Kashmir

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For close to twenty years, Kashmir’s sunny brick patio, with the aroma of Indian spices wafting through the air, has been a staple of Boston’s famed Newbury Street. Bostonians convene over tandoor oven specialties, fresh fish or seafood, and sauce-simmered meats. Indoor seating is enhanced by Indian calligraphy and a blend of classic and contemporary Indian art.

Kashmir’s moderate prices mean you can taste some of the most exotic flavor combinations imaginable from classic family recipes during both lunch and dinner.

Whether you’re looking for authentic Indian cuisine in Boston, shopping on Newbury, or out with friends, relax and enjoy yourself at Kashmir!
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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Decent food, but horrible service. Made a reservation for 9:30 and was rushed through my meal by the waiter. Food was okay, but difficult to enjoy with an anxious waiter hovering. My boyfriend and I were asked to pay the check and leave so they could close 30 minutes before closing.

MR
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food
comfortable seats
good service
menu with lots of choices

FG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming here for lunch and get the special. I'm a big fan of korma so, that's what I typically order. Delightful meal, good portions and very fresh food. By far my favorite lunch place in Back Bay!

GM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Indian food in Boston. We dine there whenever we’re in the city

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The vegetable samosas are the best I've ever had. The naan was especially nice. Our entrees were also good

C
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We came for lunch and were the first guest on a Sunday morning, we had asked for a extra spicy lamb tikimasala which had not once hint of spicy , which was upsetting but the worst part was the lamb tasted old as in cooked the night before and warmed up. I ended up with a terrible upset stomach. I’ve been here before for dinner and hadn’t had a problem but after this lunch experience they really dropped the ball. Won’t be going back can’t risk getting sick again 1star

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going here for over 20 years. Always enjoyable.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Sent food back it was not great

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

While the veg appetizers came out before the food the non veg appetizers came with the food. Overall the food was cold. Tandoori platter was tasteless and overdone. Goat/ lamb Rogan Josh was also unexciting. Will not go back.

EM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food I ever had! Great service and ambiance.

A
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average food
The restaurant seemed a bit dirty
Location is great!
Server was fine , but seemed exhausted

R
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding - the chicken korma was the best I've had for a while. The poori bread was excellent too.

H
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best naan in town. Excellent korma dishes. Will come back again.

H
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I used to love this placec, but was surprised how the quality of food and service have dropped significantly. The server missed up our order multiple times, the same dishes I used to love they don't taste the same anymore. I don't think I will be going there anymore.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, not great. We asked for medium spice but it came as very light in spice. This is a trendy restaurant in a trendy area where food quality was not the priority. But still overall enjoyable.

H
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best naan bread in Boston. Excellent korma dishes. Do recommend.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice dinner, good prices, good food. Ambiance was nice but. I thing special. Great place to take the family for dinner or a date night.

KM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Took too long for the server to take our order. Food was not delicious.

SM
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

I used to go to Kashmir frequently when I lived in Boston. I haven’t been back in years, and I was very disappointed. The place looks like it hasn’t been renovated (or cleaned) since I left in 2007. The food was mediocre, the menus were dirty and tattered, and the bathrooms were gross. We only stayed to eat because it was late and we were too tired and hungry to find another option.

I won’t be back.

BD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went with a group of friends. One had somehow never eaten Indian food before. He's now a convert. Nice relaxed place. Friendly service. Food was good. Not epic (as in I wouldn't travel a long way to get there). But it was everything you'll want in a Boston neighborhood restaurant.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Their lunch special is a very good deal. Dinner menus little bit on the expensive side but, considering taste it’s worth trying. Overall it was a great experience. I would love to try it again. First time I tried their lunch special on Friday afternoon Dash I ordered vegetable take a masala. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to go for dinner again the same day. And dinner, however, when I ordered my coffee – I think it was the same gravy and same taste that I tried in lunch. So I’m not sure if they have different taste for different First time I tried their lunch special on Friday afternoon Dash I ordered vegetable tika masala. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to go for dinner again the same day. And dinner, however, when I ordered malai kofta– I think it was the same gravy and same taste that I tried in lunch. Meaning gravy of malai-kofta tasted similar to vegetable tika masala. So I’m not sure if they made different a gravy for Dinner.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Delay in taking our order , restaurant appeared short staffed , appetisers were good. Entrees especially meat was sub standard . Meat was tough and rubbery .

D
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The food was so so. The restrooms were disgusting! Smelled awful!!!!!!

G
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently delicious food and good service. Always a good choice for Ondian food.

