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“Worth going to now that Cafe of India on Brattle St. has gone”
Review of Tanjore

Tanjore
Ranked #128 of 634 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Worth going to now that Cafe of India on Brattle St. has gone”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

It was a sad day when I arrived outside of Cafe of India on Brattle Street right off Harvard Square recently to discover it had shut down. I had been enjoying the wonderful lunchtime buffet there for the last dozen years or so. Some quick research found Tanjore. I was sceptical. Much less choice, not so nice looking inside (not bad but pretty average). That said, the food was pretty decent, and better than I had expected. Will I go back? For sure. Would I like them to become the new Cafe of India in the area - definitely. A bit better decor and more choice on the buffet (Cof I always had a minimum of 4 vegetarian entrees and lots of vegetarian appetiser style dishes), and this place will become the replacement for sure.

  • Visited June 2012
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Worcester, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“food too salty”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

we ordered south indian combo for lunch and an entree with paratha. everything was salty (dosa, sambhar, vada, idly, entree). Maybe the ingredients were not fresh and the food was frozen. To make it last longer they put extra salt. Difficult to find a good Indian restaurant in Boston.

  • Visited July 2012
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best curry I've had in the USA”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by this place the food was delicious and very different from Indian cuisine I am used to at home. The service was excellent. Good value for money too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best Indian food in bare bones setting”
Reviewed December 15, 2011

We eat out in Indian restaurants quite often, and having been spoiled by my husband's best friend's wife's cooking, are usually resigned to lesser experiences in the outside world. Tanjore was an exception. The samosas were light in texture; the biryani was spicy but not overwhelming; and the plain nan was delicate. That's all we had, so I can't say further. But we will definitely be back - not a place of beauty or style - just for the food. Incidentally, parking being challenging in Harvard Sq., and it being a cold night, we were glad to find the parking garage next door. A small discount is provided by the restaurant.

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Thank badbacktraveler
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Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I've only gotten take-out, but I've gotten it a million times and it's always delicious”
Reviewed June 28, 2009

I've only gotten take-out, but I've gotten it a million times and it's always delicious

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Thank ShannaCBoston
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