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Punjab Cafe

San Jose

Delicious Indian Delights

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The Ultimate Destination for Amazing Indian Cuisine in Downtown San Jose

Are you craving a culinary journey that tantalizes your taste buds with rich and aromatic flavors? Welcome to Punjab Cafe, the ultimate destination for amazing Indian cuisine in downtown San Jose. Whether you're a fan of hearty tandoori chicken or the creamy delight of butter chicken, Punjab Cafe promises a dining experience that's both delicious and fulfilling. Let's dive into the array of delectable dishes and the vibrant atmosphere that makes Punjab Cafe a must-visit spot. One of our standout dishes, CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA, is a crowd favorite for a reason. Tender pieces of marinated chicken are cooked to perfection in a rich, creamy tomato sauce infused with a blend of spices. The result is a dish that's both flavorful and comforting, making it a must-try for first-time visitors and regulars alike. For those who prefer vegetarian options, SHAHI PANEER is a regal choice. This dish features soft cubes of paneer (Indian cottage cheese) simmered in a luscious gravy made from cream, tomatoes, and aromatic spices. The richness of the dish, combined with its subtle sweetness, makes it a hit among vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. If you're looking to try something unique, our GOAT CURRY is an excellent option. This dish showcases tender pieces of goat meat cooked in a fragrant, spicy gravy that highlights the complex flavors of Indian spices. It's a perfect choice for those who enjoy a bit of adventure in their meals. Our TANDOORI CHICKEN is a testament to the art of Indian grilling. Marinated in a blend of yogurt and spices, the chicken is cooked in a traditional tandoor oven, resulting in a smoky, flavorful dish with a slightly charred exterior and juicy interior. Start your meal with our crispy and savory SAMOSAS, These golden-brown pastries are filled with a spiced mixture of potatoes and peas, making them a perfect appetizer to whet your appetite. A classic favorite, BUTTER CHICKEN is all about indulgence. The chicken is cooked in a creamy, buttery tomato sauce that's spiced just right, offering a perfect balance of flavors. It's a dish that pairs wonderfully with our freshly baked naan. No Indian meal is complete without a serving of BIRYANI. This fragrant rice dish, cooked with your choice of meat or vegetables, is seasoned with a medley of spices and herbs. Each bite offers a burst of flavor, making it a staple at Punjab Cafe.

Amazing Ambiance and Dining Experience

Step into Punjab Cafe and be transported to a world where the charm of Indian culture meets modern comfort. The restaurant's interior is a harmonious blend of traditional decor and contemporary design, creating an inviting and cozy atmosphere. With ample seating arrangements and a warm, welcoming ambiance, Punjab Cafe ensures that every guest feels at home. Whether you're dining solo, with family, or hosting a large gathering, our space is designed to accommodate all your needs with ease and style. Our patrons love to share their experiences, and we take pride in the positive feedback we receive. From the mouthwatering Chicken Tikka Masala to the cozy ambiance, customers rave about their dining experiences at Punjab Cafe. Personal anecdotes and glowing reviews highlight the exceptional food and friendly service that keep them coming back. Dining at Punjab Cafe is more than just a meal; it's a cultural experience. Our authentic dishes provide a taste of India's rich culinary heritage, and the atmosphere reflects the warmth and hospitality of Indian culture. It's an opportunity to learn and appreciate the traditions and flavors that make Indian cuisine so special. Our staff is the heart of Punjab Cafe. Trained to provide professional and friendly service, they ensure that every visit is a pleasant one. We believe in personalized dining experiences, where every guest feels valued and cared for. Whether you need a recommendation or a special request, our team is here to assist you. Planning a special event? Let Punjab Cafe handle the catering. We offer customizable menus and professional catering services for a variety of occasions, from intimate gatherings to large celebrations. Our team ensures that your event is memorable with delicious food and impeccable service.


Fast Delivery and Takeaway

Can't make it to the restaurant? No problem! Punjab Cafe partners with Lokobee to provide fast delivery and takeaway services. Enjoy our delicious meals in the comfort of your home with the same quality and taste. We also offer special deals for delivery orders, making it even more convenient to savor your favorite dishes. At Punjab Cafe, we believe in offering great value to our customers. Keep an eye out for our ongoing special deals and discounts on Lokobee. Whether it's a festive season offer or a weekday special, there's always something to make your dining experience even more delightful. Don't forget to check out Lokobee or ask our staff about the latest promotions. Your health and safety are our top priorities. Punjab Cafe follows strict hygiene practices in the kitchen and dining areas. In response to COVID-19, we've implemented additional precautions to ensure a safe dining environment. From regular sanitization to social distancing measures, we strive to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all our guests.

Customer Reviews


Ketill Guðmundsson

My recent visit to this restaurant was delightful, and I'd rate it five stars. While the Paneer Paratha was just average and the chicken in the Chicken Tikka Masala a bit dry, the real standout was the Tikka Masala sauce, which was amazing. And coupled with the Naan? Absolutely fantastic! I'll definitely be coming back for that exceptional Tikka Masala sauce and Naan!

Casey McCarthy

Randomly stumbled upon this place after the place we had planned to eat at was closed. The food was fantastic. I loved the Goat Curry, it had a nice heat to it. Everything was fresh and the place appeared very clean. If I'm ever in the area again I will definitely come back.


Absolutely phenomenal restaurant! Food was incredible, service was impeccable! Absolutely loved it! Drove 45min one way after reading about this place in an online magazine, and it was absolutely worth the drive!!! Vegetarian options: Street parking available and a couple spots behind the restaurant.