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Shanti - Taste of India

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1111 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02125
+1 617-929-3900
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: More than 12 years after its inception, Shanti continues to proudly serve...
More than 12 years after its inception, Shanti continues to proudly serve fresh, authentic South Asian cuisine. The menu has numerous traditional items, such as Mulligatawny soup, Indian salad, Samosas dishes, tikka dishes, naan, Roti, poori, Tandoor. Now with an expended location in Roslindale.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yum!!

Great Indian food could use more options for the lunch buffet but it was still great, very clean including the bathroom great service and decor and the food so tasty

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Gillian J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Indian food could use more options for the lunch buffet but it was still great, very clean including the bathroom great service and decor and the food so tasty

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Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I always look forward to a good Indian meal when I get to Boston from the Cape where most ethnic options are very limited! I have been to Shanti many times and it continues to be rated by Zagat as the #1 Indian in Boston. Last night was a real disappointment. The service was almost non-existent. Many people were served... More 

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Thank Denny670
Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great Indian food in Dorchester. The lunch buffet leaves much to be desired but I've had some great take out from here. The lamb dishes are great and naan is nicely done.

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Thank vivalamer
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

The lunch buffet is attractively priced, but a little disappointed at the options..The spread had vegetable bhajjis pakoras with mint and sweet chutneys, The refreshing fact was these were fresh and not cold chutneys taken from deep freeze.. The veg options were tasty, however the naans were a little cold.. I am not sure if this was a problem only... More 

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Thank yesdharam
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

You will find both the ambience and food very absorbing. They also indulge in fusion dishes. I used to visit this place once in a month during the time I stayed in Boston

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a small restaurant located in Dorchester Ma., just off of Dot Ave. Very attractive, well maintained and Discreet Bathrooms (his/hers). The Food is plenty and you just walk right in and Serve yourself (buffet) style. Pay when your done. They serve you bread and water , with refills and wait on you if you need anything. Good For... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Excellent lunch buffet. Lots of different choices. All of it was replenished quickly by the kitchen staff. We went as a large group and they accommodated us nicely, moving tables together and making sure we were all set. I would definitely return. The food was excellent.

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Thank CarolineMcMuffin
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I tried a large number of Indian restaurants so far in all over United States. To me, this place is above average (3.5 out of 5), not excellent as far as food taste is concern. May be I had better expectations and seen other good Indian restaurant where I found better taste, anyways. The environment was good, quiet and service... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick lunch. We were going to order off the menu until we saw they had a lunch buffet. There was a selection of about 10 different dishes plus condiments/sauces. Everyone left satisfied, and thought it was worth the price. There is only street parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I found about this place from a lady serving me in the Puma outlet store in Assembly Row and after realising it was near where we were staying we decided to go and check it out and how happy we were that we did. This is hands down the best Indian food I've ever had hands down and if I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1111 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02125
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-929-3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

More than 12 years after its inception, Shanti continues to proudly serve fresh, authentic South Asian cuisine. The menu has numerous traditional items, such as Mulligatawny soup, Indian salad, Samosas dishes, tikka dishes, naan, Roti, poori, Tandoor. Now with an expended location in Roslindale.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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