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Jan 24, 2008 06:56 AM

Wife want's Indian food who has the best?

I am considering Tamarind Bay, Kathmandu Spice, and India quality's sister location in Allston. Any recs and food suggestions would be great. This is for Friday Night.

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  1. Of the three of those, my choice would be the last, Punjab Palace in Allston: maybe not *quite* up to the excellent standards of India Quality (my favorite Indian restaurant in town), but close enough.

    1. Try Indian Samraat in the Back Bay. (Mass ave between Commonwealth and Marlborough)

      We love to order whatever they have on the specials board for the day. That board has introduced us to so many new flavors and exciting dishes. We always have at least one new dish each time we visit.


      I have to get over to try Indian Quality. Thanks for reminding me again BFP!

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      1. re: BostonZest

        What would you suggest we try? Any Favorites we are open to anything and we both enjoy spicy. Wife loves the rice, lentils etc.

      2. india quality is wonderful, punjab palace not quite as good. I like tamarind bay for a more elegant evening out and i love Shanti in Dorchester if that's your neighborhood at all

        1. We really enjoyed Himalayan Bistro in West Roxbury. It has Nepali food as well, but we only stuck to the Indian side of the menu and loved everything. The service was great, didn't rush us, and reasonably priced.


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          1. re: mabelm4050

            I too am a big fan of Himalayan Bistro. I think they serve up divine versions of traditional Indian fare (sag paneer, dal, chicken korma, etc.). And the Nepali options are excellent. I found Himalayan Bistro even better than Tamarind Bay (and much less crowded). Also, the onion kulcha is to die for!

            1. re: saltyair

              I have to differ on the Rani rec (unless things have changed dramatically since my last (and only) visit). The food was bland, rice was undercooked (shameful, especially at an Indian restaurant), and the service was poor.

              Personally, I recommend India Quality or Mela on Tremont Street in the South End. Mela has a more refined atmosphere and greater menu variety.