Turmeric Indian Dining
Turmeric Indian Dining

Turmeric Indian Dining

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dineturmeric.com/
  • Phone: (703) 938-0100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Takeout, Wine

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  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Turmeric Indian Dining
Savor a contemporary dining experience that doesn’t compromise the traditional flavors of authentic Indian cuisine. Within an atmosphere of relaxed elegance, diners will experience regional flavors artfully crafted using zestful blends of turmeric and other ancient spices.
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Turmeric Indian Dining reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (5)great for lunch (4)good for groups (2)romantic (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Lunch Buffet
    Jeff
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Went at lunchtime and ate at the buffet. While the number of dishes was not extensive, the variety was good. I am not a vegetarian but I recall only two vegetarian dishes, one of which was vegan. While the buffet was sufficient in variety for me, the menu items also were available. My only complaint is that it would have been nice to have more naan. Every dish I had was delicious. I would go again if in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surfer
    SurferVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Fabulous food and service. If you are looking for a great Indian meal, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Nice menu. Tasty dishes. Wine list could be expanded a little.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winner
    Absolutely0x
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Friendly service. Tasty food. Nice dining area. We were there Friday at 6. Maharaja platter had a very tasty selection of meats and fish. The vegetarian thaali was good too. Ask for food spicier as they default to flavorful but Americanized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick Lunch
    OpsTech
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Bread served halfway through the meal, but otherwise a great Indian Buffet. No lamb or goat though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Good food, attentive service
    Iggie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I recently met a friend for Sunday brunch at Turmeric. We had the buffet, which was an excellent value. The food was good and the service was attentive but not intrusive. The buffet included appetizers, vegetarian and non-vegetarian main courses, bread, condiments, and dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Authentic Indian Cuisine
    Ridge123VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My family was shocked at how amazing the food was at Tumeric! We knew as soon as we walked in how good it would be solely based on the tantalizing smells of the restaurant. We ordered a variety of dishes and loved every bite. Best Indian Food we have had in years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local favorite
    ItsADiningExperience
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have dined here several times. The food is good but not outstanding. Meats (but not fish) can be a touch overcooked to my taste, but almost everything else is well prepared. Room is full of hard surfaces so it can be "energetic" if the place place is full or you have a noisy group there. The price is very moderate, it is tough to spend more than $30 per person with a glass of wine. That makes it a good value for us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor choice
    barbVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant is very nice with linen tablecloths and napkins and the setting is fairly lovely for such a small restaurant in a strip mall. And after that things went downhill fast. We had to ASK to place a drink order. My friend ordered an appetizer only and I also ordered one. Hers showed up and it was another 5 minutes at least before mine showed up WITH my entree! By then her appetizer was cold. We ordered bread but it never arrive. (We were not charged for it.) Again it was another 5 minutes or more before we could flag down a waiter to order beer. Had to flag down a waiter once more to ask for a check. Food was nothing special. tandoori chicken wings that were ok and goat curry that really had no flavor. We won't be back!
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  • Great Indian food
    discerningdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been to Turmeric several times in the last year and have found the food to be excellent. Their tikka masala chicken is outstanding, rogan josh yummy and my husband loves the vindaloo. The are one of the few restaurants that serves puri in the area. The ambience is peaceful and well done not over the top nor gaudy as are some ethnic places. Service is impeccable We highly rec'd this "neighborhood gem"
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    neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Superb food. Parrupu vada was delicious. The restaurant should consider reducing how many non-veg dishes they have and increasing the number of veg dishes. Veg dishes had great flavor and spice balance. Appreciated all the food a great deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Best samosas I ever had. Sauces very very good. Service delightful . Will return again and again,. Want to try other dishes. Close to home. Easy parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 70 reviews are from the Turmeric Indian Dining reviews archive.
