Tamarind Indian Cuisine

3.9
47 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
We are specialized in authentic Indian food.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon to Fri 11.30 to 2.30 PM
Sat & Sun 12.00 to 3 PM

Dinner
Mon to Sun 5 to 10 PM
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Phone number
(703) 429-1994
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Indian
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Catering
We have Catering Services for all occasions
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Behind Toy R US . Across from Target
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Parking details
Plenty of parking space available
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 47 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.7
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
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40% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BF
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

They have a bar but wouldn't make a drink.
The lamb chops were overcooked.
The staff was eager but not overly competent.
One of our dishes was never served.

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SN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

How can a new restaurant that opened in November 2018, get 50+ five stars reviews before Nov'18 dating back to Year 2015, see below review dates?

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GP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Getting seated quickly was the only nice thing that happened to us.

In the 45 minutes that followed after we ordered our food, our family (including very young children) were left waiting, starving and frustrated. We had a waiter come up to us ONCE to empathize with us and also to inform us they lost our order. The manager (lady) had an attitude, and she seemed to think we should care about their plight of having to serve us lowly paying customers.

I think their food is good judging by other reviews since we never got to the entrees.

Mistakes do happen I get it, but they seem unprepared to deal with their mistakes. I would have been completely within my rights to throw a tantrum and scream at a couple of staff but my civility got in the way. That is more than I can say for their manager.

Have no intentions of setting foot in there again while I still have my self respect.

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GO
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate my wife’s birthday in a Thursday evening and were surprised how quiet it was. We liked the open plan kitchen, you can see your food being prepared by the chefs. When it arrived the meal was excellent and the service was very good. We’ve been looking for a good curry restaurant and this is the best one we’ve found so far in Loudoun County.

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CF
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian buffet anywhere--wide selection of main dishes

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are a plethora of Indian restaurants in this area, but it’s difficult to find a really spectacular Indian restaurant....until now. 1947 has the best Indian food of any Indian restaurant in northern Virginia, and I have tried all of them!

The atmosphere is great! The restaurant has really vibrant decor. When you aren’t enamored by the food, it’s very entertaining to sit back, look around, and take it all in.

The drink selection is excellent! They have a lot of Indian beers, as well as the usual fare if you aren’t feeling adventurous. The food is exceptional. Everything from the appetizer to the entree to the naan is perfect! That’s very rare.

1947 is so good, I don’t plan on going anywhere else when I’m craving Indian food!

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H
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our good friends, my husband and I love to visit this restaurant. The food is so delicious and, of course, authentic. If there are any questions, management fixes everything. They will put two tables together so that we aren't crowded. There's never a negative when we eat at 1947. I have to add a negative comment to my previous review. The manager has not acknowledged our reservation so we are denied our points for this visit. I don't know why this has happened because we definitely checked in when we were there. I'm going to call once again--I've called before. If he does acknowledge, I will amend this remark.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great buffet. Each dish had its own unique taste and was spectacular.

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N
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and affordable in a pleasant atmosphere.

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b
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The worst food ever. Not hot. No taste. Less dishes in buffet . Only ambiance is good .

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RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Six adults went to 1947 for a family celebration. The food and service was excellent. I have also been to 1947 for a lunch and highly recommend the buffet where you will find a broad delicious selection.

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N
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very pleased with our dinner at 1947. The food was absolutely delicious and was presented in a beautiful manner in authentic serving dishes. The service was very good and the drink selection was good as well. I highly recommend and I will definitely be visiting again.

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. I would recommend 1947 to anyone who enjoys Indian food.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food. Great service. Cheap feeling ambiance but the price is right.

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j
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As previously explained apparently no one at the restaurant made a record of my Idine reservation despite telling them my name and that I had made one. The meal was a typical Indian buffet. The decor was interesting with a theme of Indian independence hence the 1947 name of the restaurant.

