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Allston / Brighton
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130 North Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02135
+1 617-779-8800
11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, il
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised when I dined here with friends from India & Qatar. The service was amazing and the food was absolutely wonderful. Must have the Nihari as well as the vegetation items. This place has a full Pakistani/Indian menu & successfully delivers very high quality food.

Thank Al M
Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I went yesterday with wife and daugter. We ordered plates of Bhiriani, chiken tika, fish tandoor bihari kebab, mango lassi for drink. There was so much food in the plates that I would recommend that you visit them empty stomach. However, a word of caution, if you do not tell them you want mild and not hot, they will bring... More 

Thank nagibtajdin
Islamabad, Pakistan
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181 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Darbar Restaurant offers one of the best and authentic Pakistani food. We had an amazing iftiar buffet with Chicken Tikka, Chicken Boti, Multiple Qorma options, rice and other Pakistani dishes. The owner is an amazing person with a special sense of humor representing the great city of Gujrat in Pakistan

Thank AmirJahangir
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Terrible customer service, good food. I will never go there again. Last Sunday I went to Darbar for the first time after reading that it offers a wider range of North Indian/Pakistani menu than other restaurants in the Boston area. I ordered a specific entree from their menu and requested that it be made without onions and tomatoes. They said... More 

1 Thank rawnaq k
Mountain View, California
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154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Family-owned halal Desi restaurant with good atmosphere and reasonable prices, very rich food (a little too spicy for my tastebuds), good service, the best paya (tendon soup), haleem (beef and lentil stew) and brain masala I've had in this part of the world.

Thank Sitie
Level Contributor
68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

I was in Boston for a few days, and the bland food was beginning to bother me. We ended up here and we're glad to see true Pakistani food, and not Indian food. The food was true to its name. Excellent Pakistani food in Boston. We had the buffet, which was very good. The fresh Nans were perfect. They've lost... More 

Thank Faisal Q
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

The food is decent but the young women who work there are downright rude. I've eaten there twice but I will not go back there. There are plenty of other places in the area where the attitude and ambiance is a lot warmer.

1 Thank Bouffeurpppp
Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

Darbar is really spicy, and really delicious. Definitely seems to be authentic middle eastern food. Oh! And the naan is incredible. Go for the buffet, it comes with free naan and dessert (usually a rice pudding). Again though, expect to have your mouth burned off with most dishes. Enjoy!

Thank Michael R
Post Falls
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed eating at Darbar! We happened to drive by it and decided to give it a try. We were there for lunch, so the only thing available was the lunch buffet. It was really good. The naan was freshly made and my favorite was the chicken tikka masala. The owner came to our table and chatted with us for... More 

Thank Stefanie B
Post Falls, Idaho
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Found this place just by accident. And glad we did. I have had home cooked Pakistani food before and this was just as good. The owners were very friendly, great service and the place was very clean. We were there for lunch, so we were able to enjoy the buffet. There was a variety of items...we really enjoyed the Roti... More 

1 Thank PSinternational

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 North Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02135
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-779-8800

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