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Darbar India

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1070 Main St, Branford, CT 06405-3716
(203) 481-8994
10:30 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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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant under the guidance of the new owner has stepped up the game to a stellar level in the vast world of Indian cuisine. We've had Indian food everywhere from the famous houses in London to Curry Row in NYC to the modern interpretations in sunny CA. Guess what ? This small, demure, jewel hidden in the middle of... More 

Thank June101101
Killingworth, CT
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449 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Darbar serves very tasty Indian food on the Connecticut shoreline and there are lots of vegetarian options. Service is attentive and the surroundings are comfortable. We had trouble deciding among many of our favorites so we tried the Chef's Special dinner--not only was it very good, but it was also huge--easily enough for two.

1 Thank v0yageur22
Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by there for buffet lunch on a Sunday. There was a couple of people sitting. We got full plates and the food was good (chicken tikka in red sauce was great). We didn't really interact too much with the waiter since it was buffet. He did bring us water. Overall, a place to re-visit again.

Thank Korki P
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not usually a big fan of buffets, but Darbar's is really great. They have all the favorites--Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Curry, Chicken Tikka, almost always a lamb and a fish dish. What I like is trying dishes I wouldn't normally order, like their delicious okra, and other vegetarian dishes. They often have lemon rice along with basmati rice too.... More 

Thank GuilfordCommuter
North Branford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine Indian dining. Great selection on the buffet. Extensive Indian menu. Courteous service. Surround yourself with the sounds and aromas of India.

Thank Frank G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 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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270 reviews
205 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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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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51 reviews
36 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

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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, Serves Alcohol
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 06405-3716
  • 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?