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Punjabi Dhaba Restaurant

225 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1306
+1 617-547-8272
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
225 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1306
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit this place after reading all the amazing comments and reviews. Especially after searching for the top Indian restaurants in the US. (Yes, search and see). The exterior looked normal, nothing fancy with two big signs of (best of boston) for couple...More

Thank Suwaidyah
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We ordered Paneer Chatt, Lamb Biryani, Chicken Tikka and Samosas. Samosas and Chatt were fine, but Chicken Tikka was very dry and Lamb Biyani was kind of bland. We had better Indian food at the similar price range. And we had to wait very long...More

Thank junkoo936
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

PD has a good variety of choices including vegetarian. The service is fairly quick. Yet it is not unusual when it is so busy that one has a longer wait. I have never had a bad meal here. PD only accepts cash.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended by someone who knows his Indian food and we were not disappointed. Taste is everything; literally. Don't expect anything more than good food(limited seating, cash only, not so clean looking seating and tables, no table service, etc.) but as its name...More

Thank Toyo3
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a dive with a few seats downstairs and more upstairs. We arrived at 4 pm Sat, when it was slow, ordered and waited and waited. Nobody else was waiting for food but it still took a long time. The bread was terrible, where...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Punjabi Dhaba, AKA "Prison Tray Cafe" is a three table hole in the wall in Inman Sq. So long as you bring cash you can listen to Bollywood videos blaring from the overhead TV, sip a lassi (mango, sweet or salty) and enjoy unpretentious...More

Thank orourkeej
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This has been an all time favorite for many years. Never had a bad meal here. It is crowded, Bollywood is playing, and the staff is singing along. It takes me away from Cambridge. I love it.

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you want a quick, Indian snack, this is a good place. Do not expect much more than that. The share most of their curries between entrées.

Thank DrRoyA
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had our late lunch here while we were traveling to Portland, ME from Cambridge. The amount of food is way more than enough. The price is reasonable. The staffs are alright. They only accept cash. Overall, i liked it. I had curry plater which...More

Thank Navid J
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Awesome place, quick to order online and just go pick up and enjoy one of the best indian meals you will find in Cambridge!

Thank Diana C
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Response from Manish_Shetty | Reviewed this property |
No need! Just show up. This is a cash-only place though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1306
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-547-8272
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