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Punjab Cafe

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653 Southern Artery, Quincy, MA 02169-5645
+1 617-472-4860
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Landed off a flight last night from London and my girlfriend suggested grabbing a curry for dinner. We've had takeout a couple of times from this place but have never dined in. The staff were so polite and attentive to us all evening. We ordered a lamb jalfrezi and chicken vindaloo with some Peshawary naan bread washed down with a... More 

Thank Dale M
Quincy, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Outstanding in every way. The owners and staff are gracious and lovely.The restaurant is clean and spacious. The food is fresh and delicious. I have been dining there since their opening years ago. They are consistantly excellent as stated above.

Thank chinapenny1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and the food is amazingly good. A def place to visit in Boston. The food is made spicy as per your request

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hingham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

There is a sense of simple good-naturedness, all to produce a satisfying experience for you. An understated confidence in quality - ingredients / preparation / service. The food is so good and prices are very reasonable. Chic, trendy, hip, no. Warm, relaxing, friendly, delicious, yes - and probably full of loyal patrons.

Thank petermuldoon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

If you're in the need for comfort food Punjab is the place for you. Sets the bar very high. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Caroline T
Milton, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Punjab Cafe is located in a strip mall on a major highway. It is unpretentious but the food is great. Not too spicy. Try the Mulligatawny Soup. Good selection of beers.

Thank Michael B
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at quite a few Indian restaurants in and around Boston and I've not found one better than Punjab Cafe. I am a huge fan of the lamb tikka masala but I have yet to have anything I didn't love. It doesn't necessarily have any kind of special atmosphere but the staff and service are always great. I also... More 

Thank tcadogan
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The place to go for onion chutney. All dishes are authentic and delicious. Only the freshest ingredients are used and it shows in the final product.The staff is very friendly and go above and beyond at all times. Highly recommend this restaurant if you like Indian food.

Thank Chris C
Quincy, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Okay. This place ALWAYS hits the spot for when I want a vindaloo or some yummy naan. I mean, the tastes are delightful, customer service is very excellent, and we always feel well accommodated here. Our last visit included an order or a stuffed naan basket (aloo, cauliflower, and chicken), paneer curry and vindaloo. Oh and some beer to go... More 

Thank Nandanie S
Cohasset, MA, USA
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have been going here since the opening. This is the second career for the owner who was an engineer at Polaroid before its demise. The food is always well prepared. The nan is outstanding. One disappointment is that there are never any specials the menu is always the same.

Thank CaptPete43

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 653 Southern Artery, Quincy, MA 02169-5645
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Quincy
  • Phone Number: +1 617-472-4860
Punjab Cafe is unassuming from the outside, a step inside, calm and inviting, and most of all - transporting. Soothing tabla and sitar music, welcome you as waitstaff deliver authentic North Indian dishes and intriguing relishes in a variety of platters, ramekins, and shallow bowls with carved handles. Dining at Punjab Café is stepping in to our own kitchen as family and friends with service that is friendly and familiar. From blending each spice and dough mixture by hand to cooking each dish to order. We take great pride in providing our customers with authentic Punjabi cuisine, made from scratch and fresh premium ingredients .The restaurant is a lovely, inviting escape from contemporary pressures. And the owners, chefs and staff are devoted to their craft and in sharing the wonderful mysteries of Indian cuisine with the community.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?