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“A top notch secret with a great dining experience”
Review of Dishes of India

Dishes of India
Ranked #70 of 766 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 8, 2013

You'll be asking, "A shopping center?", and "A basement?" ... You should answer yourself "yes". Dishes of India has good solid Indian food. Each dish is quality, the sauces are excellent if a little too generous, and the meats are expertly prepared. The chicken, in particular, is prepared beautifully here. The Chicken Tikka is a simple dish but it is done so perfectly that it couldn't be done better.

Added to the excellent food, what really stands out is the service. The staff at Dishes of India are all seasoned professionals; there is no anxiety, just rapid, efficient, friendly service. They are unobtrusive when you don't need them, and they are there when you need them. Everyone from the manager to the busboy knows the menu and can and will get anything you need. They'll explain the dishes, recommend, advise, or not as needed.

The downside of this place is it in a beautifully decorated basement, but still a basement. No windows, no view at all. However, the staff an the food make up for it completely.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Tucked away downstairs in the BelView shopping center just off the Memorial Parkway (about a mile outside the Alexandria City limits....start south on Washington street and it turns into the Parkway) the restaurant is a bit hard to find but well worth the effort. A nice variety of chicken, lamb, and vegetarian dishes that are superbly cooked, seasoned and served. The atmosphere is casual and you can actually have a conversation with friends. Their popularity has grown so you might need reservations if you want to dine at prime time on Friday or Saturday night. Don't miss the Buttered Chicken!

1  Thank Charles M
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is in a shopping center so don't expect a lot of atmosphere but you will get some great Indian food. The food is reasonably priced and it is very good.

3  Thank postrawb
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical when I had to ask down into a basement just to get into the restaurant, but from there it was a pleasant surprise. The food was very good. The naan was a little crispy for my tastes, but the main entrees were excellent. I had the aloo saag, and it more than met my expectations. The rice was cooked perfectly, and I thoroughly enjoyed my mango lassi as well. The waiters were friendly and accommodating. Overall, a recommended eatery.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

I wandered into this nondescript restaurant located in a small Alexandria strip mall and was very pleased to enjoy one of the best Indian meals I've had outside of India! Suman (manager or owner) was very friendly and made an excellent recommendation for a shrimp curry dish.

Highly recommend you try it! I wonder if they deliver . . .

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Thank Scott B
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