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Rani Indian Bistro

1353 Beacon St. (Harvard St.) Send to Phone
617-734-0400 | Order Now! | Menu
Hyderabadi cuisine, along with a contemporary setting, set Rani apart from the pack in Coolidge Corner.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat, Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 3 reviews

Rani Indian Bistro Restaurant Review

: Though you can get Westernized favorites like tikka masala and saag paneer, the kitchen at Rani Indian Bistro reflects regional variations as well. Hyderabadi specialties in particular crop up, combining intense aromatic flavors like tamarind, curry leaf and cashew. More than a half-dozen styles of bread cooked in tandoor ovens are available and take the form of grilled, baked or even deep-fried (including stuffed onion) --- a good thing, since dishes like rogan josh (lamb curry with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves) and bhindi masala need cushioning. A range of small plates, including marinated salmon grilled on the tava, spicy chicken fritters and paneer tikka, is another signature. Other touches are an eight-seat bar and an elegant tea selection. If you can't decide what to order, stop by for brunch for an array of authentic items.

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