Tantric Indian Bistro
Tantric Indian Bistro

Tantric Indian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tantricbistro.com/
  • Phone: 6173678742
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Sat & Sun Noon - 3:30pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: South Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Indian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater for in-house parties, business meetings and house parties. We offer regional Indian cuisine including Parsi, Bengali and Indochinese dishes as well as traditional favorites. Whatever your tastes we can cater your special occasion either as a special event at Tantric or in your home or office. To discuss your catering or private party please Contact Mary or Manoj at party@tantricbistro.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our capacity is 100+ which includes a contemporary elegant main dining area and bar and a semi private room which seats 16-18. In the summer months we also have outdoor patio seating. We host private birthday, graduation, bachelor/bachelorette, engagement, bridal & baby showers, business training events, retirement parties and other socials. Maybe you want to throw a private party for your friends and customize every detail to your tastes. Whatever the special occasion we at Tantric will take the utmost care that it is a memorable day or evening for you and your guests. We use our audio system to customize the music you and your guests want to hear. We also offer a flat screen TV for video images for your party or business meeting. We offer Tantric to nonprofit organizations for their events and give a % of the event's sales back to the nonprofit for their community endeavors.
  • Private Party Contact: Mary Sen 5082915055

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tremont Street
  • Public Transit: Green Line Boylston Street Stop Walk Down Tremont to corner to Stuart Take a Right on Stuart we are 3 doors down on the right
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking On Street or Nearby at the Radisson Hotel Parking Lot one block away or at the Boston Common Garage 2.5 blocks away
A word from Tantric Indian Bistro
Tantric India Bistro is a vibrant, contemporary restaurant serving authentic Indian food in Boston’s lively theater district. Dishes have been carefully selected to tantalize and delight the senses. The flavorful food dances on the tongue but is not hot and spicy. The menu features regional dishes from north to south and east to west showcasing India’s rich culinary heritage.
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Tantric Indian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (13)romantic (8)great for lunch (7)special occasion (6)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Have been dining here for years
    Nanita
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Always great food and service. The Papri Chat appetizer is my favorite. So many flavors and textures blended together - yogurt, chick peas, tamarind, and thick crunchy crispy noodle. When ordering entrees and you request your spice level hot, they actually do it. Many other places just make it mild no matter what the request. Great place. Very busy Always good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Good experience
    Dan4th
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The "medium" was not as spicy as I might hope, but the flavor profiles were excellent. The service was pleasant and attentive, and they were cooperative about getting us out in time for our show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Indian cuisine
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    If there's a better Indian restaurant in the Boston area, I don't know it. And there's certainly no competition in the theater district. This is superbly prepared food--fresh chicken that really makes a difference in tandoori (best in Boston) or vindaloo or the delciously spice and delicate chettinad, with its touch of tamarind. Excellent naan, also very fresh and not rubbery, delicious, refreshi9ng raita, and a full bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    mike2b
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    food and service outstanding. terrible seating along left wall
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special OCcasion dinner
    SMonster
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Though the food tasted yummy while eating, multiple members of my party suffered stomache aches and pains the next day. Furthermore, out waitress had a huge attitude, and the service was INCREDIBLY slow. We would order multiple things off the dessert and drinks menu, only to find out they've already run out. That kind of information should absolutely be present prior ordering. Overall, I probably wouldn't recommend this restaurant to any of my close friends.
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  • Tantric Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food, drink and atmosphere are top notch. Our service, on the other hand, was lacking. The waiter was pleasant enough, but he forgot to put our appetizer in even though he asked us several questions about our preferences. He also brought my partner the wrong beverage. On the plus side he checked back with us several times to see how we were doing. The entrees were flavorful, fragrant and delicious. The mango clove martini was fantastic and complimented my lamb dish superbly. Lackluster service aside we will gladly return to this restaurant because the food and drink were so delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
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  • Better than expected
    EBEBVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I am not a buffet fan, but they were not offering their normal menu. It ended up being very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • careful...
    bc2234
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    After my visit here my credit was illegitimately charged with 2m Indian Rupie... This may very well be a coincidence, but I had to block my credit card and re-issue a new one... BTW, it's the only Indian restaurant I visited.
