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Darbar Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Downtown Kingston
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479 Princess St # 3, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
+1 613-548-7053
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Kingston, Canada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The family wanted Indian food which I hadn't had in a while so what the heck. Like the title says, the decor could use some sprucing up but it's clean and functions as it should. The food though...that is where Darbar shined. First off please excuse all spelling. The onion bhaji was really good, we actually ordered an extra plate.... More 

Thank Lyge
Kingston, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Ordered lamb vindaloo after hearing good things about it. Was not impressed. The meat was not tender and it was not very spicy at all. It tasted liked oily, sour lamb. There was a good amount of meat which is nice, but I would have liked tomato and potatoes as well. I got one piece of potato in total. Disappointing.

Thank jazrocks39
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had one wobble in 2014, but since then we have consistently had the most excellent food from Darbar. The meat is always tender, the food always tasty, and there is nowhere else in the City that consistently comes up with the goods

1 Thank Henry A
Pickering, Canada
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Love this place. The food was awesome, I ordered the beef vanidaloo with rice and it was awesome, with extra spice. Paired with their house wine. Highly recommended

Thank BunnieMaye
Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Every time my husband and I come here I am always impressed with the food and service. Both are excellent! It's definitely our favourite Indian restaurant in Kingston.

Thank Louisa J
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I was in Kingston on a food and sightseeing trip recently and Darbar was on my list of must visits. This was because they had quite an attractive vegetarian menu with so many options to choose from. It's great to have choices as opposed to the usual obligatory menu item a restaurant puts out. I ordered quite a feast. *... More 

Thank Jonathan C
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I ordered the Chicken Biryani for dinner. The staff was very polite. I liked the oriental music that was playing in the background and the great food topped it all!

Thank Arjun K
Milton, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This was the worst experience ever. Reached the place at 8pm after making reservations for 10 ppl. The server took our order, started bringing in food that looked and tasted bland in every way. 45 mins in and we did not get the rice or the yogurt to go with the food. Because the rice did not come, everyone nibbled... More 

1 Thank shakali1618
Parsippany, New Jersey
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Food was ok. Service was ok too. Ambience and setup was fine. We were on our way from Ottawa to Toronto. Was happy to see that at least an Indian cuisine option was available on the way. Overall nothing bad but nothing great.

Thank Abhay P
Kingston, Canada
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We've been eating at Darbar for years. Their food is consistently delish. We usually get chicken korma, chicken madras, lamb bhona, mixed vegetables, rice, and riata. Naan if we're feeling good. The restaurant itself is

Thank Stephen T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
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
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 479 Princess St # 3, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-548-7053
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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