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Tamarind Bay - CLOSED

75 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5927
+1 617-491-4552
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good65%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
20 Feb 2014
“Great Sunday buffet”
28 Jul 2013
“The food is very good, though it is very expensive...”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
75 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5927
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

The location is a bit weird (in the basement) but the food is great! I especially like the buffet they have on Sundays.

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

We had fun eating there and the food was very tasty, so much that we took the leftovers home! No idea how traditionally Indian it was or not personally, but we were taken there by an Indian friend who obviously approved. Regarding it just as...More

Thank WordlyPassport
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Couple of friends and I have dined at this place and found to be average or just above average. Nothing spectacularly delicious. Have had better Indian cuisine elsewhere. Pros: 1. Located at Harvard Square, so reaching here is easy especially by the T. Cons: 1....More

Thank SR007
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Just off Harvard Square, Tamarind Bay's corner signboard and a big arrow appeared just as we were looking for a good meal. We found that good meal in this intimate downstairs spot, where the lunch buffet was just $8.95 each (okay, so a mango lassi...More

Thank Godenar
Reviewed 7 October 2012

tamarind bay, ever since it opened some time ago (a decade? can't remember) has been known to have by far the best indian food around harvard square. the couple of times i was there, early on, i agreed. but i hadn't been in years. but...More

1  Thank waehlerisch
Reviewed 28 September 2012

This is a tiny spot on a side street in Harvard Square - you'll have to look for it. The food is well prepared and the service always friendly and attentive, in an intimate, subdued setting. Cognoscenti know to come here for the lunch buffet,...More

Thank MCE1959
Reviewed 2 July 2012

This little restaurant is easily missed when you are walking around Harvard Square, but it is worth the venture down the stairs. The atmosphere is serene, and the smells are heavenly. The food is quite good. We had a lovely eggplant dish cooked in a...More

Thank fromRoseville
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Very nice food. We had the lunch buffet. The restaurant was a bit tight squeeze in terms of seating. But the food was freshly prepared and the service prompt and courteous. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Jay1611
Reviewed 6 June 2012

Drawing on regions not often represented in American renditions of Indian food, Tamarind Bay offers a tour of the tastes of India off the beaten path. We love the Lalla Mussa Dal (creamy lentil stew with a little spice) and the Vegetable Biryani (so flavorful...More

Thank Spark_Boston
Reviewed 16 May 2012

There is no board on the street and no warning in the restaurant that car will be towed. The owner's car stands right outside and it is never towed. A very expensive Indian dinner ! Lighting can be improved to uplift the ambiance.

Thank linda m
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5927
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-491-4552
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