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“Great Indian--and I can get something good there too!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bollywood Bistro

Bollywood Bistro
3955 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3322
703-273-0031
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Ranked #36 of 349 Restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Fairfax, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Indian--and I can get something good there too!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My men love their Indian food. I can't abide cilantro and hot food is not for me. There is always a dish they can adjust for me that is delish. This place is a household favorite and only ten minutes away. No problem parking, as the garage is steps for the Bollywood Bistro entrance. The wine list is also decent, and the waitstaff are very polite and accomodating.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Oakton, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good Food, Nice Environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I went here with my husband's family (who are all Indian), before we were married. It's a good place with good food. The atmosphere is nice and it's in a great location. They have a lovely lunch buffet everyday of the week that is something like $11. It's worth it.

Visited May 2012
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Washington, DC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great food, fun atmosphere, good location, ample garage parking. Make a reservation on Fri/Sat nights. The Kesari Chicken Tikka is my favorite.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We have eaten here for the lunch buffet as well as dinner and both are excellent. The service is great and the quality of the food is excellent. The prices are very reasonable. It is not your typical Indian restaurant, very elegant and the food is amazingly good. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for great food, not just Indian food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Superb lunch buffet; attentive service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Since discovering this hidden gem in the middle of historic Fairfax City I have enjoyed the lunch buffet several times. The dishes are consistently flavorful and fresh. Friendly servers, linen napkins and weighty silverware add to the dining experience. The restaurant consistently fills every table during weekday lunches.
The buffet includes 2 or 3 meat dishes and several vegetarian ones. Servers bring fresh, hot naan to the table.
In addition to excellent food there is an extensive bottled beer selection and a full bar. Bollywood Bistro is my "go to" lunch destination.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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