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279 Newbury St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.349351 -71.083882
Neighborhoods: Back Bay West, Back Bay
Great food, attentive wait staff – We were promptly seated at a romantic corner table. The waiter was very attentive even though his American was limited. Our drink order was promptly taken and quickly filled. We each had Mulligatawny stew with hot paan. It was delicious, the complex spices were perfect, spicy not too hot. Our meals
came in copper bowls over small sterno fires to keep warm, along with jasmine rice cooked to perfection.
I had shrimp with spinach in a yogurt sauce-it was great! And my husband had chicken in a spicy red sauce with chickpeas and other vegetables. We could not have asked for anything better! Need to reurn very soon!
Lost opportunity – Kashmir is a disappointment. It's in such a prominent location, it should be great, but it's just okay. I've never had a horrible experience there, and only go because it is close and the buffet makes it easy to get in and out quickly. But the food is unadventurous and bland--always a little disappointing, like they are afraid to give us ignorant Americans the real thing. To the owners, I say this: Spice it up! Live a little! We can take it! Don't be ashamed of real Indian food. The Indian cuisines are some of the best in the world, but what you're giving us here isn't a fair representation.
One of my favorites on Newbury Street, Great Outdoor Seating on a warm day – This is one of my favorite Newbury street establishments as well as one of my favorite upscale Indian restaurants. Everything I have ordered here has been really excellent, although not as spicy as completely authentic Indian food. The soups are particularly delicious. They also have a really great lunch buffet - generally buffet food is not that great, but at Kashmir it is an extensive spread and the quality is still maintained. The ambiance is modern with traditional Indian touches - it is absolutely beautiful and a cozy romantic spot for a date. I love the outdoor seating as well - it's a great place to people watch! The service inside is excellent - friendly, attentive, and efficient. It is a little slower outside.
Awful Service on a sunday – I went to Kashmir last Sunday at about 6pm. They brought out amuse bouche, which was nice. However, service was slow. Our waiter did not seem to care about my boyfriend or my experience at the restaurant. We ordered beers that took 10 minutes to appear. Soup & appetizers came on time, but then we waited 20- minutes for entrees. We then sat for another 25 minutes after eating for him to take the food away & bring dessert. We also asked for a side dish that never appeared, but we were charged for it, regardless. However, their food runner was nice & fast. Besides himself, the hostess was the only one with a sense of urgency. The other servers seemed to not care about customer needs. The final straw for us was when the server told us our cc was denied. We gave another card, called card services & they said the supposed declined credit hard had never been authorized. I dont understand what their point was in trying to humiliate us. I do think it had to do with us being an interacial couple ( I am of Indian descent & my bf is white. This was absurd & completely uncalled for. We will not be going to this restaurant again.
It's in Boston... It's about what you'd expect – I agree withg the past contributors -the waiters are very self important and off hand. Food is actually good -If you like bland, toned down curry.
I should know, I was born & raised in London, curry capital of the West. Atmosphere was bright, so you could at least see what you were eating, but very exposed and totally unromantic. The buffet is okay at lunchtime. I just wonder what audiance the Kashmir are trying to appeal to?
Simply the Worst – Just let me put it this way ! I have tried pakistani/indian food countless times and this is simply the "WORST" of them all. First and the last time I went there the Entree I ordered .. beef was not fully cooked and when I told the waiter of this he took a piece of it and tasted it right over there with his bare hands and was not apologetic. I was just appalled. I wouldn't recommend this to any one. SERVICE IS HORRIBLE as well as the mgmt.
Sub par food and bad service! – I suppose the only reason they are still in business is because of their location. Really bad service both times we were there. Rude waiters (with the exception of just one or two) & sub par food. Skip Kashmir and head elsewhere.
Nice setting but poor service. – I have been to many restaurants in the U.S. and abroad from hole-in-the-wall shacks to very high end restaurants and never have I encountered such rude service. My friend got stuck in traffic (typical Boston) and I was apologetic to the waiter for her unintentional tardiness. We did order wine/cocktails and appetizers while waiting. My friend finally arrives and apologizes but the wait staff made such a big scene of demanding that we order right away. I wish I could say the food made up for it, but unfortunately, it didn't. The chicken dish I ordered was cold and unappetizing. Everything else was forgettable except for the very poor service. I understand that restaurants have to make money but some things you can't control and a customer who profusely apologizes for being late deserves better treatment.
Overpriced strictly-OK food, pathetic service – I am Indian and have eaten at tons of Indian restaurants in India and pretty much all over the US. I went to Kashmir for a birthday celebration with some friends and was terribly disappointed. Firstly, we had reserved a table for 7 about 3 days in advance and we still got a table for 6 which was very uncomfortable. The captain was rude and the service was horrible. The ambience was ok - the music was actually too loud. Food wise, the meat was generally overcooked and the Chicken Tikka Masala was not up to standard. The waiters were actually gathered around the bar indulged in chit-chat and we had to wait 15 minutes before someone finally took our order. All in all, a HORRIBLE experience. I would NOT recommend dining here ever!!!
Average Food - Terrible Service – There is much better indian food in Boston than Kashmir. The chaat at Gourmet India in the Prudential Food Court is better than theirs. Plus, the service is HORRIBLE. They always bring the appetizers with the main dishes despite our repeated requests to space the meal out. They asked if we wanted them to take the main dishes back to sit in the kitchen while we ate the appetizers...not much of a solution!
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