $60
Indian, Asian, Arabic
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

Second visit after a years break from Abu Dhabi. The Darbar didn’t disappoint. We had a selection of Arabic dishes accompanied by some wonderful breads. The food was appealing and tasted as good as it looked. The menu is extensive and is cooked to perfection....A friendly welcome from our host and waiter. 49dhs for two mains, hummus, mixed salad, breads, sauces and complimentary water. Great value.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

We’re looking for something spicy and “desi” found this great “local” restaurant with home made taste of food. Great food for the value of money. We will surely go there again as long as we are on holiday in Abu Dhabi

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed June 8, 2019

Recently I ordered chicken biriyani, and they delivered ghee rice with fried chicken, when I checked with the staff, not only the staff was rude, very rude, they told me this is how they serve Biriyani for all the customer. Well if ghee rice is...biriyani next time i can boil rice and add ghee right?!!! well guys never again to your restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

I had ordered parathas from Darbar Restaurant, they were so dry and heated in a microwave. I called them and told them instead of being apologetic the guy was continuously saying that there was no paratha maker or they were made fresh. They came and...collected it back without having the courtesy to serve fresh parathas.......this is not hospitality! !!!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

Location This restaurant is located in the tourist club area. Among all the residential locality. Experience I often goes to this place, the food is good quality according to the values for money which we pay. Today around 2pm I was dining there and ordered...for a south indian set menu thali, I was served within 6 to 7 minutes after I ordered the food. The food which was served was cold when i asked the server that is this food supposed to served cold, he replied that all south indians they like the food like this. I understood him cz he was one of the down line server so i dint extended my words with him. Later I asked for some refill for rice and sambhar that was also served cold. This time some other server served me, I asked him do you serve the cold food, he looked and me and felt a bit embarrassed but coudnt answer my question. When I was paying I asked the manager that why do they serve the cold food, they said they cant keep the food hot as it contains curd so they cant keep on heating the food. This is Not the first restaurant I have been to. The kind of excuse this gentlemen gave me was worthless. And he also said they are serving like this since many years. My suggestion to the restaurant management And the owner, may be you are renowned today but initially when you have started this business what was your commitment, and today here you are. I can understand may be I am one of the few unsatisfied customers but my reason is valid, and its just the food should be served hot. There are many small cafetarias in the city who serve the same kind quick set menu and the food is served hot. But the restaurant like Darbar has this standard I dint expected. I ordered many time from the restaurant all the food they serve is good but this time i dined there which wasnt a worth experience. I hope my feed back will reach to the concerned people. Service It is good as per the money you pay for you meal. You can't expect much out of the staff apart from taking orders and serve the food on time and they are ok with that.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 30, 2019

The food tastes really good and the price is reasonably cheap. They have made cubicles, which gives more privacy while eating. Service was really fast. Highly recommended to eat here !

Date of visit: January 2019
aedarbar, Manager at Darbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Thanks for your kind words. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed January 27, 2019

Quick in quick out. Exceptional service, very good food. Could do with enhanced Arabian menu as predominantly Indian with a very small Chinese and Arabian section. Ideal for takeaways as service is so swift. The star of the show was the bread selection. Great price...at AED 60 for two for a substantial order.More

Date of visit: January 2019
aedarbar, Manager at Darbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Thanks for your review. See you again

Reviewed January 4, 2019

We ordered special biriyani from their menu. It was of authentic taste. Serving time was very minimum. Very cordial staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Have seen the board but never visited... tried brunch kind of.. good south indian dishes (bcoz thats what we ordered).. Did lunch the next day..welcome drink was sad ( why tang - would prefer cold fresh juice any time ).. waiting time a bit high..but...ok kind of duration.. ordered ela (leaf) beef biriyani ..(my friend who ordered this told that its nothing so exceptional)it was not there ! First order for lunch and the non availability- a big turn off..came back to the traditional porotta-beef (writing this while waiting for the order) Will try again..lets see.. And yes..nicely designed menu 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed January 2, 2018

Darbar has been in Abu Dhabi Tourist Club for 15 years, so it is a must try for Indian, and now mixed cuisine (Chinese, Arab). The prices are affordable, the food is tasty, the place clean, and the staff friendly. Carpark can be a problem...later in the evening, but a place can be found if you are willing to walk a little. The vegetarian dishes are very tasty and not spicy (hot). A very enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: January 2018
aedarbar, Manager at Darbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Thanks for your kind words. See you soon.

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Darbar Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5