Curry Mantra 1

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Traditional curries, biryani rice dishes, and tandoori specialties at a restaurant with vivid Indian artwork

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Promotional value expires Sep 25, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for buffet or towards alcohol. Valid only at Fairfax location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$20 for $40 Worth of Indian Food

The menu features tandoori bell peppers stuffed with housemade cheese, potatoes, and spices ($7), creamy curry with tilapia and coconut ($18), and goat vindaloo in a spicy red-chili-and-vinegar sauce ($18).

Curry Mantra 1

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.

Customer Reviews

Love that they have vegan and vegetarian dishes on the menu! The guys at my table were raving about their food as I was being seated, sure enough, as soon as I started my meal, I understood why, really tasty Indian food!
Luisa M. · August 5, 2014
The food and service at Curry Mantra were excellent. The extensive menu had so many intriguing choices it was hard to decide, so we order the Non Veg and Veg Thali. They were delicious. Curry Mantra has the best Indian food I have ever tasted.
Sandy H. · November 6, 2013
Thank you for a lovely dinner.
Mary B. · October 2, 2013

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