Curry Mantra 1

Food & Drink
9984 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031 9984 Main Street, Fairfax Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
92% of 777 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Indian
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Indian
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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266 Tips
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Report | 10 days ago
Always delicious
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Report | 20 days ago
Great food! My family loves it so much & friendly staff.
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Report | 22 days ago
Great service and excellent food
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Report | 24 days ago
Food was wonderful.
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Report | a month ago
Nice ambiance and tasty food along with friendly treatment
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Report | a month ago
the food was delicious, and the service was great!
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Report | a month ago
My rule of thumb for rating Indian Restaurants is the tenderness or toughness of the lamb. Using this index Curry Mantra passes with flying colors. I ordered the Shahi Korma and the Spicy Lamb Masala. Both were excellent with lamb you could cut with a spoon. I would have given Curry Manta a 5 rating if the price hadn't been so high. Both dishes were $19.00, which is a bit higher than I prefer. At $16 it would have been a better buy for the money. One thing I suggest you don't miss is the Shahi Naan. This is a sweet, dessert–like bread that is delicious and the closest I've found to Peshwari Naan that I learned to love in Trinidad. I'm kicking myself because I didn't get an extra order to take home. In summary, very good food they comes at a higher than usual price.
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Report | a month ago
Great place , the Goat is great. First time here . MADHU The waitress is great and everyone else . Will come back !
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Report | a month ago
Food was delicious!
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Report | a month ago
The food, service, and ambiance were all excellent! We can't wait to dine there again.
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From Our Editors

You might momentarily forget your hunger when you step into Curry Mantra's striking, newly expanded dining room, where vivid Indian artwork speckles the warm orange and yellow walls. Your appetite is reawakened, however, when you peer into the large kitchen window and catch sight of juicy morsels of lamb, salmon, and chicken waiting to be cooked in tandoori ovens. When discussing his decision to install a kitchen window with a food critic Tom Sietsema from the Washington Post, owner Asad Sheikh explained, "I want my customers to see what's going on in the tandoor." He's proud of the work that goes on in his kitchen, which earned Curry Mantra a spot on Northern Virginia magazine's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, its Best of NoVa list in 2015, and Washingtonian Magazine's Best of Fairfax 2013. His chefs pull culinary inspiration from all four corners of India, folding lamb, chicken, and seafood into a wide variety of flavorful curries and fiery vindaloos. To craft their goat biryani rice dish, the chefs use a generations-old recipe passed down to Sheikh from his grandmother, peppering aromatic basmati rice and tender goat meat with saffron and nuts.

Silverware clinks against glass tabletops in the dining room, where diners sip on glasses of wine and creamy mango lassi. Come lunchtime, a buffet table will stretch across the room, lined with silver trays of freshly made dishes. On the weekends, the eatery hosts live music, as traditional flutists and drummers play classical Indian music and the theme from Three's Company upon request.

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