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Rani Indian Bistro

1353 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4902
+1 617-734-0400
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb curry” (4 reviews)
“bhindi masala” (3 reviews)
“garlic naan” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1353 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4902
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Rani Indian Bistro
1. Great Meal
"prepared, with careful attention to fresh and wholesome ingredients"
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2. Great setting
"All in all, a very good Indian meal in a nice atmosphere"
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3. Samir welcomes you
"people with different conversation/dinner styles were accommodated"
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We eat in Indian restaurants almost everywhere we travel and this was our first time at Rani. The service was friendly and quite professional. The garden salads were fresh, if a little heavy with cucumbers for me. The Dal Makhani was quite good. We also...More

Thank Larry P
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Went here for an early dinner when visiting my daughter at BC. The food was tasty and the service was prompt.

Thank Ken Q
Samir M, Owner at Rani Indian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2018

Thanks for your kind words. We are always happy to hear from our customers.

Reviewed July 23, 2018

I travel to India a lot and was very pleasantly surprised to find this small restaurant, with an extensive menu, really genuine tastes. Huge variety. I'd love to come back. Very pleasant service.

Thank 416Traveller2013
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

We regularly get Rani’s take out for our family because it has dishes to please our vegetarians and our meat lovers. Fav dishes include masala dosa - we love the side of dal - rogan josh, aloo ghobi and bhindi masala. The samosas are crisp...More

Thank Zuccakl
Samir M, Owner at Rani Indian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Thanks for your kind words. It is always so nice to have a regular customer take the time to let people know about us.

Reviewed January 21, 2018

Rani has been part of Brookline for many many years and we had visited before to enjoy their lunch buffet. This time we came for dinner. We did enjoy the wonderful window seating and extremely efficient service. We shared garlic naan and several dishes: Vegan...More

Thank Edyta O
Samir M, Owner at Rani Indian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. If you require more heat, our waiter will relay your choice of spiciness to the kitchen.

Reviewed October 17, 2017

this is a pleasant restaurant with the usual Indian cuisine. The prices are reasonable, ,the service good, the ambiance very nice

Thank Joseph_Tulchin
Reviewed August 14, 2017

We ordered online from Rani Bistro through their new Yelp-based ordering service (which may never have been tested before), and were kind of shocked to receive a message a few minutes later saying that the restaurant was very busy, and it would take an hour...More

Thank DrewKnightWV
Reviewed June 21, 2017

I was visiting Brookline for business reasons. Look at the review and decided to visit this restaurant. Usually, I enjoy Indian cuisine... this time, I was desapointed... Ordered and appetizer. Was good. And the butter chicken... was ok... tasted somehow similar to what I am...More

Thank pamiche
Reviewed April 4, 2017

A friend and I came for dinner on a Saturday evening. We were seated right away in the spacious and fairly loud dining room. Our vegetarian and vegan entrees were simply delicious - sukhi gobhi and malai kofta were both nicely sauced and spiced. Don't...More

Thank Nnie V
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Very slow service and they seemed understaffed, it took 20 mins before we even received or drinks and it wasn't busy. The food was good but it wasn't outstanding where I would ever go back.

Thank Michael B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $30
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1353 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4902
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-734-0400
  • E-mail
Rani Indian Bistro is a contemporary Indian Restaurant located in Brookline's Coolidge Corner. Offering a full bar with exotic cocktails and and carefully selected wine and beer list. Whether alone, in a small or large group, ready for an elaborate full dinner, a light bite from our small plates menu, craving a traditional favorite or a modern taste, we will strive to make your dining experience memorable. Our dinner menu is always available, or you might sample our cuisine by trying the changing variety of dishes available every day on our all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.
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