Bukhara's has been a mainstay on the Centre Street dining scene for since 1998, and is a local favorite for Indian…More cuisine, elegant dining and friendly service. Its large menu - boasting more than 75 dishes - features cuisine from both northern and southern India. Well-informed waitstaff will happily help you navigate the menu if you need help.
Chef's specialties include boneless tandoori duck, seafood masala and lamb (gosht) served ten ways, from vindaloo to BBQ to tikka masala. There are plenty of vegetarian and rice dishes (biryani) as well, and traditional thali tasting platters from $18 to $45. The dining area fills up quickly on the weekends for Bukhara's special brunch buffet, which is somewhat legendary in this hip Boston neighborhood.
Ghazal Fine Indian Cuisine 711 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 A relative newcomer to the JP dining scene, Ghazal already seems to have a faithful following, as evidenced by the…More crowds frequently gathered for its popular daily lunch buffet. Other Northern Indian fare is available as well--samosas, curries, kormas, vindaloos and much more. The menu is extensive and the prices are reasonable for the genorous portions; most entrees fall between $11-$15. Ghazal also boasts a full bar with Indian beers and an eclectic wine section. The dining room is attractive, warm and inviting, and the same can be said for the restaurant's staff.
Gadgets has been on Centre Street since it opened in 1998, and has been under new management by former employees…More since March 2010. Gadgets specializes in high-quality kitchen tools, utensils, dining ware and bath supplies, and has a knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Gadgets is now Kitchenwitch.
Young Kong Restaurant 300 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Young Kong offers all the usual Chinese fast food favorites in its Jackson Square corner locale. There is only one …More table for dining in, so most patrons opt for take out or delivery, which is available late, seven days a week. Cash only.
Captain Nemo's 367 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Greek-owned Captain Nemo's serves up pizzas and sub sandwiches, salads, burgers, pasta and fried dinners. All items…More are available for take-out, delivery and eating in - there are a few tables in the clean, bright dining area plus videos games, a jukebox and candy vending machines.
Miami Restaurant 381 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 This restaurant calls itself the king of the Cuban sandwich. The remainder of the menu is heavy on Dominican offerings…More like meat stews, red beans and rice, stuffed turnovers and seafood platters. A few traditional American selections are also available like burgers and fries that fit with the Boston sports collages adorning the walls. Customers order food at the counter for dining in or take-out.
The Dogwood Cafe 3712 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 The Dogwood has been a neighborhood favorite for lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night for many years. The spacious…More bar and dining areas are usually packed with families, groups of friends and couples of all ages. The food menu is huge, featuring salads, burgers, seafood, steaks and pasta. For many, though, the draw is the restaurant's specialty brick oven pizza. The Dogwood's beer selection is as large as its food menu, including its very own Dogwood Cafe brew.
Ten Tables is considered the dining gem of JP, consistently receiving raves for its welcoming ambiance, superior…More service and thoughtful, well-executed seasonal menu that makes smart use of locally grown foods. The large open kitchen is the focal point of the dim-lit dining area; sparse, white-clothed tables fill the rustic brick-exposed space. Menu standouts include the beet-and-goat-cheese terrine appetizer and the house-made charcuterie served with traditional accouterments. For mains, there's the puttanesca with local Allandale Farm tomatoes and anchovies, and the roasted chorizo-stuffed Giannone chicken, fresh corn and bean succotash with smoked jalapeno butter.
An impressive and varied selection of beers, cocktails and wines is available; ask about suggested wine/dessert pairings. Ten Tables recently expanded to include TT Bar, which features a few small hightop tables and limited bar space. A "bar bites" menu includes light snacks, burgers, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie.
JP Seafood regularly receives accolades for its affordable Korean-Japanese fare, and its creative sushi…More offerings are considered some of the best in the city. There's many non-seafood and vegetarian dishes as well, and a impressive menu of cold sakes, Asian beers and wines.
The dining area is simple, clean and comfortable, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the cuisine. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you find the extensive menu daunting.
il Panino Cafe and Grill 268 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 il Panino Cafe and Grill is an Italian restaurant in Jamaica Plain. A part of the North End's il Panino family of…More restaurants, it serves authentic, fresh Italian food. The menu features North End style thin crust pizzas, calzones, subs, specialty sandwiches like the Panino Sub, salads, burgers and specialty entrees. The restaurant offers take out and delivery in addition to dining in. Catering service is available as well.
