“Shanti” means “peace,” and nirvana feels within fork’s reach at these restaurants bringing subcontinent cuisine to three corners of town, including a recently opened location by Kendall Square. Devotees gather to break bread—or rather, naan—and blissfully surrender to vibrantly spiced kebabs and spirited sauces of tandoori specialties slow-marinated in clay pots. It’s transportive mid-priced fare in nice little digs equally appropriate for date night and takeout-for-one.
7 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge • (617) 714-5051
2014 Winner: India Quality
While we’re grateful that Boston’s traditional sub-continental restaurants offer more regional variety than ever—nice to see you, Indo-Chinese...
- 484 Comm. Ave., Boston
- (617) 267-4499
2015 Winner: Dosa-n-Curry
The subcontinent’s steady influx of expats to Boston has greatly expanded the regional diversity of our Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan restaurants…...
- 447 Somerville Ave., Somerville
- (617) 764-3152
2017 Winner: Ritu Ki Rasoi
Located at the butt end of a brick warehouse fronted by Burlington Auto Parts, this South Indian vegetarian restaurant delivers an array of beautiful, fragrant, complexly...
- 207E Cambridge St, Burlington
- (781) 229-8349