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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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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The breads are amazing, especially chick-peas and bhatura combination. A bit cosy seating but good service and excellent food.

Thank raikva
Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to go for traditional Indian food. We love it because it's a very small space and it feels very intimate. If you go with a group of friends you must reserve in advance but beware they do not take reservations on the weekend. I love the chicken tika grill and any sort of daal dish.... More 

Thank iDelilah
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunch with three friends from out-of-state was a huge success. We all loved our meals and coconut/walnut naan delicious. No take home this time - every bit enjoyed. Staff pleasant and welcoming. We were fortunate to get the last table but would have been more than willing to wait for seating.

Thank janine39
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got right in and had prompt service because we deliberately timed our visit for past 1:30 p.m. Egg rolls were fantastic, as was the chicken tikka masala. Wish we lived near enough to return frequently!

Thank Savor777
Lexington, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Best Indian restaurant in the area. Northern Indian (punjabi) cuisine. Cozy. Fresh. Flavorful. Very popular, so it can get crowded at the door.

Thank Beth Z
San Antonio, TX, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This place has some of the best Chicken Tikka Masala I have tried in all my travels. Parking is not the best but the food is worth it. Friendly service, excellent food!

Thank Yorka V
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I do enjoy this place I am always happy - don't particularly like those luncheon specials! I like to order off the main menu. Nice quiet spot (hope they don't increase or move the place). My husband thinks the servings are small - I think they're perfect! I've also been here with a group of 13 - didn't think they... More 

Thank Maureen M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Royal India is a hidden gem of a restaurant located on a side street in Lexington Center. This is my go-to place for Indian (and I've been to many Indian restaurants). It's a great place for take-out or eating in, but be aware that the interior is small and often completely full. The food is flavorful, fresh, and delicious. You'll... More 

Thank Seth I
Lexington, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The food, atmosphere, and service were all great. The takeout service is a real bonus for the nights that you don't have the energy to go out, or don't want to wait for a table. Having tried many of the items on the menu I have yet to settle on a favorite because each were tasty.

Thank Pelagic_Gypsy
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

I like this place. The food is good. The staff is accommodating. For instance in the summer they take your cell number and call you when your table is ready so you can go walk around in the park next door, working up your appetite for their excellent food.

Thank Jim V

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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?