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“Amazing food:)”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Punjabi Dhaba - CLOSED

Punjabi Dhaba
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing food:)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

I went to this place for the first time ever for the lunch today and was so pleased with it .i got the vegetarian lunch buffet and loved everything.specially garlic naan so good fresh and crispy,sabji saag malai and vegetalble makhni taste so good.The young lady who works is the best ,great customer service. gulab jamun are the best desert.I will come here often.price is very good.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank deepa12345678
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Baton Rouge
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Spicy Indian Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We enjoyed the lunch buffet of Indian dishes! Everything had spice and heat to it, so keep that in mind. Great value!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Charlsie P
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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“BE WISE, PROTECT YOUR HEALTH! AVOID!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Cannot give even one star to this place. I have been here around 3 times in total (all on weekdays, lunch buffet). The food quality has diminished to an unacceptable level. BEWARE - If you really care about your health, AVOID GOING HERE AT ALL COSTS!

When I went there for lunch, there was a bad SMELL OF STALE FOOD. Even then, I thought that it might be just me who is feeling this way and took the dish (samosa chat) for tasting. Not only did it smelled stale, it was in-actual completely STALE (felt that it was cooked more than 2-3 days ago!) Upon telling this to the people who work there, I was told to try eating it with raita (curd) and tamarind chutney. Still the taste was too bad to be eaten. Later, due to my complaining, they prepared 2 fresh samosas and kept on the table. But, apart from this also, the raita (curd) was very sour, the dal tadka felt like it was burnt while cooking and the "assorted naan" (indian breads) were only half-cooked. No food item in the complete menu of lunch buffet seemed to be good & healthy.

It is one thing to give bad tasting food to the customers, and it is altogether a completely different thing to provide STALE FOOD! Customers are humans and not to be treated like animals! I started feeling pain in my stomach after eating food here the last time. This place should be shut down for the safety of innocent people who, reading the name 'Punjabi Dhaba', feel that the food would be healthy and tasty.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Ajay C
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good Indian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I was there last night with my family. The tandori roti and dal tadka were authentic. People are very polite. Service can be a little faster, took almost 45 mins for 3 dishes and roti to be served. Location is not good, next to a gas station, but ambiance is ok. Food is definitely authentic punjabi, atleast the ones we tried.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank susilkp
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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not good!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Poor taste, poor service. I have been there 2-3 times, and I was disappointed each time. There are better Indian restaurant in Columbia than this.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Tams111
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