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Pegmeister Feb 11, 2009 08:07 AM

I really miss Classic India. so generally if I'm in the mood for Indian food I drive over to the Shanti in Dorchester, but being in a time crunch I decided to try Punjab While it satisfied the craving, I don't know, I found it lacking. The meat samosas were somewhat dry and the chicken in the marsala wasn't real tender. I did like that they were willing to prepare it really spicy though. The only dish that was a stand out was the nabarton korma. They even charged for the naan ($5). So, my question is are there any other good Indian restaurants on the south shore that I may be missing?

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    BostonNooch RE: Pegmeister Feb 11, 2009 08:09 AM

    I love Punjab! I am also looking for other suggestions for Indian food in and around the South Shore....

    1. hiddenboston RE: Pegmeister Feb 11, 2009 08:19 AM

      I can't think of any offhand. Shanti in Dorchester isn't exactly South Shore, but it's usually where I go for Indian food when I'm south of downtown.

      1. cannedmilkandfruitypebbles RE: Pegmeister Feb 11, 2009 10:41 AM

        No There is absolutley nothing good about south shore Indian food.

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          taddybelle RE: Pegmeister Feb 11, 2009 12:22 PM

          I also miss Classic India, was hoping they would reopen somewhere nearby. Punjab is sometimes fairly good and sometimes not so good. And, no, there are no other good Indian restaurants on the South Shore, in fact the only one I know of is Indian Delight in Weymouth and unfortunately I wouldn't recommend it.

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            winedude RE: taddybelle Feb 11, 2009 06:40 PM

            Although not exactly South Shore, Minerva, on Rte 1 in Norwood just south of Rte 128, is pretty good Indian, with a very broad menu. Himalayan Bistro in West Roxbury is also very good, and at least south of Boston.

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            mwk RE: Pegmeister Feb 12, 2009 12:20 PM

            I also miss Classic India, but I have found Punjab to be just fine. The food there is good and if you request spicy, they will oblige.

            I've also had a few good meals at India Delight in Weymouth. I'm not sure what others have to complain about it, but I've enjoyed the food. I don't find it significantly better than Punjab, though. So, I don't usually bother to go the extra distance.

            1. Delhiwala RE: Pegmeister Feb 13, 2009 03:57 AM

              I go to the Punjab Cafe in Qunicy quite often and find its food to very good - certainly the best on the South Shore. The people who serve you are quite nice too.
              FYI - their vegatable samosas are much better than the meat samosas.
              I suggest that you give the place another try, you may have hit an off night.

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                chowfamily RE: Pegmeister Feb 13, 2009 05:09 AM

                Punjab has always been my SS/Boston favorite, but I haven't been there recently - if you have the opportunity, give the lunch special a chance.

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