Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria
My favorite Indian restaurant
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!
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.
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!
Best Indian food in NoVa!
Always excellent food and friendly service. They were understanding when we came late.
This is a hidden jewel for Indian food.
Great as usual
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great! From the service to the food. Especially the good. Authentic and generous portions.
Great food and service.
Great dinner with friends
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.
Excellent food and outstanding service as always!!
Great experience! Will come back again!
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!
Great food, wonderful service, will come again!
Excellent food! Pleasant staff!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Food was prepared so well. Delicious. Valentines dinner so very crowded but still no waiting for our reservation
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.
Fantastic food and even better service. This is one of my favorite restaurants!
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.
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.
Server was Awesome. I think his name was Jerwin.. We've had him before and he's GREAT.
Delicious authentic Indian food. Waiter was very helpful in ordering.
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.
Really goid food, out-of-the ordinary dishes, friendly staff.