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Darbar Indian Cuisine

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129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1045
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been coming here for years and always get the same great quality, same friendly service and delicious food. The veg pakoras are a great way to start the evening. Crispy, crunchy and full of flavor. So many items to try and every one has been great. Lunch buffet is good, especially to try new things, but dinner is my... More 

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Mountain View, California
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722 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We really like this place. It's a great option for take-out when my husband's coming home from work and we don't have a dinner plan set up. Their dal is really special, and we love anything made with paneer here. Reasonably priced, especially compared to a lot of the fancier Indian establishments in Palo Alto and Mountain View. It's a... More 

Thank ajhorse21
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

When away from home and craving Indian food, Darbar does a great job of providing those familiar tastes. Very friendly and straightforward place, nothing fancy.

Thank Mohyna
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We have food delivered for 5. Food was good. Would order again. Good flavor and value for area. Tandori chicken was exceptional.

Thank WisKim
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This place was already packed at 5pm when we arrived. We stared at the wall of "Best of..." awards while we waited for a table and decided it must be worth the wait. IT WAS DEFINITELY worth the wait. We had a party of 3, who regularly chow down on Indian food and we were very happy ordering one chicken... More 

Thank Emdtyler
Las Vegas, Nevada
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Menu covers typical North Indian food and has all the conventional dishes for an Indian restaurant. The food is best described as below average with none of the dishes we had as worth raving about. We had khema chole which was terrible, tandoori chicken passable and the fish curry pedestrian. Service in the restaurant was friendly and nice and the... More 

Thank Rahulh
richmond va.
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Very nice moderately priced Indian Restaurant just off university ave. near Stanford. Quite busy on a Sunday night with lots of locals. Wide variety of indian food, all quite good. Service was very stressed and spotty while we were there. Certainly would return.

Thank snillor
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

My family and I dined at Darbar and greatly enjoyed the food and the evening. The staff were very friendly and helpful. As for the food, the spice and richness of each meal was amongst the best Indian food I have ever tasted. All four of us enjoyed both the vegetarian and chicken dishes. The portions are large so if... More 

Thank rickhem
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant. It sounds like it's not a favorite for Indian food purists as it's not heavy on spiciness, but the chicken tikka masala and palak paneer are always my first meal back when I've been away from home for awhile. They offer a reasonably priced lunch buffet that always has the best of the menu options.

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palo alto, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

great buffet, fresh, veggies here rock, their mango lassi is supreme, the service and owners are pure nice, super sweet, great non veg dishes as well, the naans like they should be . have their rotis.

Thank rajivsab

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-321-6688

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