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9984 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031-3902 (Chain bridge, Rt 50)
+1 703-218-8128
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Macon, Georgia, United States
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185 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 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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123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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
Fairfax, Virginia
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185 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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?