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Curry Mantra

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9984 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031 (Chain bridge, Rt 50)
Vienna Metro
(703) 218-8128
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Experience our MANTRA (MAGIC) of making CURRIES. Enjoy Curries with...
Experience our MANTRA (MAGIC) of making CURRIES. Enjoy Curries with Classic & Traditional decor. The Best of Fairfax.
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Indian flavors

Flavorful and fresh cuisine with subtle use of Indian spices, this place is a must try if you like Indian food. One of the very best in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
sujay01
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northern VA
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Faifax
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Specializing in South Indian cuisine, Curry Manta is one of a number of Indian restaurants near Fairfax City, but it is far from being the best. Most of them specialize in Punjabi or other north Indian cuisine, while it specializes more in the foods of the south. Curry Mantra is close to where we live, and occasionally when we are... More 

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Linden, VA
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We returned to Curry Mantra for the first time in over a year. It was a good restaurant before but is now excellent. It was so good we returned again soon. Unlike some other Indian lunch buffets, Curry Mantra does not skimp on offering the extras, such as pakoras, raita and chutney. They also offer multiple desserts. The stars, though,... More 

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Fairfax Station, VA
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Love this place. Great food and great service. The lamb roganjosh and saag paneer is outstanding. Definitely get the samosa appetizer. Excellent value.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Dine in or delivery the food is terrific. Butter chicken is my favorite and the classic samosa with mint chutney is a delight. Although I'm still waiting for chili chicken to make it on the menu...one day:)

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northern VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Flavorful and fresh cuisine with subtle use of Indian spices, this place is a must try if you like Indian food. One of the very best in the area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's been almost 2 years since I last had the lunch buffet at this restaurant, and the quality and variety of food seems to have declined quite a lot. The veggie pakoras were not cooked all the way through; the Tandoori chicken was lukewarm, which is a health issue since bacteria can grow quickly in food on a buffet that... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My husband went there for early dinner ~ 5 PM. We really liked decor of this relatively small place (at least from the street it looks small). Great atmosphere but very few people at this early time. Pleasant soft Indian music. Food was delicious (Kashmiri murgh and spinach paneer), very fresh and tasty. Prices are a bit steep but worth... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As the title suggests, Curry Mantra is a bit pricier than most Indian restaurants, but the quality of the food is high. They offer some unique dishes and the service was quite good when we have visited. It's a bit out of our way, so between that and the cost, we don't go often, but it is certainly worth a... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Hidden among some not so great looking places in a strip mall this well reviewed place and a fav of local critics lives up to its billing. Great, multi-regional Indian specialties, we enjoyed butter chicken, an excellent, tender lamb masala, 2 kinds of delicious naan and a few other specialties. We did this as take out and were very well... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

i went with my friend and we have just started eating buffet it was our second round and waiter came told "take your check and pay". They don't know how to talk with costumer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9984 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031
    (Chain bridge, Rt 50)
  • Public Transportation: Vienna Metro
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: (703) 218-8128

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 to 31
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Experience our MANTRA (MAGIC) of making CURRIES. Enjoy Curries with Classic & Traditional decor. The Best of 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?