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Punjab Indian Restaurant

Punjab Indian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.punjabarlington.com
  • Phone: (781) 643-0943
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Punjab Indian Restaurant
Since opening in 1999, Punjab restaurant has garnered rave reviews for quality and execution of our superb Indian cuisine. Only the freshest and highest quality ingredients are used to prepare it. Our staff is always friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. And you are always welcome here.
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Diner Reviews
  • "There is no shortage of Indian restaurants here, and we are not above a night of gloppy curry and slimy saag paneer. The food at Punjab was a cut above the rest. Didn't taste like the rogan josh was ladled from a pot where it had simmered since last week. Fresh tastes, tender meats, bright flavors. Well, the dal was a bit thin and bland; the mint chutney green a bit too bright. But even the naan was all that none should be, hot fresh from the hearty. Seating inside the beaded section is particularly pleasant."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food at Punjab is always exceptional - it's truly the best Indian food around. Unfortunately the other night the service did not match the quality of the food. While everything we ate was delicious, our waiter was often nowhere to be found and delivered our desserts before he cleared the leftover entrees off the table! And then they added an automatic 18% tip to our bill because there were 7 of us... We often just get takeout from here so I don't know if this is the new norm for service or if we hit them on a bad night. I'm hoping it was an off night."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Punjab has the tastiest Indian food I've ever had. Our server was not only efficient, she was also warm and friendly. The decor is also very nice. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We think this is the best Indian food in the Boston area! The service is a bit spotty but the food more than makes up for it. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had a great time at Punjab with a group of 10: excellent and patient service, convivial atmosphere, good food and drink (which was as spicy as requested). Highly recommended for special occasions!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Fine shared dinners for discerning diners with different taste preferences. Around the corner from Regent Theater."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Had all vegetarian dishes. Great food! What more need I say... :)"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have been coming to Punjab for 8 years and I always leave satisfied. The food is delicious — you can taste the quality and frehness of the ingredients in every bite. I especially recommend the curries, and vegetarian options are aplenty. And oh — lunch is a steal. The service great too; our waiter was attentive, we did not wait long for our meal, and the staff was very friendly."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My family has been going to Punjab for several years and have always enjoyed the food. However, over the past year the service has really gone downhill. It seems the wait staff isn't trained properly. We've waited too long for the main meal and for our drinks. Additionally, my wife has bad luck with the wine. It seems every time she orders a glass of red, it is sour and she requests another glass from the most recently opened bottle. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Excellent and varied menu. Wait staff is knowledgeable, courteous and helpful. A place where one can dine formally, and often quietly, in a warm informal setting. I intend to be a regular."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I was already sold on this place. I have been here several times, and have NEVER been disappointed. I thought I would share this gem with others. They were very pleased as well. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, which made our dining experience even more enjoyable. She actually talked us into dessert, which I had never had there and it was pretty amazing. Overall, great experience and will be back! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I've eaten at Punjab about a half dozen times but never again. Seated at 7:30, we didn't get served until 9:20. Utterly incompetent and lying staff. Never have I ever received such poor and indifferent service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I meet my girlfriends for dinner about 4x/year and we always enjoy ourselves but that is easy when we select Punjab b/c the food is always excellent, the wait staff is courteous and respects our time together and limits interruptions."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed a late lunch, and the service and food were excellent. Attentive wait staff (we never had empty glasses). Dhosas were especially delicious. We ordered a hot/spicy lamb saagwala, and it wasn't especially hot, but the spice in every dish was well balanced. We'd eat here again!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Of those restaurants with a more or less standard American Indian menu Punjab is about the best. There are a couple of better places with unique, "gourmet" menus, but outside of them you can't beat Punjab;."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food is excellent, and the menu includes Indian dishes I've not seen at other restaurants, and it is reasonably priced. The interior design is understated and cozy, cleverly separating diners from the bar area and its TVs. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. We had a delightful evening."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Good Indian food at decent price. Great variety. Spicy if you want to. Great Indian deserts as well."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Satisfies your craving for Indian food. Nothing unusual or unique, just good flavors and friendly service."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The chicken tikka masala and the naan bread are addictive there!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "This is not French cooking, but it is the very best Indian food in the Greater Boston area. We try others, but keep coming back over and over."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Punjab is the best Indian restaurant in the Metro West area of Boston. The food is second to none, and the menu has more to offer than most. The surprising bonus is that they also have a great drinks menu. Try the Mangorita with your spicy Indian cuisine - not too sweet, it's cold and refreshing and you taste the tequila. Top that off with the nicest wait staff and you have a great night out."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Our party of 6 enjoyed appetizers, breads and 5 great entrees to share. Punjab always does an excellen job on everything they put on the table. Fresh and clean flavors were the order of the day. Our only disappointment was their unwillingness to make a special order of chili pepper naan (it is not on their menu). Other than that we would highly recommend a visit."