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Royal India Bistro

7 Meriam St, Lexington, MA 02420-5308
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Ranked #2 of 69 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Aug 12, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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95% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great Indian food! Great service and nice atmosphere! It's a favorite of mine. Haven't had anything I didn't like here. Amazing naan. Drinks are good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The moment we walked into the Royal Indian Bistro, we knew we had made the correct decision. This cafe sized restaurant was full upon arrival. The atmosphere was vibrant and there were numerous Indian families dining (good sign). The wait was not long and we were immediately notified when the table was ready. The papadums (crispy Indian bread) appetizer reminded... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Being in the area for business we were getting a little bored of standard fare food offerings so went out to look for something a little different. We stumbled across this restaurant in the middle of Lexington. It was really busy, which was a good sign. There were Indian people eating inside - another good sign. We asked for a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were craving Indian food, so we decided to try this cute little place. We generally get our Indian food in Cambridge, so we were hoping for the best. It is a tiny place, but clean and cozy. Hubby had the lunch special for $10.95, which consisted of raitha, naan, chicken tikka masala, vegetable curry and pakora. I had the... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I love Indian food, so I had to try this place and I wasn't disappointed. I had the Chicken Tikka Masala, Vegetable Curry, and Naan. All were very good. The restaurant itself is really small -- only nine tables. It doesn't take much to fill this place up, so you may end up rubbing shoulders with your neighbors. If you... More

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Bedford, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Having lived in London for over 10 years, I have become 'addicted' to Indian food. Chicken Jalfrezi is my litmus test for any Indian restaurant. It's not on their menu, but they made it for me anyway. It was all delicious. I ate far too much and was in a pleasant food coma!!!! I can't wait to go back with... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Their lunch special (thali with nan, rice, raitha, choice of 3 dishes) for $10.95 is a great value. Their North Indian dishes are excellent. While they offer some South Indian dishes (uthampam, dosa, etc), they are not on par with their North Indian dishes. We love this place for lunch, dinner and takeout. It is really the best Indian restaurant... More

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Dinner after working late one night, with work colleagues. I had the Chicken Tikka Masala (Boneless diced chicken tandoori cooked in a creamy tomato sauce) - it was very good and spiced just right. For dessert - my colleague suggested the Gulab Jamun (A north Indian sweet dessert, delicious light pastry ball made from milk fried and soaked in the... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I was looking for a quick lunch on a busy Saturday and found myself here based on other tripadvisor reviews. The lunch special was terrific- naan, rice, 3 small portions for $10.95 (I tried the pakoras, chicken tikka masala, and vegetable korma) and was not disappointed.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place is so delicious, I can't stand it. The Indian food is mouth-wateringly delicious with complex flavors and they really honor your request for spiciness. If you want it mild, they make it mild (which I appreciate). The staff are so friendly. We had to wait a long time for a table and they gave us free drinks as... More

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