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Minar Palace

1304 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
+1 215-546-9443
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good43%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“samosas” (9 reviews)
“curry” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (7 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1304 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great lunch specials - always enjoyable and an excellent value. Super clean, very friendly and competent wait staff.

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I prefer to order from the menu but the buffet is good for lunch or dinner. I find the samosas spicier than other places but still delicious. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank chewyemmy
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I grew up eating Indian food, and have lived in many countries where different styles and types of food from India's regions are common. I've never eaten anything quite so bland as this, though. The food was poor, the service left a lot to be...More

1  Thank TheRunawayFound
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Quite authentic, delicious and fresh buffet. Clean place, good service. Caveat:not much vegetables and salad bar is not very attractive. All plates with curry are excellent. Nice decor. Clean and tidy. A nice thing: the take out options . Handy for those who stays at...More

Thank michel_josee
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The average restaurant has an extremely short lifespan - that we have been delighted customers for 20+ years should tell you something about Minar Palace. Over time, ingredient costs rise, staff turns over, fads appear and disappear, etc. And yet Minar Palace consistently pleases on...More

Thank opteron
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Thought we'd give this place a try due to some good reviews here and the food pictures on the restaurant web site... Worried because it was out first experience of BYOB and also we didn't know how crowded it would be given that it was...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

While visiting Philadelphia, I accidentally found the Minar Palace while looking for another place to eat. This restaurant offers a wonderful buffet of two chicken and a goat entree, along with several other dishes that were all delicious. When I first walked in there was...More

Thank highdesert_flyfisher
Reviewed 30 April 2016

really good food. The have a Al cart and all day buffet too. Service is good and fast . Have to look for it but easy to find if you are walking the city

Thank paragkarania
Reviewed 12 March 2016

After a days work, place to go for food in a Dim Light atmosphere. Quite Relaxing when in bright lights all day long work. Could open a bit longer instead of closing at 9 pm.

Thank NM_FoodL0ver
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

So many of the local restaurant require a reservation unless you want to eat at 9 at night. Conveniently located this was a very nice find. The had a nice Buffett or you can order off an extensive menu. Vegetarian specials include curry masala, malai...More

Thank B W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1304 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-546-9443
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