Kashmir

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$30 and under
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Indian
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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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a review on opentable and when I arrived the restaurant was closed without so much as a note on the door explaining

a
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So terrible we walked out and left. Asked several times to order food and they ignored us. Staff overwhelmed and very tables in the same situation.

C
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are never disappointed with our visits to Kashmir! The food is consistently excellent and the service is always great. We had apricot naan this meal which was amazing - we've never seen it on a menu before and loved it! The rack of lamb tandoori was also a treat. Thank you for another wonderful meal :)

R
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not authentic enough.. variety in the menu could be better as well... bar choice is very limited as well..

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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 on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food
comfortable seats
good service
menu with lots of choices

FG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for over 20 years. Always enjoyable.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Sent food back it was not great

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

H
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

H
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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

SM
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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

G
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
27 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

LM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Not very authentic; flavorless

KB
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

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

t
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant that it once was is no longer.

KB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!! Great service!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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

GL
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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