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414 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4321
617-354-4996
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, ambiance and service. Chai can be better.

On Christmas day, there was a wait for 20 minutes or so. It was definitely worth the wait. While I was waiting with a friend, the owner served us some soup on the house which I thought was good hospitality. Small place but the music, lights and decor made me comfortable. Ordered chai, paratha and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Pooja J
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We dont eat red meat so cant comment there, but their chicken dishes are amazing. We had three types of kebabs with two types of daals. Extraordinary. Their roties and naans are also very good. Have been there many times, and will be going back.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

On Christmas day, there was a wait for 20 minutes or so. It was definitely worth the wait. While I was waiting with a friend, the owner served us some soup on the house which I thought was good hospitality. Small place but the music, lights and decor made me comfortable. Ordered chai, paratha and chicken kebabs. Food smells yummy... More 

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Boston, MA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Kebab Factory was our steady Indian Restaurant for about a decade, but recently that has changed. We were consistent patrons ordering takeout or delivery every other Friday and frequently the same exact meal. A few months back something happened with the quality of this restaurant. It's not bad, it's just no longer as excellent as it once was. We... More 

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Boston, USA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I love this restaurant's food. I have ordered take-out many times. These days I hesitate to visit in person though because I am so put off by the giant television set that dominates the small space. I have friends who feel the same way. This is a really small space with a really big tv (tuned - ugh! - to... More 

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mnt199
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We just had a midweek dinner at the Kebab factory. We had meat samosas for appetisers and prawn saag/ lamb rogan josh for mains. Also a very nice paratha bread. Our first curry in the US after 15 years of Brit curry extravaganza. The Kebab factory is an excellent contender but surprisingly no poppadoms we served. We will be returning... More 

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logan, ut
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42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We happened upon the mid-day buffet at the Kebab factory and were very pleased with the selection. Fresh, tasty, Indian food and naan kept very hot and replenished often.

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cambridge
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77 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The restaurant had nice waiters, comfortable seating and a nice spread for a buffet. I wish the mint sauce was better and the restaurant cleaner (in the back) - otherwise not a bad choice for lunch.

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Ithaca, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I am lucky to live between the Kebab Factory and Punjabi Dhaba - two amazing Indian places in Inman. Even though Punjabi Dhaba is more affordable, the Kebab Factory tastes just a little bit better. It's the best Indian food I've had in the Boston area. It is on the expensive side, but they treat you well there - you... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Having tried over 10 Indian restaurants in Boston + Cambridge, I stumbled upon this one last week. Simply amazing. Very authentic Indian food and extremely warm service! Plus, the portion size is relatively large. Good value for money too. Highly recommended!

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Brookline, mAssachusetts, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We used to go all the time the last 10 years. I am sad to report for the last 4 or so years the quality of the food has been diminishing. Since the new owners took over recently, they are trying hard to bring the place up to quality but it is far from fine dining. The food was always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 414 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4321
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-354-4996

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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