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Rani Indian Bistro

1353 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4902
+1 617-734-0400
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb curry” (4 reviews)
“bhindi masala” (3 reviews)
“garlic naan” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1353 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4902
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Rani Indian Bistro
1. Great Meal
"prepared, with careful attention to fresh and wholesome ingredients"
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2. Great setting
"All in all, a very good Indian meal in a nice atmosphere"
Paul K
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3. Samir welcomes you
"people with different conversation/dinner styles were accommodated"
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21 - 30 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 12 August 2015

We love Indian food, have spent time in India and know the difference between simple but authentic Indian dishes, and really just pedestrian cooking for people who don't know the difference anyway. Four of us went to Rani Bistro for dinner on a relatively quiet...More

1  Thank Arthur-Susan
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

I love Indians food and get it a lot and this place has very good food. The lamb curry and chicken tikka masala are my personal favorites. Naan is also good. Mango lassi is a great option as well

Thank Seanroche13
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Dropped in for dinner on a Wednesday night. It's a very short walk from the nearby Courtyard by Marriott and it was recommended by the hotel. No one in our small group qualifies as an expert in Indian foods, but we had very friendly and...More

Thank Triaero
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I used to enjoy going to Rani when it first opened. I go there about once a year with a friend who still likes it, but each time I'm more critical. The food is insipid and dull and barely spiced. Most of the dishes taste...More

1  Thank Artusi
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Warm and friendly atmosphere, excellent service, and most of all, a wide variety of terrific Indian food are all present at this conveniently located restaurant in Coolidge Corner, Brookline. The menu features both northern and southern Indian dishes. We have sampled most of them, and...More

Thank albetwjj
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

MEH. The Best Indian Food in Boston?!?! That's like calling McDonalds the best.burger.ever. This food is boring and bland and overpriced in my world. Service somewhat inattentive. We merely chalked up the relative busy-ness of the place on a Thursday evening to a captive local...More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Very accommodating and attentive. Wide selection of Indian dishes and convenient location. We walked here from the Marriott Brookline

1  Thank ydeng1
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

Best Indian food in Boston! Almost as good as eating in India. Try the paneer tikka. The entrees are good too. Good naan too.

Thank BrownFlyer
Reviewed 25 April 2015

This is my third year in going to Rani's to celebrate my friend from India's birthday. The food was delicious again. Our party of twelve was well taken care of.

Thank ginger14
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Great menu selection. Full bar. Good and fast service. Average sized portions. Great place to go when you can't make up your mind.

Thank Jajayja
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1353 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4902
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-734-0400
  • E-mail
Rani Indian Bistro is a contemporary Indian Restaurant located in Brookline's Coolidge Corner. Offering a full bar with exotic cocktails and and carefully selected wine and beer list. Whether alone, in a small or large group, ready for an elaborate full dinner, a light bite from our small plates menu, craving a traditional favorite or a modern taste, we will strive to make your dining experience memorable. Our dinner menu is always available, or you might sample our cuisine by trying the changing variety of dishes available every day on our all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.
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