Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria

4.8
431 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Aditi, the name of an ancient goddess, symbolizes the cyclical nature of life. The Sanskrit word, Aditi, denotes abundant, joyful & unbroken creative power that sustains the universe. Colloquially, Aditi means ‘distinguished guest’. Aditi Indian Dining’s new & trendy location in Kingstowne boasts of modern decor, great ambience, a cozy bar & an abundant choice of appetizers, entrees & desserts. We also serve a lunch buffet every day. Our menu features a wide range of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. The menu offers choice for the discerning customer and our team is eager to offer choice on varying spice levels, health & heart friendly foods. We are located in Kingstowne Towne Center across Kingstowne 16 Cinemas in Alexandria and minutes away from all the major highways (395, 95, 495 & Fairfax County Parkway) & close to Vandorn and Springfield Metro. The center also has abundant parking facilities, a large play area for families & is coupled with great shopping.
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Bolipoet
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Unfortunately with Covid the restaurant has three sets of customers - Delivery, Pick-Up and in-house dining with minimal staff. The service was attentive but very choppy due to the need to service those other customers. It’s hard to see three tables only and have your meal take 1/2 hour! It is par for our Covid time and Aditi’s food is still so outstanding. I hope someday to return to a full restaurant with great service.

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Tobagogirl
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good! A must try is the lemon pepper calamari! Who knew?!? The drinks were beyond good! The how and wait staff were so friendly and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!! The food was amazing too

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CleoA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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vipEricJ
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a favorite when we lived in DC in the past. Staff is very friendly, and ready to adjust the spice level for your taste. Great spiced Manhattan, and very reasonably priced wine menu.

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DoreathaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were excellent. Very attentive. The food and drink was delicious. We did not have to wait long for our food or drink to arrive at the table. This my second visit. Next time I visit, I will have dessert.

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vipMichaelS
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a chance to sit outside and the weather was wonderful. The waiter was extremely helpful in addressing dietary concerns of our guest. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. Loved the goat stew and also the bread basket

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. This is top notch Indian cuisine.

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vasailor
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at brunch as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butter chicken was so good I could drink the sauce!!! Naan was great and my husband loved his dish but I do not recall. New fav spot for Indian food. Def going back!

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Foodie
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our experience here. I had the Lamb Rogan Josh while he enjoyed the Salmon Tikka Masala and everything was quite tasty to include the drinks!

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SunitaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service delicious cuisine especially lamb chop masala and tandoori platter ! Recommend to check out .* I would definitely recommend friends and family !

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JoeH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Indian food we have had since we moved to NoVA.

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vipRonaldC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn’t wait any longer for the Butter Chicken, which was great. The Samosas and lamb Rogan Josh were on the spicy side but we hadn’t been there since before Covid. The kitchen turned down the heat on the lamb for us. Lots of food; we took home some of everything, except the delicious Naan. Can’t wait to go back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food Nice place

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viprm1966
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant for outstanding Indian cuisine!! Great selection of food that is reasonably priced and extremely tasty! Highly recommend!

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MDVet
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Aditi. Found it to be very quiet. Our Server was great. Made some drink recommendations that were spot on. Highly recommend if you want some good Indian food in a nice quiet place.

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Great
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my neighborhood spot, always great food and service!

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vipKhanhN
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good - good service - reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Had an 8:45 reservation on Sunday night. When we got there it was closed. I gave it a medium rating but I never got to actually eat there.
I can't blame them totally. Why would there be a reservation on open table if the restaurant isn't open.

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vipRBlair
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a opportunity to dine with my youngest daughter. It was so nice to sit and enjoy her company in a quiet place. The food was superb.

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Megs
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. They also have a kid's menu if you have little ones who don't like curries. The service was great.

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vipMuncharovsky
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Any kitchen can have an off-night, and this might have been one. We're regulars and had a Good Meal, but it was late on a slow Friday night, and the usual high quality wasn't quite there. The Baby Spinach Chaat wasn't as hot and crispy & Tamarindy as we remembered. Some of the breads in our basket were cold, and our entrees came hard on the heels of our appetizers and salads, so we felt a tad rushed. The cheese in my sweetie's Paneer Makhani tasted a little "refrigerator-y". My Lamb Biryani had lotsa lamb and balanced spices, but was merely good, not stellar, as I remembered: I'm a lamb and goat lover, so these flavor memories stick with me. The dessert Rasmalai and Kheer also tasted like they had a few days of age on them, rather than super-fresh. Good value though... when the check arrived and I saw the total, I thunk to myself "Not Bad! Not Bad at all for the full I got and tastes I sampled".

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and the staff was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and excellent service. I had the Butter Chicken with Garlic Naan and I could not have been happier. I will definitely be returning soon.

