Pabla Punjabi Palace

★★★☆☆
  • 15245 International Blvd 205

    Seatac, WA 98188

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  • 206-623-0580

About Pabla Punjabi Palace

Hours
Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10:30 p.m.; Sun. 12:30-10 p.m.

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I never had such an awful experience in an Indian restaurant like Pabla Indian Cuisine in Seattle, WA. These members of staffs serving at table (girls) are so badly trained, no courtesy at towards customers, extremely delay to attend

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★☆☆☆☆

I never had such an awful experience in an Indian restaurant like Pabla Indian Cuisine in Seattle, WA. These members of staffs serving at table (girls) are so badly trained, no courtesy at towards customers, extremely delay to attend

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For some reason there are not many Indian buffets in the downtown area. This one has been around for a long time, and when you taste how well their food is seasoned you'll understand why. I can't even say if they serve a normal sit-down dinner, because they are SO good as a lunch spot that's when I always go.

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★★★★☆

For some reason there are not many Indian buffets in the downtown area. This one has been around for a long time, and when you taste how well their food is seasoned you'll understand why. I can't even say if they serve a normal sit-down dinner, because they are SO good as a lunch spot that's when I always go.

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While not in the best part of town, it is worth the effort. Like many Indian restaurants they offer a reasonable buffet. We have never been disappointed.

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★★★☆☆

While not in the best part of town, it is worth the effort. Like many Indian restaurants they offer a reasonable buffet. We have never been disappointed.

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My friends and I had the WORST experience at this restaurant last week. We were seated promptly because it wasn't busy. We also ordered pretty quickly. However, we waited ONE HOUR AND FIFTEEN minutes before our food arrived. We asked the servers several times when the food would arrive and we were told "fifteen minutes" each time. At one point we wondered if we would ever get our food. When the food did arrive, the portions were small but the food tasted fine. After getting our bill we decided to talk to the manager/owner about the slow service.

Instead of being treated with respect and concern, the manager was very rude, dismissive and insulting towards us. I have never been treated so poorly in a place where I was spending more than $40! Upon receiving the bill we did not tip (the servers told us the tips do not go to them, but to the owner). But when I got my credit card bill I noticed that they charged me $7 MORE than I had signed. Dishonest behavior!!

I would never eat there again nor would I EVER trust them with my credit card information!

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I had the WORST experience at this restaurant last week. We were seated promptly because it wasn't busy. We also ordered pretty quickly. However, we waited ONE HOUR AND FIFTEEN minutes before our food arrived. We asked the servers several times when the food would arrive and we were told "fifteen minutes" each time. At one point we wondered if we would ever get our food. When the food did arrive, the portions were small but the food tasted fine. After getting our bill we decided to talk to the manager/owner about the slow service.

Instead of being treated with respect and concern, the manager was very rude, dismissive and insulting towards us. I have never been treated so poorly in a place where I was spending more than $40! Upon receiving the bill we did not tip (the servers told us the tips do not go to them, but to the owner). But when I got my credit card bill I noticed that they charged me $7 MORE than I had signed. Dishonest behavior!!

I would never eat there again nor would I EVER trust them with my credit card information!

Pros: quick seating

Cons: dishonest, slow food

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Since I work just a couple blocks away I eat the buffet at Pabla 1-2 times a week, and have never been disappointed. On Mondays & Fridays they've got Goat Curry! And their samosas are light, fluffy & just right.

But the other day I dropped $35 at lunch (imagine my shock!) for just 3 items - Potato Samosas, Palaak Paneer (curried greens with paneer cheese) and Goat Biryani. I nearly spewed.

At $13.95 the Goat Curry was 50% bones. The yellow/orange grease which stuck the overcooked rice together like so much grossness oozed onto my shirt. What goat meat there was challenged me to wrestle the gristle off the bone. I lost.

I should let you know that I'm not one of your quieter patrons. When something annoys me I gently but firmly let ownership know about it. In this case I emailed them to let them know my $35 (!) lunch could have used a loving touch. I didn't get so much as a reply. So forget them; the buffet's just not worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

Since I work just a couple blocks away I eat the buffet at Pabla 1-2 times a week, and have never been disappointed. On Mondays & Fridays they've got Goat Curry! And their samosas are light, fluffy & just right.

