2263 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA | Directions 0214042.394424 -71.126789
Sun 11:30am-3pm; Sun 5pm-10pm; Mon 11:30am-3pm; Mon 5pm-10pm; Tue 11:30am-3pm; Tue 5pm-10pm; Wed 11:30am-3pm; Wed 5pm-10pm; Thu 11:30am-3pm; Thu 5pm-10pm; Fri 11:30am-3pm; Fri 5pm-10pm; Sat 11:30am-3pm; Sat 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: North Cambridge
so tasty – just came back & our food was delicious! we ordered the chicken curry, saag bahji (amazing spinach dish), aloo paratha bread (stuffed with onions), and mango lassis (best i've had). the whole meal was delicious & it came with plenty of rice.
the service was friendly, prompt, and very accommodating. our waiter was a really kind guy! he also told us that they use no food coloring (lots of mango lassis have food coloring in them) or artificial flavoring--all real fresh ingredients & spices. i'd recommend this place to anyone.
World's worst food – Now this place is a total nightmare. Apart from the horrible taste of food, this place is dirty, unhygenic, I am not sure how Food dept is allowing such resturant. They served me a rotten fish.. it was smelling like hell.. I am not sure if they ever washed the spoons/plates/napkins... In short go here if you still don't believe me and then you experience the hell by yourself...
Mughlai Paratha – Ground Chicken with spices,eggs,cilantro chilies and onions in a special dough,fried on a pan served with cilantro chutney
Happily accomadates dietary requests – Balanced spices, light sauces and crisp vegetables. Delightfully warm and colorful atmosphere, friendly service. The response was most pleasant when I requested a substitute for wheat flour and to use oil rather than butter. He was able to make the Piajoo with chick pea flour and a cornmeal Poori. The Rui Macher Tel Piazzi was delicious!
I will definitely eat here again.
Tastefully delicious Bengali food – A true delightful experience: friendly, cheerful and down-to-earth reception. Tasty, exotic flavours served hot even when delivered and at very reasonable prices. Whenever I come to Boston/Cambridge, I absolutely must dine at Bengal Cafe.
bangladeshi food – After reading all the wonderful reviews, my two friends and I couldn't wait to try it out. The restaurant is very small, only six tables, and it is apparent that it is family run. Our appetizer seemed as if it was sitting out for a while, but was tasty non-the-less. I ordered to vegetable biryani which was good, but nothing too unique compared to other Indian restaurants I have been to. The service was quick and wait-staff very friendly. Our bill, with appetizers, entrees, and dessert, came out to only $21 (be sure to print out the home page of their website to get 20% off)!
Incredible Bangladeshi Food, Great Customer Service – I came to the Bengal cafe with a couple of friends and it was delicious. The service was great and so was the food. I had the chicken curry and a friend had the chicken byriani and both were excellent. The prices are very reasonable and students get a discount, which was nice for us. This restaurant is very vegetarian friendly and the firmi (rice pudding) dessert is to die for!
Cambridge's first Bangladeshi restaurant provides Porter Square residents with filling, affordable dishes. – In Short
For those unfamiliar with the cuisine of Bangladesh, it is quite similar to Indian. Bengal Cafe serves home-style Bangladeshi food, made using fresh ingredients. Authentic dishes include mutton (goat) curry, shrimp korma and sweet-and-sour eggplant. A filling buffet is served daily until 3pm ($6.99 on weekdays, $8.99 on weekends).
Great Neighborhood Bengali – We brought two tired kids to Bengal Cafe on the hottest day of the year (our car's thermometer read 102F), and had a great time. The staff are very friendly and great with kids.
Everything we had was fresh-tasting in contrast with my usual experience in Indian restaurants. (Granted, there are many good Indian restaurants that are exceptions to that comment).
We tried the Fuchka appetizer, which was both fun (fill the tiny pooris) and tasty. The Began Bharta was great, not the stewy version we've had elsewhere. Our four year old loved the Keema Paratha -- Bengladeshi pizza, that reminded us of Armenian Lakmejune. For a main dish we tried the Boot Gosht, a stewed beef dish with lentils that was quite savory. Next tme we'll sample the fish dishes. We liked the Firni for dessert, an unusually flavorful rice pudding.
atmosphere: nice, a great addition to the neighborhood
A great addition to our dining choices in North Cambridge, along with the great Greek, Thai, and others already there.
For the transit obsessed (including ex New Yorkers): Bengal Cafe is on Mass. Ave in North Cambridge, 6 minutes from the Davis Sq. T Stop (exit into 7 Hills Park, go down Meacham, turn left onto Mass. Ave.), and right at a stop for the MBTA #77 bus from Havard Sq.
Try it, you'll like it!
Thank you for your wonderfull review about us,
We like to have you again, How is the kids?
Definitely Home-Style – The staff here was very friendly, helpful, and professional. The food and atmosphere was very homey. Unfortunately, my husband and I found our food to be quite average.
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