Best of Boston

Best Indian Restaurant

2016 Best Indian Restaurant

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 […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»
Punjabi Dhaba
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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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, […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»