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Diva Indian Bistro

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246 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
617-629-4963
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My wife and I ate there on a Friday night. Not crowded but full. Her medium hot Kadahi chicken was very nice but the raita for which we were not charged was a bit thin. MY Tandoori half chicken was over cooked. it came with rice a miniscule salad and only a mild but tasty sauce. There were a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife and I ate there on a Friday night. Not crowded but full. Her medium hot Kadahi chicken was very nice but the raita for which we were not charged was a bit thin. MY Tandoori half chicken was over cooked. it came with rice a miniscule salad and only a mild but tasty sauce. There were a thigh,leg... More 

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were craving Indian food and this restaurant did the trick. I would recommend the alcoholic drinks. They were delicious and strong.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Sadly, this does not work. The decor and ambience are promising with booths as well as tables. However, the food is terribly disappointing relative to the prices charged. For example, I ordered a lamb curry that comprised six small cubes of lamb buried in a nondescript tomato-based sauce. Thank goodness for the Kingfisher beer to wash it down...though imtge curry... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is one of the best Indian restaurants I've ever been to. It is that good. And I've been to almost all Indian restaurants in the Boston area. And in many other cities of the United States. The quality is superb. The service was excellent the four times I've been there. And they just seem to be getting better if... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went there on very special day and waiter are kind of no sense of talking,serving or offering something we order dinner for 2 which was totally rip off in $40 all togather might can eat way batter food somewhere else they serve 2 samosa,1 nan means 4 peaces of naan between 2 ppl and worst rice i have ever... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the food at Diva and when I want to splurge, I head there. Their food is slightly overpriced but very tasty. I enjoy the Paneer Masala and the Saag Paneer for some vegetarian options. Their samosas are also to die for (both the meat and veggie). It is right in the heart of Davis Square and they open... More 

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Ashby, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stopped in for a Saturday Brunch one day to try out their buffet. It was quite tasty, with many options. Soup, samosas, palak paneer, tandoori chicken, raita, naan, a vegetarian option I can't remember, rice, and two desserts, including gulab jamun (my favorite). There were more options than I can remember, and the kitchen is full screen in front... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

All of the food we ordered at dinner recently was far above average - totally delicious! Saag paneer was a really good version of this dish - although we discovered that the vegan version - ask for it to be made without cream or milk - is possibly more delectable than the standard. Breads are out of this world. I... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I really love the quality and taste of this food. I've been here four times now and the last time March 2014 was fantastic. Highly recommended; reservations a smart idea

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been eating here since it opened many years ago and have never been disappointed whether at their luck buffet or dinners. Terrific high quality Indian food.

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Additional Information about Diva Indian Bistro

Address: 246 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
Phone Number: 617-629-4963
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 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 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 246 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-629-4963

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 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
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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