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Spice Kraft Indian Bistro - Clarendon, Arlington, VA

Spice Kraft Indian Bistro - Clarendon

4.7
4.7
20 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

A Boutique Indian Bistro offering Classic & Modern Indian food & Vegan, Gluten-free option

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May 2022
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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, South Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 527-5666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    South Asian/Indian

  • Catering

    https://www.spicekraftva.com/catering-clarendon

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizer

  • Papadam$3.00

    Thin & crispy flatbread made with lentils and served with mint & tamarind sauce

    • Spinach Pakora Chaat$7.00

      Crispy baby spinach fritters / bits of fresh tomato and onion all tossed in the flavor mixture of yogurt & tamarind sauce. We can make vegan up on request

      • Tandoori Chicken Wings$8.00

        Jumbo chicken wings marinated in tandoori spices and grilled in tandoori oven

        • Samosa$5.50

          Delicately seasoned potato and petite pea turnovers served with tamarind & mint chutney

          • Lashooni Cauliflower$7.50

            Crispy cauliflower / tomato garlic chutney / scallions / peppers

            • Mango & Ginger Crispy Chicken$7.75

              Crispy boneless chicken / mango ginger honey glaze

              Soup & Salad

              • Lentil Soup$5.00

                Lentil puree / cumin taduka / turmeric / coconut milk / cilantro

                • House Salad$5.00

                  Choice avocado or ginger pineapple dressing. Seasonal mixed green / grape tomato / English cucumber / red onion / toasted chickpeas / quinoa / Indian cheddar cheese

                  • Lamb Shorba (Stew)$6.00

                    Home made slow cooked lamb stock / curry leaves thaduka aromatic spices / coconut milk

                    • Greek Salad$6.00

                      Romaine lettuce / grape tomato / English cucumber / red onion / feta cheese / kalamata olives / Greek dressing

                      Chef Krafted Entrées

                      • Lamb Shank Josh$21.00

                        Slow braised lamb shank / spiced turmeric potato mash / essence of lamb Joe

                        • Tulsi Citrus Wild Caught Atlantic Salmon$20.00

                          Wild-Caught. Char grilled salmon / pickle vegetables / cilantro aioli

                          Krafted Tandoori Specialties

                          Served with basmati rice

                          • Charbroiled Tandoori Chicken

                            Chicken with bone marinated in hung curd and spices cooked in tandoori to perfection

                            • Half$15.00
                            • Whole$22.00
                          • Salmon Tikka Pineapple$21.00

                            Salmon and pineapple rubbed with aromatic spices

                            • Lamb Chops$20.00

                              Pickled spice rubbed lamb rack

                              • Chicken Tikka$16.00

                                Skewered pieces of boneless chicken breast marinated in tandoori in tandoori spices, grilled over flaming clay oven

                                • Shrimp Sea Salt Balsamic Kebab$20.00

                                  Jumbo shrimp / balsamic reduction / smashed olives / herbs / feta cheese

                                  • Chef's Mixed Grill$24.00

                                    Array of tandoori chicken / chicken tikka / salmon / shrimp / lamp chops

                                    Vegan & Gluten Free

                                    Served with basmati rice

                                    • Chettinadu Vegetable Korma$15.00

                                      Mixed vegetables / coconut milk / aromatic spices

                                      • Quinoa Sun-Dried Tomato Kale Kofta / Turmeric & Coconut Sauce$15.00

                                        Potato / kale / sun dried tomato / quinoa / red bean / ginger / spice mix / served with Cumin coconut sauce

                                        • Kata Meta Okra and Aloo / Lentil Sauce$15.00

                                          Okra and potato fritters / mango / tamarind / onion / tomato

                                          • Bhuna Bartha$15.00

                                            Eggplant roasted in the clay oven then minced and cooked with onion, tomato & spices

                                            Lentils

                                            Served with basmati rice

                                            • Yellow Lentils$13.00

                                              Slow simmered yellow lentils sauteed with turmeric, cumin, fresh garlic & ginger

                                              • Chana Masala$13.00

                                                Curried chickpeas / onion / tomatoes / aromatic herbs

                                                • Dhal Makani$14.00

                                                  Black lentils simmered overnight, abundant in rich flavor & butter

                                                  Dum Briyani

                                                  House special rice dish made with aromatic basmati rice and chef's special ingredient, slow cooked over a low flame to perfection, served with yogurt relish

