Darbar Restaurant

(415) 359-1236 | View Website

1412 Polk St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94109

37.789916 -122.420491

Open Hours

Daily 11am-10pm

 
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Tags: Food Delivery, Local Favorite, Carry Out, Group Dining, Buffet, Lunch Spot

Cuisine: Indian

Neighborhoods: Civic Center, Northeast

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From The Owners of Darbar Restaurant

Classic Indian Cuisine in a great setting.

Menu
Vegetarian Samosas, Fresh Salad, Papadams, Onion Pakora, Lamb Samosas, Tandoori Chicken Salad, Lentil Soup, Seekh Kebab Beef, Seekh Kebab Chicken, Tandoori Lamb Boti... more

Reviews for Darbar Restaurant

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Good food! – The food is soooo incredibily CHEAP! And food is so fresh! I went in during lunch time for some snacks, and found the samosas to be very good, not to spicy just the way I like them. The Chicken Wrap was one of the cheapest filling food items I've bought ($5.30ish) full of chunks of chicken, perfectly seasoned, and fresh veggies. And to top it off, the Rice Pudding was very good! It was a creamy, cool texture doing down my throat. The restaurant is clean and service is great so I'm definatly going back! ! !

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Cheap food + Good service + Clean bathroom! – Darbar Restaurant is a restaurant that everyone should try out at least once. My friend told me about it and I went for lunch, and the buffet was cheap and delicious. The restaurant itself is a small, cozy place with cute pictures and lighting. The food (especially the Tandoori chicken) was fresh and sizzling, with the plate leaving a trail of seasoned aromas behind it. The hostess is attentative and helpful with her recommendations of spicy or mild dishes (all of which were awesome). Lastly, the bathroom was extremely clean...the cleanest I've ever seen in an Asian restaurant. For me, the bathroom is really the critical point. If the staff can take the time to clean out the bathroom, it suggests their service and food is worth a try. I experienced eating at Darbar earlier this week, and I must say, I definately did not regret the experience. Go try Darbar!!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not a gud place!!! – NOT A GUD PLACE FOR LUNCH

This is my first review to any restaurant and this time i couldn't stop myself from writing a review.

This is one of the worst restaurant i've been to. There were flies in the bathroom and on the tables.

No one is there to pick up plates from your table.

The owner doesn't care when i told him about all this .

Try other restaurants in town, they are better then this one.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food for a low price – I love Darbar! This is my top choice when I'm craving Indian. You can't beat the prices and if you're lucky enough to go when the owner is working, you'll have a best service too! Be careful when asking for "spicy" food though, because they don't hold back. The lamb samosas are delicious. They give you free chai also. Try it out! The service is great as well.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food – Taste-wise the food rivals the best indian restaurants out there. It's very casual and the room is a bit plain, but the owner (I'm guessing he's the owner) is always friendly and has always made sure to take care of us. The to-go wraps are fantastic. The lamb wrap doesn't have as nice of a presentation as the others, but 'tis still tasty.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food, wondeful service, not to mention very clean!! – Darbar is a modertly size place. When I walked in I was greeted gracefully. I had the papadams and garlic nan for starters, followed by a bowl of rice and Chicken Kofta for the main course. The wait staff was very attentive and not the food was even better. I can see why this place is Best of Citysearch.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Horrible service – Having read all the raves about Darbar, I decided to give it a try last week. I wanted to do a take-out.. When I walked in, there were two tables with customers and they had food/water etc.

An elderly gentleman started to take my "to go" order and then the phone rang. He answered the phone, and in the middle of his conversation, realized that he had been midway through my order. He then motioned the server to take my order. The server then continued to write down my order - I was ordering FOUR menu items for 1 person and he was at item #1!! Then a couple of customers walked in through the front door and the server left to take care of them!! That did it for me and I walked out.

I think that all the positive reviews have gone to Darbar's head. I didn't get even get a chance to try their food due to their "impeccable" customer service.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Best food for your buck. – Food here is great. Great value and service at times. I went here with my brother and sister. My brother is 12 and does not know how t eat Indian so we got him a pizza across the street. We were seated and then when we were about to order the lady tells us that we are not supposed to bring outside food in. My sister and I looked at each other in awe. So I suggested that we forget it and leave. It did not make sense that we were told AFTER we sat down and ordered. My sister and I were going to eat and ordered a good amount of food. So why was it a big deal that my little brother was eating a slice of pizza. I was not about to push him outside while my sister and I ate. She said it was okay but for next time. I told her to put up a sign. Other that that horrible experience, I recommend their food. At least taking it togo or when EVERYONE will be eating since they give you such a hard time.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The best kept secret in town – I am absolutely addicted to this wonderful place. Cozy, clean, affordable, delicious...Need I say more? The owner is super friendly and the service is fast. Food is served sizzling and fresh. Two thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!! You need to give this place a try and then you will be addicted. Don't forget to bring your own beer/wine.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

yummm – Food is GREAT for what you pay(very cheap). Owner is the best! He is very friendly and makes it a warm environment. and you can bring your own alcohol! what more do you want???

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Best of Citysearch

Nominated for:
BYOB Restaurant (2008)
Indian Food (2008)
Lunch Spot (2008)
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