London Curry House

4.8
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88 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Lunch Reservations call@7034193160
Beautifully located in stunning surroundings at Alexandria, London Curry House offers the unique combination of classic and modern-Indian cuisine catering to an American clientele that desires something a bit spicy, but not overly so. A meal at London Curry House means accomplished food inspired by both tradition and modern Indian cuisine. You may enjoy outdoor open-air sitting with gorgeous park view or perfectly balanced ambiance indoor sitting and warm professional service.
Our menu offers wide selection of Indian cuisine with touch of British flavor-Indian dishes, including Chicken Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken with excellent balance of spices. London Curry House bar specialized in hand crafted cocktails with bartender's custom-picked Scotch and Bourbon and Rye Whiskeys along with delicious bar bites.*Please note that for diners bringing in wine, a $35 corkage fee (per 750 ml bottle of wine), with a limit of two bottles, will be charged.
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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks so much for a great lunch!❤️

c
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience overall that goes beyond standard Indian food offerings. Staff is very helpful and accommodating. Large curry & tandoori options for two. Worth it just to see the actual London phone booth inside.

G
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The London Curry House is a neighborhood gem. It is our go to restaurant when we are looking for a place to catch up with friends over a leisurely meal. Food is outstanding.

BB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Some would call us pretty experienced with Indian food (India, London, Singapore, Rasika in Washington DC). Based on our first (albeit somewhat limited) experience with LCH, it seems like the real deal. We had the Kale Chat app, the scallop app and the Lamb Rogan Josh curry. The kale chat and lamb curry were pretty darn close to perfect.
Both were distinctly and precisely spiced. The lamb in the curry was moist, flavorful and of generous portion. And as nearly all reviewers point out, the service was a big plus - friendly and professional. Well done!!

y
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was great. The new owners have definitely improved the restaurant. Would have liked the music at the bar to have been lower.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for date night and absolutely loved it. The restaurant is in a cute little area and parking was really easy even on a Saturday night. Since I’d made a reservation, they reserved a table for us by the window and we got a complimentary appetizer and dessert on the house! The food was delicious and a much better price than I was expecting. My boyfriend and I split the Manhattan which was also delicious and their most popular drink. The noise level wasn’t too loud and the ambiance was nice and romantic. Our servers were very attentive and and made sure everything was as we wanted. I will definitely come back to London Curry House!

CB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have genuinely enjoyed every meal I've had at London Curry House (I visit several times a month). The staff are very pleasant and attentive, and the flavors are fantastic! Highly, highly recommended.

C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experience I have ever had. Never disappointed, they always treat me super VIP . I think not only me. I heard people are saying Oh my god what a experience

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nothing special stands out!

SF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly fabulous and refined Indian cuisine.

B
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Curry was surprisingly good. The first bite of each different curry shocked me. Coming from more generic/cheap curries, I was blown away by the depth of flavor achieved at this restaurant. Definitely will be coming back soon.

Not extremely expensive but definitely a once in a few week place. Smallish portions for price but everything oozes with quality ingredients and attention to detail.

We were offered complimentary glasses of rosé with our meal by staff. Very pleasant overall.

SG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely appointed, comforable dining room that is not overdone. Gracious service and staff give good food suggestions. Parking is simple.

JV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there, but man oh man.. very impressive.An excellent restaurant. Amazing food, Ambience was excellent. I would highly recommend it..

A
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good menu advice from maitre’d, quite enjoyable dinner, will be returning.

TK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Started with several appetizers to share between six people.
Somosas were very good, 2 per order, as we're the Tibetan dumplings, Mo Mo and their tomato, sesame dipping sauce. The kale chat, a plate of melt in your mouth accompanying perfect spicy notes, was delicious. As was the Jhaal Muri, an unusual, but clever twist on bale puri.
All the appetizer were well presented and the rest of dinner just got better.
Main dishes we had included Lamb Vindaloo, with decent but not excessive heat and a very tasty Seafood Curry. The London and Moghul curries while good, were less spicy, to accommodate varying tastes. The curries came with rice. I like heat, so added sliced green chilies as needed. But the variety of dishes really did not need anything, the chef got each one spot on.
Sides included excellent Mutter Paneer, Mushroom Mutter Makhani, Bindi Masala and Chana Masala. We rounded out the table with Dal Makhani, Mirchi Baingan, Raita and a bread basket of different naans.
You could easily choose all the vegetarian dishes and have as good as experience.
Everyone was stuffed after sharing so much, so ended with coffee and a single Ras Malai. There were two decent sized, tasty, flattened balls and sauce, enough for everyone to have a bite.
We also enjoyed several cocktails which were all good.
Each of the courses came out piping hot and together. With curries and sides conveniently presented on a tray, so much easier to pass around. Staff was attentive refilling water, taking away dishes etc but did hover.
Plenty of street parking around the restaurant, definitely requires a return visit.
Looking forward to tasting the tandoori board and a few other favorites next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely awesome! Food was outstanding, as well as the staff. After sharing at the end of our meal we were from southwest Indiana, our waiter asked what food we were known for. After telling him about mutton, a lamb/goat stew, he added their version to our to go box. Great setting, great environment, great people!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance,foods and service.

