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frond Jun 22, 2011 09:07 AM

Hi,

My friends and I are going to the Embassy Sunday. One of them always insists on going to Asian Grill which is just okay but I would really like to try something different. He also doesn't like Indian food. Do you have any chowish suggestions?

Thanks,
frond

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Asian Grill
265 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

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    frond Jun 27, 2011 08:40 AM

    Hi,

    Thanks for all your suggestions. We ended up going to Lexington instead of Waltham because it is closer to where we live. We tried Dabin for the first time because they have Korean BBQ with grills in the table. We enjoyed the kalbi very much. We had a decent scallop and vegetable tempura and an okay pork bulgogi that was not cooked at the table. They were light on the banchan and we had to ask for kim chee. I would go back for the BBQ.

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    Dabin Restaurant
    10 Muzzey St Ste 1, Lexington, MA 02421

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      Ruprecht Jun 23, 2011 01:34 PM

      Anyone know what the new incarnation of Kebab & Tandoor is like? Is it back to its more humble, hole-in-the-wall roots, or continuing it's a-little-too-big-for-its-britches second incarnation?

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        Jenny Ondioline Jun 23, 2011 01:48 PM

        Definitely no longer a hole in the wall.

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          y2000k Jun 23, 2011 07:52 PM

          Nope. The new basement location is pretty sleek & trendy. Prices are kind of high too, but we recently had a good dinner there.

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            Ruprecht Jun 24, 2011 10:32 AM

            Well, I guess it's good to have some Indian mojo back on Moody even if it's a little pricey. I had lost interest over the years in Bombay Mahal and the other old-timers.

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            Bombay Mahal Restaurant
            458 Moody St, Waltham, MA

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            LStaff Jun 24, 2011 06:41 AM

            Lunch buffet is still good - they offer a couple more items than they used to and seem to be better at keeping the serving dishes full too - and still the same price as it was at the Main St. location.

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              catspercapita Jun 26, 2011 06:18 AM

              Had dinner there a while back and was not impressed. I prefer the Bazaar (kind of the food court before you enter the restaurant) for sort of quick tasty food. And the upstairs market is great for all your Indian/Latino/vegetable/staples shopping.

            2. galangatron Jun 23, 2011 11:03 AM

              taqueria el amigo on willow street

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                jinx1832 Jun 23, 2011 11:19 AM

                2nd for el amigo, that place rocks. Taqueria Mexico has jumped the shark probably because of their increased popularity due to discount deals and expanded menu (less focus on the authentic dishes). Omar and the folks that work there are real nice but my last 3 meals have been dissapointing.

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                Taqueria Mexico
                24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

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                  LStaff Jun 23, 2011 12:38 PM

                  I eat lunch there about 2-3 times a month and haven't seen any drop in quality that would be considered "jump the shark" for TM. Only thing I've seen differently is that lately they haven't been putting enough verde sauce on my enchiladas. Rice is still the same, refried beans are still the same, meats are still the same - in fact I had tacos there on Tue and the barbacoa and el pastor was as good as they have been in the last couple of years.

                  I did stay away during the Groupon madness though - crowds have thinned out since then -at least at lunch.

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                hargau Jun 22, 2011 11:42 AM

                Solea

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                  teezeetoo Jun 22, 2011 04:28 PM

                  Mulan is very good chinese. Very good Italian in Waltham also from "low tech" Dominick's to upscale Il Capriccio and La Campania.

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                  Il Capriccio
                  888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453

                  La Campania
                  504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

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                    stomachofsteel Jun 23, 2011 07:42 AM

                    But Domenic's, sadly, isn't open on Sundays.

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                    StriperGuy Jun 23, 2011 07:55 AM

                    Solea, eh. Not a huge fan.

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                      Science Chick Jun 23, 2011 10:31 AM

                      I agree with you, StriperGuy. Lovely space, but food pales and service not so great either.

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                        hargau Jun 23, 2011 10:37 AM

                        hmmm i have always enjoyed the food there. A bit pricey for what you get but it is what it is.. Where do you suggest for better Tapas? We have gone to Bocado in worcester several times and dont like it as much as Solea.

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                        Bocado
                        82 Winter Street, Worcester, MA 01604

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                          Science Chick Jun 23, 2011 10:55 AM

                          Interesting.......I like Bocado better than Solea! I found the food fresher and more nicely presented. The atmosphere better in Solea though (too noisy in Bocado...can barely have a conversation in some of the rooms!).

                          I am by no means a tapas expert, so I wouldn't have an opinion about where to go for the best tapas. Sorry I can't help with that! I was simply responding to the OP for places on/near Moody Street in Waltham.

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                          Bocado
                          82 Winter Street, Worcester, MA 01604

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                            LStaff Jun 23, 2011 12:29 PM

                            I've had nothing but good experiences at Solea too - both food and service.

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                      spicyivan Jun 22, 2011 11:39 AM

                      2nd for Taqueria Mexico. I've enjoyed the bi bim bap at Tom Can Cook. I got the salmon version with brown rice and the quality of the fish and other ingredients was a pleasant surprise.

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                      Taqueria Mexico
                      24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

                      Tom Can Cook
                      374 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

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                        Science Chick Jun 22, 2011 11:40 AM

                        Elephant Walk is pretty decent.

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                        Elephant Walk
                        2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

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                          jamieeats Jun 23, 2011 05:17 PM

                          agreed! we went there last weekend and i really enjoyed it.

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                        y2000k Jun 22, 2011 10:42 AM

                        We like Taqueria Mexico on Charles Street, just across the river off Moody.
                        http://www.taqueriamexico.com/

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                        Taqueria Mexico
                        24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

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