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Royal India Bistro

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7 Meriam St, Lexington, MA 02420-5308
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:15 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank SPG-DL-Traveler
Vernon, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got the butter chicken and was pleasantly surprised as, with Indian, you sometimes get unpleasantly surprised. If you're eating in, I'd say plan ahead, I got take out and there was nowhere to even stand. There was a nice little crispy thing with my meal and my naan that was kind of awesome.

Thank jennydpugh
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I LOVE indian food and have found Royal India Bistro in Lexington Center to be outstanding 90% of the time. Portions are generous, delivery is almost always ahead of schedule. I'm sure you actually get a bigger portion when you order take-out of delivery than dining in. There is almost always a line outside for seating in the restaurant itself.... More 

Thank Sue_near_Boston

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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?