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Bollywood Bistro

3955 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3322
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Ranked #14 of 346 restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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90% Recommend
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English first
Warrenton, Virginia
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went here with my brother recently. The food was done really well. We went for the lunch buffet and even the simple staples like tandoori chicken were amazingly well cooked. Slightly charred while still moist and juicy. I would highly recommend.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you want authentic Indian cuisine, Bollywood Bistro is the restaurant to go to. My family had 2 weddings catered from there, and now having a third. The food is that good, and made the weddings memorable! They have an excellent staff, who takes care of your every need.

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Vienna, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Went for the buffet lunch on a Friday. While price of the buffet is reasonable, the food and attitue of staff was worst. Staff was always walking around our tables and looking into our plates with suspision and everytime we got up to get something, they gave us a serious looks making us uncomfortable. And finally the bill (check) was... More

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Bedford, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Found this wonderful Indian through Trip Advisor reviews, and it didn't disappoint". Lovely setting, though not easy to find. Tucked into a large building with other shops and restaurants, but once you find it, we'll worth the effort. Delicious Tandoori, naan, biryani.... And Rasmali for dessert! Will return again when I next visit this area

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Herndon, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

One of our favorite go to spots for date night. The chicken tikka masal and lal maas are our favorites. The service is consistently good. It is worth the wait on a weekend night as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Excellent restaurants don't need lengthy good reviews. Just five stars and a concise description. Then, you have to go try it yourself. Service: agile, courteous, hot Naan and icy water always refilled. Decor: cozy, modern, and reflective of Bollywood sense. Cleanliness: Table cloths, utensils, floors, plates, everything is clean and emasculate. Food: cooked to perfection, an excellent variety of meats... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Overall my experience here was great. It gets quite busy at dinners, and it's a fairly compact restaurant, so at times service can be bogged down with the hordes of people lining up at the front door, but the main thing (the food) was wonderful. I would recommend everyone try it, it's right near by George Mason University's main campus.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Love the quaint little location of this restaurant. We went on a Sunday evening and were seated immediately outside. Since we didn't spend any time inside the restaurant I can't speak to the ambiance, noise level or anything inside. The service was very good. We ordered the Somosa appetizer to start. They were fresh and hot, and I love the... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Bollywood is conveniently located in Old Town Fairfax City. It's a very popular local eatery serving wonderfully seasoned Indian cuisine. I ordered he Goat Boti and my wife, the Rogan Josh, a lamb dish. Both entrees were beautifully seasoned to order (specified spice level) and nicely presented. Our appetizers were equally tasty and fulfilling. Bollywood is a very popular restaurant;... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We stopped by for an early Saturday dinner, and the outside tables were full even though it was nearly 90 degrees. Got a table inside with no waiting. We shared the garlic shrimp starter, which was 4 very large shrimp grilled with soy sauce, garlic and honey. Very tasty! For the main course, we got the Chicken Tikka Masala and... More

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