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Punjab

Indian Restaurant££££
Holborn and Covent Garden, London
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  • Yury C.
    "Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Korma and Cheese Naan are delicious"(11 Tips)
    Ritesh P.
    "Best punjabi style curry house in the area"(3 Tips)
    Todd S.
    "Butter chicken is excellent as is the garlic nann"(8 Tips)
    Bruno B.
    "Start off with a cheese naan and try the korma!"(4 Tips)
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  • Pierre C.
    Pierre CoenegrachtsNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitly the Best Indian restaurant in London ! I have been addict for 20 years and never miss a go when in London ! Also Famous in Belgium ;-)
  • Jack J.
    Jack JenkinsJune 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My go-to Indian restaurant in Central London. I like the samosas they do as a starter. Their peshwari naan is very sweet and hits the spot if you have a rich curry, like a chicken jalfrezi. Top staff
  • Co A.
    Co AsMay 19, 2015
    Vegetable Biryani is very good and fulfilling. I had it with naan bread and I was very satisfied with my dinner. Staff is very accommodating and personable. Manuel will have a baby soon: congrats!!
  • Brian S.
    Brian Strauss1 week ago
    Haven’t seen cleaner plates after a meal in some time. Dishroom down the street makes a splash, but Punjab is the real deal. Chicken Jalfrezi outstanding and the Bullet Naan brings delicious heat.
  • FDM
    FDMSeptember 5
    Brilliant authentic indian food at authentic setting and service. The butter chicken is brilliant albeit with bone! The butter chicken is fine and the cheese naan is wonderful for dipping.
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KjellevoldJanuary 13, 2015
    Indian is not usually "my cup of tea", but this place might change it. Tasteful Chicken Tikka Masala accompanied by a Cobra beer to 'flush it down'. Sides: nan bread and samosa. Very friendly staff!
  • Cagil K.
    Cagil KasapogluJuly 8, 2016
    By far my favourite indian restaurant for over 8 years. Brilliant staff, delicious food, never ever disappointed! I must thank them all for the culinary pleasure they give their visitors...
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsApril 8, 2015
    Check out Punjab as it was featured on Delicious Destinations for Punjab serves some of the best chicken tikka masala in London and has been doing it for more than 60 years. Read more
  • Foxxy B.
    Foxxy BJuly 16
    When Dishoom is swamped (which it will be), head up to Punjab for a bit more history & down to earth flare. The "Hot" dishes are not unbearable, which is nice. Huge menu!
  • Liis S.
    Liis SaarJuly 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    In my experience probably one of the best Indian restaurants in London.... Very good value as well!
  • Bruno B.
    Bruno BarbiratoMarch 11, 2015
    Been coming to Punjab for years and it still impresses me! Start off with a cheese naan and try the korma! Don't forget the mango lassi!
  • Nick M.
    Nick MitchellJuly 29, 2013
    Absolutely delicious... Especially the potatoes with chickpeas. Yum. The staff was super-friendly and accommodating, too. I'd come back here in a heartbeat!
  • Ollie B.
    Ollie BarbieriJuly 14, 2015
    So me and the lads have a habit of going for a proper ruby. Since two of us moving to London, we've been on the search for a favourite. This is it. Best curry we've had in London
  • Emma W.
    Emma WijningaSeptember 15, 2016
    Good food! Friendly and quick staff, interested in their guests. All curries where great, and we loved the palak paneer with naan. Mmm!
  • Moritz K.
    Fantastic Indian restaurant. Perfect food and service. An experience worth to wait for.
  • D K.
    D KJanuary 16, 2016
    Delicious!!! Wonderful chicken, naan and more. Excellent service, make you feel like family.
  • Murdo C.
    Murdo ConnochieMay 24, 2015
    Definitely worth a visit. All the curries are great but my recommendations are the Chicken Tikka Masala and Acharri Murgha.
  • Tamás
    TamásMay 12
    If you like Northern Indian, you can't go wrong with this one. Friendly vibe, polite staff and amazing dishes.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CompstonAugust 10, 2016
    Traditional and authentic Indian, typically great service and tasty food. Will return again when I'm back in London.
