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Darbar Restaurant

3-479 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
+1 613-548-7053
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“butter chicken” (11 reviews)
“raita” (5 reviews)
“biryani” (4 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3-479 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Ordered lamb vindaloo after hearing good things about it. Was not impressed. The meat was not tender and it was not very spicy at all. It tasted liked oily, sour lamb. There was a good amount of meat which is nice, but I would have...More

Thank jazrocks39
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had one wobble in 2014, but since then we have consistently had the most excellent food from Darbar. The meat is always tender, the food always tasty, and there is nowhere else in the City that consistently comes up with the goods

1  Thank Henry A
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Love this place. The food was awesome, I ordered the beef vanidaloo with rice and it was awesome, with extra spice. Paired with their house wine. Highly recommended

Thank BunnieMaye
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Every time my husband and I come here I am always impressed with the food and service. Both are excellent! It's definitely our favourite Indian restaurant in Kingston.

Thank Louisa J
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I was in Kingston on a food and sightseeing trip recently and Darbar was on my list of must visits. This was because they had quite an attractive vegetarian menu with so many options to choose from. It's great to have choices as opposed to...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I ordered the Chicken Biryani for dinner. The staff was very polite. I liked the oriental music that was playing in the background and the great food topped it all!

Thank Arjun K
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This was the worst experience ever. Reached the place at 8pm after making reservations for 10 ppl. The server took our order, started bringing in food that looked and tasted bland in every way. 45 mins in and we did not get the rice or...More

1  Thank shakali1618
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Food was ok. Service was ok too. Ambience and setup was fine. We were on our way from Ottawa to Toronto. Was happy to see that at least an Indian cuisine option was available on the way. Overall nothing bad but nothing great.

Thank Abhay P
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We've been eating at Darbar for years. Their food is consistently delish. We usually get chicken korma, chicken madras, lamb bhona, mixed vegetables, rice, and riata. Naan if we're feeling good. The restaurant itself is

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Four of us, from out of town, dined here this evening. It was the best meal I've ever had in an Indian restaurant. We all agreed is was superb. The vegetables were tasty and distinct (unlike other places that serve mush) and the flavours were...More

1  Thank Lorna G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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