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Royal India Bistro

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7 Meriam St, Lexington, MA 02420-5308
+1 781-861-7350
11:30 - 21:45
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:15
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Boston, Massachusetts
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636 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I happened in here on our most recent visit to Lexington. This is some of the best Indian cuisine I've had in the US. Only in London have I found comparable. We both decided to have the Saturday luncheon special, with chicken tikka masala and chana. I had the mattar paneer, she the vegetarian curry The naan... More 

Thank Orso52
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is one of the best of India restaurant in 10 miles radius. The only problem is that the quality is not always consistent. But I will recommend it

Thank Eric F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our "go to" place, whether we are eating in or eating out. Great food...obviously authentic by the clientele....great service. Very friendly and welcoming. Just wish they would expand into a larger space.

Thank Dave S
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite Indian restaurant in MA. Great food with wonderful and attentive service. Highly recommend a visit if u are missing your favorite Indian dishes.

Thank Nigel B
Boston, United States
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you've never tried India food, don't be hesitant, it taste good. They use different spices so it's full of flavor. This is the best India restaurant, but a little small inside. You have the option to tell the chef how spicy you want your food (extra hot for me lol) The is reasonable and service is good. I recommend... More 

Thank Albie16
Gainesville, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch here, and the food was very good. Solid curries and naan. Service was courteous and attentive. We also had a Mango Lassi that was quite tasty.

Thank ChrisMonahan
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Indian restaurant we usually go to in Arlington is still closed so this was our first visit to this particular Lexington restaurant. The place was humming with folks coming and going not only to get takeaway, but also to wait for a seat in this bustling location. We were seated within five minutes and kept on looking at the... More 

Thank John O
Boston MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Small Indian Bistro run by the nicest family you could ever meet. Delicious luncheon specials and absolutely heavenly bread basket. Obvious that the chef knows what he's doing as this was the best Indian food we've had in the area. Prices reasonable, service excellent, everything A+. Will be back!

Thank cocoajean
Gainesville, Florida
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My partner and I visited the Royal India Bistro for dinner and had a wonderful experience. We ordered mango juice and chai tea to drink, both of which were exquisite. I had the chicken tikka masala prepared medium-spicy. The sauce was among the best I have ever had--very rich and creamy. The chicken was tender and cooked to perfection. My... More 

Thank Brittany B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying overnight on a road trip and being Sunday night not a lot of places were open later. Found this little(yes it is little) place. Really attentive staff and the food was so good. Breyani was perfect for me and the shrimp tandoori masala was one of the best!

Thank shonzi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Meriam St, Lexington, MA 02420-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-861-7350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?