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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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Indian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1353 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4902
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Reviewed 15 August 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 22 June 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 4 April 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 22 December 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
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This review is based on a lunch-time take out of Baingan Bharta. The restaurant appears clean and upscale and there were beautiful flower heads floating in an ornate decorative brass bowl in the waiting area. The gentleman who greeted me was friendly and knowledgeable. I...More

Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was very clean and the atmosphere was pleasant... The buffet was fresh as someone was in constant attendance. Flavor was outstanding! Love this restaurant!!!

Thank Sharon V
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Tried this place at my daughter's suggestion. Ordered chicken tikka masala, two vegetable dishes (saag aloo and sukhi gobhi), and a side of bhurta. Found everything quite bland and a bit watery. The vegetables were overcooked. The rice had little flavor. Worst of all was...More

1  Thank magivey
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We really wanted to try dinner at Rani and finally we went. Had no reservations, but this was not a problem. The appetizers were the best thing about the entire meal. They were very very nice. Only thing was, there were a few of them...More

Thank 1999Margo
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Outstanding Indian food... we had a variety of dishes, sharing/sampling each others' stuff... and all agreed that every item was delicious and perfectly seasoned. My tandoori chicken was the best I've ever had, though I admit I would have like the portion-size to be a...More

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We have gone to Rani many times, and even though the ambience is kind of dull (with less-than-speedy service), the food is not. Excellent variety of Indian dishes, keeping everyone in a group happy with what they want. There are good beers and cocktails.

Thank Sue T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1353 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4902
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-734-0400
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