Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria

4.7
388 reviews
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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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GB
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I had the tandoori platter. Once again...it was delicious. Can't wait to return.

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GB
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the non-veg thal for dinner. Not only was it delicious but also the portions were generous. I was stuffed! Thank you for an excellent meal.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for my grandmother in law’s birthday, it was her first time and she really enjoyed it! We all did! The only issue we had was with the naan not being out with the appetizers we had. They waited till the food came out to bring it.

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AR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good, not great...and be advised that they don't have a lighted sign so it's a bit hard to find their location at night.

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a recommendation and it did not disappoint. I would definitely return and try something new although what I had was delicious. Bonus extras were eaten the next day and as good as the original!

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SV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Indian restaurant

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My colleague from India says it's the most authentic Indian restaurant in the area. It's delicious! The chicken saag that I first ordered when I visited this restaurant 20 years ago is no longer on the menu, but they'll still make it for you.

This was the first place my wife and I ate when we started dating, so it holds a special place in our hearts.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my mother’s 76th Bday and she was with her crew of 6 elderly Muslim women and they can’t stop talking about the food, the service, the space was clean.

Thank you for making it wonderful!

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j
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The rice was pre made, clumped together. Garlic nan was more like ghee-garlic cardboard. When mentioned to server, we were informed to tell them when ordering no ghee??? When presented with bill server did remove nan from bill, which was appreciated however, we would have preferred having it remade with just a little ghee and taken off bill. Yellow lentils served were very little portion and few lentils, more like 3oz of yellow soup. We will probably not return. Disinterested service really, average to below average food.

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RE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I hadn't had Indian food for a while and had forgotten many of the dishes but the waiter was very helpful and attentive and helped us make our choices. I love hot food but my wife does not, so make sure that you check the spice level but again the waiter was very helpful. Dishes come with Naan and they're hot and newly made and scrumptious! I had the lamb vindaloo and my wife had the chicken tandoori masala and they were both delicious. Vindaloo is one of the hottest dishes on the menu which was fine with me. It's better to eat in a larger group so you can taste more dishes. We also had the spicy fried fish for appetizer and that was excellent. Prices for dinner were very reasonable and I understand from my wife that the lunchtime buffet is also great. Highly recommended!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Indian food in NoVa!

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M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and friendly service. They were understanding when we came late.

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AL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a hidden jewel for Indian food.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great as usual

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t
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always excellent Indian food. Here with business people from India and they approved as authentic. While small and in a mall-type setting, the interior has a modern decor and does not feel cheap. Service is always deferential and effective. Decent selections of wine and beer. Good vegetarian options.

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have always loved the food at Aditi and never been disappointed in the preparation. The Cosmos that we had before our meal were well made and a perfect accompaniment to Indian food. Several in my party had problems with spicy food and asked for non-spicy recommendations. However, even the non-spicy recommendations were too much for these people. I loved what I had - but then I like spicy Indian food. Nonetheless, we all took home doggy bags.

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S
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Aditi has one of the better Indian buffets in the Fairfax County area. They have a good selection of vegetarian and meat dishes and everything is tasty. The price is a few dollars more expensive that its competitors, but prices on the buffet and regular menu are not so high that the average person can't afford it.

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AM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiters are attentive and competent but not all over you. None of that annoying "Hi, I'm Kev and let's kick things off with some appe-teasers!" nonsense. Great food. I go w/ a fmaily of 5 and we're all highly satisfied. We've eaten Indian in Dubai, New York, Abu Dhabi, Japan and even India...this is right up there. Nice atmosphere. The prices are a bit high, but otherwise everything is great. Wash your meal down w/ Indian beer.

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Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Aditi proved to be an excellent find. It is located in a very large shopping mall and is in a section with several other restaurants.

We ordered a thali (a selection of several items served in small bowls, along with rice, bread and a dessert) and a dosa. Both were excellent, well prepared, spicy (just right) and flavorful. The prices were reasonable.

Well worth going back.

