At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Boston's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Indian food in Boston, we head to Dawat - a reader favorite - or we count on Kashmir's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Indian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Cambridge area.


Dawat features Southern Indian cuisine that's top notch. The menu has a large selection of appetizers as well as tasty curries and vegetarian dishes. Locals love the more innovative dishes such as bhel samosa (a deep-fried turnover stuffed with...  Read More


Not familiar with Indian food? Have no fear – the staff at Tanjore will help you select something good. The cuisine at this Harvard Square restaurant hails from a variety of regions in India, and the menu clearly denotes each recipe's roots....  Read More

This Kenmore Square area Indian restaurant has a well-rounded menu that features homemade Indian breads and chicken, vegetable, and seafood entrees at very economical prices. The lunch options are plenteous and feature particularly appealing...  Read More

North Metro
Passage to India

A short walk from the train station, this dining room serves tasty Indian fare that's tough to find north of Boston. Several varieties of naan and other authentic breads, masala dosa (crepes stuffed with potatoes and onions), lamb kebobs, and...  Read More

Bukhara serves the best of both northern and southern Indian cuisine. The menu holds a treasure trove of spiced goodies including standard favorites like vindaloo and tandoori. This restaurant offers a very good lunch buffet for the working set...  Read More

Bombay Club's menu offers traditional Indian cuisine and places emphasis on curries and dishes with rice and vegetables. If you just can't decide, try lamb saag or chicken tandoori, tried-and-true favorites. The well-selected wine list provides...  Read More

Kashmir brings together excellent Indian cuisine and a relaxed environment. The pleasant interior invites guests to linger over heaping plates of vegetarian curry and tandoori rack of lamb. Outdoor patio dining is available too and makes for a...  Read More