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18 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5706
+1 617-868-1900
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Concord ma
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82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I am a frequent visitor. Tonight I did takeout - chicken tikka masala (velvety chicken and sauce, a huge favorite), baigan (puréed eggplant... Yum!) and tomato rasam Wada (a red lentil soup, spicy, lentils puréed and served in a tomato stock). First time trying the soup; I was delighted.

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Thank NickMiller_Clarity
Recife, PE
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267 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 684 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went there for a Buffet Lunch on a week-end and found to be authentic Indian - serving good & tasty Indian Food varieties, Vegetarian and non vegetarian both. The staff is very friendly and cooperates in serving on table if any item is not available on the buffet table - like freshly prepared Dosa. Inside atmosphere looked very cool... More 

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3 Thank SadhanaRakesh
UK
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with a group of friends who knew the best authentic food from Southern India - they were very impressed with the quality. Worth a visit for sure!

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Thank Familymanfromuk
Cambridge MA
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181 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This place has been around for ages, I think, but somehow we'd never managed to go. It's a nice spot – quiet and friendly. We had several appetizers; the straight-up chicken tikka was particularly good. My "benchmark" dishes usually include things like chicken tikka masala (yeah, yeah, "well actually that's an *English* dish… whatever) and saag paneer, so we ordered those.... More 

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Thank Scott M
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little Indian restaurant just a few steps away from the Charles Hotel. The menu has several choices and the staff are always willing to help suggest items if you're not sure. I appreciate the relaxed atmosphere and service. They did not rush this solo customer nor the table near me of four ladies who were cleary done eating but... More 

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Thank Sonja P
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I go here every few weeks with my brother, and it's a wonderful restaurant. The food is delicious, service prompt, beer selection is pretty good, and all is quite affordable for Harvard square. The buffet is an especially good deal.

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Thank darouet
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

So my parents are visiting from India and I thought I should take them to this restaurant recommended by a friend. I had checked their hours online and it clearly says (also on the entrance door of the restaurant) open till 4 and then re-opens at 5 PM. So right after we stepped in around 3:30, I asked the manager... More 

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Thank Anjali R
Recife, PE
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267 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This was the second visit with family for a take-out. Order was placed in advance and it was ready when we reached. Dal Bukhara (@$12.00), Veg. Korma (@$12.50) and Bread basket (@$9.95) were comparable in price to any nearby Indian Restaurant. Taste was good, preparation was good, Garlic Nan was differently prepared and was very good! Observed on display that... More 

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1 Thank SadhanaRakesh
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The weekend lunch buffet is very affordable at $10 and has good selection of vegetarian and meat dishes. I liked the goat curry, spinach & paneer mash, chicken boti kebab and chicken tikka masala.

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Thank Wunderluft
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner on saturday expecting good south food but it was a disappointment when I saw that the classic south indian dishes took a back seat on a menu full of north indian dishes. However, the food served was also not very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5706
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-1900

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