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Rani Indian Bistro

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1353 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4902
+1 617-734-0400
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Tue 17:00 - 10:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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853 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

Based on the quality of the food, this should be a 5 star choice: The food is terrific, with many vegetarian choices, and the drinks are good too. However, the service was painfully slow, though friendly, and that necessarily drops the rating.

Thank Mark P
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

While on a business trip to Boston, I dined here on the recommendation of a member of the Boston Police Department. It was so good that I returned on two more occasions in a four week period. Service is friendly and efficient and non intrusive. There is a good choice of dishes and the quality of the food is excellent.... More 

Thank flycon
Rehovot, Israel
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

I have been here for sunday brunch buffet few times, the selection is not to much but for the cheap price u pay for i think its enough.I can't wait to get back to Brookline and take a bite from the amazimg naan there !!!

Thank Tiptip2014
New Zealand
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

This has been my favourite place with the tastiest food since I've been in travelling in the US on holiday. Everyone was so friendly and my sister and I thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

Thank Gina C
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I was travelling to Boston last week and thought to stop by and eat here. As I was on my own, I did a take out, the staff is very unfriendly !.. and i should have checked the meal before I left the place, Upon my arrival at the hotel, I was very disappointed on how they had packed my... More 

Thank Tropical105
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

We sat down for a late meal after a movie close to closing time and the staff were very friendly and courteous despite the lateness of the hour. The food itself was passable. The Chicken pieces were extremely large, and the taste was alright. The rotis were kind of hard, and seemed a bit stale. The gravy was decent. Overall,... More 

Thank ImpsResponse3
Brookline, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

Perfect service. Really nice owners that take complete pride in what they do. Delicious food. An excellent choice.

Thank rb818
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

Doesn't do Chicken dopiaza and all the better for that! Hussainey Lamb is excellent, as is the Shrimp (King Prawn) masala, but as with most (all?) US Indian restaurants, their idea of spicy (hot in a UK context) is a little 'lower' than those used to the Balti belt are used to!

Thank Moinoniin
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

Located in an area with many good restaurants, Rani stands out for its food, service and atmosphere. The menu is varied with both Northern and Southern Indian dishes, spiced to meet the palate of the diner. The service is friendly and professional. The owners acted as hosts and stopped by our table to chat. I learned that the experienced husband... More 

Thank albetwjj
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed my meal at Rani. The service was quick and friendly and overall the food tasted good. It has an okay atmosphere so probably a good option for takeout too.

Thank 23222Lisa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Indian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1353 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4902
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-734-0400

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?