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Rafiki Bistro - CLOSED

1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
+1 617-354-1944
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good11%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
30 May 2012
“rafiki restaurant”
21 May 2012
“Good food interesting service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

delicious food, very good service, good surroundings

Thank evertraveler1
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Good Food Interesting Service, Went there for dinner on 5/21 and had sat down at 7:45pm had apps at 8pm and main meal came at 8:50! late!!!!

Thank MrBryanSHoyle
Reviewed 13 April 2012

First off - I might be in love with this restaurant. Clearly it has a small staff that are truly invested in making this place succeed. The drinks were fantastic. The ambiance is fantastic - intimate without feeling tiny. Specialty cocktails were great (Cinnamon Apple...More

Thank JaceyBoo
Reviewed 4 April 2012

I agree with some of the comments from other reviewers. It can be quiet during the week. Thought the bartenders were excellent! Knew their stuff and made great drinks. Sat at the bar and got the Charcuterie and Cheese board. Chees and meets all very,...More

Thank freckledsmile99
Reviewed 22 March 2012

This restaurant is in the middle of a strip of favorite Cambridge restaurants including West Side Lounge, Chez Henri, Temple Bar, Chang Cho, and Cambridge Common. So, you have to stand out somehow and Rafiki does not. We've tried it several times and always been...More

Thank mjaberry
Reviewed 21 February 2012

One of the best places in the area, especially if your group contains vegetarians. The regularly changing menu has something for everyone and they're going to enjoy it. Everything tastes very fresh. My favorite items are the beet and goat cheese towers, risotto, goat cheese...More

Thank Yamdring
Reviewed 19 October 2011

A friend and I recently went to Rafiki's on Mass Ave for their oyster special on Tuesday. It was a pretty good deal but the place was almost empty so we sat at the bar. The bartender seemed very unsure of himself from the getgo...More

Thank Kklone
Reviewed 15 October 2011

Went with my hubby on a groupon, and would definitely recommend it to anyone even without one! Great food, interesting choices, not a huge menu, but easy to find several things I wanted to order. The fig and blue cheese appy was phenomenal! Hubby got...More

Thank yesimafoodie
Reviewed 6 September 2011

We've been to Rafiki 4 times now. Each time I was more impressed than the last time. Favorite appetizer is the Great Blue Hill bleu cheese plate. It's just enough to make you want more - so delicious. All the salads are fresh and plentiful....More

Thank Drumonkey23
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Contemporary
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
    (Hudson St)
  • Public Transportation: Near Harvard Square and Porter Square stops on the Red Line. We are also on 77 bus line and accessible from all bus routes to Harvard Square.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-1944
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