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Outstanding Tandori Lamb

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Bruce in SLO Aug 17, 2010 07:53 AM

While visiting Harvard, we discover this Cafe and had a wonderful meal
of a Tandori Lamb dish and a seafood tandori masala. Both we spiced just right for our tastes(medium) and accompanied by tasty condiments. The naan was hot and flavorful. The eggplant side was very nice.
We passed on the dessert, but the couple next to us said the homemade ice cream custard was
excellent. I'd return on another visit.

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Cafe of India
52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Taralli Aug 17, 2010 09:27 AM

    Tamarind Bay?

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    Tamarind Bay
    75 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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    1. re: Taralli
      Prav Aug 17, 2010 10:12 AM

      I think he means Cafe of India, or at least that's what the restaurant finder thingy pulled up.

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        Taralli Aug 17, 2010 10:19 AM

        P, you're probably right, but TB seemed to be the only 1 w/TL on their menu.

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          CambridgeFoodie Aug 17, 2010 10:26 AM

          geez, I've never ever had lamb tandoori and I am more than familiar with Indian cuisine...I must go SOON.

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            smtucker Aug 17, 2010 10:45 AM

            Diva, a restaurant that I don't love, does a fabulous rack of lamb tandoori. It is the only reason I eat there [well, and the kid loves their tikka masala.]

            Occasionally, and for no apparent reason, they squirt some white sauce on top. Don't let this happen to you. Even though the wait staff looks totally baffled when you say 'no sauce', do it anyhow.

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            Prav Aug 17, 2010 11:16 AM

            Really? I'd imagine most places have tandoori lamb.

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        Bruce in SLO Aug 19, 2010 06:14 PM

        We dined at the Cafe of India. It was the nightly special and was a rack of lamb, 6 ribs and very tender. Best I've had, for sure.

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        Cafe of India
        52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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        1. re: Bruce in SLO
          lipoff Aug 21, 2010 12:49 AM

          Wow, this is good to hear. Cafe of India is usually very middling at best. I only go there because I have a friend who loves it . . . I think mostly due to the restaurant.com coupons combined with their "Special Dinner for One" which is plenty for two.

          And I confess that I sometimes agree to go to Tanjore basically solely for their excellent lime soda.

          The only thing I haven't liked at Tamarind Bay is their lime soda! =) Otherwise, Tamarind Bay is a far superior Indian restaurant to anything else in Harvard Square (and I would say, Greater Boston).

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          Tamarind Bay
          75 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

          Cafe of India
          52 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

          Tanjore
          18 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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            cambridgedoctpr Aug 21, 2010 09:09 AM

            i concur though i particularly like the take-out.

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