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Punjab Indian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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485 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
+1 781-643-0943
11:00 - 23:00
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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201 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 since it was way too good to waste! Our server was unfailingly kind and stayed... More 

Thank Gerri B
Arlington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 will be when it reopens -- I hope it will be as wonderful as it... More 

Thank Susanne B
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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
Needham, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Arlington, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 up. They say they will open in Spring 2016. Call first to check that they... More 

Thank Amy448
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Breads are consistently delicious. Our favorites include chicken korma, chicken masala, vegetable biryani. These are all very tasty. Lamb saag is not always consistent. When done well, it's excellent but sometime the meat is tough. Service is similarly inconsistent. Sometimes very good and sometimes slow. Overall we continue to return and recommend.

Thank H D
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This beautifully decorated Indian restaurant serves food that looks as good as the decor and tastes even better. The assorted bread basket is huge - easily enough for 4 or more. Every dish I have had here, as well as those my companions have had has been delicious. The spiciness of most dishes can be altered to one's individual taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Indian, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?