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175 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-3009
617-247-0555
Today
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Delivery

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Delightful mix of Punjabi, Goan, and Vegetarian Dishes

We recently enjoyed a delightful pre-concert meal at Bombay Cafe. The service was pleasant without being intrusive and the meal was terrific. We had the Nariyal coconut soup which was terrific, a garlic nan and an assortment of other dishes. Everything was pleasing and freshly made. The restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Being Asian, perhaps my standards are high but I took a few bites and had to throw it all away. Terrible food. Lacked taste and I think it may have been rotten. Not sure as my stomach has held up. Would never go back again.

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Noida, India
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It was the the worst Indian food I had so far in any country .. Soup, chat, curry and bread .. all were equally non-eatable! there was nothing Indian about any of the tastes! Ordered it through delivery.com and had to throw all my food and go out to eat!

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We recently enjoyed a delightful pre-concert meal at Bombay Cafe. The service was pleasant without being intrusive and the meal was terrific. We had the Nariyal coconut soup which was terrific, a garlic nan and an assortment of other dishes. Everything was pleasing and freshly made. The restaurant was quiet on a week night and we did not have to... More 

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Chestnut Hill, Ma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Value for money. Hits the spot. Basic fare that is both wholesome and tasty. Clean place too. Easy paid parking on the street. Don't miss the Kheer dessert. Will definitely be back!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This place is amazing. I used to go 4 times per week for the cheap indian buffet, and eat dinner there one time per week. Lunch is simple, flavorful and a great value. 7$ for all you can eat. Dinner is delicious, well made indian food. I love this place. Really one of my favorite places to go while I... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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178 reviews 178 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Average food and very basic but $7 for a weekend lunch buffet?? Sign me up!! The service was decent and the mango lassi was yummy as well!

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Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We discovered this restaurant in the late '90s, and have been going ever since. The prices are reasonable. The food is very good. They are very accommodating to requests for different spice levels. Everyone we have brought to eat there has agreed on the quality of the food. The Mali Kafta vegetable balls are a favorite.

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New England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This has become my new favorite Indian restaurant in Boston. So delicious! I love their kabuli channa and like it spicy. They do a great job balancing spice with flavor. The menu has all the favorites. My husband loved the tikka masala. If you're in the neighborhood, do yourself a favor and go inside! It's wonderful.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

Bombay Cafe is pretty good. It's nothing I can really say bad about it...Luch buffet everyday for 7 bucks? Can't complain. The only thing I would suggest is that they add more variety to the buffet. It's the same thing everyday which can get a little boring...Although they do change the vegetarian dish on a daily basis. The location is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

service can be poor, but food is good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-247-0555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: Indian, Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm

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