About Turmeric Indian Dining

405 Maple Ave East
Vienna, VA 22101
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Savor a contemporary dining experience that doesn’t compromise the traditional flavors of authentic Indian cuisine. Within an atmosphere of relaxed elegance, diners will experience regional flavors artfully crafted using zestful blends of turmeric and other ancient spices.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 938-0100

Website:
http://www.dineturmeric.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Takeout, Wine

Turmeric Indian Dining Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

neighborhood gem (10)
fit for foodies (9)
special occasion (5)
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great for lunch (3)
romantic (3)
good for groups (2)
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Authentic food and great service

Dined on April 16, 2016

Tumeric Indian Dining has been our favorite place to get a fix of authentic Indian dining. The menu is extensive and includes a wide variety of regional dishes. My favorite is the fiery Lamb Vindaloo - when they say it's spicy, they mean it! Service is always impeccable and friendly, and they take the time to answer any questions and explain how dishes are prepared if you ask. They are my go-to place for Indian food!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service5

Still as good as ever. We lived in Vienn ...

vip
Dined on February 24, 2016

Still as good as ever. We lived in Vienna 2 years ago and used to have the buffet lunch at least once a week. Tried it again last week and we were positively surprised that the quality and food and service hasn't changed. Great buffet!

food5
ambience3
service1
value3

Amateur (at best) service.

Dined on February 12, 2016

We (husband & wife) have been 7 or eight times early on Friday evenings. The food has always been excellent, and distinctive among local NoVa Indian restaurants, refined, balanced, with good quality ingredients. Some of the dishes, i.e., lamb saag, are outstandingly delicious and a great value. Some, like the chili paneer appetizer, are outstandingly delicious and a very poor value in terms of quantity. It all works out. The small wine selection is good enough and fairly priced. The breads are OK, but not their strong point. Service is not their strong point either, despite the fact that they are very friendly, personable, and even somewhat hip. The service is structured in that annoying way where you may never see the same person twice, except when each of 5 staff come by as you're finally trying to eat to make sure "everything is OK." Last Friday night, we were greeted, seated, menu-ed and abandoned for 7 minutes as usual, interrupted by water delivery after about 3 minutes. When a female server appeared with pad in hand, I said, "we're ready to order." She said nothing, so I said we’d like a bottle of the Malbec. “A bottle?” She peered at my menu where I was pointing, wrote it down, but turned on her heel and disappeared for another 6 minutes. Someone else showed up with the bottle, opened it and filled our glasses more than half full. Again I asked to order. He disappears, the female reappears. I order the appetizer, my wife’s meal, some bread… and then I want to ask about one of the 3 specials, a tandoor red snapper. I said “can you tell me what the red snapper comes with?” She wrote something down and then said she would repeat the order back to us. The good news is, every dish was superb that night, even better than usual. If you go, and you should if you want some lovely food, go with time in hand, leave your type A self at home, and be braver than I about asking for a competent speaker of English.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

First Visit

vip
Dined on February 12, 2016

This was our first visit to Tumeric - the first of many to come. Great food and excellent service!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

Great Food

vip
Dined on December 30, 2015

food is really good. Service was a bit off this time, and very few in restaurant, but that's not been usual experience so not sure what issue was.

food5
ambience4
service3

Great Food, Could Use Better Service

vip
Dined on November 29, 2015

The title says it all. The restaurant wasn't super busy on a Saturday night and the service was still extremely slow. The entrees didn't come out at the same time. They forgot to bring us dishes we'd ordered several times. Overall just not great service! But good food at a decent price.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience5
service5

Delicious food

Dined on November 14, 2015

Nice atmosphere; delicious food; great service. There was a pretty good crowd on Saturday night but not packed. Other times - weekday evenings, etc - there have been very few patrons so I hope they have enough business to keep it going. It really is good!

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience4
service5

Always good, getting better and better.

Dined on November 13, 2015

Wife and I have been several times in the last couple of years. Service has always been attentive, friendly, and accurate. The cooking lately has suddenly become more to my taste. Their spicing as always been deep and complex, but "heat" has been lacking, even if requested. Lately, if you ask for very spicy, you get it, and it still does not compromise complexity. Very satisfying. All the vegetable dishes are top notch. The Saag Lamb is outstanding and a great value. The Malabar Fish Curry (I asked for extra spicy) is mind blowing. I'm not sure the breads are up to the standard of everything else. Highly recommended.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

Good lunch buffet

Dined on November 10, 2015

They have a decent lunch buffet for $10.99. There were 2 kinds of chicken, goat, lentils, spicy mushrooms, potatoes, spinach, plain basmati and saffron, bread, pappadum, some sort of dessert, I cant recall all, but everything I tried was good. I got a couple samosas to go home. They were good, too. The staff was friendly. The ambience is barebones, functional. I would not choose it for date night. We ate a late lunch so there was only one other customer there so dont rely on my noise rating.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food!

