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Bollywood Cafe

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135 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-4039
+1 781-274-8222
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Boston, United States
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This a Indian restaurant with a small seating area. The place is not too clean. The food is ok but expensive.

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Thank Albie16
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We used to order take-out almost weekly from Bollywood Cafe, until about 2 years ago when a combination of our changing tastes and a seeming drop in consistency/quality of food ... along with the ability to leave our kids home 'without' a babysitter and enjoy adult time out ... saw us venturing out to restaurants instead of ordering take-out. Looking... More 

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Thank Sue_near_Boston
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

I stopped at the Bollywood Café and decided to get take out. I told the young lady behind the counter that I had never had Indian food before. I chose a Mango Chicken dish and asked for it to be prepared with mild spice. My order took about 15 minutes to be prepared but it was worth the wait. I... More 

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1 Thank hillbillyhoya
Boston, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We are local residents who sometimes eat at Bollywood but more often use it for take-out. It is one of the restaurants that we patronize regularly. We think it's very good Indian food at a reasonable price. We have ordered nearly everything on the menu at one time or another and have never been disappointed.

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Thank CleanWouldBeNice
Boston
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Great authentic Indian food. They deliver and you don't have to wait to long. The food always arrives hot and the portions are generous.

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Thank Roevka
Arlington, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014

This is a small place in Lexington Massachusetts. I don't think reservations are required. It's been in business for over 10 years now and every time I've eaten there I really enjoyed it. I often did take out because I lived up the street. Recommended.

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Thank AlanT2
Andover, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Service was very poor. While we were waiting at the table take-outs were getting preference. The vegetable pakoras tasted like old, reused oil. Several of the dishes including Biriyanis seem made with ready made powder. Even the rice used was not quality Basmati. Only consolation was Goan Fish Curry - somewhat OK. All dishes, too pricey for the quantity/quality.

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Thank Mydeen Y
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

after a long time, i got taste some real indian taste. This little resturant serves the best indian food i have ever tried.

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Thank Saroj D
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

The food was ok tasting! Not bad at all but definitely pricey for that kind of food. It didn't taste like restaurant food at all...the ambience is not so good either. Would have one back if it was cheaper!

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Thank Lawyer21
Boston, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

I find the food ordinary, and rarely exceeds expectations. I have tried a variety of the currys, and some vegetarian dishes. Never awful, but rarely great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-4039
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-274-8222

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