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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: Delivery, Reservations

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  • 58
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  • 32
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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
Best Authentic Indian Food in the Area

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Graham C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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River Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While staying in Lexington for a few days, my coworker and I were looking for a new restaurant at which to eat. My colleague had never tried Indian food, but likes spicy, flavorful food and was willing to give it a try. What a discovery! Being tucked away on a side street had no bearing on the popularity of Royal... More 

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BHUBANESWAR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We loved the taste. My wife, who happens to be very choosy in eating out, admitted this restaurant a must for Indian food. Take out packing was nice & hygienic. Overall experience was very good.

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Bronx, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Although the restaurant was small it did not feel crowded. Even though all of the tables were filled we did not feel rushed in any way and it was not so loud that you could not easily hear the others at your table. The service was attentive, the decor was fun and the food was very good. For the money... More 

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Bronx, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The restaurant is small but the food was very good, the decor was fun and the service was very attentive. With every table taken the noise was not so loud that you could not easily hear others at your table and at no time did we feel rushed. The value was fantastic and if we are in town again we... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A tiny restaurant with excellent food and a large menu. Can feel a bit cramped if you're seated in the middle. We loved our table by the window as we ate our yummy appetizers and entrees. Portions were plentiful enough to take some home.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you're looking for amazing Indian food, go to Royal India Bistro. Even if you're not, still go to Royal India Bistro. This family run restaurant is so great - food is delicious, and prices are good. It's always full, but well worth the wait.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Reading all of the prior reviews and seeing how heavily this restaurant is favoured, we thought we would give this a try. It was a dinner, the place was still bustling with a large group of people, a lot of whom were of Indian origin. It is not a large place to begin with, mind you. Decor is tired and... More 

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Bedford, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This small restaurant is always crowded - they don't take reservations Friday night through Sunday - and always so good. We've been many times and my particular favorite is their shrimp tandoori. The nan is delicious and as are their other dishes. The herbs and spices shine through. All the wait staff are friendly and helpful. There is usually a... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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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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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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