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“Decent food, deplorable service”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Saravana Palace

Saravana Palace
Ranked #81 of 417 Restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews
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“Decent food, deplorable service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Decent food but poor service. They waiters sometimes do not attend to customers and you have to call or signal them to come and take your order.
I prefer woodlands closeby as they seem to have better service.

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English first
Washington, DC
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“One off dish, but otherwise cheap and tasty.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

Most of the food here was great - the Channa Bhatura was very tasty, and the special hakka noodles were spicy and different. Loved the mango lassis. However, the vegetable jalfreezi we ordered still had some frozen vegetables in it; while it was rectified immediately, it put a slightly damp note on the experience.

  • Visited May 2012
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Horrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

I went there thinking would get to eat nice south Indian dosa, sadly the chutney was stale and dosa lousy. Don't think will go there again

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Fairfax, Virginia
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11 reviews
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“Aweful...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

When I first visited them 3 years ago, this was the best indian food I had. The cook seems to have changed since then. The food tasted like someone heated a frozen curry from Indian store, added some tomato ketchup to it and served it to is.

Wasted $45 for 2 people. Need to find another all vegetarian.

  • Visited February 2012
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McLean, Virginia
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26 reviews
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“Great vegetarian South Indian delicacies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

This restaurant serves delicious and freshly made vegetarian South Indian dishes as well as some north Indian entrees. The brunch on weekends is amazing with a huge selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. A must for anyone looking for delicious vegetarian meals. Try the butter dosa - that is my favorite but there are many others dishes that are fabulous.

  • Visited November 2011
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