Known for its spices, Indian fare jolts the taste buds in a manner that kissing an electrical socket could never match. Enjoy shockingly good cuisine with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Indian and Pakistani fare during dinner at Darbar Restaurant.
Darbar’s culinary artisans summon fresh ingredients to craft an authentic menu of generously spiced Indian and Pakistani dishes, including halal meats and an array of vegetarian offerings. The kitchen's traditional clay ovens dispense sizzling tandoori dishes, such as the boneless murgh boti chicken breast marinated with herbs and spices and grilled to order ($7.99). The rich spices in curries, such as lamb korma ($6.99), rekindle passion in lukewarm flavor sensors with piquant palatability and a smoldering flamenco lesson. Diners can quell herbivorous cravings with selections from the vegetarian menu, dotted with more bright colors than a balloon-animal petting zoo, ranging from the orange mixed lentils of the mater paneer makhani ($5.99) to the emerald spinach in a palak paneer ($5.99).
Darbar Restaurant's spice-slinging chefs create flavorful Indian fare and serve it in an intimate dining room. Beef, lamb, goat, and chicken curries provoke pieces of naan to dramatic acts of dunking, and house-made cheese dumplings, lentils, and vegetables make starring appearances in more than 15 vegetarian options. Softly lit wall sconces illuminate a 10-course lunch buffet, which chefs pile high with papadum, pakora, meat and vegetarian options, and dessert.
1412 Polk St.
San Francisco, California 94109