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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Great!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2014
AlanT2
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Arlington, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Boston, MA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We ordered the "Vegetarian Platter" for appetizer and it was the standard fried affair - nothing spectacular. When it came to the entrees - we had 2 Tandoori dishes. The "mixed grill" suffered from overcooking and many of the pieces were dry and tough. The other dish - Salmon - was very fatty and nothing to write about.

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Raleigh, NC
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112 reviews 112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I've eaten at Diva twice now, once having north Indian and once having south Indian cuisine. Both were average to slightly above, I'd give it about 3.5 stars were that an option. The dosa on the masala dosa was very crisp but also a little greasy, and the chutneys were kind of dry and bland. My husband's uttapam looked like... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I always enjoy coming to Diva's for Indian food. Their Chicken Tiki Masala is good and I love the atmosphere.

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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 0 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?