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Before I start, I am Indian but I don't expect the food to taste like authentic Indian food. But I do expect the food to be generally good, regardless. I ordered lamb kebabs (Boti Kebab), Chicken Tikka Masala and Garlic Naan and Daal.

The Lamb Kebab was so dry and over cooked, it was hard to cut or chew. I barely finished one piece. More over, I asked for the food to be spicy and instead, what I got was mouth burning, tasteless, doused in God knows what spicy seasoning chunks of over cooked meat. Similarly, the Daal was so hot that it was hard to eat. Correctly prepared 'Spicy' Indian food is hot but not unbearable, and it is still full of flavor. My guest asked for chillies on the side and he said it was a $1.50 charge. I don't understand how this place is still in business.

RS
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Despite that I gave the cashier my credit card to pay for the entire table, and that my reservation is under my name, the server and the cashier took my friends credit card and basically double charged us, my credit card and his credit card. It took us unnecessary 10 minutes direct if I the double charge. I am upset in the first place that I insisted and explicitly asked them to use my credit card for the entire table, but they went behind my back

ET
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can actually hear your dinner companions speaking at normal volume. Oh — and the food is delicious. That combination is hard to find in Boston, even on a Monday night. I think it's impossible on weekends.

HK
New England
26 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

LM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Not very authentic; flavorless

KB
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Terrible experience.. food was aweful. Totally waste of money for me I guess.

t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Came here 14 years ago and it was great then it was even better now the food was tip top and I eat Indian food a lot coming from Birmingham UK all in all a great Indian ruby murry for all yow lovely Bostonian folk

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and service was great! Best molé I’ve ever had. I’ve been recommending it to all my friends. Can’t wait to come back next year.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant that it once was is no longer.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!!! Great service!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was really bad. Restroom where not at all clean.

GL
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely, most accommodating servers with a patient, kind demeanor. They gave us advise about the dishes to order and guided us in the level of spice. Great food, beautifully presented in copper dishes. Easy to share.

The cocktails were also lovely and very Indian in there flavors.

Will be back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sorry, you're getting a crap review because I didn't eat there. Some jerk routinely uses my email for things like this that he doesn't want to use his own email for. I hate him, I wish you poisoned him.

MS
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Kashmir has great food in a no frills atmosphere right on Newbury Street. Service can be a bit slow, but not terrible. I have a gluten allergy and I was a little uncertain if the waiter understood the issue, but I've eaten here a few times and never had a problem. Lastly, the spice level is not clear to me either. I ordered medium the first time just to be safe and it was not spicy at all. I ordered hot the next time and the food was inedible because it was so spicy (there is an extra hot level so I can't imagine how hot that must be!). The order patio is nice in the summer. Definitely recommend if you like Indian food!

PK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful authentic food! Friendly staff. The service was attentive and well timed. All 5 dishes were flavorful but not too overly spiced. The Lamb Curry was just the right portion. Cold shrimp with cucumber and yogurt appetizer was my favorite. Surprisingly affordable!

KS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I will never be back there. Wost food I ever ate. I ordered the mixed grill tandoor , with extra sauté onions, no rice, dal as a side with buttered chapati . My beverage was a margaraita with vodka and dry vermouth with wedge of lime....
My Coctail came , I asked for my lime , slices of lime on a plate came out to me ..
My cocktail did not taste of any alcohol , only a sugary pink drink a child could enjoy.
Next my food came out .. first came the rice ? Then the dal and really greasy chapati ..
My mixed grill came , what a disappointment . I got a chicken thigh , 2 big chunks of chicken Brest , 2 big chunks of lamb , and a king Prawn , sitting on bits of lettuce with a few raw onions . I asked the server for sauté onions . He came back with a plate of raw onions to me .. anyhow The chicken thigh in places near the bone was undercooked, the chicken breast was so dry and tough , the prawn was rubbery and over cooked and the lamb was like 2 old boots , so tough .. the plate of food was inedible ..
I told the waiter I could not eat the food .. I paid for my sugary drink the dal which was nice but cold .. I was so hungry , angry and annoyed by the experience . The server did not charge me for the mixed grill . I left expecting somebody to say I’m really sorry , but heads were lowered as I passed by the hosts reception area . I couldn’t wait to go to eataly and pick up something sweet to take away the taste of Kashmiri , the understanding of my order was poor , the quality of food , beverage not even worth rating and the aftercare of my experience was unprofessional and poorly handled .. despite all my server seemed like a pleasant man so I gave him a 2 dollar tip . I work for a well known company and already have told at least 20 people of my poor experience and warned them never to venture there ... and I love my Indian food , it’s my favorite over any food .. however that was not any kind of food that was placed before me ..new chef , new barman needed ASAP !

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