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Tamarind Bay Coastal Indian Kitchen

1665 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-4434
617-277-1752
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Ranked #90 of 171 restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Winthrop
Transit: Green Lines - C
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English first
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

The Coastal flavors are evident in the Chettinad dishes, the great pomfret dish. Vegetarian food was a let down...Bit pricy...gajar halwa was ok...overall above average but could be better

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Have been going here for a couple of years as it has been considered one of Boston's best Indian eateries. We are finished though, as we have noticed the quality and flavor of the food declining with each visit. Was there a change in the cooks or quality of the ingredients? The recent fish switch was a signal for us... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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117 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I say "surprisingly" only because I don't think of our neighborhood in Brookline as a great haven for Indian food-- but Tamarind Bay is excellent! There's an emphasis on unique fish dishes, many of them different from any other Indian food I've seen. But the classic Indian dishes don't disappoint either-- I absolutely love their okra.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

for what you get. Nice in summer too, with the cafe feel. We liked it, but it just seemed a bit pricey.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012 via mobile

The spices and dishes offered here are unlike most Indian restaurants in the West. Try the Lalla Mussa Dal, a mildly spicy lentil stew. The biryani is perhaps our favorite of all...more flavorful than anyone else's. In good weather they open the big windows and you can dine alfresco with a view of Washington Square. Or sit outdoors and enjoy... More

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Tampa, FL
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39 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

We chose this restaurant based upon Boston Indian Restaurant Reviews in the internet. We were pleasantly surprised that from downtown Boston it was a straight Green Line T ride to its location. The ambience was warm and welcoming. The service was excellent. We ordered vegetarian food : Ginger Tomato Shorba, Bhindi Adraki, Paneer Tikka Masala and Garlic Onion Naan, all... More

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San Diego, California
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30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2009

I went here during the restaurant's "Spice of the Month" promotion. During the 4th Tuesday of the month the restaurant chooses a spice to feature throughout a three course meal. The chef prepares the main course in front of a group guests and a wine specialist pares the courses with three different glasses of wine. At the end of the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

Probably one of the best Indian restaurants I have been to in the Boston area. The sauces were rich in flavor. Many dishes with coconut milk originating from Goan and Kerala regions. Fish/shrimp and chicken were perfectly cooked. Elegant setting with bar. Staff were friendly though service became slow when restaurant was busy. Waitress failed to bring a side dish... More

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