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Royal India Bistro

7 Meriam St, Lexington, MA 02420-5308
781-861-7350
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Ranked #2 of 68 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 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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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Royal Bistro is my favorite lunch venue when in town. The food never disappointed me, the service is friendly and willing to add a bit spiciness to the meals. At lunch time it is always crowded, but the wait time is never long. They also offer takeout, but I enjoy sitting down in this small cozy place. It has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I had an awesome experience at this restaurant. The food was great and the service was awesome. Highly recommend this place.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Royal India always meets our expectations. The food is uniformly good and the staff is friendly. We get take-out so often they know my family by name. We always have special requests such as "mild", "no cilantro", "low cream", etc. and they never fail to get our order correct. Certainly the best Indian food in the area!

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Lexington, MA
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant is unbelievably delicious food. I have tried several different dishes, and all of the excellent. Fish tandori is my favorite. The restaurant itself is small, and can get crowded. They also do takeout.

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Who would think that there was excellent Indian cuisine in Lexington, MA? Not me. But there is. This restaurant gets crowded fast, and there is a reason. The food is really really good. They know how to use the palate of Indian spices. We really enjoyed our meal.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 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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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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