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Bollywood Bistro

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3955 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3322
+1 703-273-0031
11:30 - 14:30
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the lunch buffet here today (Sat.) and really enjoyed it. On the buffet was an appetizer with chick peas, salad, rice, rice biryani with chicken, tandoori chicken, chicken masala, fish curry, a vegetable dish with green beans and potatoes, a paneer dish, mushroom palak (spinach dish) and a bean dish. For dessert there was a choice of an... More 

Thank nancyVa
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,007 reviews
653 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

On a chilly, rainy day,I stopped in for lunch at Bollywood and found the all-buffet meal to be tasty and fresh. There are only about five dish options plus rice, but all were fine (though not exceptional), and it was all you could eat for about $10. In the same quadrangle area, there are three or four other "bistros" (Great... More 

Thank jaseaton
Fountain Valley, California
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223 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Service was 5 stars. Lots of underground parking. Nice decor, with cloth napkins and nice china and flatware. The lunch buffet was $9.95, with everything unlimited, including naan. The food seemed not too spicy, and all the entrees I tried had great flavor. (One criticism of mine of Indian food is, most everything is almost baby food in texture). The... More 

Thank edq88222
Haymarket, Virginia
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144 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I had heard so much about this restaurant and was expecting wonders. To start with the service was very average and the place is not cheap at all. Considering all the choices of Indian restaurants, I felt this was over rated. I ordered the rogan josh and the chicken kebabs. As an Indian, my expectations for Indian food are high.... More 

Thank Sarab D
Ile de Noirmoutier, France
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169 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Always great food and service. They start you off with papadum, The vegetarian dishes have lots of flavor. All the dishes make you want to come back again and again just to see what the next dish will taste like.

Thank Brellie
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

On our visit, we found the food great, the service friendly but the atmosphere was 'kind of cafeteria.'

Thank PQTwo
Fairfax, Virginia
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to give this a try since we always see a lot of Americans here. I am not into spicy food but husband is. We found out that their dishes can be made according to your spice level - which is why I liked it. The appetizer serving is kinda small but the main dish can be shared by... More 

Thank Liza C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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164 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

My daughter took me to Bollywood as it is one of her favorite Indian restaurants. This is a small, friendly restaurant right in the downtown area. It was quite foreign to me so she explained the menu and we ordered the fried spinach salad before our meal and then I had I had the Chicken Tikka Masala. Both were delicious!... More 

Thank Jmits1
Reston, Virginia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

A friend introduced me to the Bollywood Bistro lunch-time buffet three years ago and I have been going there ever since to meet friends and clients, Good ambianc, service and selection of meat and vegetarian dishes.

Thank jimrva
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Just left Bollywood Bistro. Best service I've ever had at a restaurant. Sat on the patio. Lunch buffet was amazing! Everything was fresh and hot!

Thank Erica P

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3955 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3322
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-273-0031

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?