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Sapphire Restaurant & Lounge

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13308 Laurel Bowie Road, Laurel, MD 20708
+1 301-490-0555
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Springfield, Virginia
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240 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu boasts both Thai and Indian but we stuck to the latter. We had a large selection of dishes and they were all very good. Tandoori Chicken, sag paneer (spinach with cheese), a spicy lamb dish, all very good as was the specialty bread. We are hoping to go back for the buffet lunch

Thank Robin B
Arun K, Owner at Sapphire Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Robin, whether you're in the mood for Thai, Indian, or even American food, we're happy to serve those dishes up. You settled on some great choices, and I'm so pleased that everything was exactly as you were expecting. I hope we'll have the chance to welcome you back in again soon, and until then, take care! Sincerely, Arun, Owner/ Operator More 

Indian Head, Maryland
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

Great deal on excellent Indian food. I got enough food to last a while at my motel. A-class place and reasonable prices.

Thank Travelino
Arun K, Owner at Sapphire Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Travelino, I know that it's been a while since you left this, but I still wanted to thank you for stopping on by! We want to share generous portions with the visitors that are looking for the perfect comfort food while traveling, and it sounds like we were able to do just that. Hopefully your stay in Laurel was exceptional,... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We went here with our family for New Year's Eve. They had an extensive Indian buffet set up with terrific voices. What they also had, that I usually don't see at other buffets are little cracker snacks, and a variety of sauces. Their stir fried okra and onions was a favorite. Service was a little slow to get started, because... More 

Thank Ellen E
Arun K, Owner at Sapphire Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Ellen, I know that it's been a while since you left this, but I still wanted to express my gratitude towards your kind words. I really love that you depended on us for the perfect New Year's Eve meal -- that's a pretty big honor for us. We're always striving towards perfection, which means that we'll be working hard to... More 

Greenbelt, Maryland, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for an Indian restaurant closer to home, and tried this one. They had a buffet and thought that would give us an idea of their menu items. Very very good, plus a good selection of vegetarian menu items, which was great since we brought a vegetarian friend with us.

Thank Barb D
Arun K, Owner at Sapphire Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Barb, I know this was left a little while ago, but thank you so much for the shout-out. It's pretty cool that we can be so close to your home -- we know how important it is to find a go-to meal that's also convenient. We'll always be here with that delicious vegetarian food at the ready, and that said,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

I'm sorry but the decor works great for me. Wife and I had a candlelight dinner for two. Spicy but tasty food. Nice waiter. Good place

Thank Tim A
Arun K, Owner at Sapphire Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Tim, I know it's been a while, but I really appreciate the kind words! From the decor to the service, I love reading that your visit was the perfect night out. We'll still be here to welcome you two back in, but until then, I wish you all the best. Sincerely, Arun, Owner/ Operator More 

Greenbelt, Maryland
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142 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been at Sapphire both for lunch and dinner. The latter is more expensive than the quality of the food would warrant and will not review it here. It is best to visit at lunchtime and on the early side of the lunch hour, as the food left in the warming ovens tend to dry out. There is a... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Was driving around determined to try a well reviewed trip advisor restaurant. Stopped by and was pleasantly surprised with a dinner buffet. At $15 it would be hard to beat for a Saturday night. The first thing I tried was the tandoori chicken, although it was the size of buffalo wings, the flavor was great! The other front runners were... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had some time to spare while in this city on a Sunday night, and there wasn't a lot to do. We came across this little bar and had a great time. We sat at the bar and had a couple drinks, chatting with the friendly female bartender; then we decided to play some pool. The locals were very friendly,... More 

1 Thank Michael_BAcc
Arun K, Owner at Sapphire Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Michael, I know that this review was left a little while ago, but I still wanted to thank you for all the kind words! It sounds like an awesome coincidence that you happened to stop by our place, and I love that we could be the highlight of your day off. Hopefully the rest of your baseball road trip went... More 

Laurel, Maryland
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014

OMG this was definitely not indian food. I am Indian myself and this was not even close to what mediocre Indian restaurants are. The Chicken 65 (supposed to be marinated in 65 spices) tasted like dry chicken chunks in kung pao sauce. The Chicken Tikka Masala had no flavor other than cinnamon and was also dry. The aloo papri chaat... More 

1 Thank M P
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202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have eaten delicious Indian food from all over the subcontinent. This is my all time favorite Indian restaurant.

Thank Elias David B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13308 Laurel Bowie Road, Laurel, MD 20708
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Laurel
  • Phone Number: +1 301-490-0555
At Sapphire Restaurant & Sports Bar, you will find authentic Indian & Thai cuisine that can't be beat. We're proud to serve the city of Laurel, MD.

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