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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: Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Great Indian Food---consistently good!

Our town is not a hotbed of great restaurants so it is very exciting when you get a good one. Royal India Bistro fits the bill. Just really good food. After coming a few times the owner recognized us and has become very friendly. The place is small and popular so you do sometimes have to wait to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
bdoo
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay Indian food. It is pretty tasty. It's a very small place. The service is okay. Not amazing but not horrible.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our town is not a hotbed of great restaurants so it is very exciting when you get a good one. Royal India Bistro fits the bill. Just really good food. After coming a few times the owner recognized us and has become very friendly. The place is small and popular so you do sometimes have to wait to get a... More 

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Thank bdoo
Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

It is great restaurant for great North Indian Cuisine. Well prepared and presented, all dishes are great. However, space is limited and it is always crowded affecting the speed of service at times

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Thank Sunil G
Lexington, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We have been to this restaurant many times for dinner and have ordered take out a lot over the past four years and have been happy. Recently though, we have been very disappointed with the quality of food we have been seeing for take out. The restaurant appears to be overwhelmed with orders and the kitchen does not seem to... More 

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Thank Elizabeth S
Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I only wish they had a few more tables -it can be tough to get a seat even late in the evening. I think it is one of the best Indian restaurants in the area. Everything I've tried has been great.

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Thank Sally C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Best indian food this side of Cambridge. We go for takeout mainly, sit down once or twice a year. Service is courteous and attentive, but not warm.

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Thank James K
Lexington, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a teeny place on a side street. There are a handful of table sitting elbow to elbow and they also do a big takeout business. My three kids (13, 11, and 6) LOVE chicken tikka masala. We are talking eat it until they turn orange themselves love it. We always order the mild and it has plenty of... More 

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Thank mommyjennifer
Bedford, MA
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Small intimate popular busy place; Terrific traditional Indian food offered; fast attentive services

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Thank ljkdtm
Lexington, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Of the multitude of Indian restaurants in Metro Boston, Royal India Bistro is my favorite by a margin. The quality of food (excellent) for the money you pay (moderate) makes it undeniably the best deal in town. The only downside of the place is its small size, which often translates into a longer-than-expected wait time.

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Thank dzinoviev
Clinton, NJ, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I'm far from being an authoritative critic of Indian food since to be honest, I've only experienced it a handful of times. The food was well-presented, flavorful, accompanied by good service. Had a Lamb Tikka Masala and it was not too spicy, yet also not timidly mild. The Mojito drink was a perfect companion to this meal. Chicken soup was... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?