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Darbar India Grill

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1221 W Lake St, St 106, Minneapolis, MN 55408-3397
+1 612-822-3300
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We actually visited the Apple Valley location as it was closer to us. We purchased a Groupon as a means to "test drive" the restaurant and we are confident we will return very soon to take advantage of their lunch buffet which is an incredible deal with a terrific selection of their popular menu items. Our server, Hari, was kind,... More 

Thank Ricki G
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Too often I find Indian restaurants only focus on norther indian cuisine and forget some of the great dishes from the south such as Dosas and Idli. They also have a few dishes from Mumbai including the tasty street food known as Pani Puri. The place is nothing special when it comes to decor...however, the quality, variety and overall taste... More 

Thank mosiniak
Minneapolis, Mn
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Authentic ethnic food is hard to find in the vast foodie wasteland we call "South of the River", so I am overjoyed to have this place in Apple Valley. The 7-day-a-week lunch buffet is a fantastic bargain at $10, and a great way for newbies to try Indian food. I have enjoyed all the food there so far, but the... More 

Thank loangalsal
Cape Coral
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

We were invited by some friends that were meeting here for dinner, so we accepted. First time at an Indian restaurant and the menu is very large. Other than explaining that you can pick your spice level the server was not helpful. The one question I asked was if the chicken was all white meat which the server said yes... More 

Thank Steve L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016

I have eaten here a number of times, and it is very good. The waiter asks how spicy you want your order, which is great. Three of us got different orders for lunch, and they are served so they can be shared. Even lunch portions are so large I took half home. Very tasty, and very reasonably priced. They seem... More 

Thank 99SusanK
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016

I enjoyed my experience at Darbar Indian Grill. Parking in rear of Darbar which was a huge plus. Loved the staff, very attentive. We pretty much had the place to ourselves on a cold week night in December. I would recommend based on atmosphere and service as it's a great place for a date night or to meet friends. The... More 

Thank bonny132
Conifer, Colorado
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

We were working into the evening and needed a take away meal. We were joyed with the food from Darbar. If you like Indian food, this is a great choice!

Thank lock219
Plano, Texas
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208 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

We were visiting a family member and this is a fave. Nice setting. Quiet and right in the middle of Uptown. Large menu. Service became a question early on. Our server, who I think was a manager or owner, had no idea what a Vodka Martini was. Hubby explained it in detail a few times and, after a good wait,... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Yas! Their buffet was so good and filling! I was very refreshed after that visit. The owner waited on us and he treated us very well and always made us feel welcomed! The food was very authentic and I will be returning in the future!

1 Thank samers1234
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem, such a good buffet and for 9.99! Clean, great decor, friendly staff.... and such wonderful food!

1 Thank Laura S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 W Lake St, St 106, Minneapolis, MN 55408-3397
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-822-3300

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