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant 464 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 For nearly 24 years, Luis Llores and his family have offered Jamaica Plain the cuisine of their native Mexico. Burritos,…More tacos, and enchiladas are popular favorites, but you'll find plenty of other seafood, steak, chicken and vegetarian choices as well. A full bar is available with an expected emphasis on assorted tequilas. The colorful, spacious dining features brick archways and white stucco walls loaded with plenty of festive and kitschy Mexican flair.
The Wonder Spice Cafe features a broad menu of Cambodian and Thai specialties. Open for lunch and dinner, diners can…More eat in the brightly decorated dining room or out on the open-air patio. Popular menu items include the "make your own entree" option with nine different meat/tofu options and six different sauces and Tomyum soup. It is closed from 3:30-5 pm.
Forest Hills Restaurant 3696 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 This family-run, diner-style restaurant, located across form the Forest Hills T stop, serves breakfast and lunch in a…More small, sparse dining area. Breakfast dishes--eggs, homefries, bacon and sausages, omelettes, pancakes, waffles and coffee--are offered on the cheap, all-day long. Lunch items are limited to grilled sandwiches, clubs, salads, chicken plates, and sub sandwiches (their meatball sub is a noted customer favorite) plus homey daily specials like mac and cheese, meatloaf and American chop suey.
Super Fusion Express IV 779 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Super Fusion Express is a chain of franchise sushi restaurants with locations in Jamaica Plain, Watertown, Brookline and…More Cambridge. The Jamaica Plain location is open every day for lunch and dinner and offers delivery. The menu features a variety of dining options, including appetizers, sides, salads, soups, entrees and specialty combination dishes from the sushi bar. The majority of orders consist of two selections. Choice food options include dragon maki with sweet potato, beef teriyaki, vegetable tempura, steamed dumplings, chirashi, and the veggie maki combo.
Bon Savor is a favorite haunt for many J.P. locals who appreciate its French/South American cuisine and funky bistro…More vibe. The dining area is tiny (just eleven tables) with spotless tile floors and exposed-brick walls adorned with works by local artists. Popular menu items include Peruvian spiced tuna, Argentinean steak with chimichurri sauce and both sweet and savory crepes. Bon Savor also offers a raw bar with $1 oysters on Tuesdays.
The weekends bring Bon Savor's popular French-themed brunch featuring omelets and toast, homemade croissants, stuffed crepes, champagne and French-press coffee.
Alex's Chimis 358c Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 For more than 11 years, this Hyde Square sandwich shop has offered up chimis, Dominican burgers with either ground…More beef, chicken or pork shoulder topped with shredded lettuce, onions, pickles, tomatoes and Thousand Island dressing, served on fresh Cuban bread. Alex's Chimis boasts "the best rotisserie chicken in town" which is available as whole, half and individual pieces. Sides include fried sweet potatoes, rice and peas, fried plantains and meat and vegetable turnovers. There are a few tables for eating in the clean, bright dining area. This establishment accepts cash only.
There's a lot of history at this old, traditional Boston Irish pub founded in 1882 -- and the walls illustrate it…More with photographs, faded articles and even a painted mural of all the local political figures who have tossed back a pint here. Not surprisingly, it attracts a lot of history buffs and tourists, and they fit in well with friendly locals at the pub's well-stocked bar.
The pub is large and has three dining areas. Brian Tully is the chef here and his menu offers pub standards like burgers, club sandwiches, soups and chowders, meat and seafood dinners and pizzas. Daily dinner specials like baked ham steak, stuffed shrimp and meatloaf are a nod to vintage New England menus.
Purple Cactus Burrito & Wrap Bar 674 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Quick, fresh and healthy—that's the Purple Cactus mantra. Located on the busy corner of Center and Burroughs,…More Purple Cactus serves a wide range of Mexican specialties—burritos, wraps, quesadillas, soups and more—for carnivores and vegetarians alike. The food may be "fast," but it's made right: Burritos are made to order and feature low fat sour cream and brown rice, and the salsa and guacamole are made in house from fresh ingredients. Take your delicious-but-healthy food to go, or enjoy it in the bright and clean dining room.