|Address:||191 Somervelle St, Alexandria, VA 22304, USA|
|Working:||11:30AM–2:30PM 11:30AM–2:30PM 11:30AM–2:30PM 11:30AM–2:30PM 11:30AM–2:30PM 12–3PM 12–3PM|
Great place. I love Indian food but I dont speak Indian, so bare with me here. I had the tandoori chicken appetizer and it was awesome. I think tandoori chicken is vastly underrated. There is no excuse for other chicken wing spots with tons of flavors to not offer tandoori style wings. Despite my general love for all things tandoori, the chicken tandoori here was especially good, a touch hotter than some places but definitely not approaching the too spicy threshold, which is not all that high for me. I really liked the spin they put on their food; its an Indian place that makes indian food the way popular Indian places in the UK do. The main courses are nicknamed after a location in the UK where the dish does well. I had the chicken tikka masala and it was, of course, delicious. They actually had a better beer selection than I expected at an Indian restrauant, so I started out with a decent porter I am blanking on at the moment, but had to switch to the 22oz Taj, my favorite for Indian food. I am kind of a beer snob, but for Indian its Taj, for sushi its Sapporo and for Mexican its negro modelo. Thats how I roll. For desert (not that i needed it) I had those doughnut holes soaked in simple syrup. Cant remember what thats called but its good. Also, the garlic naan is awesome but I would go with the regular ONLY because the flavors of the main dishes are so unique and painstakingly chosen I felt the additional garlic muddled the overall effect. Your mileage may vary. Sorry this is so long, but you have a lot of options in this part of town so I felt it was important to give a good review and explain the 5 star rating because I dont just give those out. Although, you probably wont see any low rated places from me because I dont feel the need to dwell on bad experiences and I dont go to places I know I wont like. Eat good.
What a hidden gem! Off the main roads, tucked in residential Cameron Station, London Curry House is a fantastic Indian restaurant nestled in between townhomes and a park. The interior is gorgeous and very ornate. I love the chandeliers and the beaded curtains. Lots of tables, huge bar, beautiful banquet room, open kitchen, large open space. It is one of the most ornamental and cleanest Indian restaurants Ive been to. We ordered chicken tikka masala ($16), daal makhani ($14), with a side of aloo ghobi and an order of garlic naan. Food came out of the kitchen on a wheeled cart. We also received two serving bowls of basmati rice. The food was all delicious, especially the daal makhani. I only wished that there was more chicken, more aloo ghobi, more everything! Its a little pricey per serving size but the food is very tasty. We devoured the chicken tikka masala and used our garlic naan to take care of the remaining sauce. I wish there was an entrée size for aloo ghobi, as the side dish was very small. In total, our entire order came out to be about $50. Service was great too. Our server was friendly and so was the manager on duty that evening. Great food, good service, beautiful décor. Go and give London Curry House a try!
We are new to Indian cuisine and found this place nearby. We just had an absolutely wonderful dinner there! We started with the Onion Kulcha and we were both blown away. The bread with diced onion baked in was delicious and could easily be a meal unto itself. Hal had Malai Koft, vegetables and cheese in sauce and raved about it. I had the Madras curry with chicken and it was delicious. The servings were large, I had my meal boxed to bring home so I can enjoy the rest of it later or tomorrow. The staff was courteous and friendly. They were able to help Hal and myself select from the menu and were very patient with us.. The atmosphere was casual, but the style of the place lends itself to formal dining very easily. It is spotless inside. We highly recommend this place, and we will definitely go back!
I really wish I could give this place 5 stars, but I cant :/ The food here is fantastic but the waitstaff, unfortunately, are not. There were two different waiters that were serving us and it didnt seem like either of them spoke with each other about what the state of our table was. For example, each of them tried to take our order at the beginning of the meal. Also, at the end when we were trying to pay (we had a Groupon), one of them accepted it on my phone and then walked away. When the other one came up to take the bill and our card, he was very confused when we told him that his coworker had just accepted the Groupon and couldnt find him. Bottom line: I will probably get food from LCH again, but next time Im thinking carryout.
The food was good. Not great, but good. We had it delivered and it took almost 2 hours - even though we were told 1 (and we live 15 minutes away). They never called to update us. We called at the 1.5 hour mark and were told it was closeby, but they were not apologetic. When the food did get to us, we had to heat it up because it was luke-warm at best. Some was cold. Its pricey, which we obviously knew when we ordered. $70 for 2 entrees and 2 sides. If it had been tastier, it may have been worth it. The lamb vindaloo had way more potatoes than meat. We really like Aroma in Shirlington. They sadly dont deliver, but we will pay a third party to deliver it to us next time.
First time we went there - we really liked it. The food, service etc. The second experience was horrible. We literally waited for 50 minutes for food and 20 minutes for bill. Not that we didnt tip in our first trip - it was more than 25%. Just went to the counter and other waiter completed the checkout process. Everyone came to apologize for laziness or just ignorance of the waiter handling my table - YOU CANNOT HAVE A RACIST WAITER... They even said they would report it to the management about the behavior of that waiter. I thought I found a restaurant - visited that twice in a week and never after that.
When the menu says "dips" it means only one dip (the bread basket with dips only comes with a small amount of yogurt). The mint paneer tikka was too charred on the corners of the square-cut cheese, and it was very dry but came with only a couple tablespoons of tomato sauce. The appetizer-sixe chicken masala had a lot of sort-of cooked red peppers and was half made of onions. Otherwise the spices were good. Small portions. Those three dishes (two apps and an entree) were $50 with tip, which is quite a ripoff considering the mediocre quality and small portions. Good interior decorating.
First time London Curry House. Very cozy inside, excellent staff and of course the food. The food was delicious. We started with Hariyali Tikka. Slightly spicy marinated chunks of chicken. Excellent. Main course was Kadai Chicken and Goat Nehari with an order of garlic naan. Both signature dishes. We asked for spicy and they delivered but it was not overbearing. Excellent spices and flavors throughout. Prices were fair. I recommend this restaurant. Its in a very charming area in VA.
Austin De Bey
Dont bother, they say they deliver but will try any excuse not to deliver to you. I was staying at nearby hotel that is well in their advertised delivery zone and they kept pushing that I pick it up instead. Ultimately, they realized I couldnt because I dont have a car while visiting. However they then claimed my order of $25 wasnt enough for their delivery. They said it needed to be $35. No point in doing business with someone that doesnt want to do business with you.