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Punjab Indian Restaurant

485 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
+1 781-643-0943
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“naan” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
485 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

This place reminds me more of a diner than an Indian restaurant but the food is excellent, the service is quick, and the price is not out of line for an Indian restaurant. That said, the portions are small but very tasty!

Thank Jolize S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

No joke! Haven't found anything better! Great portions. Great food. Great service! They were fast and friendly, as we were going to a show shortly after dinner. Only drawback was being seated at the small table by the door on a chilly November night, as...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 17 November 2016

There's something for everyone to enjoy here, vegetarians or meat eaters. The coconut soup was to die for! My meat-eating husband, not a fan of Indian food normally, loved his entrée and everyone else enjoyed the traditional vegetarian options and took home all the leftovers...More

Thank Gerri B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My review is based on the restaurant before it was closed by an unfortunate accident. This is a lovely Indian restaurant with good service and wonderful food. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I'm waiting see how it...More

Thank Susanne B
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Have been frequenting this restaurant since 2013. One of the best Indian restaurants I know of. Service is great. Love the naan.

Thank Jacquelyn C
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We lived in Arlington for five years and loved Punjab! Now, whenever we are in or passing through Arlington for our children's sporting events, we make a point to order our favorite dish for take out: Chicken Tikka Masala.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Took my extended family for dinner. Nice roundtop tables to fit a crowd, helpful staff and good food. Also a nice bar to try without dinner

Thank MEAronow
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

They have tender, wonderful chicken tikka. The children watch the cooks use the tandoori ovens while waiting for food. The food is really good and the decor is date worthy. They had a fire and are taking the opportunity to do some much needed sprucing...More

Thank Amy448
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Consistently good quality food, since they first opened in a smaller space years ago. Despite the staff always seeming angry, the food makes you smile with lots of depth and lots of options. If you like Indian food, you won't regret the visit.

Thank jeremym566
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Good Ambiance, Good Customer Service, Great Food Nice customer service. I don’t say its ethnic Punjab food but excellent food to charm the crowd. Lunch specials are amazing. Chicken Tikka Masala is one my favorite dishes.

Thank Madan Gopal N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-643-0943
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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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