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Darbar Restaurant

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3-479 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
+1 613-548-7053
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“butter chicken” (11 reviews)
“papadum” (5 reviews)
“biryani” (4 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3-479 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

I had an excellent experience at Darbar. The best Indian food in town. Exceptional staff. Very friendly and polite. I had the beef madras and it was spectacular. Great atmosphere. Decor is outdated but adds to the character of this establishment. Large portion sizes at...More

Thank Dust0004
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Visited for lunch and enjoyed a papadum while reviewing the menu. I ordered one of the lunch specials which included the following: soup, Aloo Gosht, vegetable rice, salad and dessert. The lentil soup was fresh and lemony, the beef was tender and tasty and the...More

1  Thank Michelle E
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

I love the Darbar. I’ve been several times and it is consistently excellent. The food is flavourful, alway hot and the portions are generous. The service has always been attentive without being too much.

Thank Connie H
Reviewed January 19, 2018

We have been going to the Darbar for many years and I would consider the owner a friend. Unfortunately, it had been a while since we were able to dine here until tonight. It was as we have come to expect, food was excellent, staff...More

Thank 649diner
Reviewed December 15, 2017

Darbar has been in business 19 years in the same location. Seek Kebab is a favourite when I want something tasty and fast. Chicken Curry is delicious as are the regular curries...Cannot comment on the bone-in goat. I think that the washrooms are located upstairs....More

Thank barbaracH3924EI
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Slow service , food cold , atmosphere needs improvement - very tired. Cramped seating Would not go back.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We love Darbar. The food is hot, served promptly and absolutely delicious. As someone with severe food allergies, I’m always excited when a restaurant makes everything from scratch and the staff know what’s in the food. We had onion badjis, chicken Korma, Darbar rice, barfi...More

Thank Connie H
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

4 of us went out for an evening unfortunately it had rained so we could not be on the deck. We ordered the butter chicken, beef curry, saga ago ( spinach and potatoes) and veggie biryani. More than enough for 4. I can say I...More

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Stopped in for dinner. Decor is atypical Indian. Murals on wall, darker lighting, furniture and Indian music playing in the background. I ordered Samosa appetizer, Chicken Korma, Alloo Gobi and rice. The Samosa we're under flavoured. Ironically under salted. Chicken Korma was good but too...More

Thank Islandhopper365
Reviewed July 13, 2017

After looking at Google reviews, we went for dinner during our day trip to Kingston, Ontario. Gave 2 ratings for appetizer and customer service. We did not like main course at all. Ordered Chicken Moghlai and Chicken Tikka Masala. Chicken Moghlai had partial cooked tomatoes...More

Thank Pratik_Kan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-479 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-548-7053
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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.
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