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130 North Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02135
+1 617-779-8800
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
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“nihari” (4 reviews)
“brain masala” (2 reviews)
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Pakistani, Indian, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
130 North Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02135
Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place has warmth and friendly atmosphere. Great for large group dinners, we arranged for 16 people. Food and service was great. Very popular dishes were "Brain Masala, Pa'aye, Haandee Gosht". Chicken Tikka and Hot Na'ans were great. An excellent place for good food.

Thank Maarij
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Nice and quiet ambience. The food (onion kulcha and palak paneer) was sumptuous, the bread thick, soft and filling. The lunch buffet did not have a lot of vegetarian options, however the a la carte menu did

Thank Meenakshi N
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...More

Thank Al M
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,...More

Thank nagibtajdin
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...More

Thank AmirJahangir
Reviewed 28 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...More

1  Thank rawnaq k
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
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....More

Thank Faisal Q
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
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...More

Thank Michael R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, 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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