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Darbar India

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1070 Main St, Branford, CT 06405
(203) 481-8994
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Darbar has been my go to Indian restaurant for about 8 years. I used to go there quite frequently, but have not been in well over a year, until this week... I ordered takeout from Darbar, expecting the usual great food I've had in the past. I was very disappointed. First of all, I was given the wrong kind of... More 

Thank 2girlsnme
Middletown, Connecticut
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266 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A local resident brought us here because she had been here and liked the food and touted the fact that they have won awards. I thought the food was bland, overcooked in some instances, and just not very appealing. Service was adequate, decor was dated, prices seemed a bit high, but this is Branford.

Thank jcharisman
New Haven, CT
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I agree with those who have noticed a marked decline in the past couple of years at Darbar's. The food is still decent (but not AS good), there's a lot less of it, the restaurant appears understaffed. Darbar's, Darbar's, please save your reputation and your restaurant! I no longer feel that I can take anyone there with assurances that they... More 

Thank lisa2lisa
Salt Lake City, Utah
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Darbar used to be the place! We used to go to Darbar whenever we had the entire family in the area. We love Indian food & Darbar would always satisfy our cravings. Those days are fading fast. The last 2-3 times I've been into Darbar I've noticed a consistent downturn. It breaks my heart, because we used to love love... More 

2 Thank Donkey2016
New Haven, Connecticut
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and were amazed with the buffet. It is great for new comers to Indian food because there is such a large variety of dishes to try so you can figure out your favorites. It's really a great deal!

Thank Amanda M
Madison, Ct.
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We arrived at 1:30 for the Friday lunch buffet, which runs from 11 until 3. All items were nearly empty, there were only tiny bits left in each food container. I asked for tandoori chicken, which was empty, and it was replenished. However the old containers were not removed, new food was just piled on top of the old scraps.... More 

1 Thank Shelley S
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132 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The place is nice and very open. The food was good, but the desert was limited. I don't give five stars because it's really hard to understand the waiters.

Thank AkirePR
Hartford CT
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We had a party of four on a Sunday. It was easy to tell the dinner hour was nearly over as they were reluctant to refill the dishes. You should be aware that you do not eat off of plates but metal trays. Trying the scraps that were left, we enjoyed the chicken dishes; lamb was so-so; very nice condiments... More 

Thank Mrjamie
Cobleskill, New York
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361 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Came here on the recommendation of a friend who said she likes it better than the Indian restaurant near our neighborhood. I see why she likes Darbar so much - the food was delicious, our service was swift and helpful (although the folks at the adjoining table had a big problem with their order), the décor was a little dated... More 

Thank therese l
Branford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice atmosphere. The food and the staff have not disappointed yet. Of the curries, the chicken and lamb are my favorites. Also a good place for take out.

Thank AutumnRed13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1070 Main St, Branford, CT 06405
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: (203) 481-8994

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