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Curry Mantra 1 - City of Fairfax

294 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (371)
  • Fit for Foodies (287)
  • Good for Groups (150)

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Experience our MANTRA (MAGIC) of making CURRIES. Enjoy Curries with Classic & Traditional decor. The Best of Fairfax.50 BEST RESTAURANT ( NORTHERN VIRGINIA MAGAZINE )
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 218-8128
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adil / Surrender (North / South) Specialty
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Catering for Birthdays, Weddings, Social Gatherings or Office Parties.
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Cross street
Chain bridge, Rt 50
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Parking details
Plenty of parking in the front of the Restaurant.
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Public transit
Vienna Metro
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Special events & promotions
Closed on Thanksgiving.
Beer, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

Food and service were excellent. The Indian back ground noise was too loud and I could not hear the waiter . It also repeated itself during the meal
I recommend this place for the food. Maybe they would have turned down the music if I asked

Dave (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

The food here has always been consistently delicious. We have never been disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

The food was average but the service was bad. The waitress was unexperienced and totally unable to respond to our questions about menu items.
We asked to speak with someone else but she either didn't understand or didn't want to get help.
Of the two entrees we ordered one was the wrong dish and we had to send it back for the correct entree.

We asked if two types of naan could be combined in one 4 piece order, 2 of each, we were told they couldn't do that. The food was ok but not worth the price had it not been for the Groupon discount. We won't be coming back.

Novelist (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

Usually five stars, but this time our server was a bit rattled, the wine delivered a little late, and the nan a bit too crisp. On the other, yummy lamb roganjosh and fish curry. Always superb main dishes, with some selections involving goat and regional dishes not usually found at local Indian places. We go here often. The staff is pleasant, and the fine musician who plays in the main dining room (at least on weekends) delivers the ambiance of being in Delhi.

Dave (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

Been there many times. Still great! Lots of dishes I hadn't heard of, despite eating at many other Indian restaurants -- and usually delicious when I try them. I've been a big fan ever since it was their only location, and one storefront instead of two. I've even had them cater a party -- and no, I'm not Indian, nor was the party an Indian occasion.

Robert (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

Great regional Indian menu! Live music. Excellent service

JerryG (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

What a lovely surprise to find such a beautiful interior in a strip mall! The food was so flavorful and delicious. Our server , I'm afraid I don't recall his name, was perfection. Attentive, helpful and attentive in just the right amounts. We will definitely go back!

vipJanellH (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

A wonderful neighborhood gem. It is brightly colored and the staff greets us right away and they are very friendly. Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Saagwala are our go too dishes. Always excellent. Onion Kulcha and Garlic Naan - fantastic!

vipbreakfastlover (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

Curry Mantra is one of our regular places when we are in the mood for Indian food. The food is consistently good. I ordered the mixed grill and my husband ordered the spinach/lamb dish. both were very good.

vipSandy (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2016

Great Indian food. One of the top Indian restaurants in the Washington DC area. The service was wonderful. Our server was very attentive and the pace of the meal was just right.