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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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Kingston, Canada
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130 reviews
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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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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
Kingston, Canada
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

The last but one takeaway was wrong this one was just forgotten. Really annoyed as this was our favorite indian in town. Im so mad now i don't think we shall return.

Thank geewh
Kingston, Canada
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

I went to this restaurant alone and wasn't sure what to expect. The wait staff was VERY attentive and helpful. The food was very good and the value was excellent!

Thank Fiona154992
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Many people I've asked where one can find good East Indian food have recommended this restaurant and now I know why. Ideally located close to the university crowds, it's a short ten minute walk the city core near the waterfront. There's a wide selection of many favourites to choose from; I had a Chicken Madras done to perfection. Just the... More 

Thank Richard M
Kingston, Canada
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Our favorite place to eat Indian food in Kingston. Decor is ok and nice relaxed atmosphere. Service is always good and our toddler has always been accommodated. Love the darbar rice. Naan is good. Chicken Dansak is the best we have found. Decent value. Good meat cuts. Not flashy. Washrooms could benefit from a little spruce up.

Thank geewh
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

People saying stuff like butter chicken " not authentic " must be crazy , its a western dish created for people who don't understand curry or indeed Indian food. Ok so the decor is a bit dated as are the circular windows, but the food was ok, nothing more than that , could have been spicier as with many other... More 

Thank C C
Kingston, Canada
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110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

It was our first time. Following the recommendations on Trip Advisor and Urban Spoon, we were looking forward to our evening of South Asia cusine. Opening the door we were greeting by the friendly matre'd and an amazing aroma of Indian spices. Promptly seated, provided menus and a plate of poppadum with side of pickled carrots. A nice touch making... More 

1 Thank KingstonBWB
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

I ordered papadum, butter chicken, naan and basmati rice, a very traditional and western choice, however, the best thing that I had was the papadum. The butter chicken was absolutely flavourless, and did not resemble any butter chicken I had ever had. The rice was over cooked and the naan was so burnt, you could not rip off a piece... More 

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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
USD 15 - USD 22
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?