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Are you thinking of grabbing a piping hot Indian meal but don’t know where to start? Or have you always heard your friends rave about their go-to Indian Restaurants in Boston and are looking for your own favorite? Let us help you out!

Indian cuisine is delectable and diverse. Just like the multiple regional languages and dialects found in the country, India has a vibrant slate of different kinds of food. The best thing about Indian food is that it has several flavorful options for vegans,  vegetarians as well as meat eaters. Some popular Indian dishes include Rotis & Naans, Tandoori Chicken, Samosas, Biryani, Rajma and Dal Chawal. 

Top Indian Restaurants in Boston:

1. Vaisakhi Boston:

Food at Vaisakhi Indian Kitchen

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Vaisakhi Boston has a wide array of traditionally made Punjabi food. All of their meals are made the authentic Punjabi way: with oodles of pure ghee cooked with spices, tomatoes, garlic, onion and ginger. They also have a nice selection of North Indian staters and comfort food like Samosas, Vegetable/Chicken Pakoras and the perpetually snack-able Aloo Tikki. 

Where: 157 Sutherland Rd, Boston MA 02135
Hours: Mon – Sun: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM

2. Punjab Palace:

Indian Food at Punjab Palace

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For over 30 years, Parmjit Singh of Punjab Palace has been serving high quality Indian food at affordable prices in the Allston neighborhood. The Boston Indian restaurant specializes in serving its own ‘top-notch takes’ on all the Indian ‘classics’. A trusted joint for a quick take-out or craving, Punjab Palace also has Bollywood flicks playing in the background to round up its Desi dine-in experience. 

Where: 109 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134, United States
Hours: 11:30 AM – 03:00 PM, 05:0O PM – 11:00 PM

3. Tikki Masala:

Indian Spread at Tikki Masala Boston

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Tikki Masala is a charming little diner flowing with homemade recipes made from fresh ingredients. Known for their friendly staff and helpful service, Tikki Masala is the best Indian restaurant to grab a bowl of warm lentil soup and plate of wholesome chicken, goat & lamb entrees. 

Where: 3706 Washington St Boston, MA, US 02130
Sunday – Wednesday 12PM – 10PM
Thursday – Saturday 12PM – 11PM

 4. The Maharaja:

Indian Food by The Maharaja Boston

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The Maharaja is a highly rated Indian restaurant located in the heart of Harvard Square. Besides the promise of serving up the best Indian food in Boston, the restaurant offers a ‘Royal’ fare with a broad menu and assorted specialities. Besides tasty chicken and lamb curries, the desserts at The Maharaja  (Gajar Halwa, Ras Malai and Gulab Jamuns) are a must-try indulgence. 

Where: 57 JFK Street, Second Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02138.
Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:30am to 10:00pm | Fri: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM | Sat: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM | Sun: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

*Note: Free Delivery on Online/Phone Orders and Curb-side pick up options are available here.

5. Shanti Boston:

Shanti Boston- Indian Food Restaurant

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Shanti Boston is a great place for patrons looking to try hearty Indian gourmet with simple and beautiful recipes. Start off with a generous helping of chaat and chase it down with a healthy Kofta croquette, a vibrant curry or a clay-baked tandoori item. Shanti also has you covered in terms of Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free Indian food options.
Where: 111 Dorchester Ave, 02125 Dorchester, MA
Hours: Mon-Sun, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

6. Himalayan Kitchen:

HiHimalayan Kitchen BostonFamous in the neighborhood for their Goat Biryani, Tandoori Tangri Chicken and ever popular Baby Back Ribs, Himalayan Kitchen has an assortment of favorites for diverse tastes and preferences. Uniquely delicious Indian-American cuisine made with high-quality ingredients is their speciality. Their in-house sauces and recipes come with a generous serving of sides and rice pilaf.

Where: 40 Bow St. Somerville, MA 02143
**Closed on Mondays**
Tue-Thurs: 11:30 AM – 9:45 PM  | Fri: 11:30 AM – 10:45 PM  |  Sat: 2:00 PM – 10:45 PM. | Sun: Noon – 9:45 PM

7. Madras Dosa Co: 

Dosa by Madras Dosa And Co

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As made abundantly clear by their name, Madras Dosa & Co is the definitive restaurant in Boston to explore the rich heritage of South Indian Cuisine. They have an open kitchen tradition and welcome you to watch them make their signature dosas live. In fact, sharing the warm and homely experience of watching food being cooked is the unique calling of this Indian restaurant. Specials include the experimental Pav Bhaji Dosa and the fluffy Podi Idly with Gunpowder chutney. 

Where: 55 Boston Wharf RD, Boston, MA 02210
Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM 

8. Mela:

Mela BostonMela is famous as one of the first Indian Restaurants in the Sound End neighborhood, which is a Boston culinary landmark in its own right. The menu has a mix of modern Indian creations, popular appetizers as well as an assorted Vegetarian platter that is very popular. 

Where: 578 Tremont St Boston MA 02118
Mon to Wed: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM  |  Thu to Sat: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM  |  Sunday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM

9. India Pavilion: 

India Pavilion (2)India Pavilion might be your new favorite amongst Indian eateries in Boston. Established in 1979, it stands as the oldest serving Indian eateries in town. The menu consists of traditional Indian preparations with options to take care of individual dietary needs. India Pavilion also has a full bar and an abundant family buffet in addition to their regular offerings, and their bartenders have created unique combinations of cocktails and sangrias made with Indian wines. 

 Where: 7 Central Sq. Cambridge, MA 02139
 Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:30AM-10:30PM

10. Gourmet India:

Gourmet india copyGourmet India operates in the bustling heart of Boston to serve high quality Indian food at reasonable prices. The establishment has been popular since the late 90s for their distinctive North Indian flavors, clean service and attention to detail when it comes to balancing and harmonizing strong flavors. 

Where: 1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA 02109 
Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM  |  Sat: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM |  Sun: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM


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