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  • frequentfoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We really enjoyed Tantric Indian Bistro. The food was very good, the service was excellent, and it is a very comfortable atmosphere. We ordered a variety of dishes, and the best were the chicken tandoor and the chicken tikka masala. The naan and raita were also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great for pre-theater! Service friendly and efficient. Prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Groupon
    MelRowe
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a Groupon to Tantric but we have been here at least 3 times prior to this visit. We love their Naan pizza but the night we went they were unable to make it which was a total bummer because that is the sole reason we go! They said they were too busy to make it. I understand that they were busy but we were willing to wait 45 min for the pizza, (it's that good!). But they should put a disclaimer on their menu saying if they are busy then they probably won't be able to make it. Other than that the food was great as usual and my Hendrick's martini was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Great variety of Indian food
    mrpeabodyVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Tantric has a good variety of entrees with a wonderful choice of vegetarian options. Very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • A great find
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It is hard to find good Indian restaurants. This is surely one of those great finds. The combination of spices and food was delicate and enjoyable. We have already recommended it to others and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tantric Bistro great for pretheater
    Zindergirl
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Tantric Bistro took great care of us for our pretheater dinner. Ambiance was lovely for meeting a friend from out of town. The food was good and the service excellent. Would definitely go there again for a pre or post theater meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfectly prepared food
    KellyIVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Generally I like the taste of Indian food, but it is usually too spicy for me (I'm a spice wimp). The chef in this case gave me all the wonderful tastes without the heat. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal!
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    good for groups
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  • full bar, decent food
    ksgshmoopsVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is pretty much the only Indian restaurant I have been to in Boston that has a full bar which is a huge plus. Great drink menu with some nice options! Get the goat cheese and rosemary naan, delicious! Chicken curry was just okay, as was the boy's lamb korma. Atmosphere is lacking, a little dingy, but that is pretty typical of Indian restaurants I think. I would come back if the right occasion came up, but I have definitely had better Indian food in Boston.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly awesome
    raviVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I in general hate Indian food at most places they add lots of fats and creams or use poor meat cuts The lunch we had had the best tandoori outside India and the lamb was lean cuts with perfect seasoning Everything done perfect
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    great for lunch
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  • So So food
    Foodiedesi
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I had the bhel puri, which was just OK, the keema samosa which was very good, the garlic naan which was too chewy and the curry chicken which was good. I ordered mild and the food was mild so that was good. Service was polite and prompt. I went on a Monday night and the place was moderately busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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  • a nice indian restaurant
    boo82
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    friendly and helpful service, nice selection of food at a good price - i'll come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 483 reviews are from the Tantric Indian Bistro reviews archive.
  • Good food
    Chemgeek
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Good food, nice selection, and some good dishes you don't always find at other Indian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    very good food and fantastic service, excellent options for vegetatian diners. Good cocktails, nice ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably delicious
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The tandoori chicken must be the best in Boston--succulent, fresh, perfectly cooked, and plentiful. The tomato based sauce that accompanies it here is an exceptional comdiment. The food here is always good. The servidce is excellent--considerate and helpful. This time tried the lamb-skewere appetizer and while it was extremely tasty, the meat itself was a little tough and chewy. The only other time I had any reservation about the food at Tantric was with the lamb saag, where the lamb itself was gristly. So I will come back often, but will stick to the chicken and vegeable dishes, which have never let me down.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theatre District Indian Food!