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R
Oklahoma City
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

As another review mentioned, the rose scent from the bathrooms is VERY POTENT! However, the food is delicious and prepared well.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An outstanding Indian meal, very friendly staff at every turn. We largely put ourselves in the hands of our waiter, asking his recommendations for appetizers and main courses for a table of seven. He asked us what kinds of things we liked, and the result was a mix of delicious standard selections and some we otherwise might have missed. The service was prompt and friendly and every dish was delicious. We are definitely coming back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Dishes were pricey

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s
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Very friendly.

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VA
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointing second experience!

We had dined at 1947 a few months ago, and it was superb! We went again this weekend, and it was very disappointing. Our waiter had no interest in answering questions or making any recommendations. I asked for a dish with no hot spice, and he recommended one that was still much too spicy for my liking. He never came back to ask if our meals met our expectations, so I was not able to express my dislike until much later when the manager/host was walking by. We used a Groupon which seemed to upset our server as he rudely threw the bill down on the table. I found the portions to be very small (4 small "meatballs" in sauce for $16). I WILL NOT BE GOING BACK!!!

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AL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

While the food was very good, the okverattentiveness of the waiter ruined the experience. He insisted on taking things away appetizers we were not yet finished with. Likewise, he pushed an appetizer on my date while she was waiting for me to arrive (thankfully, it was a tasty one!).

While just enjoying our drinks and settling in, he repeatedly kept coming back to the table to take our entre' order every few minutes. We would politely ask to come back in a little while more, and he would then hover just a couple tables away, waiting to make eye contact.

It was relatively early, and the restaurant wasn't particularly crowded, so maybe he just didn't have enough to keep him occupied. It got to the point that my date and I were laughing, and waiting in anticipation of the next antic he would pull. Nonetheless, it ruined an otherwise pleasant dinner.

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d
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience and food was surprisingly really yummy!

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PC
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food choices were standard and nothing stood out. The quality and taste was mediocre, but overpriced. Would not visit again especially with so many other restaurants that offer more exotic and varied choices in the area.

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DT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first time eating Indian food, staff were very helpful guiding us in our choices.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far some of the best Indian food i have ever had. I took my mother here while she was in town and had a fantastic time. She is vegan and we we're both impressed how our server took that into account the entire evening. I would recommend this place if it is your first time trying Indian, or if you eat it daily! It was SOOOO GOOOD!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Authentic Indian cuisine in an upscale atmosphere. Beautiful decor and great for a special occasion. Food served in copper pots atop copper heating pots so meal is piping hot until you finish it. Mango chutney is amazing, as is the lamb in mint and cilantro sauce. Great service. Will definitely visit here again.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, prepared well. Plenty for a full meal of leftovers as well. Chicken very tender, sauces flavorful. Mild ones a bit spicier than some but not too bad.

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n
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The palek paneer was very good but everything else was just okay. It smelled like mold in the hallway to the bathroom and they masked it with horrible rose smells. I accidentally walked back in the server area looking for the bathroom and caught a couple making out. Not good.

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great restaurant to dine in with your loved ones. Briyani was excellent and I recommend to try it once.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to get the lunch buffet. The food was delicious and service was top notch. We will return.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. The interior is elegant and the buffet was varied enough for everyone's appetites including children's. We plan to visit again soon.

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RC
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighbourhood gem. The food and service is great.

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R
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and good variety.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I order delivery from 1947 when I feel like great Indian food, never disappointed. This is the third time I have dined with friends in the restaurant, and each group of friends have raved over how delicious the food is. The food is delivered in serving dishes which make it very easy to eat "family style" sharing several different dishes, and enjoying a variety of flavors. The decor is modern and nice and the live musicians add to the experience.

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H
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My family and I very much enjoy the sister restaurant, Curry Mantra. We decided to try 1947 and loved it. We will be back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food with good service in a great Ambiance is a rare combination. I would encouraged to repeat.

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B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

8 of us went into this restaurant on Christmas Day for buffet, the food was horrible. All the items were bland and no taste. Had to pick somethg up on our way back home.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Worst service ever

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R
Omaha
29 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I gave 5 stars because I simply do not know. Please note that even though Open Table lets you make a reservation after 2:30 this restaurant closes at 2:30PM. My 2:45PM reservation was not honored.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem in the Sterling area. If you like Indian food, you'll love this place.

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