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The Kebab Factory

414 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4321
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Ranked #66 of 255 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $21 - $40
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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148 reviews 148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 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
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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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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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Additional Information about The Kebab Factory

Address: 414 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4321
Phone Number: 617-354-4996
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian

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