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Bombay Club

As we were on our way home from dinner at Bombay Club, Mrs. Nadeau said, "We didn't try any curries — we missed that."
A favorite local Indian eatery finds a new home
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 11, 2010

Cafe Mamtaz

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.
Bracing subcontinental flavors burst into Southie
By MC SLIM JB  |  April 16, 2010

Red Lentil Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

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?
No meat? No problem.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 26, 2010

Dosa Factory

I tend to be skeptical of retail/restaurant combinations. IKEA serves frankfurters and Swedish meatballs, but you'd hardly drive there just to dine.
Indian street-food snacks and more, tucked in the back of a grocery store
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 05, 2010

Review: India restaurant

At one time in the mid-'90s, India had branched out to three or four restaurants in Providence and the East Bay.
A Feast for the Senses
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 26, 2010

Indian Dhaba

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.
Mumbai street-food novelties and worthy fusion cuisine
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 11, 2009


Punjab Palace

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 resta
A quality Indian bargain spot deserving of multiple visits
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 16, 2009

Kabob and Curry

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!
So many choices! So many flavors!!
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2009

J.M.P. International Foods

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.
An Indian food-court stall delivers the home-style goods
By MC SLIM JB  |  September 11, 2009

Dawat Fine Indian Cuisine

Dawat does what all other Indian restaurants do — sometimes better — with newish things besides.
Exactly what you'd expect — and then some
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 04, 2009

DeWolf Tavern

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 m
 wholly satisfying experience
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 28, 2009

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Ali's Roti Restaurant

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 count
A taste of Trinidadian love, with echoes of the Punjab
By MC SLIM JB  |  August 07, 2009

Halal Indian Cuisine

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,
Negotiating one's way to solid Northern Indian fare
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 05, 2009
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Adventure cooking

Cooking Indian food by myself for the first time felt like skydiving; it went against all my instincts.
Indian prawn curry breaks all the rules
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 08, 2009


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

Ghazal Fine Indian Cuisine

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.
A new neighbor tones down the décor and excels in spots
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 26, 2009


On the cheap: Ghazal Fine Indian Cuisine

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!"
Far-ranging Indian, served with a smile
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 07, 2009

Furious foodies

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

Guru the Caterer

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

Tamarind Bay Coastal Cuisine

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


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.  
Unusual pan-Himalayan cuisine in the heart of Cambridge
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 02, 2008


Tashi Delek

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

Punjab Palace

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

Livening up Wharf Street

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.
Passage to India has real potential
By BRIAN DUFF  |  March 19, 2008

Fresh start

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.
StarEast Café brings back a taste of the Middle East
By BRIAN DUFF  |  February 20, 2008

Foodie fest

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

October 24, 2007

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  October 17, 2007

Making masala

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.
A glimpse into the mystery of Indian food
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 19, 2007

Grain and Salt

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

Monopoly Man

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