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Royal India Bistro

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7 Meriam St, Lexington, MA 02420-5308
781-861-7350
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11:30 am - 10:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
excellent food, lovely setting

If you are looking for authentic indian food, this is the place to go. The food is delicious and fresh. the service is great (and it not a large place so sometimes it is full :). As it is a famiy business, the owners are welcoming you to join them in their love of their spices, flavors and all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Julie H
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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English first
Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are looking for authentic indian food, this is the place to go. The food is delicious and fresh. the service is great (and it not a large place so sometimes it is full :). As it is a famiy business, the owners are welcoming you to join them in their love of their spices, flavors and all that... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had dinner at Royal India Bistro on their opening night several years ago, have been back many times, and are always grateful to have this perfect little gem of a restaurant in an area with many good food places. Royal India takes the prize for best place for lunch or dinner in the area, and certainly takes first place... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The ambience is so cozy, the staff beyond description nice and unique and, the food meets always your expectations. This is so true that I was tempted to rate the restaurant to a minimum, in order to keep other competing customers for a table away. But no, Royal India Bistro is like a diamond ring sparkling from the inside. Cheers!

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Dayville, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Love the lamb and anything with masala sauce there. It's a small restaurant, so you have to get there early, but its worth it. They also do delivery for the area.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have been here several times and it is my favorite Indian restaurant. The restaurant is very popular and you should not be surprised by a waiting line even people waiting outside. The staff is very friendly and service oriented. The Indian menu is covering a wide variety of different unique tastes. This is really a place to go when... More 

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Holland, MI
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160 reviews 160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Stopped here with my wife on a rainy Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. The restaurant is a cozy, small room. I had the Lamb Rogan Josh, and she had the Saag Paneer. My fountain Coke appeared and tasted weak, so they quickly replaced it with a can of Coke. My lamb was perfectly tasty, and the spinach had a drier consistency... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went here for a family lunch and enjoyed it very much. Its small and cosy, with friendly service. We had their Thali lunch special which has rice, bread and a choice of 3 dishes. All very good. The chicken tikka was a tad over cooked, but overal a great local spot for Indian food. Will defintely try dinner here one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I have been a regular at this gem since the day it opened. Not only is the food delicious, but once they get to know you, they tweak every dish to your desires. Owners Jitender and his brother Ravinder (probably messed up the spellings, sorry boys) are all in on the quality of food and service. Their father, the chef,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Came here on a family recommendation and were not disappointed. The owner was present and working tirelessly to make it a good experience for customers. The service was attentive and the food delicious. The place was crowded so I wished they had more space. Hard on those waiting for seating or takeout, and clearly a challenge to staff. The challenge... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Right from the start, this little Jewell has revived this small side street across from the Minuteman Statue on the West side of town. But the food, the brother's passion for what they do, is what makes this place great. The best endorsement I have is a friend who says THIS is his Indian restaurant of choice for his family... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Meriam St, Lexington, MA 02420-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 781-861-7350

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:15 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?