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Apna Punjab

Phone: (508) 455-2571 Fax: (508) 455-0912 3 Park Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769


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Apna Punjab is a restaurant specializing in Indian cuisine.  The business services include, an eat in dining room, buffet,  take out, a sports lounge, catering venue and more.


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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Apna Punjab include:

  • Length of time business has been operating

Factors that raised the rating for Apna Punjab include:

  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 1
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Apna Punjab
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 06, 2012 Business started: 07/20/2011 in MA Business incorporated: 08/01/2011 in MA
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Subhash Chander, Executive Chef Mr. Jatinder (Jay) Vij, President/Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Subhash Chander, Executive Chef
Principal: Mr. Jatinder (Jay) Vij, President/Owner
Number of Employees


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Restaurant Details
Menu URL: Cuisine: Indian
Service Area
Apna Punjab provides their services in MASSACHUSETTS , NEW HAMPSHIRE & RHODE ISLAND.
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Additional Locations

  • 3 Park Street

    Rehoboth, MA 02769 (508) 455-2571

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Complaint Detail(s)

2/16/2012 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: I had gone to this restaurant for dinner with my wife along with my 9 month old kid. We were presented with a bill with had a Automatic Gratuity of 18%. The menu clearly advertised that the automatic gratuity is charged only if the guests are more than 6. When I questioned the Automatic Gratuity, I was told that they just introduced this for all guests irrespective of number, about 2-3 days ago. This was not advertised anywhere or published where we could read or take notice before we ordered our food. We were just told "Talk to Manager". This is just plain unfair and unprofessional of the restaurant. -******

Desired Settlement: I just want to get this to the notice of the public for their enlightenment so that other patrons do not get swindled by this.

Business Response: Dear ******,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Apna Punjab.  As you probably know, our restaurant is still very new (been open almost four months now).  Going into this business we knew we had a very good product to provide customers with.  As you kindly mentioned in your Yelp review, we put a lot of love and effort into producing the best and freshest food in a region where such cuisine is not readily found.

However, while we know our product is ready for the public, we are finding that staffing is having a learning curve.  Our policy is NOT to include gratuity in each of our coupon bills. It is applicable to those using certificates and is plainly stated as such on the print out.  I appologize that our server misunderstood this to be a universal with discounted meals.  As you put it in your write up, our policy is groups of six or more have an automatic gratuity added.  I am happy that you brought this to our attention as I was able to set the server straight and he will not be making this mistake with other patrons.  I hope that you will find it reasonable to give us another try in the future.  I also ask that you reconsider raising your rating of our restaurant to at least three stars based upon the hard work of the people in the back of the house who provided you the food that you thought was so delicious.  A one-star rating reflects poorly upon them even when your ambition is to strongly object to the service.

Please contact me directly if you feel there is anything more that we could have done to right this situation.

Many thanks,
******** ***, Manager
Apna Punjab

Consumer Response: I have reviewed the response submitted by the business and have determined that the response does satisfy my issues and/or concerns.

BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.