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Royal India Bistro

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7 Meriam St, Lexington, MA 02420-5308
11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:15 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying overnight on a road trip and being Sunday night not a lot of places were open later. Found this little(yes it is little) place. Really attentive staff and the food was so good. Breyani was perfect for me and the shrimp tandoori masala was one of the best!

Thank shonzi
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't think I've ever ordered take-out with home delivery 2 days in a row ... this week was a first. Once because we all wanted Indian food, and the next day a friend stopped by and we ordered more! On both occasions we ordered food for delivery, easily to feed 6-8 people. Both times Royal India Bistro got our... More 

Thank Sue_near_Boston
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch. Had seen other reviews and was pleasantly surprised. Had the Gao Shrimp Curry and was immediately happy. The curry was fantastic, the garlic naan really hit the spot. Too bad we were on vacation, because I would eat there very often.

Thank fkl21
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific small restaurant serving consistently authentic, fresh Indian food. There can be a wait for a table but service is very good. Highly recommended!

Thank M D
Lexington, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK -- MY Dr. told me about this place - she is over at Burlington Lahey Clinic. She was right - terrific food, small but intimate ambiance - everything appears to be made to order, although the sauces must be made in the am to keep up with all the orders! the guys that wait on tables are friendly, but... More 

Thank Lolabowla
Burlington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Indian food, been coming here for years and it's one of my all time favorite places in the area. Highly recommend!

Thank sandwichlegend
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small, quaint restaurant with about 10 tables. On a busy Saturday night we only waited 10-15 minutes to be seated. Every dish ordered was fresh, hot and seasoned perfectly. Fantastic service. Clean restrooms.

Thank MyRVWanderlust
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Was travelling in the area for business looking for a locally owned place, came upon this place just driving by. Was crowded both inside and waiting outside for a table. Great food and plenty of it for the money. I had the mixed appetisers and the Chicken Chili Masaaki. What a good meal it was. Too much for one person,... More 

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Vernon, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

The flavors are wonderful here. Not everything is gluten free but there will be many choices. This is a bistro so there are not many seats. It took us a while to find it since it is off on a side street but it is worth searching for.

Thank John C
Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

I'd heard about RIB from friends a few times. Checked it out. Good (small) place with a very nice menu. Service is friendly and efficient. Food is good - not outstanding, but certainly good. I only found the garlic naan to be less than tasteful (lacking garlic) and rather doughy. Aside from that, a good meal.

Thank 627pw2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Meriam St, Lexington, MA 02420-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 781-861-7350

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