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Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant

Welcome to Raj Darbar..... "The Royal Court”..Winner of Michelin Guide BiB-Gourmand Award for years 2011,2012,and 2013.

Over the centuries Indian cuisine has been influenced by many cultures. Raj Darbar takes the best from the culinary extravaganza of the great Moguls and bring you a "repast".


On the culinary level the east conquered the west, and the universal popularity of curry is the delicious proof. Herbs and spices are used not only for aroma, but also for their digestive and nutritional values.


Wholesome food and good health are closely linked. At Raj Darbar we use only the finest ingredients to prepare dishes that are as healthy as they are delicious.


Our welcome comes from deep within our heart. We will strive to make your dining experience a return to those golden times when every meal was a feast. Our guests are our friends.


Enjoy your delightful experience at Raj Darbar.
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32 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(32 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 32 reviews
5 stars
(8)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(10)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Ambiance 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
Noise Level
1.4 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(13)
  • neighborhood gem(12)
  • fit for foodies(7)
  • kid-friendly(7)
  • great for lunch(4)
  • special occasion(3)
Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant Reviews List
Review 1 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Yummy Indian food - def recommend

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Quiet
Quiet
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Saagg Gosht and chicken tandoori - the best! Large portions, attentive service."
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 2 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 3 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
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Review 4 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 5 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/19/2016
 2009
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Review 6 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great food but not always the best service

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The food is consistently great. Decent portions and you can choose your level of spicy which is always nice. I have tried several dishes and have not be disappointed with the food...the service on the other hand is a hit or miss. I have gone several times and have sat with an empty glass of water even after requesting some. Ice very rarely comes with the water not sure why however, I am not a fan of just chilled or much less room temperature water. The service is just never that good if the owner is not there. The last two visits I was asked by the server if I could tip in cash when I presented my credit card. It made me feel a bit uncomfortable as I never carry cash and I know the guests in the booth behind me were also taken a back by this request as they were complaining amongst themselves when they were asked to tip in cash as well. Again, the food is great but the service could be better."
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2011
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Review 8 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Indian food similar to a fav restaurant in the UK

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"It was a Monday night, so not peak time of the week, although they seemed to do a good takeout/delivery trade. I had a desire for a chicken tikka masala, although ended up going for the chicken korma. Not sure that was what I got, but still very nice. A lot of sauce, not so much chicken. Good amount of rice. Nice wine. The only problem was they forgot to bring my husbands food, despite asking how spicy etc, so the waiter had heard, the order for his didn't make it into the kitchen. It came eventually and was fine. We weren't in a hurry."
Dined on 2/15/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, late-night find
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Review 9 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent service

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Excellent service by all the workers there. Food was amazing! First time being here, but I am definitely coming back. :-) Can't wait to bring the rest of my friends and family here!"
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 10 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2013
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Review 11 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Flavorable Food!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Appears to be very popular for carry-out; lots of brown bags throughout the evening. A member of our party was uncertain about trying Indian food but enjoyed it and said he would be happy to return - victory!"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2005
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Review 13 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2012
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Review 14 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/12/2015
 2014
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Review 15 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Convenient, nicely priced Indian food in Lakeview

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Indian cuisine was on my wife's list for her birthday. Thanks to Restaurant.com and reservations through Open Table, we discovered Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant in Lakeview. Eating early certainly makes finding a table easy. Our server helped us better understand the menu. Our sampler appetizer platter was a meal in itself. Although most items were fried, they were tasty. Out meals were very large portions, providing meals to take with us. The chicken dishes were of particular note with large chunks of succulent white meat. We'd definitely return."
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2012
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 16 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2006
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2006
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Review 17 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Excellent quality food, to be appreciated by those who know Indian Food. The restaurant is lovely and tasteful as well as quiet. A nice place to host a group or a party."
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 18 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/14/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 19 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/08/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 20 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 21 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2008
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2006
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2006
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Review 23 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

slow service.Could have been better atmosphere

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/15/2015
 2009
Dined on 7/15/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 7/15/2015
 2009
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Review 24 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2013
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 26 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/24/2015
 2014
Dined on 4/24/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/24/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 27 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/22/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Used to be great

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2004
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2004
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We were literally the only people there on a Sunday night at 8pm. Too bad. Used to like this place."
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2004
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Review 29 for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food, poor service

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2013
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"If you're looking for very good Indian food, this is your spot. Best I've had in Chicago, so compliments to the kitchen. The lamb curry was outstanding, as was the paneer tikka. All of our dishes were very, very good. The service was very inexperienced, and the bar is poorly stocked. But if you can get over the normal Chicago service fetish and direct the otherwise friendly staff, and if you byob (they charge $1/person in corking fee), you'll have a great meal. Nice interior space. It seemed like they were doing lots of take-out, which makes sense. If there were a rating for take-out, Raj would get 5 stars easy."
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Raj Darbar Indian Restaurant
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
2 out of 2 recommend this product
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.7 / 3
Energetic