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LaurenS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I've always loved the experience and food here--this time they didn't measure up on the service and for some of the food. I made the reservation and arrived 2 minutes before they officially opened at 5:30. No one was rushing around inside to get ready--in fact, those I saw were moving around rather leisurely. It was a freezing cold day and although they could see me standing at the door no one would come to open until after 5:30. The food this time was not as good as in the past--tandoori chicken was very dry. Although the restaurant was far from full, service was slow with a lack of attention at times. Had to summon the waiter to take our order. Water glasses were filled a few times. The check and a continer for leftovers were requested at the same time. Container was provided to self-move the leftover soup and after waiting more than minutes after the container arrived, had to summon the waiter a second time to ask for the check.

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JasonH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Aditi since it first opened in Kingstowne and before that at the Georgetown location. We have never had a bad experience. The food is always delicious, the staff are polite and friendly, and the atmosphere is superb. I strongly recommend dining at Aditi!

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OpenTable Diner
Serbia
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great,so is the service

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vipYumimi
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and excellent food.

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vipRobert
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I don’t enjoy Indian food but I set this dinner up for a friend who wanted Indian food. I was pleasantly surprised and willing to go back. The lamb vindaloo was really good and the service was quick and polite

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Ruth
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Between the poor service, lack of authentic Indian flavor, this wannabe Rasika is overpriced and overrated. We made a reservation, waited for 10 minutes before being acknowledged by anyone, and when we were finally given any attention, we were told it’s a 25-min wait. So we stated we had a reservation, and it turns out they gave our table to someone else. Ok. Then, they tried to seat the 3 of us in a table for 2 people, didn’t even offer a 3rd chair. I guess we were supposed to huddle on the bench. I asked for a bigger table and was told the small table is what’s available. But I saw a family with 3 kids leaving. So the waiter shows me their dirty table and is like, is this what you want?

Ok so now on to food. The baby spinach chaat is a poor imitation of Rasika’s palak chaat. It was soggy and barely edible. Our tawa fish curry was cold & tasteless, as was the Gobi Manchurian. The butter chicken was the only dish that came out hot. But it was made with fatty chicken thighs. Who does that except those that want to cut costs?

Any self-respecting Indian will not dine here for authentic Indian food that is way overpriced. Check out Rasika in DC or go to Curry House in Burke, VA - excellent authentic Indian flavor and superb customer service.

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AnitaS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The ambiance is great.... unless you are seated by the door on a cold and rainy day. Every time a new patron enters you get a cold breeze of air. The server wasn’t incredibly attentive and they weren’t able to modify my chosen dish to my needs... unlike just about every restaurant of Indian cuisine I’ve ever been to... how difficult is it to put the same sauce you use on the chicken tikka masala onto potatoes and cauliflower instead? Well, the server assured me it couldn’t be done and then man-splained to me about how masala is just the term for spices not a specific sauce like I don’t know what garam masala is and haven’t been making this from scratch myself at home. He assured me the aloo gobi would be served dry without a sauce so I ordered it extra spicy thinking to add the sauce from my husband’s chicken tikka masala and be fine. It came out instead drenched in another dark tomato sauce that was very spicy like I enjoy my food but absolutely no flavor beyond the heat. It wasn’t even a recognizable vindaloo or anything... it was like a can of tomato paste with some onion and some chili powder thrown in.... in a word, disgusting. I ate it because it was dinner and I hadn’t eaten since breakfast but I would never stop here again.

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GrandmaA
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten at Aditi several times and have never been disappointed. We had a shrimp curry that was spectacular. We also had the spinach with cheese dish and an samosa. We left very satisfied and happy.

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vipLovetodineout
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Aditi’s did not disappoint. The food was excellent, the portions generous, and the service very attentive! 5 stars!

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vipjmp537
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great service and excellent food whether an appetizer, soup, or entrée.

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williamr
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Extremely good food - would return again. Nice atmosphere.

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JohnS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and value. All of the dishes were wonderful. The only caveat was that the spinach chat was spicy and not as crunchy as usual. Beside this single minor issue, I would highly recommend Aditi.

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ANDREAR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been to Aditi to celebrate many special occasions. The service and food are always consistently very good. Authentic Indian food.

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vipKathleenS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious Food! My boyfriend and I had the most wonderful time. First time here, the reviews did not fail us. It’s a very laid back environment. The servers didn’t rush at all. And I’m sorry, but yes, the food is absolutely amazing, BUT, what I truly appreciated the service. They were present and always around but didn’t hover or rush us. And the check. I can’t stand when a server brings the check and says “take your time”. I will come here again because they understand that doing that means “please leave, I’m done with you”. Probably an odd thing to pin point, but I really appreciated it. Food was amazing!

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vipEmeryC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great weekend buffet.

FAQs

Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 922-6111.

Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria is rated 4.8 stars by 431 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.