Besides Bukharra in Jamaica Plain, Bombay Club in Harvard Square is my favorite Indian restaurant ever. As soon as you walk in, you are struck by the serenity of the surroundings. It is decorated very sparely, with beautiful paper lanterns on the lights, and a calming feel to the dining room.
The staff is always pleasant and friendly. I left my purse there once, and they looked for it, found it and held it until I could get back to the shop. It was very kind of them.
The food is great. I have eaten Indian food in New York’s 6th Street, to London’s curry places, and the food at this place is the best! One of the best features is the fact that they have a chaat table. Chaat are Indian snacks, usually sold on the street. There are a ton of different ones here to choose from, spicy, salty, crunchy or sweet. Plus, they have bowls of spices, so you can mix your own flavoring.
The restaurant is very vegetarian/vegan friendly, and has something to offer for everyone. Their beer list is small but good. I highly recommend a trip to this restaurant. It is a great place to bring a date too!
They also have a small booth in Fanueil Hall, which is great for lunchtime if you’re in the neighborhood!