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Royal India Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7 Meriam St, Lexington, MA 02420-5308
11:30 am - 9:45 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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Boston MA
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Small Indian Bistro run by the nicest family you could ever meet. Delicious luncheon specials and absolutely heavenly bread basket. Obvious that the chef knows what he's doing as this was the best Indian food we've had in the area. Prices reasonable, service excellent, everything A+. Will be back!

Thank cocoajean
Gainesville, Florida
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I visited the Royal India Bistro for dinner and had a wonderful experience. We ordered mango juice and chai tea to drink, both of which were exquisite. I had the chicken tikka masala prepared medium-spicy. The sauce was among the best I have ever had--very rich and creamy. The chicken was tender and cooked to perfection. My... More 

Thank Brittany B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 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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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, 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?