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Royal Bengal

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364 Medford St, Cambridge, MA 02145
+1 617-491-1988
11:30 - 22:30
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Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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Medford, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

All of the classic Indian fare can be found here, from yummy flatbreads to a truly wonderful rendition of Chicken Tikka Masala. The latter might just be the best version i have ever tasted! There are also a selection of Bengali dishes not found anywhere else that are worth trying. An unassuming gem of a spot.

Thank sam t
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is surely the best place to have Bengali food in Boston. The location is currently 364 Medford St, Somerville, MA 02145 and they are currently expanding their restaurant area. This restaurant has plethora of Bengali food cuisines and each recipe is very authentic and can match up with any restaurant back in Kolkata. The owners are very friendly and... More 

Thank Arnab_Nag
Hartford, Connecticut
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Kolkata savoring the varied delicacies that provide mouth watering adventures in the City of Joy. After a decade of searching for an authentic taste of Bengali food outside Kolkata, this restaurant was successful in providing the authentic Bengali food experience one can only get at home. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this establishment or... More 

Thank Arun_Srinivasan1985
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014

This wonderful resto which I have reviewed before has a new address: 364 Medford st. Somerville MA. Friendly people, great food- not the usual Indian meals

Thank ellen s
Philadelphia, USA
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Tried to eat here March 9th 2014 after reading reviews. Sign is still there but on an empty shop front (313 Mass Ave).

2 Thank OceanAdrian
Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Let me start by saying, I am a Bengali and anything I write should be read in that context . Having said that, this is really a good place for authentic Bengali cuisine. Bengali's ( and Indians in general) traditionally do not bother much with ambience and concentrate fully on the food in front. They are extremely picky eaters and... More 

Thank ganguliarumay
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140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Shrimp korma and aloo gobi for lunch. All too often shrimp is overcooked in my experience with Indian restaurants but they were perfect. I can't put my finger on the subtle smoky taste (possibly cumin?) in the aloo gobi but I love it. What's missing? Limca. Why the restaurants don't sell the fabulous Limca is beyond me but that's about... More 

Thank AmeliaAirheadOnTheRd
New Orleans, Louisiana
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358 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We had just finished with the MIT Museum and were hungry and looking for Indian food. We saw this place just down the block and decided to give it a try despite its "hole in the wall" looks. Boy were we surprised. We sampled the buffet and were more than satisfied with the samosas, pakoras, naan, chicken masala, tandoori chicken,... More 

Thank Peripatetic_Engineer
Boca Raton, Florida
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

We needed a quick meal and found Royal India when walking along Mass Ave. No great ambiance, but food was good and reasonably priced. At a nearby tyable, a family had been coming for years and their young son was friendly with the staff aqnd ran around like it was his second home. So we figured it must be good.... More 

Thank tqg4ply
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

This unpretentious and genuine Indian restaurant is typically frequented by South Asians who know they will get a good meal. It's not your standard issue 'curry' but an interesting menu (which can be ordered hot or not)

Thank ellen s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 Medford St, Cambridge, MA 02145
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-491-1988

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