If you are a fan of exotic foods and flavors, then Indian cuisine is a must-try. With its unique blend of aromatic spices, Indian dishes have captured the hearts of many food lovers here in Boston thanks to our wide variety of Indian restaurants.
Offering drool-worth delicacies that cater to all preferences, dive into the fabulous flavors of India by indulging in a flavorful biryani, butter chicken, tandoori chicken, or other staple dishes from India. So without further ado, here are eight incredible Indian restaurants worth checking out in the Athens of America.
1. Vaisakhi Indian Kitchen
This Commonwealth gem is a must-visit for anyone who continuously craves exceptional Indian cuisine here in Boston. With welcoming and hospitable staff, this restaurant offers a relaxing dining experience alongside warm lighting, and unique aromas of the freshest spices. The menu features a diverse range of dishes with generous portions, and mouth-watering blends of traditional and modern flavors.
157 Sutherland Rd, Boston, MA
2. Tikki Masala
Tikki Masala boasts dishes that capture an authentic and scrumptious taste of South India. Make sure to order one of their beloved curries, like the Lamb Biryani or Chicken Korma, with their distinctive seasonings that will make you want to come back for more. This hotspot is also renowned for providing top-notch customer service that goes above and beyond.
3706 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States
3. Shanti Restaurant
For a cozy ambiance and impeccable service, whether you are dining in or taking out, Shanti is an essential eat here in Boston for enthusiasts of Indian cuisine. Whatever you order, make sure to get one of their standout Naan Breads on the side – soft, fluffy, and with visible garlic pieces that elevate the flavors of your meal. It can get busy at this Hub hotspot, but for excellent reasoning that’ll magically transport you to India.
1111 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA
4. Himalayan Kitchen
The Himalayan Kitchen is a wonderful Nepalese restaurant here in Boston, known for its exceptional food and unique drinks. With primarily vegetarian options, their dishes are full of delightful flavors and a wholesomeness that caters to everyone. This Indian restaurant is an ideal place to meet up with friends and family, thanks to its warm and inviting atmosphere and unbeatable menu.
40 Bow St, Somerville, MA
5. India Pavilion
Serving up an exceptional variety of dishes that delve into the delectable back-catalog of Indian cuisine, India Pavilion is one of Boston’s favorite Indian restaurants. Another option with plenty of plant-based options, this eatery is perfect for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet. As well as the exceptional food, the friendly service adds to this great dining experience on the edges of Cambridgeport.
17 Central Square, Cambridge, MA
6. Dosa n Curry
It’s clear that Indian cuisine is a safe-haven for vegetarians, and that’s no exception at Boston’s adored Dosa n Curry. It’s also a culinary gem that satisfies your appetite without breaking the bank. Their food is exceptional, with complex flavors that surpass expectations. The restaurant’s Samosas, Channa Batura, and Veggie Biryani are particularly noteworthy if you’re overwhelmed by the options.
447 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA
7. Himalayan Bistro
Discover an Indian and Nepalese culinary wonderland at Boston’s Himalayan Bistro. This charming eatery offers a beautiful ambiance and delightful welcoming, set amidst those exotic aromas and flavors from India. The Chicken Momos are heavenly delights, while the Paneer Tikka Masala is a rich and satisfying dish for those into unique cheeses.
1735 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA
8. The Maharaja
We can’t get enough of the Lamb Biryani at Harvard Square’s The Maharaja. However, like most on this list, there are some excellent vegetarian options on offer. So prepare to treat yourself to an Indian feast, with high-quality food and extraordinary service that has made this restaurant one of Boston’s favorite Indian eateries.
57 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA, United States
9. Madras Dosa Co.
The dosas at Madras in Seaport make us drool and are especially comforting on a rainy day! Dosa, a traditional South Indian dish, consists of copious amounts of a crepe-like batter that is cooked on a sizzling hot plate until crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Dosa is usually filled with an assortment of vegetables, meats, cheese and sauce. Our editors recommend the spicy potato dosa with melted cheese!
55 Boston Wharf Rd, Boston, MA 02210
These fabulous restaurants prove you do not need to travel to India to savor the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine. Boston is host to some of the best Indian restaurants that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. Plan to visit and indulge in the wide variety of Indian eateries that Boston has to offer.