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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
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:15
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We are vegetarian and like the options here. The chappathis are great but the naan has egg in it. A little pricey, but good quality

Thank Harish R
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place doesn't look like much but it's quite good. Only holds about 20 diners. Seems to have a brisk take-out business. I had the Goa Shrimp Curry and Vegetable Masala. Both were excellent. They were happy to make me a smaller portion just for asking since I was solo. Eaten here twice. Food was good both times. Service is... More 

Thank famtravlesny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

For is freshly prepared. Nothing reheated or out of a pot. Small place so gets very crowded. Great value for lunch

Thank Mark G
Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We have never had a bad meal here. It gets crowded at weekend nights so plan accordingly. You can get a drink around the corner while you wait at via lago.

Thank Heathhart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is our go-to restaurant for delicious Indian food. We usually have it delivered to our home, and the delivery people are wonderful. Everything we have tried is simply delicious! The restaurant is in a nice tucked-away location on a side street in Lexington center. The only downside is that it is relatively small, so it can be challenging to... More 

Thank Arlene S
Weston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

really tasty food definitely the best in Lexington. I understand that not everyone likes Indian food but this is a great place to try it. Management go out of their way to be helpful and the place is bright and pretty

Thank Mara B
Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We make sure to eat here whenever we're staying with family in Lexington. The food is very tasty and the prices are reasonable--go for lunch and get the lunch specials! I'm no expert on Indian but the place feels cozy and authentic and the menu has loads to choose from.

Thank theredbomber
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

was not impressed. somehow managed to ruin classical indian dishes. tough and chewy, overseasoned. will not return

Thank Mickey W
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We are so glad to have found this hidden gem! Now we know where it is... it is not so hidden but still a gem!!!. No, it is not huge in size, and there may be a waiting line because the are no reservations on the week ends, however, they do try to welcome you in the small foyer with... More 

Thank riklin52
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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

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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
Indian, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?