Bengal Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 2263 Massachusetts Avenue

    Cambridge, MA 02140

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  • 617-492-1944

About Bengal Cafe

Hours
Sun 11:30am-3pm; Sun 5pm-10pm; Mon 11:30am-3pm; Mon 5pm-10pm; Tue 11:30am-3pm; Tue 5pm-10pm; Wed 11:30am-3pm; Wed 5pm-10pm; Thu 11:30am-3pm; Thu 5pm-10pm; Fri 11:30am-3pm; Fri 5pm-10pm; Sat 11:30am-3pm; Sat 5pm-10pm

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just came back & our food was delicious! we ordered the chicken curry, saag bahji (amazing spinach dish), aloo paratha bread (stuffed with onions), and mango lassis (best i've had). the whole meal was delicious & it came with plenty of

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just came back & our food was delicious! we ordered the chicken curry, saag bahji (amazing spinach dish), aloo paratha bread (stuffed with onions), and mango lassis (best i've had). the whole meal was delicious & it came with plenty of

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Now this place is a total nightmare. Apart from the horrible taste of food, this place is dirty, unhygenic, I am not sure how Food dept is allowing such resturant. They served me a rotten fish.. it was smelling like hell.. I am not sure if they ever washed the spoons/plates/napkins... In short go here if you still don't believe me and then you experience the hell by yourself...??

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★☆☆☆☆

Now this place is a total nightmare. Apart from the horrible taste of food, this place is dirty, unhygenic, I am not sure how Food dept is allowing such resturant. They served me a rotten fish.. it was smelling like hell.. I am not sure if they ever washed the spoons/plates/napkins... In short go here if you still don't believe me and then you experience the hell by yourself...??

Pros: r u kidding me?

Cons: all

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Ground Chicken with spices,eggs,cilantro chilies and onions in a special dough,fried on a pan served with cilantro chutney

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★★★★★

Ground Chicken with spices,eggs,cilantro chilies and onions in a special dough,fried on a pan served with cilantro chutney

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Balanced spices, light sauces and crisp vegetables. Delightfully warm and colorful atmosphere, friendly service. The response was most pleasant when I requested a substitute for wheat flour and to use oil rather than butter. He was able to make the Piajoo with chick pea flour and a cornmeal Poori. The Rui Macher Tel Piazzi was delicious!
I will definitely eat here again.

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★★★★★

Balanced spices, light sauces and crisp vegetables. Delightfully warm and colorful atmosphere, friendly service. The response was most pleasant when I requested a substitute for wheat flour and to use oil rather than butter. He was able to make the Piajoo with chick pea flour and a cornmeal Poori. The Rui Macher Tel Piazzi was delicious!
I will definitely eat here again.

Pros: Accomadated dietary requests

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A true delightful experience: friendly, cheerful and down-to-earth reception. Tasty, exotic flavours served hot even when delivered and at very reasonable prices. Whenever I come to Boston/Cambridge, I absolutely must dine at Bengal Cafe.

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★★★★★

A true delightful experience: friendly, cheerful and down-to-earth reception. Tasty, exotic flavours served hot even when delivered and at very reasonable prices. Whenever I come to Boston/Cambridge, I absolutely must dine at Bengal Cafe.

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After reading all the wonderful reviews, my two friends and I couldn't wait to try it out. The restaurant is very small, only six tables, and it is apparent that it is family run. Our appetizer seemed as if it was sitting out for a while, but was tasty non-the-less. I ordered to vegetable biryani which was good, but nothing too unique compared to other Indian restaurants I have been to. The service was quick and wait-staff very friendly. Our bill, with appetizers, entrees, and dessert, came out to only $21 (be sure to print out the home page of their website to get 20% off)!

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★★★☆☆

After reading all the wonderful reviews, my two friends and I couldn't wait to try it out. The restaurant is very small, only six tables, and it is apparent that it is family run. Our appetizer seemed as if it was sitting out for a while, but was tasty non-the-less. I ordered to vegetable biryani which was good, but nothing too unique compared to other Indian restaurants I have been to. The service was quick and wait-staff very friendly. Our bill, with appetizers, entrees, and dessert, came out to only $21 (be sure to print out the home page of their website to get 20% off)!