    Robert
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We quite enjoyed dinner here on a Friday night, before a show. Service was very good, staff was very friendly and helpful, and even allowed us to see how a tandoor oven works. Chicken Korma was great, garlic naan incredible. Attractive restaurant in a great spot not far from Boston Common and many theatres. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The buffet choice is very limited and the food is somewhat Americanized. Curries were sweet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Delicious food at a good price for the area. Authentic indian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    [Tantric may very well be the best Indian restaurant in the Boston area. Never disappointing. This time I tried a dish I hadn't had before--the chicken saag. Delicious large pieces of very fresh chicken in a perfectly blended spinach sauce. I generally like my Indian food spicy, but I was sharing the dish with a friend who prefers mild. But this was so tasty and thoroughly satisfying, I didn't miss the heat. And once again, as always, the service was unusually thoughtful and considerate. This is one of the rare restaurants in the theater district that doesn't merely cater to the tourist.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great Pre Theatre Choice
    Foodiemom
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I made a reservation here for dinner before going to the Boston Ballet. There was a great selection of food choices. Everybody enjoyed what they ordered and the food was served quickly. We all enjoyed dinner and our evening at the Ballet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    ZoeT
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My husband and I really enjoyed our meal! The food was delicious with just enough spice to it. When we're in town again we will go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Very good
    Jimsono
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Definitely will go back, waitress was very nice, checked when our show time was, so that we wouldn't be late
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall excellence
    junelaurel
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Attentive, friendly service, great cocktail selection, and utterly delicious food. Definitely my first choice for the theatre district.
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    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    we have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed by the food, drinks and service; this time we brought friends who thoroughly enjoyed their meal as well.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent as always
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Tantric is really one of the very best Indian restaurants in Boston. The food and service are consistently excellent. I'm never disappointed. Everything seems fresh--no cardboard chicken here. And teh spices are teasty and not generic. If you're in the theater district and like Indian cuisine, this is a gem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Very good Indian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I enjoyed dining at Tantric. It was not my first time there and it will not be my last. Having enjoyed Indian food for years, it is rated on the top of my list for really good Indian food.
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    Fit For Foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Michelle
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Our group of 6 shared 7 different dishes and they were all delicious. I have been wanting to try Tantric for a while and I am so glad we did! I t was also a great value. Thank you.
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  • Nice pre-theatre meal
    WallysDad
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We had a nice quick meal at the Tantric Indian Bistro before going to the theatre, which was conveniently close by. The Mango chicken was very good. We didn't like the lamb choyala appetizer as much. The service was very good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We arrived with sufficient
    debbie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We arrived with sufficient time to get to theatre. after we sat down , we did not order drinks so the waiter did not return for 20 minutes. We had to get up and ask for service which thereafter was good and attentive. The mild selections were tasteless but others were wonderful.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place to Eat
    EthicalVegan
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food is good, the location convenient (right in Boston) and the staff very attentive. I was seated immediately with my reservation. The decor was pleasing and interesting. However, the room could have been a little more cozy and warm, and a little bit less like a cafeteria, perhaps by adding some interesting dividers and extending the carpet to the bar area for starters... Also, it would be helpful to more clearly mark on the menu which foods are vegan so you wouldn't have to ask 20 questions about the ingredients of each dish. Or, better still, the restaurant should go all vegan :)
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    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indian at it's Finest!
    KLynn
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I have been to Tantric a few times over the years, it's not convenient in the least since I hate paying for parking, but when I am in the city I make a point to come here for dinner. My last visit I came with my mother because we were seeing a show. Let's just say my mom is someone is who is the least adventurous when it comes to eating anything foreign. She let me order since I had a better idea what she may like than her trying to comprehend what the food was. Needless to say she is now also a fan. We had a fantastic meal and again I was extremely, delighted with the service. They even held onto our left overs until we came back from the show, when I tried to tip extra for this he wouldn't take it. Hands down the best Indian in Boston!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Indian Restaurant
    moosedomeVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    If you're looking for a curry in the theater district this place will fit the bill. The food was fine - nothing special. The service was attentive and helpful. We would probably go back if in the area but I wouldn't make a special trip.
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Indian cuisine
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Tantric is a useful place to know about if you're in the theater district. It may be the best restaurant in the area. But it's also, from my own experience, the best Indian restaurant in the entire Boston area. The food is delicious, perfectly--and consistently--prepared, the portions are generous, and the service is thoughtful and helpful. It's a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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