testimonials

The food tasted fresh and the selection was unique, unlike most Indian buffets where the aloo gobi tastes identical to the chicken tikka masala because they all come from the same can imported from Bangladesh.
          --- Chi N.



I really really miss living in Dorchester because of Shanti. I tried to order from them as much as possible, plus they deliver and always have awesome coupons. If you fill out the slip with your check (dine in) they send you a $20 off coupon for your birthday, seriously that's a lot of $$. All of the food, and I mean all ... is excellent. The best Indian I have ever had... Their lunch buffet was absolutely excellent...and inexpensive. When I ordered take out from them I always got the Lamb Shekh Kabob which comes with naan, it's just so..good..my mouth is watering now. All of the curries, korma, and vindaloos are excellent. I recommend everything on the menu... When they say a curry is mild..it's mild and when they say spicy it's spicy.
          --- Dan G.



Best indian food I've ever had. I lived walking distance from Shanti for years and we probably ate there or ordered it once a week. Dining in is a treat because the atmosphere is so warm and cozy. The delivery is convenient. Everyone who works there is very friendly. Great service, great food!
          --- Karma L.



Awesome food. Friendly staff. The Aloo Gobi is the best. Warm, intimate ambiance inside, or they also deliver. Try it out if you haven't been, it's a gem.
          --- Mike S.



This place is great, I have gone there both for their lunch buffet & for dinner & it's very tasty. As a vegetarian it's good to have options & this place certainly does. The atmosphere is also very authentic, like their food.
          --- N.K. A



If you are a lover of Indian food, whether discerning or embarrassingly undiscriminating, PLEASE GO TO SHANTI. Its Dorchester locale worries me, as this place is too good to lose on account of being oddly out of place in its neighborhood. Just go. GO TO SHANTI. PLEASE.
          --- A.P.



More people need to eat at Shanti! As someone observed, it has great Indian food, but often seems to be empty. Calling all foodies in Dorchester to support them... I enjoy going to this restaurant with my husband and kids, who love the Naan, tandoori chicken and mango lassis. I myself like the goat vindaloo, and my husband, who grew up with serious Indian food around him, likes the fact that they will make the vindaloo extra spicy for him. The accompanying wine and beer list suits the cuisine, and the service is always attentive. I also think the lunch buffet is a great deal even if I don't always care to eat Indian food in the middle of the day. A great neighborhood option.
          --- Kerry D.



This is one of the best Indian places I have ever been to. You know how usually your stomach kind of hurts after Indian food? Not here. Nothing was greasy, everything was cooked to perfection, and at the end we felt all giddy and high from the food, and started thinking about all the people we need to bring there in the future. The service was excellent, great wine for a great price.
          --- L-Train A.



Best indian food I've ever had. I lived walking distance from Shanti for years and we probably ate there or ordered it once a week. Dining in is a treat because the atmosphere is so warm and cozy. The delivery is convenient. Everyone who works there is very friendly. Great service, great food!
          --- Karma L.



Awesome food. Friendly staff. The Aloo Gobi is the best. Warm, intimate ambiance inside, or they also deliver. Try it out if you haven't been, it's a gem.
          --- Mike S.



Very good Indian cuisine
Shanti is a very good Indian restaurant. The use of spice is great, I found the food to have a bit more veggies than most Indian restaurants I have been to, so it's not exactly typical Indian food. I would definitely return to Shanti!
          --- dawnm90



Best Indian Food
Great place for lunch or dinner. You can really taste the true Indian dishes. I have traveled to India and can honestly say that the food at Shanti reminds me all the dishes I had in Bombay. The chef always surprises with new dishes and true Indian flavors. From a lot of Indian restaurants in Boston and the area this one is definitely the WINNER!!!! Very highly recommended. Plus the stuff is friendly.
          --- zwioletta



Dorchester's Hidden Secret
I love this place!!!!! So good, I used to live in Dorchester and order from her all the time. And now that i live in South Boston, I found out that they deliver. Really a great place great food and service.
          --- ingrid_clay



Great Indian food as a local option near Southie
We really like the food at this restaurant (although probably prefer the Indian food at Punjab (Arlington) or India Quality (Kenmore Square). But this is a fantastic local option for us. We always get take-out and the food is ready quickly.
          --- maddydem



This was yummy!
If you like Indian this is a great find! Apparently my co-workers have known about this place for a while - we took our intern out to lunch last week and it was scrumptious. We decided to have the buffet lunch to save time, and there was a little of everything, very fresh and nicely spiced. Prices are very reasonable and service is excellent. Parking is not a problem if you know your way around.
          --- aurora w.



Another great restaurant in Dorchester
Shanti is one of the best indian restaurant in Dorchester. For food, if you havent been to Shanti you missing out.
          --- Local User



Indian food in the Boston
My husband and I have been living in the area for over a year and we just discovered this hidden jem of a restaurant! OH MY GOSH! Shanti is wonderful! I was never an Indian food eater and now I have to go to Shanti once a month to get my fix. Our first time there we had take out and last night was our first time sitting down. It was Valentines Day so the place was mobbed. We had a reservation and had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. But once we sat down we had great service. I highly recommend a visit!
          --- Local User



Great Food
Recently I have started trying Indian food. Shanti has great ambiance and great food. I would definately recommend this restaurant.
          --- Local User



I love the shanti
One of the best Indian restaurants I've ever been to. Unbelievable food and great service. Try the vegetable biryani. Good daily specials as well.
          --- bert



Diamond in the Rough
The restuarant seems to have transcended from the Back Bay into the middle of Dorchester from the incredible detailed facade as well as the great tasting, authentic Indian cuisine. The menu is extensive, except among the appitizers, and the waitstaff is friendly and knowledgable. The meal itself is incredibly affordable (2 glasses of wine, app, 2 entrees sub $60) yet the tastes didn't reflect it. A definate find for those living south of the city! We went on a Sunday evening and there was virtually no one there, I'm hoping it was due to the day, for their sake. if not, many are missing out!
          --- bernzy



Great food, nice appearance, and the staff was very attentive... cant wait to go back.
          --- Cinful B.



Awesome food. Friendly staff. The Aloo Gobi is the best. Warm, intimate ambiance inside, or they also deliver. Try it out if you haven't been, it's a gem.
          --- Mike S.