  • Tumeric
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent food and great service! It is hard to find a thali plate and Tumeric offers the option along with a very full menu. The spinach dish was superb, the samosas were tasty. Definitely a place to come to if you enjoy good fresh Indian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food especially from Kerala
    Svanvan
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent food and wonderful attentive service. We ran into some friends and were greeting them when two waiters hastened to reseat them so we could be together--very thoughtful! The food was great! I am a spice "wimp" and my husband is the opposite--it is the one Indian restaurant that I know that takes you at your word when you say "very spicy for him, very mild for me"--terrific all the way around--
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JimrVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Consistently good Indian food in a very nice atmosphere, quiet, with friendly and attentive service. We have eaten here numerous times and find that most of the menu items we have tried are very good to excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The food was ok. The chicken murgh was a bit dry but the naan was heavenly!
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  • bette than average food & service
    Townie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    WE just moved to Vienna and enjoy neighborhood finds rather than chain restaurants. We like to seek out ethnic foods first- Indian food being one of our favorite. Turmeric was better than most restaurants we've tried and enjoyed our wait-staff. The total bill was surprising reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food & service
    chris
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I love trying new places, and when my budget permits me to go somewhere nice I rarely go back to the same ones. Turmeric indian dining, however, is the exception. It's fancy but not as crazy expensive as some places in town, and the food and service are always amazing. As pretty much all of the other reviewers mention, you HAVE to get the maharaja platter and the cochin shrimp curry. I also love the cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    ..both South Indian and North Indian which is rare in this area. So there is something for everyone to enjoy. We always enjoy our dinners there. They have catered several special occasions for us.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Observer
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Visited this place in April, 2014 as we were passing through the area with a friend. Food was far from authentic. All three of us had had ordered South Indian specialities, so we cannot comment on other regional dishes. The place looked rather tired; and the service, while not slow, suffered from a lack of enthusiasm.
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  • Mixed up order
    breakfastloverVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I ordered Chicken Tikka Masala, but got Paneer instead. As soon as I pointed out the issue, they went to fix it, but it was still kind of awkward to sit and stare at my friends eating. We were disappointed with the Pakora Platter we ordered. It was very greasy and didn't seem very traditional. The other food was pretty good, but I wouldn't qualify it as outstanding. They were considerate when I asked for no cilantro, which was very much appreciated.
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  • Consistently good Indian food
    JimrVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Consistently good Indian food in a very nice atmosphere. We are slowly making our way through the menu offerings and have found all the items we've tried so far to be delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian Restaurant
    BrianinVienna
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This is a great restaurant with a large menu and lots of options. The staff is very friendly and the food is fantastic. The food did take a little longer than expected, but not too long. The setting looks very modern with good lighting, great decorations, and a low noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding Indian food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    This was our first time at Turmeric. It had been recommended by Indian friends from DC who venture out to the wilds of Vienna for good Indian food. Now we understand why, and we will be regular patrons. Each of us had a thali plate, including one vegetarian, so that we could sample several items. Each was delicious. Turmeric's chef knows sauces and flavors and uses them in ways that don't smother the taste of the underlying meat or vegetable. And the space is quiet, making it easy for our table to chat. Great food and good conversation - what could be better?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always loved Turmeric...
    awellingster
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is our neighborhood go-to place, ever since we moved here back in 2008 when the restaurant was called Aditi Bistro. The food is consistently good and the ambience terrific. Try the eggplant appetizer (Imli Baingan), Rogan Josh and the fish/shrimp curries. Their pepper chicken is excellent as well. I can't think of any dish that I didn't like. Love the Kerala influence on their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Book Club lunch meeting 5 people
    Cosmary
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Our first time at this restaurant to have Sunday lunch at 12:30 and discuss the book, "Interpreter of Maladies." Only four of us came and all did the lunch buffet. The food tasted okay, but not great, and was only luke-warm. The service was spotty. We ordered some tea as soon as we sat down. The waiter asked if we wanted cardamon tea. We said sure, why not. The cup was small, so we ordered another half-way through the lunch. I was shocked when the bill came and I saw that the cups of tea had cost $24. One of my friends paid the bill with her Chase credit card, but the waiter forgot to return it to her when he brought the receipt. We had to drive back to the restaurant Sunday night during the Super Bowl to retrieve her credit card.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    SplendidVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Indian cuisine is my favorite. I've eaten at many different restaurants around the Metropolitan area. However, I searched in Vienna and found Turmeric. What turned into a try, ended up being a great find. My only constructive comment would be the delay in getting our check. Other than that, I will definitely return. And bring others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gone WAY downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    we went this time b/c first time was solid indian food. second time (5-6 months later in january) restaurant was empty, food was cold and tasteless. awful. never again.
