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Punjab Indian Restaurant - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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485 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
(781) 643-0943
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My review is based on the restaurant before it was closed by an unfortunate accident. This is a lovely Indian restaurant with good service and wonderful food. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I'm waiting see how it will be when it reopens -- I hope it will be as wonderful as it... More 

Thank Susanne B
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Have been frequenting this restaurant since 2013. One of the best Indian restaurants I know of. Service is great. Love the naan.

Thank Jacquelyn C
Needham, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We lived in Arlington for five years and loved Punjab! Now, whenever we are in or passing through Arlington for our children's sporting events, we make a point to order our favorite dish for take out: Chicken Tikka Masala.

Thank Jennifer G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Took my extended family for dinner. Nice roundtop tables to fit a crowd, helpful staff and good food. Also a nice bar to try without dinner

Thank MEAronow
Arlington, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

They have tender, wonderful chicken tikka. The children watch the cooks use the tandoori ovens while waiting for food. The food is really good and the decor is date worthy. They had a fire and are taking the opportunity to do some much needed sprucing up. They say they will open in Spring 2016. Call first to check that they... More 

Thank Amy448
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Consistently good quality food, since they first opened in a smaller space years ago. Despite the staff always seeming angry, the food makes you smile with lots of depth and lots of options. If you like Indian food, you won't regret the visit.

Thank jeremym566
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Good Ambiance, Good Customer Service, Great Food Nice customer service. I don’t say its ethnic Punjab food but excellent food to charm the crowd. Lunch specials are amazing. Chicken Tikka Masala is one my favorite dishes.

Thank Madan Gopal N
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Breads are consistently delicious. Our favorites include chicken korma, chicken masala, vegetable biryani. These are all very tasty. Lamb saag is not always consistent. When done well, it's excellent but sometime the meat is tough. Service is similarly inconsistent. Sometimes very good and sometimes slow. Overall we continue to return and recommend.

Thank H D
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This beautifully decorated Indian restaurant serves food that looks as good as the decor and tastes even better. The assorted bread basket is huge - easily enough for 4 or more. Every dish I have had here, as well as those my companions have had has been delicious. The spiciness of most dishes can be altered to one's individual taste... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Visited our son in the area and returned here for another excellent family dinner. Very accommodating for our party of 7 with three young grandchildren. They enjoy watching the cooks work through the window before getting our meal. Very good food. We ordered our favorite appetizers and three meals of varying style and spiciness to share. Another relaxing, great experience.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (781) 643-0943
Since opening in 1999, Punjab restaurant has garnered rave reviews for quality and execution of our superb Indian cuisine. Only the freshest and highest quality ingredients are used to prepare it. Our staff is always friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. And you are always welcome here.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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