Dined on October 30, 2015

Great food!

food5
ambience5
service5

My kids love the butter chicken and naan ...

vip
Dined on October 10, 2015

My kids love the butter chicken and naan!

food2
ambience3
service2

For three of us

Dined on September 11, 2015

The service was good, but we found a few issues with the food. The veg curry was a bit bland. The "lamb chops" were really mutton chops. Not good, too chewy. The garlic bread tasted of old garlic. We were disappointed.

food5
ambience4
service4

Definitely returning

vip
Dined on September 5, 2015

Food was absolutely delicious! Nice ambiance. Attentive.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4

Our favorite Indian restaurant in VA

Dined on September 5, 2015

We love Turmeric! The best Indian food from all different parts of that vast country, served in a very pleasant laid-back atmosphere. Everything is cooked to order and is exactly as you ask-- the butter chicken is the best anywhere and the breads are great too. Let me give a special shoutout to them for sending HOT milk with the cardamom tea!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5

Good Indian Food

Dined on June 14, 2015

Had a great meal here. Super selection of curries. Meat curry was better than the vegetable curry. Flavor on the Paneer was a bit less than expected. Service was very attentive and friendly. Would definitely eat here again.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Excellent lamb and goat dishes. Differe ...

Dined on June 6, 2015

Excellent lamb and goat dishes. Different entrees for a party of 8 were all served at the same time which everybody appreciated. Service was efficient and prices reasonable. Everybody liked the food and nobody would hesitate to come back to the relaxed atmosphere of this restaurant. Food was plentiful and there was no room to try the desserts.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service1

Reservation confused and lost on busy holiday

Dined on May 10, 2015

An Open Table/Turmeric Indian Dining confirmation with correct information was sent on Saturday: our confirmed reservation for a party of 8 on Sunday was for 2:15 P.M. However, when we arrived just before 2, we were informed that, through a gross error/ miscommunication on either Turmeric Indian Dining's part or Open Table's, our reservation was written in the host's book as 12:30. There was now no room for our party on this understandably busy holiday. A complete fiasco and very inconvenient disappointment.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

The Valentines Day menu was incredible!

Dined on February 15, 2015

On Valentines Day we ordered the cornish hen and it was amazing!!! The tiramisu for desert was something to remember. We really love this restaurant. Tumeric Indian Dining tops the charts! Luis

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4

Stylish Indian

Dined on January 17, 2015

We had the Saturday buffet with some familiar & some not so familiar dishes. The food was well prepared & the staff was helpful. It's a great way to try new tastes without ordering a whole dinner!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4

Fantastic Indian food in our neighborhood!

vip
Dined on January 3, 2015

We have been here several times and are always thrilled with the food and service. our go to favorites are Chiken Tikka masala, Lamb rogan josh, lamb vindaloo and Lamb pasanda. Naan is excellent and they serve puri, a rarity in DC area for Indian restaurants. Samosas are excellent as is Dal. Raita is a bit too thin in consistency for my taste, my only complaint!! Prices are reasonable and restaurant is small and quiet.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

Enjoyable Evening

vip
Dined on November 22, 2014

My wife and I live nearby. We had been to Turmeric's predecessor Aditi. We had yet to try Turmeric. We really enjoyed it. The service was great. The food very good. We ordered the Chili Paneer as an appetizer. It was quite tasty. For our main course we ordered Korma and Pasanda. All in all a very good outing. We'll be back and will order take out in the future.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

Lunch Buffet

Dined on November 13, 2014

Went at lunchtime and ate at the buffet. While the number of dishes was not extensive, the variety was good. I am not a vegetarian but I recall only two vegetarian dishes, one of which was vegan. While the buffet was sufficient in variety for me, the menu items also were available. My only complaint is that it would have been nice to have more naan. Every dish I had was delicious. I would go again if in the area.

Tags: great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Surfer

Dined on November 6, 2014

Fabulous food and service. If you are looking for a great Indian meal, this is the place.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service3

Nice menu. Tasty dishes. Wine list could ...