  • Loda
    LodaAugust 2, 2015
    We arrived 10:50 and the accept to have us . Staff were friendly and the food was average but the portion size is smaller than usual size in other Indian restaurants.
  • Nana
    NanaFebruary 2, 2016
    A little too hyped for sure. Can't tell if it was better than in the US cause some places are pretty comparable. Doesn't come close to the real Indian curries though😳 achari fish, chicken tikka ✋🏼
  • Steve C.
    Steve CorleyDecember 13, 2016
    Amazing curry house in the 💜of London. Great reasonably priced food. Staff were a bit grumpy but it was late-ish.
  • H B.
    H BombJuly 20, 2013
    Don't be put off by the central location or the 1975 decor. Make no mistake this is a heavyweight curry house. Methi Karahi and chilli naan.
  • Derek W.
    Derek WilsonNovember 8, 2016
    Always excellent food and speedy attentive service make this place a go-to for food in Covent Garden.
  • Thunder C.
    Thunder CatDecember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic Indian cuisine. Fast and attentive service, extremely well priced and delicious. Highly recommended.
  • Lola B.
    Lola BourgetApril 30, 2013
    Excellent dishes, central location and nice service. Highly recommended if you want real Indian cuisine!!
  • Mr P.
    Mr POctober 23, 2015
    The vast selection and speedy service. You may have to queue for 5 minutes at peak times. The menu quotes are funny.
  • Malte L.
    Malte L.April 4
    Very friendly staff. The place was packed but we didn't have to wait awfully long for the food. The food was very good and freshly made.
  • Rick D.
    Rick DotenFebruary 10
    The chicken in the Tikka Masala was perfectly cooked. Best execution of the dish I've ever had.
  • Pierre C.
    Pierre CoenegrachtsNovember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best indian Punjab restaurant in London
  • Corey W.
    Corey WardDecember 28, 2014
    Fantastic curries, decent prices, and tightly packed seating. Skip the lassi, papadum, and chutneys though — they're nothing special.
  • Alexander A.
    Alexander AFebruary 7, 2015
    Nice and smooth chicken tikka masala, just the right amount of spiciness for my non-Indian taste.
  • Francisco G.
    Francisco GuardiaFebruary 16, 2013
    Great food, good service, be ready to wait at least half an hour if you come without reservation
  • Matt S.
    Matt SerckDecember 6, 2015
    After 5' wait outside, we got a table. Attentive & fast service. Delicious. However, the bill couldn't be paid fast enough...
  • Saxow B.
    Saxow BoySeptember 28, 2016
    Great traditional Indian restaurant, I wouldn't have used whole thighs for the butter chicken
  • Guillermo E.
    Guillermo EstevesOctober 29, 2016
    Best chicken tikka masala I've ever had. The butter chicken was also excellent.
  • Ronald P.
    Ronald PompaOctober 8
    Get the Chicken Tikka Special. You won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget to order some sauce to go with it.
  • Maximilian H.
    Maximilian HoferFebruary 9, 2016
    Awesome chicken tikka masala! Big portion for a good price of £9.95.
  • Robin M.
    Robin MitraJuly 12, 2015
    Paneer Mukhani with Tandoori Chapatti/Roti is a delicious combo. Service is really quick as well.
  • Olga M.
    Olga Mendoza EspinosaFebruary 23, 2014
    Great food and excelent service! Dont't miss this place if you are looking for indian food
  • Ajan
    AjanJanuary 11, 2014
    Decent food. Not as good as the "Punjabi Dhaba type Khana", but decent enough for UK. Try Chicken Tikka, Aloo Gobi & Pilau Rice. Decent service, music isn't that bad.Overall, it needs more improvement
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LowJuly 6, 2016
    Great Indian food, reasonable prices, decent portions, friendly service. Can't go wrong.
  • Arif
    ArifNovember 6
    Good Northern Indian food. Great grills. Butter chicken is rocking!
  • Krishna S.
    Krishna SrinivasanJune 23, 2013
    Perhaps the best authentic North Indian / Punjabi restaurant in central London
  • Tate L.
    Tate LeonJuly 10, 2013
    Very good food, the spicy chicken is real spicy food :) loved it!
