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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 - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 3
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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
Gem of a little restaurant

Royal Indian Bistro is just a tiny restaurant hidden on a side street in Lexington Center but don't let it's size fool you. The food is always delicious. We often do take out since there is often a wait in the evenings, that's how you know it is good! Try it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Royal Indian Bistro is just a tiny restaurant hidden on a side street in Lexington Center but don't let it's size fool you. The food is always delicious. We often do take out since there is often a wait in the evenings, that's how you know it is good! Try it!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've had the opportunity to dine here several times since the restaurant opened, and each experience doesn't disappoint. The food is wonderful, and the staff is friendly and helpful. I would never hesitate to recommend this to anyone who likes Indian food (even to someone who doesn't know Indian food and wants to try).

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

The lunch special is especially good. One chooses three of four selections which are combined with rice and naan to complete the dish. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. The restaurant is small so arrive early.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Went to this restaurant for a co-worker evening get together. We all like Indian food so this was a no brainer choice. While we made reservations for 8, it was kind of dicey actually getting us all seated together, but it eventually worked out and we got seated together. The food was to all of our liking.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I am a lover of Indian food, and although I have tried numerous other restaurants nothing can compare to the quality and experience at Royal India Bistro. It's conveniently located in the bustling and beautiful Lexington Center. The overall atmosphere inside the usually very busy restaurant is relaxing and enjoyable, complete with maroon walls and soft Indian music playing amidst... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Travel a little way out of Boston into Lexington and you'll find this hidden gem of a Indian restaurant. If the restaurant is filled mostly with Indian clientele you can be assured the food is authentic, and we were not disappointed. We were seated in the window and immediately brought water, poppadoms with mint yogurt (raita), mango chutney and mixed... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I am not sure when it happened but I got to the point where I could already taste the saag paneer before it was brought to the table. The Royal India Bistro was a big surprise. A family run place everything is really good and really not greasy! I think they do a big business in takeout. Not sure. But... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Restaurant is very small and very good. We've enjoyed the food here every time we've been - simple chicken tikka masala and Indian bread for my daughters, and somewhat more imaginative food for the parents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Royal India is a local favorite, cozy setting, friendly staff, and great food. Excellent standards like Chicken Tikka Masala, but be sure to try the Goa Shrimp Curry. You'll be glad you did!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Small and intimate venue service excellent food for a very reasonable price. Staff are friendly and helpful and the service was quick.

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Additional Information about Royal India Bistro

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

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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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