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The Kebab Factory

414 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4321
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Ranked #57 of 247 restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $21 - $40
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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27 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Boston, MA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had the Chicken Tandoori and it was wonderful. The entree prices are reasonable. The only complaint would be that the service was a little slow and inconsistent. This restaurant is definitely worth going to.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant for dinner and were promptly seated. After this, the service broke down. We had to wait nearly 40min before our order was even taken, despite flagging down our hostess several times, who kept saying "just a minute". Finally after a long wait, we placed our orders. Our drinks were forgotten despite multiple reminders, and several... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

I love Indian food and thought that this place was pretty good! I thought it was a little more pricey than it should have been but overall a good experience.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Food is amazing. We are Indians so found the korma very bland - which may be fine for others. Their "dry" kebabs were perhaps the nicest I have had. Their service is very poor, in part because of the servers are not fluent in English. Once you go through that (dont expect recommendations or small talk), and assuming you have... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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372 reviews 372 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Amazing! My friend and I found this Indian buffet totally by accident. We were roaming the mean streets of Somerville/Cambridge (I never quite know which city I'm in) and freezing our tails off when we saw the Kebab Factory looming like a beacon of hope and warmth about a block away. We figured that we'd go in, ask where our... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We have been dining at the Kebab Factory for maybe 8 years, and over that time, the food and the service have remained consistently good, whether we eat in or take out. The tandoori chicken is one of our favorites, and the tomato cream sauce that comes with it is so delicious. The flavors of everything we've tried are wonderful,... More

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