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Punjab Indian Restaurant

485 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
+1 781-643-0943
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“naan” (13 reviews)
“curry” (5 reviews)
“masala tea” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
485 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

I was excited to try this place after I found a $50 gift card in my house that I thought was lost. The card was never used and was purchased several years ago, and it did not have an expiration date. The gift card was...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were looking forward to the reopening of Punjab, but aside from the two entrees we had, which tasted as good as they did before the fire that closed the restaurant, everything else was a disaster. Our server did her best to keep us happy,...More

1  Thank butterfly58
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My belly and soul left very empty. My family LOVE the food at Punjab and may have been the most excited for the re-opening. Usually buying food weekly or at most biweekly as our children devour their chicken tikka masala. But our expectations were sadly...More

1  Thank mass123
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We were on time and didn't care about the slight delay. We were seated 10 minutes or so after our reservation. Off to a good start on a busy night. After initial inquiry about drinks we ordered a round, two orders of wings, chaat and...More

1  Thank Darrell M
Reviewed 23 August 2017

After quite a while, Punjab re-opened on 21 August; we went for supper. It's clear that there are start-up problems--they were ready with Masala tea (chai) nor sweet lassi. The kitchen got backed up and we had to wait a bit for our mains. These...More

Thank Scanner_Lewis
Reviewed 15 August 2017

No, seriously, is this place ever going to re-open? Or is it gone for good?? It's been well over a year (maybe even two) since it shut down following a fire. The signs in the window that say it's going to re-open "soon" are old...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I've been to Punjab many times since 2010 -- I can't get enought, whether it's dining out or takeout. I'm writing this review now because I'm so very disappointed that the restaurant has been shuttered for so long. I very much hope it opens its...More

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 2 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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