LC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved coming to London Curry House. The restaurant has great ambiance and the servers are attentive and offer recommendations. The food was amazing and drinks are very reasonable. Especially if you are used to DC prices. The only thing I am sad about is the it is a bit far for me be a regular. But I think I will definitely make the effort to come once a month

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Good recomendado about the menu since we are not the familiar with Indian foods.

ED
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the staff were both excellent!!! I would highly recommend London Curry House to a friend. The staff were very attentive and patient. They sent an Amouse Bouche to the table which was delicious and recommended lots of great choices. It is definitely my new favorite Indian restaurant and I cannot wait to go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the service was really lovely, overall it was a great experience and we will be coming back!

G
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love London Curry House. Can’t wait to return. Great food, gracious staff. Definitely a neighborhood gem.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, drinks and amazing food!The staff made provided recommendations on what to order since many people in my party were unfamiliar with Indian cuisine. Everything we ordered was delicious! I can’t wait to eat there again!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have an authentic and wonderful dinner

M
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cant believe I had not heard of this restaurant til recently. Definitely worth a visit. Puffed rice, kale chaat were great! Lamb chops to die for. Will be back.

UD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good, service was fine. We sat in the bar area and although the bartender was very friendly , it seemed that he was just behind on service.

s
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Six adults enjoyed a Friday evening dinner at London Curry House. We shared appetizers included samosas and kale chips. The kale was reluctantly ordered by some of the adults, but once it was tasted they changed their mind. We each had our own main dish including a goat biryani, butter chicken and tandoor salmon. The dishes were plentiful. The tandoor salmon was thick and melt in your mouth tasty.

CD
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was great, enjoyed the food. Ordered the Indian wine and paired well with the food.

MD
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New menu same great food and service! We love this hidden neighborhood gem with food and service the quality of more well known Indian restaurants in DC at 1/2 the price. We like the curry experience which allows you to sample 4 different curry entrees. It’s plenty for 2 with a few portions of naan. They also have a beer and wine selection that perfectly compliment the food. After only a few visits, the friendly staff knows who we are and greets us with our favorite beverages. If you haven’t tried I Duan food this is the place to do it. If you love Indian food, you’ll love this place!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

London Curry House is a hidden gem in the west end neighborhood of Alexandria. The new menu tops even further what was already amazing fare of veg and meat, fish based appetizers and main dishes. New selections of a Tandoori board and Curry samplers for two people are excellent Choices if you want to sample a wide variety of traditional offerings. The LCH tram dies not disappoint and you will want to cone back again to try what you may have missed. Great cocktails too! Highly recommend for traditional and nouveau Indian and Nepali dishes. Service and welcoming is exceptional!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service here are excellent!

G
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal on Thursday. We were there to celebrate a bday and LCH did not disappoint. Every dish was beautiful presented and delicious. As always, the service was outstanding.

DO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem!
Superb food and unbelievable service! 10 out of 10 rating.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly amazing!! The food was so authentic and delicious - and the service outstanding!!

DM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice quiet place with good Indian food and nice decor. The best thing about this experience besides the very good food was the level of service which made us feel valued.

JH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food, exceptional service.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been meaning to try London Curry House for some time and so glad we finally did! The food and service was incredible and we enjoyed our anniversary immensely. Do yourself a favor and order the barrel aged Manhattan. We are looking forward to our next visit!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome and, because of that, we are now regulars. From arrival to departure, the staff takes wonderful care of you. The bartender crafts great drinks and changes his menu based on season (had the barrel aged manhattan - wow). The food is the best Indian around (IMHO). Good sized portions at a good price.

In short, Ambiance is great, service is great, food is great, and drinks are great.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a special anniversary and received such special treatment.
LCH is amazing for level of gourmet food and personalized service. A total hidden gem!