But the other day I dropped $35 at lunch (imagine my shock!) for just 3 items - Potato Samosas, Palaak Paneer (curried greens with paneer cheese) and Goat Biryani. I nearly spewed.

At $13.95 the Goat Curry was 50% bones. The yellow/orange grease which stuck the overcooked rice together like so much grossness oozed onto my shirt. What goat meat there was challenged me to wrestle the gristle off the bone. I lost.

I should let you know that I'm not one of your quieter patrons. When something annoys me I gently but firmly let ownership know about it. In this case I emailed them to let them know my $35 (!) lunch could have used a loving touch. I didn't get so much as a reply. So forget them; the buffet's just not worth it.

Pros: Decent buffet except for the long, long lines

Cons: Enough grease to change the oil on your car.

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AVOID this Nasty place, we had buffet here, and found small insect in food. When complained, the guy came and smiled and just picked it and walked away, didn't even say "Sorry" or no explanation, I thought to move on, then found a long hair in food, then that was enough, I felt, thats it!!! I felt sick of that food.
Later when talked to a friend, I was told, these chains of Pabla restaurants, cook in large scale and take it around to their multiple restaurants. Nothing is Fresh. They cook grave and chickens separately for example enough to last over several weeks, when they get order, they just mix and warm, making it look freshly cooked.
Yikeeeesssss..... thats sickkkko .. Customer Service was Worst! Made me feel like they were doing us a FAVOR by letting us eat, as if it was for freee and Guess what, even if for free, you don't let people eat that.

Worst Eating Experience of Lifetime at PABLA Indian Restaurant at this Seatle Location.

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★☆☆☆☆

AVOID this Nasty place, we had buffet here, and found small insect in food. When complained, the guy came and smiled and just picked it and walked away, didn't even say "Sorry" or no explanation, I thought to move on, then found a long hair in food, then that was enough, I felt, thats it!!! I felt sick of that food.
Later when talked to a friend, I was told, these chains of Pabla restaurants, cook in large scale and take it around to their multiple restaurants. Nothing is Fresh. They cook grave and chickens separately for example enough to last over several weeks, when they get order, they just mix and warm, making it look freshly cooked.
Yikeeeesssss..... thats sickkkko .. Customer Service was Worst! Made me feel like they were doing us a FAVOR by letting us eat, as if it was for freee and Guess what, even if for free, you don't let people eat that.

Worst Eating Experience of Lifetime at PABLA Indian Restaurant at this Seatle Location.

Pros: None

Cons: No Parking, Worst Customer Service, Nasty Food, Stale Food, Not worth.

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Ate here after the Westlake tree lighting festivities. We were seated promptly. The restaurant was 75% full but still quiet and intimate with dim lights and candles on all the tables. Service was really slow, our food took more then 25 minutes, but we weren't in a hurry. Although our water glasses were always full, a gal walked by every table 6 or 7 times. Prices were okay, some high for Indian as you don't get the most for your buck. My dish was good... Pabla Special Chicken Korma which had a smooth buttery sweet flavor. DH ordered Lamb Jalfrazie, which is a usual for us elsewhere, however it tasted like propane. I don't know what it was and neither of us got sick but the sauce had a gas flavor and wasn't great. The naan was fresh and hot. Rice comes with all dishes but be warned you'll need more as the complimentary serving is enough for each person to have two scoops. More rice cost $3.99, which you don't know until the bill comes, and still didn't get very much.

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★★★☆☆

Ate here after the Westlake tree lighting festivities. We were seated promptly. The restaurant was 75% full but still quiet and intimate with dim lights and candles on all the tables. Service was really slow, our food took more then 25 minutes, but we weren't in a hurry. Although our water glasses were always full, a gal walked by every table 6 or 7 times. Prices were okay, some high for Indian as you don't get the most for your buck. My dish was good... Pabla Special Chicken Korma which had a smooth buttery sweet flavor. DH ordered Lamb Jalfrazie, which is a usual for us elsewhere, however it tasted like propane. I don't know what it was and neither of us got sick but the sauce had a gas flavor and wasn't great. The naan was fresh and hot. Rice comes with all dishes but be warned you'll need more as the complimentary serving is enough for each person to have two scoops. More rice cost $3.99, which you don't know until the bill comes, and still didn't get very much.

