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Curry Mantra

9984 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 218-8128
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Ranked #16 of 346 restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $29 - $31
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Chain bridge, Rt 50
Transit: Vienna Metro
Description: Experience our MANTRA (MAGIC) of making CURRIES. Enjoy Curries with Classic & Traditional decor. The Best of Fairfax.
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86% Recommend
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I'm huge into Indian food, so I have tried almost every Indian restaurant in Fairfax. Hands down, Curry Mantra has the best lunch buffet I've had. From the raita and the chutneys, to the naan, the spinach paneer, biryani, tandoori chicken, and the tikka massala, it was all mouth watering and scrumptious. I really wished I had a second stomach... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I am sad to write this review. We have thoroughly enjoyed many meals at Curry Mantra 1 in Fairfax over several years. We have taken friends there and recommended it to others. Last night I took a friend there who has been living abroad and craving good Indian food. I told her that I knew just the place. I was... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to CM since it opened. It is a beautiful restaurant in the RAJ tradition. Service is excellent and the food is remarkable, especially the Tandoori Salmon-absolutely amazing. The Palak Tiki appetizer is the stuff of dreams. This restaurant is expanding rapidly throughout northern Virginia which is a testament to its quality.

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our family lunch at Curry Mantra was great with each family member trying and appreciating the wonderful lunch buffet.

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

As curry fans we are always pleased to find restaurants that specialise in curries. When travelling in the USA this is particularly the case; and we have not found many there that even get near the standard of our favourites. We were recommended to Curry Mantra by friends who are also well travelled and live a relatively short distance from... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We found this restaurant on tripadvisor and came here because of the great reviews. We didn't know there was a lunch buffet on Sunday, but it was a very nice surprise. They staff never let your drink go empty and the buffet had many different items to try. The butter chine and sheesh kabob were out favorite and they delver... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Good value for your money. Adored the goat curry and chicken. The staff is attentive to your needs. The interiors are ok. Adequate parking space. Good place to bring a date...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I've been here for lunch and dinner many times. The service is always five star and the food is great- some of the best Indian that I've had. The lunch Buffett - only $10- is quite possible the best deal in all of northern VA. Dont pass this place up!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I wrote my first review of Curry Mantra about a year ago. We were very pleased with our first meal there, though I was a bit disappointed by the naan. Well, the naan is very good now and the food continues to impress us. We have returned several times since my first review and have brought friends with us, all... More

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We dropped in after my wife mentioned she had visited with a friend. The location is in a tired old strip mall, but the décor is clean and bright and the service friendly and attentive. We had the lunch buffet. The lentils and peas with cheese were really great, nicely spicier than other Indian places in the area. The goat... More

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