                                                  • Vegetable Briyani$13.00

                                                    • Lamb Briyani$19.00

                                                      • Chicken Briyani$16.00

                                                        Spice Kraft Indian Classic

                                                        Select your sauce and protein. Served with Basmathi Rice

                                                        • Tikka Masala Sauce

                                                          Slow simmered creamy tomato sauce with fenugreek leaves & cashew sauce

                                                          • Korma Sauce

                                                            Creamy onion with cashew & almond paste

                                                            • Chettinadu Sauce

                                                              Southern inspired with black pepper, a traditional spice ground with curry leaf

                                                              • Saag

                                                                Creamy spinach with onion & garlic with fenugreek leaves

                                                                • Butter Sauce

                                                                  Onion sauce, tomato sauce, chopped onions & peppers, butter, cashew sauce

                                                                  • Vindaloo Sauce

                                                                    Grounded red chili with vinegar & potato

                                                                    • Kadai Sauce

                                                                      A semi dry onion & tomato gravy with cubes of onion & peppers with kadai masala

                                                                      • Home Style Sauce

                                                                        Freshly ground coconut with chef spices with curry leaves & fennel

                                                                        Protein

                                                                        Served with basmati rice

                                                                        • Mixed Vegetables$14.00

                                                                          • Paneer$15.00

                                                                            • Lamb$19.00

                                                                              • Salmon$19.00

                                                                                • Tofu$14.00

                                                                                  • Chicken$16.00

                                                                                    White meat

                                                                                    • Shrimp$19.00

                                                                                      Sides

                                                                                      • Mixed Vegetables$3.00

                                                                                        • Basmati Rice$3.00

                                                                                          • Mango Chutney$3.00

                                                                                            Mango / jaggery / spices

                                                                                            • Sauteed Spinach$3.00

                                                                                              • Raita$3.00

                                                                                                Tandoori Bread

                                                                                                • Naan$2.85

                                                                                                  • Roti$2.75

                                                                                                    • Gluten Free Naan$4.00

                                                                                                      almond | tapioca | rice | flake seeds | chickpeas | amaranth | chia seeds | turmeric | spices

                                                                                                      • Onion Kulcha$4.00

                                                                                                        Naan bread stuffed with onions and spices

                                                                                                        • Garlic Naan$3.85

                                                                                                          • Paratha$4.00

                                                                                                            • Goat Cheese & Kale Olive Naan$5.00

                                                                                                              Goat cheese / olives / kale / onion / pepper / seasoning

                                                                                                              Desserts

                                                                                                              • Rice Pudding with Sweet Bondhi$5.00

                                                                                                                Overcooked rice with sweet milk reduction

                                                                                                                • Vegan Blueberry Rice Kheer$5.00

                                                                                                                  Rice / coconut milk / blueberries

                                                                                                                  • Coconut Pineapple Bread Pudding$6.00

                                                                                                                    Shredded coconut / coconut milk / pineapple compote

                                                                                                                    • Gulab Jamun with Roasted Nuts$5.00

                                                                                                                      Nut. A light pastry dumpling made with fresh milk and sweet honey (served warm)

                                                                                                                      Beverage

                                                                                                                      • Coke$2.00

                                                                                                                        • Sprite$2.00

                                                                                                                          • Mango Lassi$4.00

                                                                                                                            • Iced Chai Latte$4.00

                                                                                                                              • Decaf Coffee$2.00

                                                                                                                                • Diet Coke$2.00

                                                                                                                                  • Iced Tea$2.00

                                                                                                                                    • Masala Chai (Hot)$3.00

                                                                                                                                      • Regular Coffee$2.00

                                                                                                                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                        What 20 people are saying

                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                        4.7
                                                                                                                                        4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                        • 4.8Food
                                                                                                                                        • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                                        • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                                                                        • 4.5Value

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                                                                                                                                          TomT

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          My wife and I had a very enjoyable meal at Spice Kraft. The chicken tikka masala was juicy and flavorful. The potatoes and okra dish was crunchy, chewy, spicy, and sweet. The onion kulcha, house salad, raita and mixed pickles were all tasty. The service was very good. The restaurant is nicely decorated. This is one of our favorite Indian restaurants we have ever been to.

                                                                                                                                        2. OT

                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                          Great selection of gluten free options - everything was super tasty

                                                                                                                                        3. CO

                                                                                                                                          ChristineO

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Amazing food and great service. Took my mom and grandma here for Mother’s Day. We got so much food for a great price and everything was excellent

                                                                                                                                        4. P

                                                                                                                                          Phildrill

                                                                                                                                          New Orleans

                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                          Good location next to Metro station. Some outdoor seating on a busy road. Small place but adequately spaced tables. Tasty Indian cuisine with friendly efficient service.

