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“Try the new regional menu!”
Review of Curry Mantra

Curry Mantra
Ranked #88 of 424 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Chain bridge, Rt 50
Transit: Vienna Metro
Description: Experience our MANTRA (MAGIC) of making CURRIES. Enjoy Curries with Classic & Traditional decor. The Best of Fairfax.
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Curry Mantra is one of our favorites among the many Indian restaurants in the Fairfax area. Last evening we tried two dishes from the new regional menu, vegetable kolhapuri and a bengal fish curry. Both were delicious, and different. If you love Indian food, and like to try out new and different things, visit Curry Mantra.

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Thank TimothyBTaylor
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

I love this restaurant. I really do. I've eaten here 4 times over the past 8 weeks, and every dish has been fantastic. I give kudos to the owner for the quick and deserved success of the business. The food is wonderful. The service is always far above average. The decor and atmosphere of the dining room makes one feel a bit closer to India--unless you are sitting in the front of the restaurant and have to have the beautiful interior design work ruined by the 20 plus awards on the wall. The restaurant is a success. The food is great. Anyone eating there already knows this. Not only is there no need to let the dining patrons know this, but it reduces the beauty of the dining room to a cheap, tacky trophy wall of newspaper clippings. Post them online, put them in the windows so that passersby can take note, or hang them in your home, but get those unnecessary atmosphere killers off the wall. When the 4th location is in the works after only 2-1/2 years after the first location opened it's doors, you know that it's a success. No need to wallpaper the restaurant with the clippings.

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Beautiful restaurant, but pricey. Also may want to keep in mind that it is on the small side, and may become loud or uncomfortable for large groups and/or groups with kids.
Authentic and spicy, quite an experience. Lots of options on the menu.

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Thank kjb4christ
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We have eaten at Curry Mantra several times and the food is always terrific. The service and atmosphere can be lacking. For example, it is always crowded, but they cram everyone into the main dining room and do not open the second...at least when we visit.

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Thank Kelly K
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

They now have Indian live music on Fridays and Saturdays, awesome for setting the ambiance. The food is amazing - must try samosas and chicken tikka masala. The decor is beautiful in the new expanded part of the restaurant.

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Thank gubuem
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