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 1178 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Indian, Vegetarian
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • 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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Tips

396 Tips
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Report | 2 days ago
food, presentation, décor, and service all excellent. Friendly/professional servers!
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Report | 3 days ago
My husband and I especially appreciate that vegan menu items are listed separately
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Report | 3 days ago
Always amazing food and better service. This is our favorite local Indian restaurant. Nevers disappoints.
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Report | 5 days ago
We usually go early, between 5pm and 6pm, and we beat the crowd. Service is always great, we've had between 3 - 5 different people attend to our table of 2! The food is great, don't think we've ever had anything that we would not recommend. If the dish indicates that it is already spicy be careful if you ask for "extra spicy", they will put a burn on it!
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Report | 6 days ago
excellent food and service! This is my favorite Indian restaurant in the area!
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Report | 6 days ago
Food was great, and the live Indian music really added to the atmosphere.
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Report | 6 days ago
Very tasty food, good service.
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Report | 6 days ago
Wonderful food and service
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Report | 9 days ago
The staff is helpful and so caring but he food is what I go there for. Last night we got a complimentary rice pudding which was scrumptious. Curry Mantra is where I go when I have a taste for exquisite Indian food
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Report | 11 days ago
Great food and excellent service!
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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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