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Royal India Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Chicken Soup
Clear chicken broth soup diced chicken
Mulligatawny Soup
Royal lentil soup w/ pureed vegetables
Coconut Soup
Indian Salad
Onions,‎ green chillies & lemon
Green Salad
Chef Salad
Garden fresh salad topped w/ pan roasted chicken
Mint Chutney
Mixed Pickle
Condiment Tray
Papad (Two Pieces)
Very light black bean wafer
Vegetable Pakora (5 pieces)
Mixed vegetable fritters
Cheese Pakora (4 pieces)
Stuffed, homemade cheese slices, dipped in chickpea batter & crisp fried
Chicken Pakora (5 pieces)
Tender, boneless chicken breast marinated in a lightly spiced batter & crisp fried
Fish Pakora (4 pieces)
Boneless haddock marinated in a lightly spiced batter & crisp fried
Shrimp Pakora
Shrimp marinated in a mixture of spices & crisp fried
Aloo Tikki (Two Pieces)
Potato patties
Vegetable Samosa (Two Pieces)
Crispy turnovers stuffed w/ spiced potatoes & peas
Meat Samosas (Two Pieces)
Crispy turnovers stuffed w/ ground lamb, spiced potatoes & peas
Vegetable Mixed Appetizers
Vegetable pakora, vegetable samosa, aloo tikki & cheese pakora
Small $6.95
Large $9.95
Bread Basket
Good for a group meal. The variety of breads
Unleavened white flour baked bread
Onion 3.50
Unleavened white bread stuffed w/ onions
Garlic Naan
Unleavened white bread stuffed w/ garlic
Cheese Naan
Unleavened white bread stuffed w/ minced panir
Kashmiri Naan
Unleavened white bread stuffed w/ raisins, cashews & coconut
Chicken Naan
Unleavened white bread stuffed w/ tandoori chicken
Tandoori Roti
Wheat bread baked over charcoal heat
Crispy, deep fried puffy bread
Traditional flat Indian wheat bread
Served w/ coconut chutney & sambhar
Plain Dosa
Thin crepes made w/ rice & lentils
Masala Dosa
Thin crepes stuffed w/ potatoes & onions
Chicken Dosa
Thin crepes stuffed w/ chicken & potatoes
Lamb Dosa
Thin crispy crepe stuffed w/ lamb & potatoes
A thin pancake made w/ rice & lentils, topped w/ onions, tomatoes, peppers, coconut & fresh coriander
Biryanis served w/ raita
Vegetable Biryani
Basmati rice cooked w/ fresh vegetables, seasoned w/ herbs, toasted cashews & raisins
Nizami Biryani
Basmati rice cooked w/ chicken or lamb & vegetables, in a delicate blend of exotic spices, w/ toasted cashews & raisins
Shrimp Biryani
Basmati rice cooked w/ fresh vegetables, seasoned w/ herbs, toasted cashews & raisins
Special Royal Biryani
Basmati rice cooked w/ fresh vegetables, lamb, chicken & shrimp seasoned w/ fresh ground spices & toasted cashews & raisins
Side Order of Basmati Rice
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.
Chicken Tandoori
Chicken (with bones) marinated in yogurt & spices & grilled in clay oven
Chicken Tikka
Boneless chicken breast marinated in yogurt & spices & grilled in tandoor
Seekh Kebob
Finely minced lamb seasoned w/ herbs & spices & baked in clay oven
Lamb Boti Kebob
Juicy‎ chunks of lamb marinated in cream & spices & clay oven broiled.
Fish Tandoori
Salmon marinated in cream & spices & baked in our tandoor.
Shrimp Tandoori
Jumbo shrimp marinated in cream & freshly ground spices & grilled in tandoor.
Mix Tandoori Grill
Delicious combinations of lamb, chicken tikka, chicken tandoori, sheek kabob, fish & shrimp tandoori
Served w/ basmati rice
Aloo Ghobi
Fresh califlower & potatoes gently cooked w/ herbs & spices
Aloo Palak
Fresh‎ spinach cooked w/ potatoes
Malai Kofta
Vegetable balls cooked in velvet sauce
Aloo Matter
Fresh garden peas cooked w/ potatoes
Palak Paneer
A flavourful blend of fresh spinach, ginger, onion & cubes of homemade cottage cheese cooked in light spices
Dal Maharani
A‎ royal lentil dish cooked w/ fresh ginger, garlic & onions. Garnished w/ shredded makhan
Kabuli Chana
A north Indian specialty. Subtle flavored chickpeas tempered wtih ginger & garlic
Matter Paneer
A classic dish in Northern India. Fresh homemade cottage cheese gently cooked w/ tender garden peas & fresh spices
Baingan Bharta
A‎ classic dish, whole eggplant roasted over charcoal, gently blended & tempered w/ aromatic herbs & spices
Served w/ basmati rice
Chicken Curry
Boneless chicken cooked w/ fresh onions, garlic & a unique blend of spices
Chicken Saag
Chicken cooked w/ fresh spinach
Chicken Korma
Chicken‎ cooked in creamy sauce enriched w/ cashews
Chicken Bhuna
Boneless chicken pan roasted w/ spices, onions, tomatoes & peppers
Chicken Mushroom
Boneless‎ chicken curry cooked w/ mushrooms
Chicken Chili Masala (Hot)
Boneless tandoori chicken cooked w/ green chili, onions, peppers & spices
Chicken Vindaloo (Hot)
Boneless chicken cooked w/ potatoes, a touch of lemon, hot spices & fresh green herbs
Chicken Mango
Boneless chicken cooked w/ sweet & sour mango sauce & garnished w/ green herbs
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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Don't know, but here is its phone number (781) 519-6063.
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