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AnjLM May 5, 2009 12:01 PM

I'm looking for a place that has good Indian food that would deliver to Boston (chinatown specifically). Does anyone know if India Quality in Kenmore delivers? I couldn't tell from their website. Also, I'd rather not do it through diningin.com or some other 3rd party...they usually end up charging a lot extra for the delivery. Thanks!

  1. BostonZest May 5, 2009 07:07 PM

    Try calling India Samraat on Mass Ave. With a long day scheduled today, I did a large take out order from them last night. Perfect food last night and wonderful leftovers today.

    http://www.indiasamraat.com/

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    1. re: BostonZest
      AnjLM May 6, 2009 05:14 AM

      I've read reviews that they take a long time to deliver...did you experience this? And if so how long did it take? Thanks.

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        Blumie May 6, 2009 08:35 AM

        I've ordered delivery to the Park Square area from Samraat (using www.seamlessweb.com -- a great service that originated in NYC, although not a lot of Boston restaurants participate). I don't recall the delivery time being unreasonable (the breads were still hot when they arrived), and the food was pretty good.

        1. re: BostonZest
          BostonZest May 6, 2009 09:53 AM

          I live nearby and do take-out so I can't comment on that. I do know that they have a lot of delivery business and seem to have drivers on the move most of the time. They seem well organized to handle the orders.

          1. re: BostonZest
            kobuta May 6, 2009 01:29 PM

            My experience with them thru ordering via Foodler.com is 'kind of long". Not completely unreasonable, but not a choice when you're starving and need the food NOW! I would say it averages a good 45 mins for me, working in Kendall Sq. With that being said, their food is mighty delicious though, once it gets here.

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            autopi May 5, 2009 08:54 PM

            for large group orders, guru the caterer.
            http://www.guruthecaterer.com

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            1. re: autopi
              alwayscooking May 6, 2009 02:39 PM

              Find 19 other friends and strangers (or just plan on eating a lot) and order from these guys - they'll deliver. Or just stop by and get the daily specials.

              So so so good.

            2. MC Slim JB May 6, 2009 05:48 AM

              Try some places closer to Chinatown: Mela in the South End or Tantric near the Theater District.

              http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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              1. re: MC Slim JB
                AnjLM May 6, 2009 04:07 PM

                I haven't much about those restaurants....how do they compare to others in the Boston area?

              2. AnjLM May 12, 2009 04:55 AM

                We ended up ordering delivery form India Samraat through foodler. It was pretty quick delivery (much faster than they said). The food was pretty good, not my favorite Indian food but I'd order it again. My only compliant was that the order of Naan was a little skimpy...just one piece cut into 2...I was expecting 2 pieces for what it cost.

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                1. re: AnjLM
                  BostonZest May 12, 2009 08:34 AM

                  Thanks for getting back to us. Now, I can answer the question about prompt delivery when I'm recommending India Samraat.

                2. frankthetank May 12, 2009 06:35 AM

                  India Quality delivers through foodler.

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