  • Marina K.
    Marina KedrovaSeptember 11, 2011
    Have been here millions of times) every time I make sure it's the best indian restaurant in london)
  • Surinder S.
    Surinder SinghFebruary 8, 2014
    Go for vegetarian - Kali Dal & Kadu Sabzi. You won't regret it.
  • Laurence T.
    Laurence TerreurOctober 13, 2016
    Delicious! Best indian restaurant I went.
  • Wai Man
    Wai ManSeptember 19, 2015
    Food was an average Indian but good location situated in Covent Garden. Service is bad though. We arrived late and they were trying to get us out as early as possible including dropping the bill.
  • Yury C.
    Yury ChuykoMay 24, 2016
    Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Korma and Cheese Naan are delicious
  • Chris B.
    Chris BauerDecember 23, 2016
    I..... Think the Indian food was good, but not outstanding. I've had much better in much worse locales. Not terrible mind you, but this is London
  • Marie R.
    Marie RMay 1, 2015
    Pakora, hariyali chicken tikka and saag are wonderful here!
  • Sam M.
    Sam MJune 15, 2011
    Try the Chicken Tikka Masala at the UK's oldest North Indian restaurant. As good as British food gets!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BurbankApril 27, 2015
    Cheese naan was good, but the cinnamon honey ice cream was damn near orgasmic!
  • Serafina A.
    Serafina AgnelloNovember 18, 2012
    Zone Of the best indian ever.. Recommended
  • Ritesh P.
    Ritesh PatelMay 7, 2014
    Best punjabi style curry house in the area
  • Iryna M.
    Iryna ManukovskayaNovember 1, 2011
    Nice chiken tikka an nans, cosy place, fast and plesant staff
  • Charles H.
    Charles HJune 3, 2015
    Great Indian food in the oldest Indian restaurant of London
  • Celestino M.
    Celestino MorenoSeptember 28, 2014
    One of the managers poured a glass of water over me when we were leaving. He didn't regret or say sorry, didn't mean it. I couldn't get why. The food was good, anyway but so rude. I've never seen it
  • Christian D.
    Christian DickmannJune 16, 2016
    Karahi paneer was a good choice but I was disappointed by the chicken Tikka masala. This is not a bad place but I had lots of better indian food.
  • Damla G.
    Damla GümüşoğluJuly 15, 2015
    Chicken tikka, garlic bread! Must try!
  • Todd S.
    Todd SMarch 5, 2016
    Butter chicken is excellent as is the garlic nann
  • megan
    meganOctober 16, 2016
    The line goes quickly - and it's worth it!
  • Jess F.
    Jess FowlerFebruary 17
    The tikka masala and samosas are unreal
  • Mark F.
    Mark FordMay 15, 2014
    Good curry. Stick to the cobra though… the Tikka Gold was not all that
  • Macarena G.
    Macarena GrecoOctober 17, 2016
    Great food and service, pricey but worth it
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HJune 1, 2013
    Food mediocre. Service disgraceful. Wouldnt seat us till our entire party arrived even though we booked in advance,hurried us through the ordering process and kicked us out as soon as we paid.
  • Minee B.
    Minee BhiseNovember 4, 2013
    Food is awesome! Paneer is recommended. But yes, quantity is not that good.
  • Abe
    AbeMay 9
    Meh service. Good food: Lamb Curry (#42) with Peshwari Naan.
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HoggOctober 20, 2012
    The food was excellent, would recommend a visit.
  • Eagle
    EagleApril 25, 2013
    Try to eat slowly. They will be throwing you out otherwise. Masala tea is poor
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevisOctober 30, 2015
    Just average, certainly not as amazing as I was expecting. Will not be going back. Needs to improve its hygiene. Seeing dirt smeared down walls is not ideal.
  • Alain V.
    Alain Van HoveOctober 7, 2014
    Excellent food. Great place.
  • John C.
    John CooperApril 22, 2016
    Superb! May need to book.
  • Raci M.
    Raci MurphyOctober 21
    Food is good but better Indian restaurants nearby!
  • Dayna M.
