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9984 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 218-8128
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Ranked #36 of 351 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Washington DC
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

agree with the comment about the Indian restaurants in the UK are much! Much! better than the US. In US they seem to think they have to tone down the flavor and add sugar to get Americans to eat it. Getting the Real Deal is why people opt for an evening out at a ethnic restaurant for somthing new, different... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

As a Brit that moved over from the UK 11 years ago, I have always found it amazing at how poor, by comparison to the UK, Indian Curry House restaurants are in the US. We've tried many over the years and have found one or two that are pretty good but the quality usually varies and they all have the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We ate at Curry Mantra last Saturday nght, The place is very small, but the lighting and decor make it seem bigger. The food was authentic and the different Nans we ordered were very good. The Curry chicken and rice was a disappointment. I was expecting a chicken breast with some rice on the side, and instead it was 2%... More 

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Rochester, NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant provides a very good buffet, a great way to try a number of different items. Very attentive servers, always checking the buffet and making certain you have what you need.

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Vienna, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great spot for dining in style! You will pay a bit more for your meal here, but the high food quality, attentive service, and romantic atmosphere make it worth the splurge, especially for a date night. The dining room is lovely and quiet - very conducive to enjoyable conversation with your dining companions. The service is quick. Our favorite food... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The menu offers many options -vegetarians and non vegetarians. I tried Goat Vindaloo (very spicy)and Spicy lamb masala which is milder than the previous dish. Both were good, the basmati rice' green peas were not completely thaw when served so that took some of the enjoyment of the goat and lamb taste. I also tried the chai tea which I... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Additional Information about Curry Mantra

Address: 9984 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone Number: (703) 218-8128
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: Indian

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