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Bollywood Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3955 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3322
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Fairfax, Virginia
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We decided to give this a try since we always see a lot of Americans here. I am not into spicy food but husband is. We found out that their dishes can be made according to your spice level - which is why I liked it. The appetizer serving is kinda small but the main dish can be shared by... More 

Thank Liza C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

My daughter took me to Bollywood as it is one of her favorite Indian restaurants. This is a small, friendly restaurant right in the downtown area. It was quite foreign to me so she explained the menu and we ordered the fried spinach salad before our meal and then I had I had the Chicken Tikka Masala. Both were delicious!... More 

Thank Jmits1
Reston, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A friend introduced me to the Bollywood Bistro lunch-time buffet three years ago and I have been going there ever since to meet friends and clients, Good ambianc, service and selection of meat and vegetarian dishes.

Thank jimrva
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Just left Bollywood Bistro. Best service I've ever had at a restaurant. Sat on the patio. Lunch buffet was amazing! Everything was fresh and hot!

Thank Erica P
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Pros: -Over a dozen dishes to try -desserts included -inexpensive all you can eat lunch buffet -excellent indian dishes -chic modern eating area -outdoor seating available in nice patio area -good for people who like and don't like spicy food Cons -not good for picky eaters

Thank Thao O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I've only been to this restaurant on Sundays for lunch when they have a buffet; and the food is delicious. I was introduced to it by some indian friends from grad school that swear by it. I agree the food is amazing and the restaurant is actually pretty nice. However, after we had such a great meal I was more... More 

Thank rickyroques
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37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Lunch buffet was quite a wide spread with ample choices for Vegetarians and Non Vegetarians. The dishes were well spiced not over or under. Luckily the dishes had not been tempered for local tastes. Great retain the true authentic tastes. Be ready to wait for 15 to 30 minutes if you are not lucky.

Thank AnilChadda
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Their lunch buffet was amazing! Good flavors and lots of choices. Service was friendly and attentive. Might be my favorite lunch spot in Fairfax city.

Thank Jenny Y
Bay Area, CA
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

Had an excellent buffet lunch here. This is located in a newish tiny mall that feels like an open food court. The interior feels fresh and modern - a pleasant surprise. While some Indian buffets can seem "tired" with a mixture of indistinguishable stews, the dishes here sparkle with fresh ingredients. The main dessert option (in addition to fresh fruit)... More 

Thank relaxandread
Fairfax, Virginia
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176 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

We visited for the first time, and it was great. We will definitely return. The ambiance is polished and pleasant, with high ceilings and colorful, but not overwhelming lighting. However, we could have done without the music - too loud and too hip-hoppy. The service was superb, with the manager at the top of his game, and so many servers... 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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3955 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3322
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 703-273-0031

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