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Curry Mantra

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9984 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031-3902 (Chain bridge, Rt 50)
(703) 218-8128
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
1 of 5 stars 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
Fairfax, Virginia
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174 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I'm not an expert on Indian food, but I know what tastes good, and this place does a nice job. Our first visit was when it first opened, some years ago, and the only negative was the cost, so we never returned until just recently. This time four of us tried the lunch buffet on a Sunday. The cost was... More 

Thank Two-Baby-Boomers
San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I was visiting this place with friends and happened to go there for the 4th time in 3 years just to check it out for any improvements since the last. I am just surprised how did this restaurant quality for any rating or review. First of all, the place is pretty small, fully enclosed, and smells real bad. I think... More 

Thank vjdante
currymantra, Owner at Curry Mantra, responded to this review

Sir, our sitting capacity is 150 . Not small . You might be sitting in a smaller section of our dining . Our bar is only Beer & Wine . We don't have liquor. Smell is Aroma of Spice . There is reason in last 4 yrs we made in 50 Best Restaurant by Northern Virginia Magazine. I'm sorry that... More 

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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

What a beautiful restaurant nicely decorated with many images of India. I visited this restaurant on two occasions. The first time with a girlfriend for lunch and the 2nd time with a large group for lunch. There are two sections in this restaurant. The first section is more informal with table settings for 2 or four and this is where... More 

Thank islandgirl2244
Shreveport, Louisiana
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131 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Really nice atmosphere. Servers were super helpful as we had a baby along. Butter chicken and goat curry was the best I've ever had. And this naan bread that had raise some and cheese in it was to die for, we will be back! Used a groupon so great price.

Thank foemmel
currymantra, Owner at Curry Mantra, responded to this review

Thank you . More 

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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My rule of thumb for rating Indian Restaurants is the tenderness or toughness of the lamb. Using this index Curry Mantra passes with flying colors. I ordered the Shahi Korma and the Spicy Lamb Masala. Both were excellent with lamb you could cut with a spoon. I would have given Curry Manta a 5 rating if the price hadn't been... More 

Thank MichaelRShannon
Alexandria, Virginia
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270 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This gem is hidden away in a strip mall, but you must find it if you want very good curry, and the wine selection was very reasonable without a lot of mark-up. I ordered the bhelpuri appetizer of puffed rice and it was generous and very tasty! The samosas were good too. We ordered the goat curry and goat chettinad....I... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia, USA
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131 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Visited this restaurant with my wife. We ordered Chicken Wings as appetizers and they were very good. I ordered Non-Veg thaali and my wife ordered Goat biryani. Taste wise both were very good. There was too much oil in Goat Biryani. Thaali had all non-veg items but there was not enough gravy in any items hence it was difficult to... More 

Thank Yusuf M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I thought the food and service were very good but the portions were tiny and extremely over priced for what you received.

Thank Bartnder
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Great Indian food in a cozy little place near Old Town Fairfax. Very attentive and very nice wait staff. Wide selection of scrumptious dishes from a variety of regions. Nice atmosphere and prompt service. Most entrees average $16-20 but well worth it.

Thank Andrew T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups
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: (703) 218-8128
Experience our MANTRA (MAGIC) of making CURRIES. Enjoy Curries with Classic & Traditional decor. The Best of Fairfax.

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