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Having run the gauntlet of curry houses in Brick Lane, East London and beyond, the wife and I are more than pleased with this establishment. We first experienced Punjab last year for our 10th anniversary and it was such a great time we did the same for our 11th. The food is fresh and authentic, the staff could not have been more considerate and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. And what may become my favorite mixed drink of all time, the "Punjabi Summertime" was a brilliant night-cap."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Good meal. Fun watching the tandoori oven. Love the South Indian food which is not often available. Major complaint was service. Despite the restaurant being quite empty we were initially seated in a thoroughfare and only on request were we seated in the back. Also took awhile to get the attention of a waiter to get our check"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "This restaurant, a former favorite, has decreased both food service and food quality. They clearly cannot handle a busy Saturday night with reduced staff."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I was able to get a table for 6 people on a Saturday night, without any problem. The food was delicious. My husband and I shared the Chicken Curry, Chicken Tikka Marsala, and Garlic Naan - which were all fabulous. Once our party all arrived, however, it took about 20 minutes for someone to visit our table and even bring us menus and take a drink order. We made sure to order our food as soon as our drinks returned, just in case there was another long delay. There were also long periods between checking in at the table, refilling waters, ordering a second round of drinks, etc. Maybe it's European style service?"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I could eat here every night. Consistently delicious, hot food. Consistently attentive, friendly wait staff."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our first dining experience at Punjab; will definitely return."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Punjab has taken over as our favorite Indian place. We used to go to Cambridge with excellent results but find this place a touch better. I think the best way to describe it is that all of there sauces are "cleaner." By that I mean each sauce is distinct and different. Five of us went last Saturday and each ordered something different (we shared!). The goat curry, chicken tikka masala, lamb josht, shrimp vindaloo and duck kebab were so tasty that we didn't have anything left to bring home! The appetizer plate with Papdum and two different Naans all disappeared. I lert my credit card behind by mistake and when I called to see if they found it they cheerfully mailed it to my home. Great people and excellen food."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Everyone ordered a different dish and we all shared. We enjoyed it all."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "I've dined in many Indian restaurants, and was thrilled to find new delicious items on Punjab's menu. Everything was tasty and enjoyable. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "Good food but service was slow and it was a week night"
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "I took my friend here for her birthday. She eats a LOT of Indian food, and she just raved about the korma here (she got one of the veggie dishes). It was the best korma I've ever had, too. I got the saag paneer, which was fine but a little bland (it seemed to have more flavor as leftovers 2 days later). The plain naan was also very good - nice and buttery. It's a nice atmosphere - spacious layout, and one of the nicest Indian restaurants I've been to (I usually find them to be decorated rather blandly, or a bit overly ornate)."
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "No matter if I'm stopping in for a quick bite an my way to here or there, meeting a friend for dinner, or accommodating a larger group before an event, my experiences here have been nothing but wonderful. The food is always good, if you've not had Indian food you need not worry what to start with. Medium hot is tastefully spivey, go from there :) The Masala (chai) 'tea' is beautifully spiced and since they offer a rock candy sugar stick you can decided how sweet to make it, if at all ;) There's nothing like a dosa for lunch! Namaste!"
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "We had a large party of 12, and the service was both fast and attentive. After sharing a few appetizer platters, we each ordered our own entree, which were all big enough for passing around and having everyone try something new. We had some people with us whose first time it was eating Indian cuisine- and the meal was exemplary of the variety and sheer tastiness that the style has to offer. The Biryani, Korma, and naan were all to die for. The channa bhaturi was also fantastic- and the bhaturi came out as two enormous puffs- everyone at the table wanted to pop them and try some."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "The food was exceptional, especially the vegetable pakoras and the korma sauce. The only disappointment was the meat samosas. They were so bland that they were almost tasteless. I have been many times to this restaurant and love it."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "We enjoyed our meal, liked the ambiance in the center of the restaurant (they have a nice setup that is surprisingly private seeming considering the size of the restaurant). We got the veg app platter, the yellow dal meal, a chickpea meal and two lamb meals. We loved the veg options and our friends enjoyed their lamb options but said they wished they had known their options would be dry (not like stewed lamb). Service was pretty attentive. Only annoyance was that despite my making a reservation through Opentable & checking in with the front desk when I arrived, they did not check our reservation in. Luckily OT was able to work with the restaurant to resolve this so I did get my points but it was a little annoying."
    Dined on 7/4/2013
  • "This was the best dining experience I've had in a long time. The ambiance was wonderful, the wait staff exceptional, and the food was perfect! But the best part was how well they handled multiple food allergies (dairy, nuts, eggs, sesame seed, coconut) with knowledge and care making us feel totally comfortable while choosing from the dozen or more allergy friendly dishes. We've definitely found our new favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "Punjab boasts the best Indian food in the area. Plenty of excellent vegetarian selections as well. Even the mild has a little kick, so you can enjoy the spiciness without being overwhelmed."
    Dined on 6/9/2013
  • "This restaurants is very good for an Indian restaurant in the suburbs. All curries are good.. The vegetable curries are outstanding."
    Dined on 6/1/2013