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“Excellent Indian food, fresh ingredients, no grease”
Review of Darbar Restaurant

Darbar Restaurant
Ranked #113 of 429 Restaurants in Kingston
Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Downtown Kingston
Description: Darbar is an intimate experience providing spiced-to-order Indian fare, specializing in tandoori & vegetarian dishes. Darbar uses only the freshest ingredients, and chooses organic ingredients whenever possible. We offer takeout and delivery within Kingston.
Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian food, fresh ingredients, no grease”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Excellent chicken Jalfrezi, fresh hot naan, hand made vegetable samosas with fresh chunky vegetables and potato inside. The dishes were not greasy at all. My colleagues had vegetarian dishes that were quite good, too. Three entrees, several bread and rice sides and two orders of samosas cost $60.

This was way better than average Indian food and ranks pretty high in my book of Indian favorites. Highly recommend!

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Kingston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Darbar Indian Cuisine, Kingston Ontario”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Best Indian food in Kingston by a a mile. Authentic dishes, great service, convenient location. Have been eating at the Darbar for 20 years, and it has never let me down. Nothing else in Kingston can touch the quality of food offered.

  • Visited November 2012
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408 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“The best Indian food, love this place!”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Older atmosphere, but the food won't disappoint you. Delicious mixture os spices, something for every taste bud, and spicy to soft flavors. Great service, never go anywhere else in this city for Indian food!

  • Visited May 2012
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“The food is good here”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

The restaurant itself is very tired (the carpets need to be pulled up and the washrooms need renovating for sure). But the food is very good. I had the lamb saag, which was very tasty. The lamb was NOT stewed and overcooked - lightly curried and fresh. The spinach had nicely absorbed the flavours. My friend had the soy curry, and we shared one serving of rice. With 3 beer, the bill was about $50, so very reasonable. I'd like to go back with a larger party, so I could taste more dishes.

  • Visited September 2012
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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“It's in here, somewhere.”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Best Indian cuisine in Kingston. Ashok is the owner and Mafuz is his right hand man on the restaurant floor. Ashok's cousin-brother is the professional chef! A little genius with the spices. Nam Nam Nam, Nam Nam!

Visited September 2011
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