Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria

4.7
375 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 922-6111
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Catering for parties ranging from 30 people and above. We also deliver large orders for parties.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Kingstowne Towne Center has abundant indoor and outdoor parking facilities
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Public transit
We are a mile and half awaya from Vandorn and Franconia Springfield Metro stops. There are frequent bus routes from these Metro stops to Kingstowne Towne Center in which we are located. Bus to locations are - 321 and 322.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 375 People Are Saying
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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
53 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
132 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 23, 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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OT
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 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service as always!!

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A
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Will come back again!

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FE
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 15, 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 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service, will come again!

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EM
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food! Pleasant staff!

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L
Washington DC
13 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 31, 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
13 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 17, 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
11 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
132 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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OT
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped after a movie date, the service was excellent as always and the food, well prepared in a timely manner . We ordered everything medium heat and it was certainly spicy enough for us. We had lamb and several vegetarian dishes and enjoyed them all. Also, the Samosas were perfect as an appetizer.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My introduction to indian food was ADITI over a year ago with my partner. Although I have tried other restaurants ADITI is my go to place.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Server was Awesome. I think his name was Jerwin.. We've had him before and he's GREAT.

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a
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious authentic Indian food. Waiter was very helpful in ordering.

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S
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Aditi is a friendly spot with good Indian food. The service was a times a bit slow because the place was packed, but the wait staff were clearly doing their best and uniformly good spirited. The menu has a wide variety of options and everything we had tasted very good.

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OT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really goid food, out-of-the ordinary dishes, friendly staff.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We asked if an appetizer we wanted could be changed from 2 to 3 pieces and they were able to accommodate us. They will adjust the spiciness of any dish to your liking. They have more vegetarian options than most restaurants. Portions were enough that we all took some home. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food. Highly recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at this restaurant. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Never had a bad meal here. Good value.

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VI
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and great service at a fair price! All good!

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T
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable -- two thumbs up!

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B
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good service. Helpful and recommended items to order. Food was good; not great. Large quantities. Quiet.

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v
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was excellent as always. Very friendly to our kids.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious! We have been coming here for years and never had a meal that wasn't amazing!

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