Best Indian Restaurant in Boston


Punjabi Dhaba


On our first visit, a pair of regulars told us, completely unprompted, that we’d love this place. Why? Is it Mohan Singh’s meltingly tender, bone-in goat masala, accompanied by hubcap-size…Read More

2015 Best Indian Restaurant

Himalayan Bistro

West Roxbury

West Roxbury isn’t known as a culinary haven, but Himalayan Bistro transports diners from the suburban western edge of Boston to the eastern reaches of India and Nepal. Enveloped in...Read More

2014 Best Indian Restaurant

Punjabi Dhaba


Despite its no-frills dining room, this Inman Square spot still has an electric vibe, thanks to Punjabi music videos playing on the TVs and an open kitchen from which you...Read More

2013 Best Indian Restaurant

Punjabi Dhaba


Essentially a kitchen with a few tables and counters (there’s also a small upstairs dining area), this Inman Square standby puts the emphasis on cooking rather than ambiance—appropriate given that...Read More

2012 Best Indian Restaurant



At this nondescript Dot. Ave. storefront, the samosas and crispy mixed-vegetable pakoras are deep-fried pockets of pillowy goodness. And while we love getting takeout (the creamy shrimp saag travels exceptionally...Read More

2011 Best Indian Restaurant



It’s not exactly off the beaten path, but don’t hold that against this Newbury Street establishment. The menu packs in polished regional specialties like lentil-based dal makhani, as well as...Read More

2009 Best Indian Restaurant

Tamarind Bay


There’s plenty of tasty Indian food around town—witness the lines of hungry grad students at Cambridge’s Punjabi Dhaba, for one. But Harvard Square’s Tamarind Bay Bistro (along with its newer...Read More

2008 Best Indian Restaurant

Tamarind Bay


Eschewing the batch-cooking method used by similar eateries, the Harvard Square hideaway has earned its stripes with made-to-order freshness. Vegetables that might be bland in the hands of lesser chefs...Read More

2007 Best Indian Restaurant

India Samraat


While lachha paratha, kadahi paneer, and the other spice-redolent dishes at this 17-year-old Back Bay outpost may be a challenge to pronounce, none are a struggle to polish off. Saffron...Read More

2006 Best Indian Restaurant

Punjabi Dhaba


The garlic naan and chicken tikka masala might be enough to tempt us if we couldn’t get those standards at every other Indian joint. The draw at Punjabi Dhaba? Efficient...Read More

2005 Best Indian Restaurant

Tamarind Bay


In a city boasting dozens of quality Indian restaurants, Tamarind Bay stands apart. Here, there’s no heaviness to the rich curries and grilled meats. Instead, the flavors are delicate and...Read More

2003 Best Indian Restaurant



It’s a good thing they make such a sweet mango lassi in this softly lit space just off Harvard Square. A cool yogurt drink is just what’s needed after the...Read More

2002 Best Indian Restaurant



This dimly lit, family-run eatery is a winning culinary combination for discriminating taste buds. The diverse and imaginative menu goes well beyond your typical curry-and-rice staples. Mouthwatering dishes range from...Read More

2001 Best Indian Restaurant

Diva Indian Bistro


The owners of Kashmir and Café of India have hit the jackpot with their newest entry into the Indian dining scene. The setting is modern and stylish, the service exceedingly...Read More

2000 Best Indian Restaurant, City

Bombay Club


Shikha and Vinod Kapoor have been wowing the Cambridge crowd with their Indian delicacies for more than 10 years. It’s Indian food that’s stylish and sophisticated, with elegant rather than...Read More

2000 Best Indian Restaurant, Suburban

Jaipur Cafe


It’s worth the trek to the ‘burbs to try this Indian food influenced by various regions of India. The Cafe’s tandoor specials include marinated whole fish and chicken burra kabab...Read More

1999 Best Indian Restaurant



Kashmir is as authentic as Indian cuisine gets in this town, and with its elegant outdoor summer dining, it’s a good place to get a feel for some of the...Read More

1998 Best Indian Restaurant

Bombay Club


There are other Indian restaurants in town, but none present top-quality food as consistently as the Bombay Club. Check out the Chicken Tikka Masala, and try the garlic and onion...Read More

1997 Best Indian Restaurant



Named for perhaps the most beautiful region of India, this restaurant offers a fittingly spectacular feast, serving mouthwatering vindaloos and kormas. For a lighter meal, try the tandoori mixed grill,...Read More

1988 Best Indian Restaurant



The aroma from the tandoori oven greets you at the door, and the food on the plate does not disappoint. As the “Kashmiri Song” goes, “Pale hands I loved beside...Read More

1987 Best Indian Restaurant



Upscale cooking, drawing on all the regional traditions of India. Check the king prawn delight and the tandoor specialties...Read More

1986 Best Indian Restaurant



Because the best Indian eatery in Boston is always the newest one. Even Ghandi would have had trouble maintaining a fast there...Read More

1985 Best Indian Restaurant



Still trying to find its audience...Read More

1981 Best Indian Restaurant



Forgive the stupid name. Savor the terrific curries, the tandoori chicken, the spicy sauces...Read More

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