Pros: Fun downtown location

Cons: Funny tasting lamb dish, expensive rice

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Such a shame...Pabla USE to be so good look at the reviews before 2007, just got back from a terrible dining experience and I sympathize with the last reviewer as well. As the last reviewer suggested the city health personnel should check them because the shrimp they served tasted spoiled! The waitress never asked how the food was perhaps because she could tell we were not enjoying our meal. So we volunteered to tell her of this possibly health risking shrimp, waited for an apology or compensation...received neither.... instead the bill was brought in a rush the owner lady stood by the table while we gathered to pay for the bill as if weary weather we would pay it!! Unbelievable! Last but not least the Tandoori ordered had some sauce that tasted like a cheap BBQ sauce nothing to do with a good Tandoori dish! Sad to see the reputation of this once fine restaurant gone down the drain literally,,, because I think the shrimp liquefied me a bit if you get my drift. Please go to Taste of India, Cedars or even a fast food Indian at a mall eatery, you will surely be treated more decently and get better food!
Regrettably yours
A group of Indian food aficionados.

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★☆☆☆☆

Such a shame...Pabla USE to be so good look at the reviews before 2007, just got back from a terrible dining experience and I sympathize with the last reviewer as well. As the last reviewer suggested the city health personnel should check them because the shrimp they served tasted spoiled! The waitress never asked how the food was perhaps because she could tell we were not enjoying our meal. So we volunteered to tell her of this possibly health risking shrimp, waited for an apology or compensation...received neither.... instead the bill was brought in a rush the owner lady stood by the table while we gathered to pay for the bill as if weary weather we would pay it!! Unbelievable! Last but not least the Tandoori ordered had some sauce that tasted like a cheap BBQ sauce nothing to do with a good Tandoori dish! Sad to see the reputation of this once fine restaurant gone down the drain literally,,, because I think the shrimp liquefied me a bit if you get my drift. Please go to Taste of India, Cedars or even a fast food Indian at a mall eatery, you will surely be treated more decently and get better food!
Regrettably yours
A group of Indian food aficionados.

Pros: Hoped not to get sick!

Cons: Did get sick!

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As I have mentioned in one of my other reviews here, I happened upon this place after a long day at the Pike Place Market and all I wanted was some good food, reasonably served. Soon as I walked in, an Indian woman looked at me, turned her back, and started chatting to her male colleague. This went on for around half an hour, during which I had found myself a seat! She then decided to come over to give me a menu, all the while chatting to her colleague in her own lingo--ok, I am not against usng your own mother tongue, but as I dont speak it, I felt as if they were talking about me all the time! The food when it came was bland, over-spiced, full of too much green chillies and tasted just as if it was made 3 days ago and reheated every day! The decor was out-dated by about 20 years, the tables filthy, chairs creaked and the bathroom was the absolute pits, stinking of who-knows-what. Anyway, paid my bill with a smile (which to me meant that I certainly wont be coming back again!). seriously, this place needs the Health Inspectors to come in and check it out before someone goes down with botulism or something. Sorry!

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★☆☆☆☆

As I have mentioned in one of my other reviews here, I happened upon this place after a long day at the Pike Place Market and all I wanted was some good food, reasonably served. Soon as I walked in, an Indian woman looked at me, turned her back, and started chatting to her male colleague. This went on for around half an hour, during which I had found myself a seat! She then decided to come over to give me a menu, all the while chatting to her colleague in her own lingo--ok, I am not against usng your own mother tongue, but as I dont speak it, I felt as if they were talking about me all the time! The food when it came was bland, over-spiced, full of too much green chillies and tasted just as if it was made 3 days ago and reheated every day! The decor was out-dated by about 20 years, the tables filthy, chairs creaked and the bathroom was the absolute pits, stinking of who-knows-what. Anyway, paid my bill with a smile (which to me meant that I certainly wont be coming back again!). seriously, this place needs the Health Inspectors to come in and check it out before someone goes down with botulism or something. Sorry!

