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“A little different, not your average Indian”
Review of Kathmandu Spice - CLOSED

Kathmandu Spice
Cuisines: Indian
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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“A little different, not your average Indian”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Kathmandu Spice is an Indian/Nepali restaurant; not a Thai restaurant as the cuisine tag in tripadvisor says (I've sent in a request to update this).

They offer a weekday lunch buffet which is good. One thing nice about this restaurant is that they update their buffet recipe daily on their website. Check out http://www.kathmanduspice.com/buffet.php if you want to know whether you'll like the buffet.

The various Sekuwa dishes are wonderful (bbq in a clay pit)

The okra masala was good but a mark of a good restaurant is when they use fresh okra and chop it themselves. Clearly Kathmandu spice does not, the okra had the stalk; a good indication that they used okra from a packet.

They also have set meals the vegetarian set meal is good.

Try the momo's (steamed dumplings)

Nepali roti's are a little different and worth a try.

I like Kathmandu Spice, note that they are closed on Tuesdays!

Service is basic and functional.

  • Visited August 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Decent food and little different”
Reviewed 15 September 2010

We were staying at the Homewood Suites at the Arlington/Cambridge border and just walked down Mass. Ave. looking to decide what we might try for dinner. This restaurant seemed to be a little different so we decided to try it. We asked for recommendations for more milder spiced items and were told that for most dishes they could adjust the spiciness to our taste. We opted for some shrimp in coconut sauce which was delicious. The tandoori chicken we ordered showed up on a sizzling plate which was unexpected. It too was very good. We also had the curried potato and cauliflower which was enjoyable. Overall, the meal was to our liking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
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“Overall, a good choice”
Reviewed 27 April 2010

I had the opportunity to visit this restaurant with my wife and a couple of friends recently. Overall, I thought that the restaurant had some good menu options. We were keen on trying the items that were considered to be Nepali (versus things that could also be had in an Indian restaurant).

We were asked about the degree of "spiciness" that we wanted for the dishes ordered. This was much appreciated - and helpful for those that aren't accustomed to spicy food. We ordered it hot, and found that the dishes weren't very intense (for Indian/South Asian standards). They were all flavorful, and some dishes were definitely unique.

I would definitely encourage vegetarians to have a look at the menu options prior to visiting. Though they do have various dishes available - I felt that those options could also be had at Indian restaurants.

The area where guests are likely to enter is a bit cramped, and that particular section of seating can feel tight. However, there is additional seating beyond. We would likely ask to be seated in the other section for the next visit.

The choices at this restaurant aren't cheap, but they're also not extreme either. It's likely that I would recommend this restaurant to my friends...

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“too spicy for me!”
Reviewed 24 January 2008

too spicy for me!

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“good, simple food. reasonably priced. very friendly.”
Reviewed 8 January 2008

good, simple food. reasonably priced. very friendly.

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