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Royal India Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Menu

SOUPS‎
$3.95
Chicken Soup
Clear chicken broth soup diced chicken
$3.95
Mulligatawny Soup
Royal lentil soup w/ pureed vegetables
$3.95
Coconut Soup
SALADS‎
$1.50
Indian Salad
Onions,‎ green chillies & lemon
$4.95
Green Salad
$6.95
Chef Salad
Garden fresh salad topped w/ pan roasted chicken
CONDIMENTS‎
$1.75
Mint Chutney
$1.75
Mixed Pickle
$4.25
Condiment Tray
APPETIZERS‎
$1.50
Papad (Two Pieces)
Very light black bean wafer
$4.95
Vegetable Pakora (5 pieces)
Mixed vegetable fritters
$5.95
Cheese Pakora (4 pieces)
Stuffed, homemade cheese slices, dipped in chickpea batter & crisp fried
$5.95
Chicken Pakora (5 pieces)
Tender, boneless chicken breast marinated in a lightly spiced batter & crisp fried
$6.95
Fish Pakora (4 pieces)
Boneless haddock marinated in a lightly spiced batter & crisp fried
$7.95
Shrimp Pakora
Shrimp marinated in a mixture of spices & crisp fried
$3.95
Aloo Tikki (Two Pieces)
Potato patties
$3.50
Vegetable Samosa (Two Pieces)
Crispy turnovers stuffed w/ spiced potatoes & peas
$3.95
Meat Samosas (Two Pieces)
Crispy turnovers stuffed w/ ground lamb, spiced potatoes & peas
$5.95
Vegetable Mixed Appetizers
Vegetable pakora, vegetable samosa, aloo tikki & cheese pakora
INDIAN BREADS‎
Small $6.95
Large $9.95
Bread Basket
Good for a group meal. The variety of breads
$2.25
Naan
Unleavened white flour baked bread
Onion 3.50
Unleavened white bread stuffed w/ onions
$3.95
Garlic Naan
Unleavened white bread stuffed w/ garlic
$3.95
Cheese Naan
Unleavened white bread stuffed w/ minced panir
$3.95
Kashmiri Naan
Unleavened white bread stuffed w/ raisins, cashews & coconut
$3.95
Chicken Naan
Unleavened white bread stuffed w/ tandoori chicken
$2.25
Tandoori Roti
Wheat bread baked over charcoal heat
$2.95
Poori
Crispy, deep fried puffy bread
$2.95
Chapati
Traditional flat Indian wheat bread
SOUTH INDIAN SPECIALTIES‎
Served w/ coconut chutney & sambhar
$8.95
Plain Dosa
Thin crepes made w/ rice & lentils
$9.95
Masala Dosa
Thin crepes stuffed w/ potatoes & onions
$10.95
Chicken Dosa
Thin crepes stuffed w/ chicken & potatoes
$10.95
Lamb Dosa
Thin crispy crepe stuffed w/ lamb & potatoes
$9.95
Uttapam
A thin pancake made w/ rice & lentils, topped w/ onions, tomatoes, peppers, coconut & fresh coriander
RICE SPECIALTIES‎
Biryanis served w/ raita
$11.95
Vegetable Biryani
Basmati rice cooked w/ fresh vegetables, seasoned w/ herbs, toasted cashews & raisins
$13.95
Nizami Biryani
Basmati rice cooked w/ chicken or lamb & vegetables, in a delicate blend of exotic spices, w/ toasted cashews & raisins
$15.95
Shrimp Biryani
Basmati rice cooked w/ fresh vegetables, seasoned w/ herbs, toasted cashews & raisins
$16.95
Special Royal Biryani
Basmati rice cooked w/ fresh vegetables, lamb, chicken & shrimp seasoned w/ fresh ground spices & toasted cashews & raisins
$2.50
Side Order of Basmati Rice
TANDOORI SPECIALTIES‎
Eat healthy. Tandoor is a traditional, charcoal oven made w/ clay. It is an old-fashioned style of cooking, about 2000 years old. Food cooked in clay ovens is very juicy, healthy & light. It also has its own kind of smoky, delicious flavour. Served w/ basmati rice.
$12.95
Chicken Tandoori
Chicken (with bones) marinated in yogurt & spices & grilled in clay oven
$12.95
Chicken Tikka
Boneless chicken breast marinated in yogurt & spices & grilled in tandoor
$12.95
Seekh Kebob
Finely minced lamb seasoned w/ herbs & spices & baked in clay oven
$14.95
Lamb Boti Kebob
Juicy‎ chunks of lamb marinated in cream & spices & clay oven broiled.
$14.95
Fish Tandoori
Salmon marinated in cream & spices & baked in our tandoor.
$15.95
Shrimp Tandoori
Jumbo shrimp marinated in cream & freshly ground spices & grilled in tandoor.
$15.95
Mix Tandoori Grill
Delicious combinations of lamb, chicken tikka, chicken tandoori, sheek kabob, fish & shrimp tandoori
VEGETARIAN DELIGHTS‎
Served w/ basmati rice
$11.95
Aloo Ghobi
Fresh califlower & potatoes gently cooked w/ herbs & spices
$10.95
Aloo Palak
Fresh‎ spinach cooked w/ potatoes
$10.95
Malai Kofta
Vegetable balls cooked in velvet sauce
$10.95
Aloo Matter
Fresh garden peas cooked w/ potatoes
$11.95
Palak Paneer
A flavourful blend of fresh spinach, ginger, onion & cubes of homemade cottage cheese cooked in light spices
$10.95
Dal Maharani
A‎ royal lentil dish cooked w/ fresh ginger, garlic & onions. Garnished w/ shredded makhan
$10.95
Kabuli Chana
A north Indian specialty. Subtle flavored chickpeas tempered wtih ginger & garlic
$11.95
Matter Paneer
A classic dish in Northern India. Fresh homemade cottage cheese gently cooked w/ tender garden peas & fresh spices
