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Darbar Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Downtown Kingston
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479 Princess St # 3, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
+1 613-548-7053
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We had Darbar for takeout. Having tried authentic Indian food, the flavours were terrible. The chana masala (chickpea curry) tasted like a bad version of canned, vinegary baked beans. The palak paneer (spinach with Indian cheese) was watery and flavourless. And the naan--you're better off going to buy pitas from the grocery store, baking them yourself, and pretending its naan... More 

Thank cos1986
Darbar K, Owner at Darbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that the food was not to you liking - we take great pride in our dishes and want to make sure they are served right. Would you consider coming back to try these wonderful dishes again in our dining room? We would like another opportunity to have you back as a customer. More 

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Food is delicious here. They have an awesome lunch special. Amazing food eat in or take out. I have never been disappointed here. The food is always fresh, piping hot and savoury.

Thank stacyd295
Verona, Canada
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112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

The Butter Chicken is to die for. Lots of a coconut cream sauce. Very mild and mellow. Had Take out last night and the order was correct and wonderful. food was still hot after driving for 30 minutes. Service was prompt. Love their food.

Thank donlin2015
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely and wide selection of Indian cuisine. My wife and I go there for dining at least once a month and we look forward to the experience. The owners and staff are very personable and courteous and will advise you on food selection. I find the food very tasty and a real treat. You can select dishes to vary the... More 

Thank Dave V
Victoria, Canada
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

When I am in Kingston, which is at least twice a year, I always have my lunches at Darbar's. The specials are a good selection but I usually have the lamb and mushrooms which is always superb (and I know my Indian foods), The soup that leads off is delicious, the naan bread is great (small extra cost) and the... More 

Thank BCRover
Thunder Bay, Canada
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

The Darbar on Princess Street in Kingston offers a wide range of Indian dishes, and bills itself as 'exotic.' Our group of four decided to break with tradition and go to Darbar on Christmas Eve. This was a good choice, yielding a very agreeable meal. The place is on a somewhat run-down section of Princess Street. The entrance features a... More 

Thank SeanOden
Kingston, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here this week. Nice tasty soup to start (included in price)followed by beef (medium heat) and the chicken (mild) both off the lunch special menu served with rice and small salad 8.99. Also had baji and naan on the side (not included in price). All very good and excellent value that also included a small sweet desert. Plenty... More 

Thank geewh
Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Times like this I miss living in a bigger city. The Indian food at Darbar is solid but when your looking for deep rich curries to make you sweat, you need to leave town. If you cant leave town, this is one of your better options.

Thank Rob E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

A Kingston gem! Best Indian food in town. Used to live in Kingston and every time I visit I make a reservation or order takeout. Absolutely wonderful and you won't be disappointed with any item on the menu! The chicken dhansak is perfection. I actually order takeout on my way back to Niagara to bring home. Prices very reasonable and... More 

Thank Colleen B
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This place looks unassuming compared to some of the other Indian restaurants nearby, but I had it on good authority the food was superb. I ordered a lamb vindaloo, with garlic naan and raita. Wow that vindaloo packed a punch. The waitress warned me it was spicy and indeed it was. Spicy yet oh so tender and tasty. The raita... More 

Thank steve321123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
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: 479 Princess St # 3, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-548-7053
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?