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Darbar Restaurant

3-479 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
+1 613-548-7053
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“butter chicken” (11 reviews)
“raita” (5 reviews)
“biryani” (4 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3-479 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love the Darbar. I’ve been several times and it is consistently excellent. The food is flavourful, alway hot and the portions are generous. The service has always been attentive without being too much.

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to the Darbar for many years and I would consider the owner a friend. Unfortunately, it had been a while since we were able to dine here until tonight. It was as we have come to expect, food was excellent, staff...More

Thank 649diner
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Darbar has been in business 19 years in the same location. Seek Kebab is a favourite when I want something tasty and fast. Chicken Curry is delicious as are the regular curries...Cannot comment on the bone-in goat. I think that the washrooms are located upstairs....More

Thank barbaracH3924EI
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Slow service , food cold , atmosphere needs improvement - very tired. Cramped seating Would not go back.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We love Darbar. The food is hot, served promptly and absolutely delicious. As someone with severe food allergies, I’m always excited when a restaurant makes everything from scratch and the staff know what’s in the food. We had onion badjis, chicken Korma, Darbar rice, barfi...More

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

4 of us went out for an evening unfortunately it had rained so we could not be on the deck. We ordered the butter chicken, beef curry, saga ago ( spinach and potatoes) and veggie biryani. More than enough for 4. I can say I...More

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Stopped in for dinner. Decor is atypical Indian. Murals on wall, darker lighting, furniture and Indian music playing in the background. I ordered Samosa appetizer, Chicken Korma, Alloo Gobi and rice. The Samosa we're under flavoured. Ironically under salted. Chicken Korma was good but too...More

Thank Islandhopper365
Reviewed 13 July 2017

After looking at Google reviews, we went for dinner during our day trip to Kingston, Ontario. Gave 2 ratings for appetizer and customer service. We did not like main course at all. Ordered Chicken Moghlai and Chicken Tikka Masala. Chicken Moghlai had partial cooked tomatoes...More

Thank Pratik_Kan
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I have been going here for the past decade and always enjoyed the food. They will season and spice it to whatever you want. Which many places won’t do. So for those like me who enjoy a rather milder spice, they will readily comply and...More

1  Thank KCPTECH
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A friend had ordered Chicken Tikka. It was completely white, no Tikka flavor at all. When asked, the manager said that's all what they can made. We asked if they could make it any more spicy in any other way, he said no bluntly. He...More

Thank Member31
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 24
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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