Pros: You get to leave real fast!

Cons: Once you're in, you just cant get out fast enough!

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I've been to many Indian restaurants -- this is one of the best anywhere. The lunch buffet is fabulous even though it's small -- all top quality. The dinner menu is large and all the dishes have been really great. The service is typically east Indian -- very slow, so don't let that bother you. You have to go here if you love Indian food!

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★★★★★

I've been to many Indian restaurants -- this is one of the best anywhere. The lunch buffet is fabulous even though it's small -- all top quality. The dinner menu is large and all the dishes have been really great. The service is typically east Indian -- very slow, so don't let that bother you. You have to go here if you love Indian food!

Pros: Great food, Authenticity, Variety of dishes

Cons: Slow service, Parking

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I never would have noticed this place if it weren't for City Search reviews. Great place for a bite before a concert at Benaroya or the Triple Door, or after shopping at Westlake Center or Pike Place. Apparently good to go early was almost empty when we arrived at 5 p.m. on a Friday, but was busy when we left. Candlelight atmosphere, but otherwise typical Indian restaurant ambience no booths, just lots of tables/chairs (so not as romantic as it could be, despite candles), Indian-style artwork and music. Service was nicely responsive. I'm a sucker for curry and the chicken masala was great. The onion bhaji were nicely seasoned, the garlic naan was big and tasty. Wife loved the vegetable pakora and saag paneer. Prices were actually pretty good. The offices around the neighborhood probably pack the place for the lunch buffet (I know Id be there).

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★★★★☆

I never would have noticed this place if it weren't for City Search reviews. Great place for a bite before a concert at Benaroya or the Triple Door, or after shopping at Westlake Center or Pike Place. Apparently good to go early was almost empty when we arrived at 5 p.m. on a Friday, but was busy when we left. Candlelight atmosphere, but otherwise typical Indian restaurant ambience no booths, just lots of tables/chairs (so not as romantic as it could be, despite candles), Indian-style artwork and music. Service was nicely responsive. I'm a sucker for curry and the chicken masala was great. The onion bhaji were nicely seasoned, the garlic naan was big and tasty. Wife loved the vegetable pakora and saag paneer. Prices were actually pretty good. The offices around the neighborhood probably pack the place for the lunch buffet (I know Id be there).

Pros: Reasonable prices, Close to attractions, Well-seasoned food

Cons: less-fashionable area

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I am not Indian, but I went here with my Indian friend and two other co-workers. We all found the food to be great. Great flavors, cooked just right. The mango lassi was thick and cold...very good. The lady server was very helpful and explained the spice-level scale in an accurate manner. I've been there twice and will go again when I'm back in Seattle. Oddly, the chicken naan didn't seem to have any chicken in it. Oh well.

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★★★★☆

I am not Indian, but I went here with my Indian friend and two other co-workers. We all found the food to be great. Great flavors, cooked just right. The mango lassi was thick and cold...very good. The lady server was very helpful and explained the spice-level scale in an accurate manner. I've been there twice and will go again when I'm back in Seattle. Oddly, the chicken naan didn't seem to have any chicken in it. Oh well.

Pros: food, service, mango lassi

Cons: chicken naan

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Great food and they have definite variety in levels of spicy/hot with Mild, Hot and Indian Hot! Outstanding

2
★★★★☆

Great food and they have definite variety in levels of spicy/hot with Mild, Hot and Indian Hot! Outstanding

Pros: good food, inexpensive

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I have been a huge fan of Indian cuisine for several years, and I have to say Pabla really takes the curry! These people know what they are doing. I have never had Indian dishes to match these. Try the ground lamb with peas, it has delicious sweeter spices. The vegetable pakoras are a delicious start. If you are unsure they have a buffet every day with many choices.

2
★★★★★

I have been a huge fan of Indian cuisine for several years, and I have to say Pabla really takes the curry! These people know what they are doing. I have never had Indian dishes to match these. Try the ground lamb with peas, it has delicious sweeter spices. The vegetable pakoras are a delicious start. If you are unsure they have a buffet every day with many choices.

Pros: delicious, inexpensive

Cons: street or lot parking

 

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