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Bollywood Bistro

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3955 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3322
703-273-0031
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Reston, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank jimrva
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Erica P
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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

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Thank Thao O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Pune
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37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank AnilChadda
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Jenny Y
Bay Area, CA
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank relaxandread
Fairfax, Virginia
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146 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Riverside, California
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1,605 reviews
899 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Great variety. The buffet is vast and more choices of higher quality than most. They've got great Indian beers. Service is always excellent. Maybe someday they'll really improve the place by getting the lease/management company to fix the parking lot.

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is the place I bring people to for an impressive meal out. Although the service, food, and atmosphere are all of a higher caliber, the price is very mid range. I would have expected to pay more. The first time I entered the restaurant I could tell by the smell of spices that it was going to be great.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
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?