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Darbar Restaurant

3-479 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
+1 613-548-7053
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“raita” (5 reviews)
“curry” (8 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
3-479 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Our favorite place to eat Indian food in Kingston. Decor is ok and nice relaxed atmosphere. Service is always good and our toddler has always been accommodated. Love the darbar rice. Naan is good. Chicken Dansak is the best we have found. Decent value. Good...More

Thank geewh
Reviewed 23 June 2015

People saying stuff like butter chicken " not authentic " must be crazy , its a western dish created for people who don't understand curry or indeed Indian food. Ok so the decor is a bit dated as are the circular windows, but the food...More

Thank C C
Reviewed 1 April 2015

It was our first time. Following the recommendations on Trip Advisor and Urban Spoon, we were looking forward to our evening of South Asia cusine. Opening the door we were greeting by the friendly matre'd and an amazing aroma of Indian spices. Promptly seated, provided...More

1  Thank KingstonBWB
Reviewed 29 March 2015

I ordered papadum, butter chicken, naan and basmati rice, a very traditional and western choice, however, the best thing that I had was the papadum. The butter chicken was absolutely flavourless, and did not resemble any butter chicken I had ever had. The rice was...More

1  Thank AlixandraG
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

OMG, thought it would be great, but, boy was I kidding myself. Very low light, you would think romantic, bit by the end of the meal, we were asking, what are they hiding? The food was mediocre, to say the least. Decor was old, a...More

Thank littlekeia
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We are from Malaysia so I guess our standard is very high.....we visited Darbar twice over a six months period. Both time the food were just average. The place was nice and cosy and the service above average. However the dishes were just not authentic...More

Thank anaest
Reviewed 27 February 2015

The place itself is nice and basically okay...but that food! Even a "mild" dish is quite a challenge for a "westerner", but those flavors are just wonderful, so rich and exotic. I have already tried four dishes, and will continue exploring. Just bring lots of...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

So we know these guys are useless at take out. Thus we ordered our 6pm meal at 4 30. For a 5 30 pickup! Predictably they had done nothing when we got there. We got home and they had forgotten the rice and bread. They...More

1  Thank Henry A
Reviewed 17 October 2014

This is my regular once-a-month Friday night dinner go-to take-out. I give them a call at 2pm from work and pick up on my way home at 5. I think they are really good value and have excellent food. I order enough for four or...More

Thank grapefruits
Reviewed 10 September 2014

I had dinner tonight in this little Indian restaurant and enjoyed it very much. The restaurant was recommended to me by a Kingston native, and touted as the best Indian food in the city. The restaurant is very unassuming from the outside, and it's not...More

Thank Wendy P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-479 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-548-7053
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Darbar is an intimate experience providing spiced-to-order Indian fare, specializing in tandoori & vegetarian dishes. Darbar uses only the freshest ingredients, and chooses organic ingredients whenever possible. We offer takeout and delivery within Kingston.
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