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Darbar Indian Cuisine

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129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1045
+1 650-321-6688
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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New Delhi, India
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I had the lunch buffet a couple days ago and I tried rice with raita along with paneer and the rice pudding. The dishes I tried were good and it is an authentic indian restaurant. They should try to serve some form of paneer dish every day along dal makhani as standard, if they want to make their vegetarian menu... More 

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San Jose, California
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Decent quality lunch buffet. Despite all the dishes having a distinct lack of depth of flavor and definitely missing any spice, the dishes are clean and have good ingredients. for Palo Alto it's a good, cheap option.

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Thank R H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Very comfortable surroundings, very friendly staff, delicious food.Easily recommend this place ot anyone looking for good Indian in the area.

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Thank Jim P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

As good if not better than any chicken tikka marsala that I've on the east coast. Great prices, too.

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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I go here once in awhile, this restaurant is situated downtown on University Avenue and is always busy. The wait time is minimal; no more than 5-10 minutes every time I've gone for lunch or dinner. The staff is considerate and friendly, and the restaurant is clean. This is a casual dining atmosphere, and the food is well worth the... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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764 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Mohyna
Wisconsin
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank WisKim
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 650-321-6688

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