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a
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My husband and I have been regular customers at Aditi for years. We returned last weekend after a gap of almost two years and we were disappointed by our experience. It seems there has been some sort of management change and that was evident in their food and ambiance.

First of all there was indian bollywood music in the background which really killed the ambiance. Before they used to have very soft instrumental music playing but this time there were loud songs. The food was also subpar. We ordered the Paneer Makhani and there were very few pieces of paneer and the gravy almost tasted like tomato soup and was very thing. We also ordered the pista kulfi and it was apparent that it was made with extra water, hence watering down the kulfi. All in all, it seems this place is doing things really cheap and it was evident in their food. We are not returning here again.

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CP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy going to Aditi's. The food is always good and they make the most delicious sauces for their dishes. This time we had the Father's Day buffet and they had a good variety of dishes to select from and the price was very reasonable. We look forward to going back.

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TB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! From the service to the food. Especially the good. Authentic and generous portions.

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Great dinner with friends

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JO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a casual evening out and found Aditi to be a real treasure. The food was flavorful and appealing. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We will definitely return with additional friends.

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JP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service as always!!

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A
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Will come back again!

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FE
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

This was our 4th time visiting Aditi, but this time around the food was not as good as before. Either they changed their chef or we were served leftovers from lunch!!!

Safely we will not be returning to this Indian restaurant!

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T
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service, will come again!

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EM
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food! Pleasant staff!

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L
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place for great Indian food. We haven’t been here in a few months, so we were very excited about the revamped menu, especially some dishes that we have been wanting but can’t easily find. We’re looking forward to returning.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I recently returned to Aditi one of our old favorites. Wonderful dining experience as usual! Staff is still warm and welcoming. Not only was the food still outstanding they have added new delicious dishes as well!

The Chicken Flatbread and the Chicken Tandoori Musallam are a must!! Aditi is still one of the best Indian restaurants in NOVA; we cannot wait to come back and try all the new amazing menu items!!

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BD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian restaurant in the Springfield/Burke area. Great selection of authentic regional Indian dishes with outstanding vegetarian options. Impeccable service with friendly advice for dishes you have never tried. A great place for a leisurely meal with family or friends. Good wine and beer list.

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My friend chose Aditi because of the selection of vegetarian dishes. When I mentioned the restaurant, I hadn't realized it had a Sunday Brunch. We focused on the four hot vegetable dishes and the salad. There were several condiments. I loved the preserved lemon and the variety of bread. My friend and I both enjoyed the mango lassi flavored with bits of coriander.
The place is family friendly. Aditi is a cozy and tasty retreat from the bustle of the shopping center it is in.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

They need more waitstaff on a Friday night. We waited at least 8 minutes before the server came to our table. I realize he had a ton of tables (pretty much our whole section) but I want to enjoy my food experience as well.
We almost walked out but it smelled so good we decided to stay. Plus side - the food was delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Been coming for over a year. The good here is some of the best Indian you can find. However in the last few months the service has taken a turn to the downside with things being forgotten, not coming out in the right order, and unfortunately this time the food did not come out as hot as it usually does but instead to me it was slightly hotter than room temperature. I hope the service is addressed, as we have decided to take a break for a little while and hope the next time we come back things have been turned around.

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MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love this place! The food is fresh and flavorful. The staff is nice and knowledgeable. The drinks are good. I miss Haywards 5000 but this is still our favor spot! Try the Tawa Shrimp, Pepper chicken, or, if you are really hungry, the Platter!

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AN
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was prepared so well. Delicious. Valentines dinner so very crowded but still no waiting for our reservation

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S
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Hopefully this was an off night for Aditi. We have gone before and have been very happy with both the food and the service. The food was still good, although not as good as previous visits. But the service was terrible. We asked two different employees about three times for menus. We probably were sitting at least 15 minutes before we got them and at least 30 minutes before our waiter took our order. Service staff was generally inattentive, too busy to check on us. If staff can not handle a full restaurant, either the owners need to train them better or hire more people.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and even better service. This is one of my favorite restaurants!

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