Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria

4.6
400 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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LB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently our favorite go back to restaurant after trying out others!

SM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 3

We always eat here but this day we had to wI so lo g for the food. Never got our regular witer i requested. I complained many times after waiting for an order to go. What upset me the manager never came to apologize. We were ignored even from our waiter. The food was great as always

AR
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Definitely worth visiting.

CS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have always enjoyed dining at Aditi, and as a party of six we went there last Monday. Unfortunately, one of our party said, as we were leaving, that his stomach felt funny. He was worse through the night, and was in a lot of pain on Tuesday (and had to fly back to Denver Tuesday night). We all shared the appetizers and the naan, but he was the only one to have the Butter Chicken. We brought home the leftovers, but threw it out on Tuesday. Not sure what caused this incident but think you should know. Yes, we would still recommend Aditi to friends, and will most likely come back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary celebration. We loved the food and the atmosphere. The staff was very attentive up until waiting for the check. I finally just stood up and we moved to the door so someone finally acknowledged us and brought us a check. In my opinion there was far too long of a wait from when they brought us To Go boxes until they brought us the check. But we loved everything else and will eat there again for sure!

c
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious. I got the non-veg Thali with chicken platter and it had the perfect assortment of different kinds of foods.

M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious Sunday night supper with out-of-town friends who had a jones for Indian food. Aditi did not disappoint. Mint Ginger Lemonade perfect for a hot Spring evening. Spinach Chat appetizer was a great hit all around. Entrees excellent. Bread Basket scrumptious. Aditi is our go-to neighborhood colorful ethnic restaurant of choice.

m
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambiance, pricing, and service! Aditi is my favorite Indian restaurant in Alexandria.

VJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful! Can’t wait to go back. The only disappointment was the garlic naan. Only wanted garlic taste but it was heavily buttered and we couldn’t enjoy it. The meal itself was delicious.

a
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, it was our first time. We got there early and Jerry was able to accommodate us. Staff and servers are polite and very attentive to customers. The food was delicious and well worth the money. Jerry noticed we had been waiting for our appetizers to come and brought a complimentary dish to try (spinach wafers?) which was great. Since we were celebrating an anniversary event they also brought complimentary Kulfi in the end which was delicious. Will definitely return for their service and good food.

C
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Aditi for a birthday dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our meal and experience. The spinach and brussels sprouts appetizers are amazing, and all of us also very much enjoyed our main dishes. Great service too!

GB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was good but the service and price were less than desirable.

GB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
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.

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.

AR
Washington DC
23 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.

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!

SV
Washington DC
2 reviews
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.

OT
New York Area
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!

j
Washington DC
17 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.

RE
Washington DC
13 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!

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

Best Indian food in NoVa!

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

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

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

This is a hidden jewel for Indian food.

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

Great as usual

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.

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.

S
Washington DC
145 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.

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.

3
Miami
11 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Great food and service.

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

Great dinner with friends

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.

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

Excellent food and outstanding service as always!!

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

Great experience! Will come back again!

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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