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Darbar Indian Restaurant

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12185 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
+1 407-238-7684
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE dined at this restaurant and were mildly impressed by the food. I am spoiled that in the past 45 years of dining on Indian cuisine in the US, UK and in India, I have experienced some of the finest Indian cuisine on the planet. Although an effort was made, this restaurant's food was ordinary. The vegetable samosas were bland... More 

Thank Thomas P M
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is used to either real Indian food. I would recommend the chicken tikka or the bihari chicken.

Thank Anne L
Poole, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Recommended by the hotel we were staying at. Welcomed on arrival and ordered main meal nan and rice all tasted very nice. No drinks licence at this stage but did not distract from the food and food service.

Thank Mark W
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is by far the most awfully disgusting Indian food I have ever been to!! We thought we'd try their buffet on Sunday before we dine there later in the week but the buffet was so bad, it ruined or appetite for the rest of the day! The so called chicken biryani was just rice and overly salty chicken cooked... More 

Thank Neelam B
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I have tried just about everything on their menu - we like it all and we keep coming back. Their Lamb Buna, Chicken Chacuty, yellow Dahl, etc and their varied Fridays and Sunday buffet menus are mouth watering. Then, I have to mention the super sincerely warm and friendly service. Its like family.

Thank Pedro F
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you are looking for nice Indian meal with just the right amount of spices and a decent variety of dishes to choose from then look no further. I travel a lot and Onion Kulcha is my favourite which most of the restaurants can't make it soft enough but Darbar got it right and got it right very well. We... More 

Thank Munish R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Darbar is a terrific Indian restaurant with attentive service, a lovely atmosphere, and an aroma of cumin and warm ghee. I have always enjoyed the meals and the unobtrusive attention of the servers. The samosas and naan are delicious. While lamb is a succulent personal favorite, the beef, vegetables, chicken, and seafood options are very good. The mango lassies and... More 

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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to try the lunchtime menu, I had the lamb which came with 1/2 popadum and chutneys, very small onion bhaij then the lamb curry with rice and 1 plain nan bread. For dessert was a very small bowl of cold rice pudding. Service was very quick and food tasted ok portion size very small.

Thank Mike H
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We are local, and frequent this restaurant. The food is always good, but a bit pricey for the portion size. We typically get butter chicken and tikka masala. The service is consistent. The restaurant is only about 12 tables and located in a strip mall, so it's a it tucked away. With plenty of options for Indian food in the... More 

Thank Lisa D
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Came for a family meal to be awkwardly greeted by the waiter. After confusion over them not serving any alcoholic drinks, they assured us we could bring our own alcohol, so we popped out to get beer from the nearby supermarket. The poppadoms were not anything special and the dips were terrible, especially seeing as they had ran out of... More 

Thank Jenny F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12185 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32836-6802
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-238-7684

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?