Curry Mantra

Food & Drink
9984 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031 9984 Main Street, Fairfax Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Closed All Hours
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92% of 1561 customers recommended

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Indian, Vegetarian
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Mon-Fri
    11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Indian, Vegetarian
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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Report | 2 months ago
I ordered bel puri And chicken tikki masala Along with garlic naan.
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Report | 2 months ago
Lamb vindaloo wasn't spicy and there were only 4-5 pieces of potato in it. The staff was nice.
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Report | 2 months ago
Eh! $$$.
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Report | 3 months ago
The buffet was good
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Report | 3 months ago
Delicious! I especially loved the palak chat and garlic naan.
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Report | 3 months ago
Service is excellent. They remade my omra because i had ordered mild. A bit on the spicy side
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Report | 3 months ago
Excellent service and fabulous lunch buffet.
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Report | 4 months ago
I love this place. Very nice date night but also good for casual dinning.
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Report | 4 months ago
Quality was not, service is slow.
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Report | 4 months ago
Great food, good service, and good prices. One of the best Indian restaurants around. I like the Chicken Masala and veg curries.
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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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Curry Mantra

Sun
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mon-Fri
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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