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“3.5 Authentic & welcoming” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tanjore

Tanjore
Ranked #150 of 623 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
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433 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“3.5 Authentic & welcoming”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Nice little restaurant across the road from the Harvard Kennedy School with friendly staff and cold beer. Nothing spectactular in the way of curries but quite a decent selection and largish serves. Rice comes with most curries so no need to order any extra. To my palate there was a sweetness in all three curries we ate - part of the Zeppo palate it appears.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Troy, Michigan
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385 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Average Indian”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Let me start by saying that this is a review of the lunch buffet only. I have learned that to get really good Indian food you must order from the menu.

Selection was limited but fairly typical for Boston area Indian. Food was good. The tandoori chicken seemed like it was sitting around too long. They had that dense dessert made from grain and it was very good. Also had the rice/milk/cardamon dessert which was ok. The highlight was an eggplant curry. I missed that they did not have the hot mango chutney. This is the third Indian restaurant I've visited in Boston. Still looking for my "regular" place. Price was $10.95 on weekend. Less on weekdays.

Atomosphere was nothing special. Place seemed clean.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1Rahhalatun
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Worth going to now that Cafe of India on Brattle St. has gone”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nicolo N
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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217 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“food too salty”
1 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sangoy
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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”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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