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Diva Indian Bistro

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246 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
+1 617-629-4963
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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

The tomato coconut soup is very good. The naan was fresh and the prices are reasonable. Curried chicken was very flavorful. If you like spicy hot you will like it here.

Thank Daniel S
Port Townsend, Wa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Admittedly a buffet can be risky, and I was late into the lunch hour but rice was not even warm, tandoori chicken was dried out. Salad vegetables were fresh however, pakora okay as were vegetables dishes. It was okay overall but not something for which you should go out of your way.

Thank RestlessFeet
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

In fact when people suggest it, I say no thanks, let's pick somehwre else. I found the food to be greasy and unappetizing. SO many better Indian restaurants around!

Thank mjacobs
San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We walked in off the street and enjoyed a wonderful meal while watching the street life in Somerville. The food was delicious, was presented beautifully and generously portioned.

Thank walkingshoes2016
Recife, PE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We had a Groupon for $46 for four. Went to this restaurant for family Lunch Indian Vegetarian. The inside arrangement is good and the chef is aware of Indian Taste. We ordered Vegetable Pakoras ($5.00), Dal Makhani ($13.00), Shahi Paneer Korma ($15.00) , Stuffed Naan Basket ($12.00). We had asked for mixed pickles for which the restaurant charged $2.00 extra... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I love Indian food, but my husband is not a huge fan. Even he loved Diva Indian Bistro. We sat at a charming table overlooking the street in Davis Square. Everything was extremely flavorful.

Thank LAB229
Lyme, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

Went here with friends and enjoyed a nice meal. I eat Indian food all over the country - and in India - and have to say, Diva was good, but not great, food. Same for the service - good, but not great.

Thank David K
Geneseo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

I have had one meal at Diva and it was excellent. Indian food is a favorite and I don't recommend it lightly. Diva is a great find. The food is authentic, the spices as ordered and the servings plentiful. We had a nice bottle of wine and a nice time with family. We didn't feel pressured to leave at the... More 

Thank WILL W
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

My friend who lives locally, and I, came to Davis Square, midweek, during my visit to Boston, originally to go to a Mexican restaurant we saw reviewed, but when driving by the vibe didn't seem quite right for us. He knew about Diva Indian Bistro and had been once before. We wandered around the square for a bit, in the... More 

Thank James F
Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Diva is one of the nicer Indian restaurants I've been to, in terms of atmosphere and price. I've enjoyed all of the food I've had there, having visited several times, but have not had very friendly service, unfortunately.

Thank Abbey L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-629-4963

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