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18 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5706
+1 617-868-1900
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  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
18 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5706
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were looking for lunch and stopped by Tanjore. I was reading the menu outside on the window and a guy from the neighborhood came up and said it was his favorite lunch spot. We went in after him and the buffet was really great....More

Thank TDM417
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I recently visited Tanjore with my husband. It's a small, no frills, but nice little place. The food was the best Indian I've had in Cambridge! In the menu they indicate which region of India each dish originates in, which I thought was a nice...More

Thank Meaghan D
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I am a frequent visitor. Tonight I did takeout - chicken tikka masala (velvety chicken and sauce, a huge favorite), baigan (puréed eggplant... Yum!) and tomato rasam Wada (a red lentil soup, spicy, lentils puréed and served in a tomato stock). First time trying the...More

Thank NickMiller_Clarity
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went there for a Buffet Lunch on a week-end and found to be authentic Indian - serving good & tasty Indian Food varieties, Vegetarian and non vegetarian both. The staff is very friendly and cooperates in serving on table if any item is not...More

3  Thank SadhanaRakesh
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with a group of friends who knew the best authentic food from Southern India - they were very impressed with the quality. Worth a visit for sure!

Thank Familymanfromuk
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This place has been around for ages, I think, but somehow we'd never managed to go. It's a nice spot – quiet and friendly. We had several appetizers; the straight-up chicken tikka was particularly good. My "benchmark" dishes usually include things like chicken tikka masala (yeah,...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little Indian restaurant just a few steps away from the Charles Hotel. The menu has several choices and the staff are always willing to help suggest items if you're not sure. I appreciate the relaxed atmosphere and service. They did not rush this solo...More

Thank Sonja P
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I go here every few weeks with my brother, and it's a wonderful restaurant. The food is delicious, service prompt, beer selection is pretty good, and all is quite affordable for Harvard square. The buffet is an especially good deal.

Thank darouet
Reviewed 10 July 2016

So my parents are visiting from India and I thought I should take them to this restaurant recommended by a friend. I had checked their hours online and it clearly says (also on the entrance door of the restaurant) open till 4 and then re-opens...More

Thank Anjali R
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This was the second visit with family for a take-out. Order was placed in advance and it was ready when we reached. Dal Bukhara (@$12.00), Veg. Korma (@$12.50) and Bread basket (@$9.95) were comparable in price to any nearby Indian Restaurant. Taste was good, preparation...More

1  Thank SadhanaRakesh
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How many pieces of dhokla dovu serve per plate
2 March 2016|
Response from Kathy K | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your interest in Tanjore. We serve 4 pieces each dokla and 4 pieces patra. Thanks again, Tanjore
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5706
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-1900
  • E-mail