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Bollywood Bistro

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3955 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3322
+1 703-273-0031
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Bombay Shrimp appetizer is amazing - crispy shrimp in a creamy sauce with just enough spice, made better by the carrot shavings. Loved the savory spices in the pigeon pea (lentil) soup. Enjoyed the chicken tikka masala and rogan josh (lamb) very much, too.

Thank Mark H
Fairfax, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well prepared Indian dishes. Lunch buffet is great, as is the dinner menu. Enjoy it with family and friends. Parking is easy in the adjacent garage. Elevator exits directly in front of the restaurant.

Thank Happygrandma10
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with a group of 7, most with experience of other local Indian restaurants. Everyone agreed it was excellent. Very good goat curry, best tandoori chicken, very good nan, rogan josh a little mild but good flavor. Will put it on my "visit again" list.

Thank David K
Bowie, Maryland, United States
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Came here for boss's birthday and first time I've eaten Indian food. The food was fantastic always nice to enjoy high quality food. Service was excellent and ambient enjoyable. The winner? Lunch buffet is only $10.

Thank Matthew Maria S
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

We had the lunch buffet here today (Sat.) and really enjoyed it. On the buffet was an appetizer with chick peas, salad, rice, rice biryani with chicken, tandoori chicken, chicken masala, fish curry, a vegetable dish with green beans and potatoes, a paneer dish, mushroom palak (spinach dish) and a bean dish. For dessert there was a choice of an... More 

Thank nancyVa
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,042 reviews
682 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

On a chilly, rainy day,I stopped in for lunch at Bollywood and found the all-buffet meal to be tasty and fresh. There are only about five dish options plus rice, but all were fine (though not exceptional), and it was all you could eat for about $10. In the same quadrangle area, there are three or four other "bistros" (Great... More 

Thank jaseaton
Fountain Valley, California
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234 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Service was 5 stars. Lots of underground parking. Nice decor, with cloth napkins and nice china and flatware. The lunch buffet was $9.95, with everything unlimited, including naan. The food seemed not too spicy, and all the entrees I tried had great flavor. (One criticism of mine of Indian food is, most everything is almost baby food in texture). The... More 

Thank edq88222
Haymarket, Virginia
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175 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

I had heard so much about this restaurant and was expecting wonders. To start with the service was very average and the place is not cheap at all. Considering all the choices of Indian restaurants, I felt this was over rated. I ordered the rogan josh and the chicken kebabs. As an Indian, my expectations for Indian food are high.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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177 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Always great food and service. They start you off with papadum, The vegetarian dishes have lots of flavor. All the dishes make you want to come back again and again just to see what the next dish will taste like.

Thank Brellie
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 5, 2016

On our visit, we found the food great, the service friendly but the atmosphere was 'kind of cafeteria.'

Thank PQTwo

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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
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3955 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3322
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-273-0031

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