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“A neighborhood gem!” 5 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 #27 of 346 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A neighborhood gem!”
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; as such, reservations, especially on the weekend are recommended.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food with excellent service”
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 the Salmon Mango dishes to share. They came with rice but we ordered the garlic naan to slurp up the delicious buttery sauce. Service was attentive as our water glasses were kept full. The manager or owner stopped by several times to see how we were enjoying the food, along with offering more rice.

Will definitely return to try some of the other items on the menu.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reston, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Decent food, good ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I go to this place often, after I am tired of going to new restaurants and finding them not good. This place has decent food, better ambience and not far from where I live. You should try once if you are looking for good Indian food. I even used groupon and livingsocial deals.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The drinks are excellent here, must try the mango lassi. The food and service are also excellent. The restaurant is small so recommend making a reservation.

Visited March 2013
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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Everything was excellent. The service, food, decor, value. What a suberb experience!

We went for an early dinner on a Tuesday, mind you, but the staff was SO attentive and everything we ordered was delicious. We loved it, and the friends who took me there consider it one of their faves. So when I'm back in the area for travel, I plan on definitely returning!!

Visited May 2013
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