$11.95
Baingan Bharta
A‎ classic dish, whole eggplant roasted over charcoal, gently blended & tempered w/ aromatic herbs & spices
CHICKEN SPECIALTIES‎
Served w/ basmati rice
$12.95
Chicken Curry
Boneless chicken cooked w/ fresh onions, garlic & a unique blend of spices
$12.95
Chicken Saag
Chicken cooked w/ fresh spinach
$13.95
Chicken Korma
Chicken‎ cooked in creamy sauce enriched w/ cashews
$13.95
Chicken Bhuna
Boneless chicken pan roasted w/ spices, onions, tomatoes & peppers
$12.95
Chicken Mushroom
Boneless‎ chicken curry cooked w/ mushrooms
$13.95
Chicken Chili Masala (Hot)
Boneless tandoori chicken cooked w/ green chili, onions, peppers & spices
$12.95
Chicken Vindaloo (Hot)
Boneless chicken cooked w/ potatoes, a touch of lemon, hot spices & fresh green herbs
$13.95
Chicken Mango
Boneless chicken cooked w/ sweet & sour mango sauce & garnished w/ green herbs
$13.95
Butter Chicken
Pieces of boneless tandoori chicken cooked in a creamy tomato sauce enriched w/ cashews & raisins
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All reviews naan lamb rogan josh thali chicken curry bread basket indian food best indian family owned excellent food and service small restaurant take out at lunchtime lexington area prices are reasonable lexington green quick lunch dishes
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ordered takeout lunch from the Royal Inia Bistro and it was terrific! This is a very small place, so go early or else order take out. We were pleased that the "medium" spicy foods had some heat. Everything we ordered was excellent. The garlic...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Deb255
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visit Lexington for work every other week and this is my favorite dinner spot. Start with the shrimp tempura and the butter chicken. The onion naan and some Rita complete the meal though ask for a half order. Run by two brothers who make...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank antiup o
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, consistently fresh and excellent Indian food. Great staff. A little hotter than some places, so if you tend to want less heat, just ask and they will adjust. Very recommended!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nancy Keane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food. Have been there with friends from India who agree that the food is authentic in presentation and taste. Nothing fancy. The chicken biryani and the Special Royal Biryani (with lamb, chicken and shrimp seasoned with spices and cashew and raisins) are two...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CJ112015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go here quite a bit. Try the lamb vindaloo; it is legit! Good friendly service and prices are reasonable. Always served fresh.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Boston-RedSox-USA
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Varied lunch menu with chicken, lamb and vegie dishes. Mild, medium and hot spice. Lamb Rogan Josh and Chicken Curry were both delicious. Waiter brought us extra rice. Garlic Naan is a must order. A bread/cracker was served with three different condiments. Portion sizes were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 480jeannee
Reviewed 3 December 2018

This is a relatively new, hole in the wall kind of place. The ambiance is crowded, seating limited, and service average. But people come here for food, and they are not disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank kmudan
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

They probably need to decide if they are a take-out or sit down restaurent. This visit we had to wait 20 minutes to order - had to tell the person serving water. Then a long wait for food. Meanwhile the restaurent had a line waiting...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scarisbrick
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Plenty of Indian cuisine options across the board with delicious naan, full bar, and tasty desserts. Entrees served respectfully with on-table warming candles. Delicious papadum pre-meal, and very good service throughout the night. Would return 10-fold for this great restaurant in a beautiful town.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rich G
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Recommended by a local. Good service. Small place, may be a wait. Food was fresh, delicious, and authentic. Vindaloo is hot, but not that hot. Lunch special is a good value.

Date of visit: October 2018
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