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“Best Indian in Alexandria VA and the DC Area”
Review of Dishes of India

Dishes of India
Ranked #66 of 760 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Alexandria, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best Indian in Alexandria VA and the DC Area”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is the best Indian food in Alexandria VA. Sure it is in a strip mall next to a Subway, but the food is delicious. The spices are a perfect blend of heat and flavor. The service cannot be beat. I always order to go and the wait staff are friendly and kind. I order the vegetarian rice dishes and these are the best I have ever had. I have been visiting Dishes of India since 2000 and never had a bad meal. If you want flavorful and delicious Indian food, look past the strip mall location and walk down the stairs to Indian food paradise.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Our favourite spot in Alexandria”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have been eating here ever since it opened, and have never had a bad meal, eating everything from salmon to beef to lamb to vegetarian, done tandoori or with a sauce, and still go once or twice a month; with everything well prepared, and a variety of options, the food never gets stale

  • Visited June 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great buffet with kids”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Downstairs in a small mall, but worth the trip. My teenage kids love the buffet. Excellent food ready when you arrive and great service. Live nearby and this offers a great alternative to other fast dining choices. The buffet offers great chicken and sometimes shrimp that we all enjoy.

Visited June 2014
Thank Ron22212
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Better than you'd think”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Okay, this Indian restaurant is in a strip mall. Okay, it's not only in a strip mall but it is down a level from the Chinese restaurant along the sidewalk.Wait. Wait. Come back. Try it. Honestly. This is a very nice place, even a little upscale, and the food is terrific!

I've eaten here 4 or 5 times, always for the lunch buffet. The dinner prices are a bit steeper, so I can't say how dinner is. BUT, the lunch buffet is really quite nice. The atmosphere is nice. Thick cloth tablecloths and napkins. The waiters in suits & ties. Goblets are filled with ice water as soon and you are seated and you get very nice service for a buffet lunch. This is a smaller place, so there is not a HUGE buffet, but there are a half dozen entrees plus wonderful naan and Indian rice pudding. Yum! If you like Indian, or you want to bring someone who MIGHT like Indian, try this. It is not TOO hot, but there are curries and chutney to zip up the heat if that's how you like it. My daughter is a vegeterian and she LOVES this place. They have a couple of chicken entrees and usually a large salmon if you're not a vegetarian, but either way the food is very, very tasty.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank JeanieBeanieD
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Loveland, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
284 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Some of the best Indian in the DC area”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We usually go to out standard Raaga restaurant on route 7, which has a great buffet in a bright airy room. But we thought we would try Dishes of India bars on Trip Advisor. We soon realized we had been here before, maybe 10 years ago, you must descend to a lower level through mirror steps lines with mirrors, and maybe that is the only downside, steps and the room is a little darker, but the buffet is one notch better than Raaga. All buffet items were great and I always have trouble remembering exactly what they were. My wife also said better then Raaga, but don't cross that one off your list. Nice salads, and something I don't normally like, great vegetable dishes. I do remember the Sikh style ground chicken kebob meat as a standout and the green beans in a coconut curry, but it was all good. I am adding several photos. Nice price for lunch buffet.

Thank GormandizerAnnapolis
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