    Dayna McAlpineJuly 12, 2015
    Best curry I've had in London.
  • Amit J.
    Amit JDecember 11, 2015
    Used to be a good atmosphere, they have hired some rude staff now. Not willing to even tell you waiting time unless all people in your party are there! Who treats customers like that?
  • Raffaele G.
    Raffaele GricinellaOctober 20, 2015
    The food is good and the service quick.
  • Mona S.
    Mona SharmaOctober 8, 2013
    Great comfort food.
  • Crystal C.
    Crystal C.September 6, 2013
    Chicken tikka masala is a solid choice.
  • Shirley H.
    Shirley HongApril 4, 2014
    Best!!yummy Indian food
  • Mickaël A.
    Mickaël AugelloJanuary 20, 2015
    The butter chicken is delicious
  • Adam F.
    Adam FittingJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic every time.
  • Rupesh D.
    Rupesh DubeyJune 1, 2012
    Poodi kadu and choole are really good
  • Chloe B.
    Chloe BAugust 21, 2016
    Very good Madras!
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TonookaJanuary 7, 2015
    Best butter chicken in London
  • Laurent N.
    Laurent NullensMay 16, 2013
    One of the best indian restaurant.
  • Sumit M.
    Sumit MundhadaJune 19, 2013
    Veg food was better than non veg for the first time
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BeckJune 17, 2012
    Great food! Rude server!!!!!
  • Yiğit Oğuz D.
    Yiğit Oğuz DumanOctober 27, 2013
    Good service, good foods
  • suyog m.
    suyog modyMarch 24, 2012
    Have a chili. Unforgettable.
  • Scott M.
    Scott Mc KiernanNovember 26, 2011
    Unbelievable! The BEST! Get the chick
  • ozge b.
    ozge bumin oztaskinNovember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best indian in town!
  • Faye D.
    Faye DDecember 3, 2016
    Really awful- curry was very mediocre. Matches the standard of any £10 per head restaurant in brick lane. Will not go again.
  • Jamie O.
    Jamie O'ShaughnessyApril 8, 2013
    Ok food, bit shabby interior, food quite mild.
  • Katharine R.
    Katharine RobinsonDecember 8, 2011
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. "Grandson, it's 70% food, 15% location and 15% your ugly face, " wise words...
  • Co A.
    Co AsMay 19, 2015
    Vegetable Biryani
  • Flávio L.
    Flávio LôboFebruary 10, 2015
    Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Utkan Cagri K.
    Utkan Cagri KocakOctober 3, 2015
    Worst indian i've ever been!! Curry sauce tastes like italian tomato sauce! Proper tourist hunter!!! Avoid!
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy Le VanSeptember 26, 2011
    Fancy Indian food.
  • Yigit S.
    Yigit SafDecember 14, 2014
    Horrible service. Staff is terribly rude. We just hated the place I'll never come back here!
  • Pierino
    PierinoAugust 25, 2010
    Best Indian restaurant in London
  • Vincent R.
    Vincent RaisFebruary 11, 2011
    Great restaurant!
  • Isil U.
    Isil UlugDecember 14, 2014
    Terrible service!
  • Gilles C.
    Gilles ClemotNovember 28, 2012
    Le plus vieux resto indien de Londres. Un des meilleurs. Les plats & nans bons et variés. Attention sauce madras extrêmement épicée et 1 riz pour 2 suffit. L'endroit est assez petit, pensez à réserver
  • Fuyuhiko T.
    Fuyuhiko TakayaSeptember 18
    この界隈では老舗のインド料理屋。インド現地で食べるライトなムガール料理のような味わいかな。チーズナンも美味しかったし日本の大半のインド料理屋よりは色々な面でまともだと思うよ。
  • Lapo A.
    Lapo AgostiniApril 20, 2013
    Ottima accoglienza e servizio..... Iniziate con gli antipasti di sicuroooo
  • Laure P.
    Laure PradelDecember 30, 2012
    Le butter chicken est délicieux
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine ChadwickMay 13, 2016
    Muy buena comida
  • Rossella L.
    Rossella LaghezzaJune 23, 2011
    Per farlo contento, ma buono.
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