We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Darbar Indian Cuisine

129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1045
+1 650-321-6688
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“paneer” (3 reviews)
“decent lunch” (2 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1045
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (58)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We took a few friends visiting from Washington DC to Darbar since they wanted to have North Indian Food. We were very fortunate to get free street parking right outside the restaurant. Parking around the vicinity of University avenue in Palo Alto can be a...More

Thank Qualitypro3336
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place offers really good Indian food. But the inside of the restaurant is very basic and not too comfortable. Basic tables and chairs. Also, looks a little dated.

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Nice food and service. Easy reservation. Covers all dishes of indian cuisine very well. Parking might me issue as it's on main palo alto street.

Thank Anissha14
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We used to go to Darbar quite often few years back and just went as a pilgrimage. The quality is still there. Definitely recommanded if in the Palo Alto / Stanford neighborhood.

Thank Laurent D
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Had the Tikka Masalla and Butter Chicken as well as some other entrees and everything was excellent. Food was hot and did not wait long to get food . Garlic Naan was awesome and price was mid range. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I had the lunch buffet a couple days ago and I tried rice with raita along with paneer and the rice pudding. The dishes I tried were good and it is an authentic indian restaurant. They should try to serve some form of paneer dish...More

Thank happyleo123
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Decent quality lunch buffet. Despite all the dishes having a distinct lack of depth of flavor and definitely missing any spice, the dishes are clean and have good ingredients. for Palo Alto it's a good, cheap option.

Thank R H
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very comfortable surroundings, very friendly staff, delicious food.Easily recommend this place ot anyone looking for good Indian in the area.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

As good if not better than any chicken tikka marsala that I've on the east coast. Great prices, too.

Thank pajato1
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I go here once in awhile, this restaurant is situated downtown on University Avenue and is always busy. The wait time is minimal; no more than 5-10 minutes every time I've gone for lunch or dinner. The staff is considerate and friendly, and the restaurant...More

Thank jennikayzee
Nearby HotelsSee all 27 hotels in Palo Alto
Hotel Keen
224 reviews
.10 km away
Nobu Hotel, Epiphany Palo Alto
446 reviews
.33 km away
Cardinal Hotel
269 reviews
.35 km away
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
790 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby Restaurants
617 reviews
.13 km away
Rangoon Ruby
202 reviews
.18 km away
Amber Dhara
78 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rodin Sculpture Garden
64 reviews
1.47 km away
Allied Arts Guild
38 reviews
1.27 km away
Anderson Collection at Stanford University
35 reviews
1.33 km away
Cantor Arts Center
424 reviews
1.40 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Darbar Indian Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-321-6688
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing