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Feb 24, 2008 09:33 AM

Best Indian

Looking for a great Indian, Boston or Cambridge or South of Boston. We haven't had a great Indian in over a year. Help!!!!

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  1. Himalayan Bistro in West Roxbury
    India Quality in Kenmore Square

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    1. re: mabelm4050

      Second India Quality, although we like Namaskar in Davis Square nearly as much.

      1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

        i think namaskar rocks too & never understand why peeps line up for diva. i also like masalaa in billerica for south indian vegetarian.

        1. re: mr mangia

          I don't know what my favorite is but I just tried Namaskar and thought it was really good. I went last Monday and it was really empty (and Diva was packed?!) but the food was delicious (lamb vindaloo and perhaps the best masala dosa I've had in beantown)

          I found Diva's food bland so, yeah, I don't get it either.

          1. re: heypielady

            namaskar has a great buffet with lots of new dishes not the same old favorites all the time. also cafe of india in harvard sq has a decent buffet with a dosai station too although last time i went there the rush at the dosai station was mad and i yelled at the guy behind me for pushing his plate into my spine !!!

          2. re: mr mangia

            Masalaa in Billerica has closed and is becoming something else,
            Grand Pongole (sp?), which hasn't opened yet. Looks like another Indian restaurant, though.

            1. re: Kiyah

              wow, thanks for the update. i think pongol is kinda of like grits ?

        2. re: mabelm4050

          definitely India Quality! its some of the best indian food i've had. and its ridiculously inexpensive!

          1. re: NiKoLe1625

            I'll 4th India Quality. I haven't been in a while, but it's still on of my favorites.

            For South Shore, try Punjab Cafe in Quincy. It's a little lost out there on Southern Artery, but worth findning...I loved their chicke tikka masala!

          2. re: mabelm4050

            You've got great taste! Those are my two favorites as well.

          3. Only Tamarind Bay qualifies. Unfortunately, the cooks have recently discovered ghee and now the food is greasy. But at least they don't dunk the protein into pre-cooked vats of sauces like every place else.

            1. Kebab and Tandoor, Waltham, Katmandu Spice, Arlington.

              1. Grain and Salt on Cambridge st in Allston is pretty killer. The guy that runs the place is wicked nice, too!

                Grain and Salt
                431 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

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                1. It's very hole-in-the-wall, but I'm a fan of Rajdhani Express on River St, Central Square Cambridge. Apart from this cafe / Bollywood-VHS-store, I've been thoroughly disappointed with every Indian restaurant in the Boston area that I've visited. Maybe my curry-loving english tastebuds are different to everyone else's here.

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                  1. re: teaTomE

                    Dude, I have always wondered to myself about this place on my way to River Gods. Thanks for the endorsement!

                    1. re: digga

                      I too have wondered about this place. I'll have to try it!