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Zaroka Bar & Restaurant

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148 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-4802
+1 203-776-8644
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:15
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:15
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Zarkoka is by far the best Indian restaurant in New Haven. Their food is fantastic, their waitstaff friendly, and their atmosphere relaxed. I love to take friends and family here when they come to visit, and everyone agrees that it is a wonderful experience all around. Plus they do take-out and delivery!

Thank Michael W
New Haven, Connecticut
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Seems like the only place in town that serves a full thali. Thali is an assortment of different dishes served with rice and indian bread (naan). There is also a sweet dish served along with it.

Thank reviewgurucool
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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377 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at prime dinner time last Friday night and were the only guests there. The staff seemed desperate and we felt sorry for them. The breads were stale--really stale! Made us concerned about the quality of entrees, but they seemed okay. Not great--just okay. Frankly the leak was overpriced for the size portions. Finally another table of guests then... More 

Thank creativecrew
New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you are looking for a thali, a dish with several curries, dessert, rice and naan, Zaroka is the place to go!! I believe thali is served only here among all the indian restaurants in new haven. The portion sizes are good and the presentation is amazing!

Thank andynar2016
New Britain
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Not really impressed with this place, but certainly not the worst place around. The meals themselves were tasty and of decent size all while at an decent price. The breads, however, were not fresh. I ordered a garlic naan and it lacked that softness and spongy texture which led me to believe it had to have been either a day... More 

Thank FriskyFrisco
Providence, Rhode Island
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512 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

In my humble opinion a pretty average American Indian restaurant offering buffet style lunch. The food throughout lacked both heat and the aromatic spices were tempered. Not by any means a bad restaurant but I certainly doesn't stand out.

Thank Reslimpan
New Haven, Connecticut
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

A comprehensive menu of vegetarian and meat preparations, you may well be tempted to over-order but they'll pack up leftovers nicely. The vegetarian platter of mixed appetizers is hard to beat, the curries are delicious, the breads wonderful. Love those pooris, two to an order.

Thank Devorah33851
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285 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

We went before Yale Rep for an early dinner, so the noise level was blessedly mellow and the pleasant music soothing. The lovely upstairs dining room is a bit of Jaipur, pink walls up the stair case and all. But let me not get distracted:THE FOOD IS INDIVIDUALLY PREPARED AND HEAVENLY. We tried Makhani chicken [perfectly seasoned], Tika chicken [served... More 

Thank eitravel76
New Jersey
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

The food is quite good. Presentation is nice, food is flavorful, portions are big specially of the tandoori dishes. Full five stars for service, lots of waiting staff ever ready to help and serve you. The reasons I gave only 4 stars overall ( and not a 5) were: A) The naan and roti have room for improvement. B) They... More 

Thank NavSatara
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

I've been to many Indian restaurants in my life, in Canada, US, Hong Kong, and India. This felt very traditional Indian. Very friendly servers, great food, and very cozy. If I lived in New Haven, this would be at the top of my "regulars" list. Food was very, very good and reasonably priced. We had a couple of Kingfisher beers... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-4802
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-776-8644

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