Pros: cheap, friendly, quick

Cons: ambience

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I came to the Bengal cafe with a couple of friends and it was delicious. The service was great and so was the food. I had the chicken curry and a friend had the chicken byriani and both were excellent. The prices are very reasonable and students get a discount, which was nice for us. This restaurant is very vegetarian friendly and the firmi (rice pudding) dessert is to die for!

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★★★★★

I came to the Bengal cafe with a couple of friends and it was delicious. The service was great and so was the food. I had the chicken curry and a friend had the chicken byriani and both were excellent. The prices are very reasonable and students get a discount, which was nice for us. This restaurant is very vegetarian friendly and the firmi (rice pudding) dessert is to die for!

Pros: Ambience, Service, Prices, Deliciousness

Cons: Parking

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We brought two tired kids to Bengal Cafe on the hottest day of the year (our car's thermometer read 102F), and had a great time. The staff are very friendly and great with kids.

Everything we had was fresh-tasting in contrast with my usual experience in Indian restaurants. (Granted, there are many good Indian restaurants that are exceptions to that comment).

We tried the Fuchka appetizer, which was both fun (fill the tiny pooris) and tasty. The Began Bharta was great, not the stewy version we've had elsewhere. Our four year old loved the Keema Paratha -- Bengladeshi pizza, that reminded us of Armenian Lakmejune. For a main dish we tried the Boot Gosht, a stewed beef dish with lentils that was quite savory. Next tme we'll sample the fish dishes. We liked the Firni for dessert, an unusually flavorful rice pudding.

Overall ratings:

food: excellent
atmosphere: nice, a great addition to the neighborhood
service: excellent

A great addition to our dining choices in North Cambridge, along with the great Greek, Thai, and others already there.

For the transit obsessed (including ex New Yorkers): Bengal Cafe is on Mass. Ave in North Cambridge, 6 minutes from the Davis Sq. T Stop (exit into 7 Hills Park, go down Meacham, turn left onto Mass. Ave.), and right at a stop for the MBTA #77 bus from Havard Sq.

Try it, you'll like it!

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★★★★★

We brought two tired kids to Bengal Cafe on the hottest day of the year (our car's thermometer read 102F), and had a great time. The staff are very friendly and great with kids.

Everything we had was fresh-tasting in contrast with my usual experience in Indian restaurants. (Granted, there are many good Indian restaurants that are exceptions to that comment).

We tried the Fuchka appetizer, which was both fun (fill the tiny pooris) and tasty. The Began Bharta was great, not the stewy version we've had elsewhere. Our four year old loved the Keema Paratha -- Bengladeshi pizza, that reminded us of Armenian Lakmejune. For a main dish we tried the Boot Gosht, a stewed beef dish with lentils that was quite savory. Next tme we'll sample the fish dishes. We liked the Firni for dessert, an unusually flavorful rice pudding.

Overall ratings:

food: excellent
atmosphere: nice, a great addition to the neighborhood
service: excellent

A great addition to our dining choices in North Cambridge, along with the great Greek, Thai, and others already there.

For the transit obsessed (including ex New Yorkers): Bengal Cafe is on Mass. Ave in North Cambridge, 6 minutes from the Davis Sq. T Stop (exit into 7 Hills Park, go down Meacham, turn left onto Mass. Ave.), and right at a stop for the MBTA #77 bus from Havard Sq.

Try it, you'll like it!

Pros: Friendly, great food.

Cons: It's small, but a group of 8-10 would fit fine.

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The staff here was very friendly, helpful, and professional. The food and atmosphere was very homey. Unfortunately, my husband and I found our food to be quite average.

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★★★☆☆

The staff here was very friendly, helpful, and professional. The food and atmosphere was very homey. Unfortunately, my husband and I found our food to be quite average.

