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Darbar Indian Cuisine

129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1045
+1 650-321-6688
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
2 weeks ago
7 Aug 2018
“Some of the best Indian food I've had in years.”
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1045
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty food - unusual menu too. Superb service - attentive but not invasive. Very good value for money too. Highly recommended.

Thank AquaNickOx
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We went to Darbar for my wife's birthday dinner. We all ordered different dishes and everyone was quite happy (including our vegan son) with everything we ate. The portions were generous, the service was excellent, the people were friendly, and the ambiance and background music...More

Thank kevinlortie
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a wonderful small Indian restaurant. We've been eating there for years, and love it. Service is friendly and fast, and prices are (for Palo Alto) quite reasonable. The interior is nice, with simple tables and chairs. They also have a lunch buffet which...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

We took a few friends visiting from Washington DC to Darbar since they wanted to have North Indian Food. We were very fortunate to get free street parking right outside the restaurant. Parking around the vicinity of University avenue in Palo Alto can be a...More

Thank Qualitypro3336
Reviewed July 12, 2017

This place offers really good Indian food. But the inside of the restaurant is very basic and not too comfortable. Basic tables and chairs. Also, looks a little dated.

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Nice food and service. Easy reservation. Covers all dishes of indian cuisine very well. Parking might me issue as it's on main palo alto street.

Thank Anissha14
Reviewed April 8, 2017

We used to go to Darbar quite often few years back and just went as a pilgrimage. The quality is still there. Definitely recommanded if in the Palo Alto / Stanford neighborhood.

Thank Laurent D
Reviewed February 7, 2017

Had the Tikka Masalla and Butter Chicken as well as some other entrees and everything was excellent. Food was hot and did not wait long to get food . Garlic Naan was awesome and price was mid range. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank James C
Reviewed October 31, 2016

I had the lunch buffet a couple days ago and I tried rice with raita along with paneer and the rice pudding. The dishes I tried were good and it is an authentic indian restaurant. They should try to serve some form of paneer dish...More

Thank happyleo123
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Decent quality lunch buffet. Despite all the dishes having a distinct lack of depth of flavor and definitely missing any spice, the dishes are clean and have good ingredients. for Palo Alto it's a good, cheap option.

Thank R H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-321-6688
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