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

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  • 70
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Excellent, Authentic Indian Food Served in Cozy, Friendly Atmosphere

Royal India Bistro is a very good Indian restaurant serving popular Indian dishes, including South Indian specialities, a wide variety of wonderful naans and other breads, as well as a wide variety of luncheon specials. The menu includes many excellent vegetarian options, as well as seafood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Lexington, MA
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Lexington, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Royal India Bistro is a very good Indian restaurant serving popular Indian dishes, including South Indian specialities, a wide variety of wonderful naans and other breads, as well as a wide variety of luncheon specials. The menu includes many excellent vegetarian options, as well as seafood, lamb an other meat choices. The location is right next to the historic Lexington... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've eaten there many times - this latest was take-out. The food is very good - certainly better than their former cross-town rival (which is out of business). We especially like the spinach (saag) dishes. The space is very small, so you may not get a table at peak times.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Having just moved to Lexington, the last thing I was expecting was one of the best boutique South Asian restaurants to which I have ever been. Even the wait, which I normally hate, is worth it. The owner and chefs know where they're doing, and even if you've eaten these dishes in the middle of England, or on the peninsula,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Delicious naan, chicken tikka masala, lamb vindaloo, masala dosa, and channa. Pretty crowded on a Friday night, but was able to seat 5. Family friendly and very very good food and service!!

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Antibes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I had the Lamb Vindaloo. The lamb was very well cooked and tender and the spices were perfect. The naan also was very good quality. I would surely recommend this place for lunch due to its interesting prices

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nothing out of ordinary. Samosas are good, but everything else is average. There are better indian restaurants in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ate here on a Friday night after enjoying an outdoor summer concert across the street. Our first time eating here so it was a limited experience. The restaurant is small & lively. We had one of the specials, shrimp in a tomato-coconut sauce that was outstanding. The chicken tikka saag was less impressive, too soft a texture & a... More 

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Kapolei, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Oh! Yum! Delicious traditional Indian cuisine! We had lamb pecora, chicken butter curry and chicken Tikka masala. Everything was delicious. We ordered everything in mild but could have gone medium. Their mango lassi was perfect with lots of mango purée, just the way I like it. It's a small cozy restaurant but we were able to sit at a table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?