473 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA | Directions 0247442.415121 -71.151833
My favorite restaurant! – I love this place and have been going for years, since before the fire. I have tried others, even one closer to my house but I always come back.
They understand spice, not service – Have eaten at Punjab frequently. Never had anything less than fabulous food. When you request hot, they make it hot! Generally I've had good service there, but that is relative to other Indian establishements. They do not think twice about rushing you, and I always notice them watching for the money or card to be put on the table so they can snatch it up- not just at Punjab, but at virtually every Indian restaurant I've been to. I think it's commonly understood that they do not understand restaurant etiquette, no matter how polite they may otherwise be. (At Green Papaya in Natick they actually flashed the lights on us, 15 minutes before closing!). But, until I can cook that well, I'll suck it up and continue overlooking the lack of manners.
Outrageous rudeness... – We arrived at 8:15.Within 5 minutes,were asked 3 times to order.We ate despite the din of screaming children and the constant pressure from waiters to hurry it up.At "last call," we ordered a second glass of wine.The waiter responded with by rolling his eyes! The restaurant serves until 10pm and by 9:30, we were fully hovered over, fighitng off attempts to take our food away despite forksmid-air! At 9:45,with 4 other tables full,our waiter announced,"We are closing, you must leave now!"Have you ever heard of such a thing?!At this demand, my friend asked to speak with the manager. The man she asked informed her that he was the manager. She explained that we had been very upset with the treatment and service we had received. The manager not only did not apologize or offer any explanation, but simply replied, Goodnight!" in an indifferent and aloof tone. I will NEVER return.Inexcusable!!
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