Best of Boston

BEST Indian Restaurant

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 light. (Make sure to try the dal tadka, a luscious… read more»

2003 BEST Indian Restaurant



It’s a good thing they make such a sweet mango lassi</em in this softly lit space just off Harvard Square. A cool yogurt drink is just what’s needed after the unusual Indian dishes here, which can set afire even 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 top-notch tandoori specials, such as salmon tikka, to fiery curries… 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 attentive, and the menu diverse. One entrée provides a sampling… 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 enormous portions. Shikha’s experimental recipes—like the Tangri curry-marinated chicken legs… 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 (marinated in a ginger, yogurt, and saffron sauce), and are… 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 tastiest ethnic cuisine in town. Try the chicken masala or… 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 naan as an accompaniment to your meal. The lunch buffet… 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, an assortment of shrimp, chicken, and lamb marinated in yogurt,… 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 the Shalimar.” After eating the hot tandoori chicken, though, your… read more»