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  • Delightful!
    Buon
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    We had attentive service throughout. We enjoyed a very moist chicken tikka, tasty but not overbearing chicken korma, and a spicy lamb biryani. We enjoy Indian foods, but not to the extent that we seek it often. This restaurant really provides a very good menu with tasty options for everyone. Their appeal is in their ability to deliver outstanding dishes at very moderate prices, and they are always helpful and accommodating, making it a pleasure to dine in their lovely atmosphere. I heartily recommend you give them a try. I don't think you will be a bit disappointed. It's more likely you will look forward to dining once again at this little gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Service Ever
    RyanVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Seriously the worst service I've had in years. Dinner took almost 3 hours, with 50 minutes of that waiting to get a check, and the first 30 minutes waiting to get a drink. There were 3 other tables occupied. Really frustrating experience. Will never return.
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  • Great Saturday night
    BritEaters
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We wanted somewhere different that would cater to all the family from children to grandparents, turmeric delivered. Great tastings food with friendly service and even friendlier price, a great mix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Indian Food
    JoanneVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    This is a great place to get together with friends. The food is delicious and was perfectly seasoned for all -- spicy for some, not so for those of us who wanted mild. The ambiance was terrific and was perfect for friends to get together and catch up. We will definitely be going back. Also, the wine was delicious and generous.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Best Indian Restaurant inDC area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I've eaten at Tumeric twice in the last month and plan to go again next week, because of the superb food, ambiance, and accessibility. I've never been a huge fan of Indian food, but the fare here is superb, and the presentation is outstanding. Coupled with this, the décor of the restaurant and the professionalism of the staff are top notch. This is a very unusual Indian restaurant and is not to be missed!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Good Experience
    mcan815
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Top quality Indian dining. Prepared well, prompt service and reasonably priced.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Glad We Tried This
    IEatFood
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I've wanted to try Indian food for a while, so this was my birthday choice. The restaurant made a good first impression. The lighting was subtle and the seating area clean, inviting, and comfortable. The wait staff greeted us warmly, giving us the right amount of attention all evening, helpfully answering questions and making suggestions. Every dish was perfectly timed, perfectly seasoned, perfectly portioned. We ordered the eggplant and lamb appetizers, two curries and a kebob for dinner, and they brought out a rice pudding (more like a rich cake) complete with the embarrassing Happy Birthday song. If you already like Indian food, this place is excellent. If you're curious about Indian food, this is an excellent place to start.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you are headed to Jammin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    If you are headed to Jammin Java for music, stop at Tumeric before or after. The food is good and the service great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food at a great price
    MEB1VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    This was my second visit to Turmeric. We ordered a bunch of appetizers (get the eggplant!) and enjoyed our various main courses. Two complaints: Two of us split a platter that was supposed to come out with naan, and even after reminding the waiter, he never brought it out. We had plenty of food with the appetizers so I suppose it was for the best but the principle of it remains. Also our gulab jamun dessert was served cold, and in my experience is always served hot - so we had to ask them to microwave them for us.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than the Indian food
    Happydiner
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Better than the Indian food we have been driving miles away to consume. May be the best samosas I've ever had. I couldn't believe we just walked in - why isn't this the busiest restaurant in vienna?
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Regrettably, I was somewhat
    chef
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Regrettably, I was somewhat disappointed. Several items lacked flavor. I've eaten a lot of Indian food in 68 years,both in India and around the world, but this just missed the mark. Don't know that I would return.
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  • Warm, Friendly, and Tasty
    CynthiaVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    We received a warm welcome, our server was attentive without being obtrusive, and the food was excellent. I highly recommend Turmeric!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.