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Diva Indian Bistro

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246 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Disappointed in the food and service

The last time I was there the wait staff was not very friendly. The buffet was not well kept up. Some items were burnt from being there too long and other items that were popular were not refilled

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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English first
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175 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Wonderful lunch buffet! Many choices, excellent value. Diverse menu. Pleasant atmosphere. A pleasant walk from the Davis T station.

Thank Calgary-woman
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The last time I was there the wait staff was not very friendly. The buffet was not well kept up. Some items were burnt from being there too long and other items that were popular were not refilled

Thank sdvb09171020
Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews
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 

Thank johl77
Bayonne, New Jersey
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278 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
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.

Thank Lewis C
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274 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 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 

Thank spencerusa
Arlington, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank AlanT2
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 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 

Thank Caitlin G
Ashby, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank Deb O
Somerville, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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
11:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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