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Shanti Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi
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4197 Washington St, Boston, MA 02131-1733
+1 617-325-3900
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Chat, chicken, naan, mango chicken, goat curry, potatoes & lentils, okra curry, gulab jamun and rice pudding for dessert with chai. Clean, friendly, good, authentic

Thank cjdesai
Boston, MA
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a small, but very clean venue right on Washington Street. We tried several dishes and all were excellent, including garlic naan, chicken tikka masala (fantastic sauce), chana masala, aloo gobi - potatoes were just a bit under done, but the cauliflower was cooked perfectly, and saag paneer. My wife was very impressed with the firm and tasty paneer... More 

Thank Remdawg30
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I've never been in for dinner. Because I live close my husband and I always get take out. The food is delicious and the portions are big. Tikka masala is a bit tangy for my taste, but everything tastes delicious. Last time we ordered take out I had the tikka masala and my husband had the bhuna, which was REALLY... More 

Thank FPassos
Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My wife and I went here yesterday August 20, 2016. It was around 8:45pm or so. We live very close to this restaurant and hadn't tried it, so we decided to try it out. It's on Washington street near Staples and Dunkin' Donuts. If you are coming in the opposite direction then it's near a small park, Subway, Meetinghouse Bank.... More 

Thank Jay D
Boston, Massachusetts
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268 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Had take out delivered from here last night. Tried the tandoori shrimp, some curried lentils, and garlic naan and everything was good. They have a large menu with lots of options. The only complaint is that it seemed like some of the stuff got dropped - one of the covers was busted and the contents of the bag were kind... More 

Thank Jill W
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251 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This Indian spot is in Roslindale Village, a neighborhood of Boston. We had the Sunday lunch buffet and it was really good and fresh! We are not North Indian gourmet experts, but there were two chicken dishes and a beef curry, biryani rice, veggie Dosa, and a nice cucumber salad, all for $9.95. Warm delicious nan was brought to the... More 

Thank cootmom
Blacksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Service was very good, ambiance was fine at this Indian restaurant, but unfortunately the food was mediocre. Spinach and chicken was decent, but lamb tikka, a tandoori dish, was way over cooked in very large chunks, and was tough, dry and flavorless. I normally love Indian food, and this place had a good menu, but this was disappointing.

Thank Dee F
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The food is inexpensive and tasty, and the restaurant itself is clean with very nice and fast service. You can't go wrong ordering anything off the menu - the naan's were especially yummy.

Thank Eliza D
Rochester, New York
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We have eaten here a couple of times and have always found the food very well prepared. We have tried the Lamb Korma, Shrimp Dopiaza , chicken curry and found them delicious! Freshly made Naan and pakora are favorite sides. Next time will try a Biryani. Wine selection, while not too extensive, includes good variety of whites and reds, some... More 

Thank FredNavigator
Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Love Indian food. Have had disappointing experiences at others. Hint- Boston isn't an Indian food mecca. Shanti is a small restaurant in Roslindale with a simple décor. The staff are welcoming and service is good. The food has a complexity of spices that other restaurant's food doesn't. Have dined twice at Shanti and will return in the future.

Thank cyrus341

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 20
Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4197 Washington St, Boston, MA 02131-1733
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-325-3900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?