Punjabi Grill, a popular Pakistani/Indian restaurant centrally located in Framingham, MA is characterized by friendly atmosphere, good food, and specialty dishes created from unique recipes by chef/owner Azhar Malik. The menu showcases an artful blend of regionally-inspired Punjabi, North Indian, and Pakistani cuisine with an emphasis on authenticity and flavor. We serve halaal food & cater for all occassions. Added on November 14, 2009 and last updated 2 years ago
Full halal menu
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The staff of this restaurant has verbally confirmed halal status. From the management: 'We use all zabiha halal menu'
★ These guys are racist. I called over the phone (many people say I sound white) he welcomes me over the phone and says he is not closing for several hours. I then go to the location 5 mins later and they give me a nasty attitude when I arrive and tell me they are closing. Then as I’m leaving an Indian family comes in and places an order. Horrible people here don’t eat here if you are African or have dark skin they may spit in your food. Posted on January 26, 2020
★ Erratic owner. Not punctual at all. Opens and closes whenever they want. I made 5 trips to the restaurant and did a takeout only once. That too because the owner said they are closing early. 4 other times they were closed or food was not ready or plain refused because they had catering orders. Once they closed early on Sunday. Imagine closing the restaurant at 8 PM on Sunday? Either the owner doesn’t want to do business or takes everything for granted. They need competition. Real pathetic! Posted on January 20, 2020
★★★ Ate here for Iftar. Had called ahead to make sure that we had something ready. I didn't want to assume that they would have a whole iftar set up. Good thing that we did. They didn't have dates etc..for the patrons. So we had our Chicken pakoras and chaat for appetizer. The Chicken Pakoras were more like chicken finger style which was unusual but they worked well and the kids loved them. The samosa chaat was something that I would avoid. Not flavorful.
We had chicken makhni and different types of naan. Onion, chicken and regular. In addition we had the lamb karahi which they mentioned takes 30 minutes to make. It was a little light on the lamb and had more masala.
Over all the food with the exception of the chaat was good. Nothing extraordinary where you run back to visit this place. But if you're in the area and you're hungry. Worth visiting.
The place is in a strip mall and if you miss the turn it's a ways to get all the way back. Very sterile decore. Posted on July 13, 2015
★ One of the most pathetic resturants I have ever visited. Food was very bad - not authentic taste at all. Biryani was like mix of boiled rice and chicken curry in a container. Chicken had no taste at all just spiced with "chat masala"
On Ramadan - no dates, no iftar for people.
Service was ok.
BAD PLACE and BAD FOOD. NOT RECOMMENDED AT ALL. Posted on July 31, 2014
★ I went for their buffet. Honestly there are only few dishes and among these dishes some of them are empty I keep asking but they did not bring and finally I paid and left. I will not go to this place again. Posted on February 1, 2014
★★★★ Small/simple sit in area, food was very tasty. Naan was 3$ which is crazy priced, but it was really good though too. Was not impressed with the biryani, wouldn't have that again. Tandoori chicken tikka was really tasty. Really that's all we had. Price was fair, ~15$ a dish. Portions were OK. Seemed like only one guy working, but it was a small area anyways. He was working pretty hard though. Posted on December 31, 2012
★★★★★ I attended their dinner buffet with my wife and Alhumdulillah I am so thankful for such an excellent Halaal restaurant finally available in the Framingham/Natick area. There is NO alcohol. Owner is a Pakistani from rawalpindi, who is also the chef. They get all their meat from Cheema, an authentic Halaal grocery and meet store in Cambridge. Great tikkas, chicken tandoori masala, kadhai gosht and awesome Gulab Jamon. Unfortunately, it is very expensive, but i guess similar to other restaurants in the area. Posted on October 5, 2012
★★★★ Food was very good, but the service was a bit slow. I ordered goat karhai which was more than enough for one person. If next time I am in this area, I will go back to this place. Posted on September 1, 2011
★★ Utterly disappointing.
Lamb Korma was $13.95, with five or six small lamb cubes, it was obviously frozen (not fresh) and they didn't even bother heating it up properly.
Chicken Tikka Masala was also $13.95 with a small portion. Now if the ambience was fancy, I could understand. But the atmosphere and the service is very un-welcoming and below average.
They need to increase their portions or reduce the price, and serve fresh food. Their employees need some training on people skills. Posted on June 13, 2011
★★★★★ Great place to go. If you live far away you have to try it at least once. I drove about 1.5 hrs but it was well worth it, i would be there once a week if i lived close, but the drive is far for me. Clean resturant, Friendly atomspher. Food was awesome and not ecpensive at all. i will definatly recommand this place to everyone. Posted on November 23, 2010
★★★★★ We went for a non-buffet dinner. I must admit that this is the first TRUE Pakistani restaurant in the boston area. We ordered Pakistani chicken karahi and the mixed grill tandori dish (comes with shimps, beef, chicken -- all grilled in tandoor). The food was really good. On the cost side, the food was a bit expensive. Plan on spending around $20 per person. Posted on December 31, 2009