Dined on October 25, 2014

Nice menu. Tasty dishes. Wine list could be expanded a little.

food5
ambience4
service4

Winner

Dined on October 24, 2014

Friendly service. Tasty food. Nice dining area. We were there Friday at 6. Maharaja platter had a very tasty selection of meats and fish. The vegetarian thaali was good too. Ask for food spicier as they default to flavorful but Americanized.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience5
service3

Quick Lunch

Dined on October 24, 2014

Bread served halfway through the meal, but otherwise a great Indian Buffet. No lamb or goat though.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service4

Good food, attentive service

Dined on October 19, 2014

I recently met a friend for Sunday brunch at Turmeric. We had the buffet, which was an excellent value. The food was good and the service was attentive but not intrusive. The buffet included appetizers, vegetarian and non-vegetarian main courses, bread, condiments, and dessert.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4

Authentic Indian Cuisine

vip
Dined on October 11, 2014

My family was shocked at how amazing the food was at Tumeric! We knew as soon as we walked in how good it would be solely based on the tantalizing smells of the restaurant. We ordered a variety of dishes and loved every bite. Best Indian Food we have had in years!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Local favorite

Dined on September 5, 2014

We have dined here several times. The food is good but not outstanding. Meats (but not fish) can be a touch overcooked to my taste, but almost everything else is well prepared. Room is full of hard surfaces so it can be "energetic" if the place place is full or you have a noisy group there. The price is very moderate, it is tough to spend more than $30 per person with a glass of wine. That makes it a good value for us.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food2
ambience3
service1

Poor choice

vip
Dined on August 23, 2014

The restaurant is very nice with linen tablecloths and napkins and the setting is fairly lovely for such a small restaurant in a strip mall. And after that things went downhill fast. We had to ASK to place a drink order. My friend ordered an appetizer only and I also ordered one. Hers showed up and it was another 5 minutes at least before mine showed up WITH my entree! By then her appetizer was cold. We ordered bread but it never arrive. (We were not charged for it.) Again it was another 5 minutes or more before we could flag down a waiter to order beer. Had to flag down a waiter once more to ask for a check. Food was nothing special. tandoori chicken wings that were ok and goat curry that really had no flavor. We won't be back!

food5
ambience5
service5

Great Indian food

vip
Dined on August 22, 2014

We have been to Turmeric several times in the last year and have found the food to be excellent. Their tikka masala chicken is outstanding, rogan josh yummy and my husband loves the vindaloo. The are one of the few restaurants that serves puri in the area. The ambience is peaceful and well done not over the top nor gaudy as are some ethnic places. Service is impeccable We highly rec'd this "neighborhood gem"

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Superb food. Parrupu vada was delicious. ...

Dined on August 15, 2014

Superb food. Parrupu vada was delicious. The restaurant should consider reducing how many non-veg dishes they have and increasing the number of veg dishes. Veg dishes had great flavor and spice balance. Appreciated all the food a great deal.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food4
ambience5
service4

Best samosas I ever had. Sauces very ver ...

vip
Dined on August 3, 2014

Best samosas I ever had. Sauces very very good. Service delightful . Will return again and again,. Want to try other dishes. Close to home. Easy parking.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Great food especially from Kerala

Dined on June 28, 2014

Excellent food and wonderful attentive service. We ran into some friends and were greeting them when two waiters hastened to reseat them so we could be together--very thoughtful! The food was great! I am a spice "wimp" and my husband is the opposite--it is the one Indian restaurant that I know that takes you at your word when you say "very spicy for him, very mild for me"--terrific all the way around--

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Tumeric

Dined on June 28, 2014

Excellent food and great service! It is hard to find a thali plate and Tumeric offers the option along with a very full menu. The spinach dish was superb, the samosas were tasty. Definitely a place to come to if you enjoy good fresh Indian food.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service4

Consistently good Indian food in a very ...

Dined on June 21, 2014

Consistently good Indian food in a very nice atmosphere, quiet, with friendly and attentive service. We have eaten here numerous times and find that most of the menu items we have tried are very good to excellent

Tags: neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service4

Local place

Dined on May 22, 2014

The food was ok. The chicken murgh was a bit dry but the naan was heavenly!

food4
ambience3
service4

bette than average food & service

Dined on May 10, 2014

WE just moved to Vienna and enjoy neighborhood finds rather than chain restaurants. We like to seek out ethnic foods first- Indian food being one of our favorite. Turmeric was better than most restaurants we've tried and enjoyed our wait-staff. The total bill was surprising reasonable.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

great food & service

Dined on May 8, 2014

I love trying new places, and when my budget permits me to go somewhere nice I rarely go back to the same ones. Turmeric indian dining, however, is the exception. It's fancy but not as crazy expensive as some places in town, and the food and service are always amazing. As pretty much all of the other reviewers mention, you HAVE to get the maharaja platter and the cochin shrimp curry. I also love the cocktails.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent food..

Dined on May 3, 2014

..both South Indian and North Indian which is rare in this area. So there is something for everyone to enjoy. We always enjoy our dinners there. They have catered several special occasions for us.

Tags: special occasion

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