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Darbar Restaurant

3-479 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
+1 613-548-7053
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3-479 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
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11 - 20 of 79 reviews

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...More

1  Thank shakali1618
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
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
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Four of us, from out of town, dined here this evening. It was the best meal I've ever had in an Indian restaurant. We all agreed is was superb. The vegetables were tasty and distinct (unlike other places that serve mush) and the flavours were...More

1  Thank Lorna G
Reviewed 26 July 2016

So far the best Indian Restaurant in Kingston both in terms of cuisine and customer service experience. my wife and I went there for our first anniversary celebration and we enjoyed every moment.

1  Thank Ekow A
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best Indian restaurant I've ever been to. And also this is the best restaurant in Kingston. Really nice and helping staff. The location is great with many parking lot options. The variety of food you can get in this restaurant...More

1  Thank NightKnight90
Reviewed 1 April 2016

My family first discovered Darbar while driving thru Kingston on vacation in 1998. In 2001 we moved to Kingston with our young family, we still live here. Darbar has been and still is a family tradition. The kids are all at Post secondary school and...More

Thank ZeppyTV
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We had Darbar for takeout. Having tried authentic Indian food, the flavours were terrible. The chana masala (chickpea curry) tasted like a bad version of canned, vinegary baked beans. The palak paneer (spinach with Indian cheese) was watery and flavourless. And the naan--you're better off...More

Thank cos1986
Darbar K, Owner at Darbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2016

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that the food was not to you liking - we take great pride in our dishes and want to make sure they are served right. Would you consider coming back to try these wonderful dishes again in...More

Reviewed 29 February 2016

Food is delicious here. They have an awesome lunch special. Amazing food eat in or take out. I have never been disappointed here. The food is always fresh, piping hot and savoury.

Thank stacyd295
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The Butter Chicken is to die for. Lots of a coconut cream sauce. Very mild and mellow. Had Take out last night and the order was correct and wonderful. food was still hot after driving for 30 minutes. Service was prompt. Love their food.

Thank donlin2015
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$15 - 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
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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: 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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