Pros: Friendly Service

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We tried borhani, tehari and halim. The food was fresh and delicious. The service was excellent, and staff friendly. We absolutely liked it. Highly recommended for savoring the cuisines of Bangladesh/Bengal region of India, which is quite different from the rest of India.

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★★★★★

We tried borhani, tehari and halim. The food was fresh and delicious. The service was excellent, and staff friendly. We absolutely liked it. Highly recommended for savoring the cuisines of Bangladesh/Bengal region of India, which is quite different from the rest of India.

Pros: great food, friendly service, inexpensive

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My husband and I were heading to little Tokyo and they were closed @ 9.00pm,so we decided to find a different place to eat and What a find! bengal cafe serves Fantastic food!Great mixes of herbs,healthy dishes and the taste ,really out of this world! Its the kind of cooking that I call true cuisine.The service is great ,the restaurant is clean. Try the Haleem for appetizer and the tehari for main dish.

I would certainly go back very soon!
thanks

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★★★★★

My husband and I were heading to little Tokyo and they were closed @ 9.00pm,so we decided to find a different place to eat and What a find! bengal cafe serves Fantastic food!Great mixes of herbs,healthy dishes and the taste ,really out of this world! Its the kind of cooking that I call true cuisine.The service is great ,the restaurant is clean. Try the Haleem for appetizer and the tehari for main dish.

I would certainly go back very soon!
thanks

Pros: inexpensive, good parking, clean

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This food is great! I was expecting Indian food, but Bengali food is very different. It's hearty but not-overspiced or oily, as some Indian food can taste. Each dish I tried was delicately balanced and pleasing. I've been back several times to fuel my addiction...it's my new comfort food.

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★★★★★

This food is great! I was expecting Indian food, but Bengali food is very different. It's hearty but not-overspiced or oily, as some Indian food can taste. Each dish I tried was delicately balanced and pleasing. I've been back several times to fuel my addiction...it's my new comfort food.

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I am from Bengal and the food here was delicious , it was like eating home cooked food. Being from Hotels myself I am over critical but this deserves two thumbs up- Where are you Phantom Gourmet ?
The service was excellent, the decor was great , very clean and felt like home- love it!! Will return

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★★★★★

I am from Bengal and the food here was delicious , it was like eating home cooked food. Being from Hotels myself I am over critical but this deserves two thumbs up- Where are you Phantom Gourmet ?
The service was excellent, the decor was great , very clean and felt like home- love it!! Will return

Pros: Inexpensive, great parking, very clean

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It was a great value in a very tastefully decorated place.

The food was excellent and teh service was great. The bill was very reasonable.

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★★★★★

It was a great value in a very tastefully decorated place.

The food was excellent and teh service was great. The bill was very reasonable.

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What a find!!! This place has a huge brunch at a great price--far cheaper than mst Indian restaurants. And the hospitality is just like home. The place gets packed but they never run out of food. For those afriad of too many spices, don't worry, it's bengali food so it's mild.

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★★★★★

What a find!!! This place has a huge brunch at a great price--far cheaper than mst Indian restaurants. And the hospitality is just like home. The place gets packed but they never run out of food. For those afriad of too many spices, don't worry, it's bengali food so it's mild.

Pros: food, service, price

Cons: too far from my house

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I felt like I was in a small, beautiful, peaceful place with mouth-watering food delicately spiced. The staff was courteous and friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a pleasant dinner. The check was prompt and surprisingly light. I will go back again and again, the lunch buffet is fantastic.

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★★★★★

I felt like I was in a small, beautiful, peaceful place with mouth-watering food delicately spiced. The staff was courteous and friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a pleasant dinner. The check was prompt and surprisingly light. I will go back again and again, the lunch buffet is fantastic.

Pros: Delicious food, Great ambiance, Excellent service

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They have really yummy homestyle Bangaldeshi food. Their Goat Curry, Chicken Biryani and Kebab Roll is best.

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★★★☆☆

They have really yummy homestyle Bangaldeshi food. Their Goat Curry, Chicken Biryani and Kebab Roll is best.

Pros: friendly, good food

Cons: new, service

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Home style Halal Bangladeshi Food

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