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Bombay Club

A favorite local Indian eatery finds a new home
As we were on our way home from dinner at Bombay Club, Mrs. Nadeau said, "We didn't try any curries — we missed that."
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 09, 2010
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Cafe Mamtaz

Bracing subcontinental flavors burst into Southie
You have to admire pioneers in the restaurant business like Pho Republique, which took a big risk in 1999 by opening in a half-gentrified corner of the South End.
By MC SLIM JB  |  April 14, 2010
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Red Lentil Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

No meat? No problem.
By now everyone knows Red Lentil is dog-plays-the-piano good. It’s the best all-vegetarian and lots-vegan restaurant Boston has ever had. The question before us is: is it actually good -good?
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 29, 2010
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Dosa Factory

Indian street-food snacks and more, tucked in the back of a grocery store
I tend to be skeptical of retail/restaurant combinations. IKEA serves frankfurters and Swedish meatballs, but you'd hardly drive there just to dine.
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 03, 2010

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A Feast for the Senses
At one time in the mid-'90s, India had branched out to three or four restaurants in Providence and the East Bay.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 24, 2010
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Indian Dhaba

Mumbai street-food novelties and worthy fusion cuisine
The phrase “fusion cuisine” inspires dread in me — I’ve been served too many misconceived culinary mash-ups over the years, usually European sauces awkwardly force-fit onto Asian foundations, or vice-versa.
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 09, 2009
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Punjab Palace

A quality Indian bargain spot deserving of multiple visits
Punjab Palace — by the same owners of Kenmore Square’s India Quality — “proves to be the kind of kid brother that would make any older sibling proud,” my colleague MC Slim JB wrote last year. That’s true, but this is also another second-tier Indian restaurant. So why do Slim and I like it so much?
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 15, 2009

Kabob and Curry

So many choices! So many flavors!!
You know you've come to the right neighborhood when you can smell Indian spices in the air instead of over-used French fry oil!
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 07, 2009
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J.M.P. International Foods

An Indian food-court stall delivers the home-style goods
Hooking up with a great cheap-eats restaurant can be like finding romance: you can scour the wide world in vain, then one day discover something terrific right under your nose.
By MC SLIM JB  |  September 11, 2009
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Dawat Fine Indian Cuisine

Exactly what you'd expect — and then some
Dawat does what all other Indian restaurants do — sometimes better — with newish things besides.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 02, 2009

DeWolf Tavern

 wholly satisfying experience
Our previous visit to DeWolf Tavern was on a wintry December eve, and I had been yearning to take in the setting in the summer. Thus we recently perched ourselves on a balcony overlooking Bristol Harbor, cooled by the constant sea breeze that set the moored sailboats a-bobbing.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 25, 2009
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Ali's Roti Restaurant

A taste of Trinidadian love, with echoes of the Punjab
Watching folks eat at national fast-food outlets depresses me. Not only are they paying for advertising, but they're getting so little give-a-damn in their food. You sense that acutely after dining at a neighborhood place like Ali's Roti, a 22-seat counter-service Trinidadian restaurant at the western edge of the South End.
By MC SLIM JB  |  August 05, 2009
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Halal Indian Cuisine

Negotiating one's way to solid Northern Indian fare
I imagine many diners who like Indian cuisine and can tolerate some chili heat have had this frustrating discussion with their server: "Curry: spicy, please." "Would you like that mild, medium, or hot?" "Hot, please." "Ooh, hot here is very hot." "Hot, please."
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 03, 2009
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Adventure cooking

Indian prawn curry breaks all the rules
Cooking Indian food by myself for the first time felt like skydiving; it went against all my instincts.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 06, 2009
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Asana

Fine form and function at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Luxury dining has long been associated with hotels, but hotel restaurants must walk the line.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 04, 2009
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Ghazal Fine Indian Cuisine

A new neighbor tones down the décor and excels in spots
Ghazal provides a variety of dishes that Bukhara (the other Indian restaurant in the area) does not, plus warm service, competitive pricing, and mixed drinks.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 26, 2009
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Ghazal Fine Indian Cuisine

Far-ranging Indian, served with a smile
Years ago, I brought a date to Boston's oldest Indian restaurant (the bygone Kebab-n-Kurry), promising, "The food's great, but the servers are the surliest bunch you've ever seen — so sullen it's hilarious!"
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 08, 2009
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Furious foodies

Top Chef at midseason
Top Chef at midseason
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 16, 2008
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Guru the Caterer

Scintillating Indian takeaway — if you can find it
Guru was catering-only for four years before starting takeout service this year.  
By MC SLIM JB  |  October 16, 2008
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Tamarind Bay Coastal Cuisine

A second successful effort from an Indian-food master
Tamarind Bay in Harvard Square set a new standard for Indian restaurants in Boston, and perhaps in the whole country.  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 16, 2008
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Annapurna

Unusual pan-Himalayan cuisine in the heart of Cambridge
Annapurna is owned and decorated by Nepalis, but in addition to Nepali cuisine, it serves a pan-Himalayan menu, including Afghan food, and a couple of Tibetan items.  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 02, 2008
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Tashi Delek

Fine Tibetan cuisine — freed from Chinese influences
The total Tashi Delek experience is larger than the food or the room, or even the caring service from the lone mid-week waitress.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 09, 2008
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Punjab Palace

A chip off the ol’ baingan bhartha
Had I known that Punjab Palace was related to India Quality, my favorite old-school Indian restaurant, I’d have visited sooner.
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 07, 2008
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Livening up Wharf Street

Passage to India has real potential
Passage to India is considered to be one of the best restaurants in the New England area, and is consistently rated among the top Indian restaurants in America and worldwide.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  March 19, 2008
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Fresh start

StarEast Café brings back a taste of the Middle East
Great books and films about contemporary Iraq uncover admirable and encouraging details but ultimately leave you with a sense of foreboding about the country's future.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  February 20, 2008
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Foodie fest

Chowing down on the road
Bourdain’s lifestyle as a gleeful gourmand may be taking its toll on his health, but it’s entertaining for the rest of us.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 16, 2008

October 24, 2007

Wednesday
Wednesday
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  October 17, 2007
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Making masala

A glimpse into the mystery of Indian food
For those who have tried to cook Indian food at home and found it nothing like good Indian-restaurant food, walk with me past the window painting of a man riding an elephant.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 19, 2007
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Grain and Salt

From the earth, with love
There are three holy grails we seek on the restaurant-review beat.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 06, 2007

Monopoly Man

A conversation with one of Boston’s most prolific — and under-the-radar — restaurateurs
A conversation with one of Boston’s most prolific — and under-the-radar — restaurateurs
By LOUISA KASDON  |  June 04, 2007

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