                                                                                                                                        5. P

                                                                                                                                          Pwww

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                          It was hot and stuffy. They opened one of the doors for some fresh air which helped but opening both doors or ac would have been better

                                                                                                                                        6. OT

                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Absolutely loved the food. The burger was to die for as was the Mango lemonade. Loved the fact that I was asked my preference of ice or no ice before being served a glass full of ice cold water. Recommend 100%

                                                                                                                                        7. OT

                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          52 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          52 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Who knew that ,seeming, tiny, corner restaurant had so much goodness…..?!?!! Everything and everyone we encountered was in point. We had leftovers and I was upset when it I finished it the next day. I wanted more…. The drinks, food, and personable service have us planning our return trip.

                                                                                                                                        8. MB

                                                                                                                                          MBUArl

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          The food was amazing and the service was great!

                                                                                                                                        9. PC

                                                                                                                                          PCV3

                                                                                                                                          Richmond

                                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          The food was great with unique flavors. The service was also quite fast despite being crowded. Would definitely recomnend.

                                                                                                                                        10. CS

                                                                                                                                          CharlesS

                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                          61 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          61 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Spice Kraft has been our go-to Indian restaurant in Del Ray; now it is our go-to Indian restaurant in Clarendon. Everything - mango ginger chicken, tandoori chicken wings, chicken with butter sauce, and the mixed grill - was hot, moist and flavorful. Prospective diners (without a reservation) had to wait to be seated because every indoor table and outdoor table was full.

                                                                                                                                        11. S

                                                                                                                                          Simpim

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          Loved the lamb tandoor and the kulfi. Must try for the place!

                                                                                                                                        12. LE

                                                                                                                                          LEF313

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          46 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          46 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          First time diners - my husband and I went for my birthday dinner. The place is charming, but, small, and the tables are close together. The noise level is high, to be honest. The service is efficient and friendly. We ordered the spinach pakora chaat, which were delicious but not as light and airy as palaak chaat. Still, no complaints. On the recommendation from the server (and the W. Post review), we ordered the lamb shank josh and the salmon tikka pineapple to share. The lamb was meltingly tender and absolutely delicious. The salmon was also very good. A generous portion of roti as well, which sopped up the lamb sauce perfectly. We had the rice pudding, which was very much comfort food. My husband ordered their margarita and I had a different drink, but can't find it online (something kush, maybe?). Both were very strong. Personally, if we are to go back, I would prefer a glass of wine. But, we really enjoyed our visit. Next time, we may try the option to build your own dish (you can select a protein and sauce) as they looked interesting.

                                                                                                                                        13. R

                                                                                                                                          Rahul

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                          Great place to eat fusion indian food. The taste is amazing . I wish the place was little bigger.

                                                                                                                                        14. OT

                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Delicious food, friendly service.

                                                                                                                                        15. OT

                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                          My go to Indian restaurant in Arlington area. Food is delicious and prepared well. Service could be better as waiters were not attentive and we had to wait an extra 15-20 minutes for the check. Ambience is pretty standard but the main reason I go back is the food.

                                                                                                                                        16. KE

                                                                                                                                          KEArion

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          80 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          80 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                          Great lunch spot right off the metro! Good lunch specials, and interesting fusion options like Indian burgers and pasta (although I did not try those). Recommend for lunch for sure!

                                                                                                                                        17. T

                                                                                                                                          Taffy

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                          Dined on January 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                          Excellent choice I will recommend everyone to experience it

                                                                                                                                        18. T

                                                                                                                                          Trish

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                          We enjoyed the cocktails which were reasonably priced and the food was excellent. Since the restaurant is small and busy, I would recommend making reservations. We ordered masala chai and dessert as well. Only thing is the dessert came way before the chai (which did take awhile to come).

                                                                                                                                        19. EB

                                                                                                                                          EmeB

                                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                          This was such an excellent meal. The restaurant is small and cozy with lovely decor and comfortable seating. The only negative about the menu was how good all the food looked and not being able to decide! Portions were huge, cocktails were unique and tasty. We immediately agreed we'd very returning in the future! Also the staff was quick, responsive, and very friendly!

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                                                                                                                                          BonnieK

                                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                          33 reviews

                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                          33 reviews

                                                                                                                                          Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                          Nice cocktails Interesting food selection. We had a mix of Tandori and other foods. all great flavors We were running late for our reservation and called to let them know. They were happy to accommodate us

                                                                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                        • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                        FAQs

                                                                                                                                        Spice Kraft Indian Bistro - Clarendon is rated 4.7 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                        Booked 3 times today
                                                                                                                                        Google Map for Spice Kraft Indian Bistro - Clarendon

                                                                                                                                        1135 N Highland St Arlington, VA 22201

                                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                          Arlington

                                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                          Lunch
                                                                                                                                          Tue–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
                                                                                                                                          Dinner
                                                                                                                                          Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                                                                                                          Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                          Indian, South Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan

                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                                          Street Parking

                                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                        • Owned/operated by

                                                                                                                                          South Asian/Indian

                                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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