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Curry Mantra

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9984 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031-3902 (Chain bridge, Rt 50)
+1 703-218-8128
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked the restaurant, the food was delicious, and the service was super friendly. We got the tandoori chicken for an appetizer, a goat curry, the lamb roganjosh, garlic naan, and the pistachio ice cream. Everything was delicious! The spices were great, the meat was tender, and there was so much garlic on the naan (yum!). We've never had... More 

Thank travelerxhan
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

We usually go early, between 5pm and 6pm, and we beat the crowd. Service is always great, we've had between 3 - 5 different people attend to our table of 2! The food is great, don't think we've ever had anything that we would not recommend. If the dish indicates that it is already spicy be careful if you ask... More 

Thank Melstravel3
Fairfax County, Virginia
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113 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Good Old-School Curry Shop located in Fairfax. Have been going for years and the food is unfailingly good. Must be a Curry-Lover.......

Thank pmurphy2016
Macon, Georgia, United States
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193 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

This neighborhood Indian restaurant seems popular because of its large menu and rather spicey fare. Ask what is mild, as needed. I had to ask for yogurt to cool things off. Food: 4/5 Spicey! Service: 5/5 Helpful, prompt, and friendly. Decor: Attractive and clean, Value: 4/5 $$$ $139.90 including tip for five adults. Will I return? Yes and choose milder... More 

Thank H S G
Fairfax County, Virginia
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

A fantastic restaurant in Fairfax on Main St. featuring a varied collection of spicy Indian dishes. Great customer service and finely cooked chicken curry with tomato sauce and healthy vegetarian food makes a colorful combination with no compromise on traditional flavors. Ate a Mughlai Biryani for the first time here and it was fantastic.

Thank jnkcityreviews
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This was our second visit (first visit was for their lunch buffet, which was so good that we HAD to return). This visit was for dinner, which is NOT a buffet, but served from the menu. We started with reservations for a party of ten. They set us up at adjoining round tables. Not ideal, but ok for 10 guests.... More 

Thank Joseph S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Finally tried this place after hearing so much about it. It was...interesting. The decor was unusual and the use of glaring red lights inside were a little irritating and made it difficult to see at times. Having red type on the menu and trying to read under a red light was tough. The table next to us was smart and... More 

Thank GigiMcgnome
Delran, NJ
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126 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the curried peas and mushrooms as well as the butter chicken. Right spice heat level for me. Did not enjoy the the ever present staff snatching tableware as soon as a fork was empty. (Picture Snoopy doing his vulture impression).

Thank Finnishmaria
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I have passed this restaurant by for years in an ordinary strip mall in Fairfax City. What a pleasant surprise when you walk through the door. Love the Bollywood flair! We went on a Friday night and had great live Indian music (also available on Saturday night). There is a large menu and everything we had was delicious. This was... More 

Thank PinkEucalyptus
Bengaluru, India
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

NOT RECOMMENDED TO EAT !!! I am travelling to USA since 2004. I have eaten at lot of Indian Restaurants . Today Night I ate first time at this place. Food was horrible.. Rotis were not at all Good, I even tried to explain to staff also and stated that improve the quality but instead of Listening to me she... More 

Thank anupamperiwal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $31
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9984 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031-3902
    (Chain bridge, Rt 50)
  • Public Transportation: Vienna Metro
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-218-8128
Experience our MANTRA (MAGIC) of making CURRIES. Enjoy Curries with Classic & Traditional decor. The Best of Fairfax.

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