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Spice Kraft Indian Bistro - Clarendon, Arlington, VA

Spice Kraft Indian Bistro - Clarendon

4.5
4.5
47 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
A Boutique Indian Bistro offering Classic & Modern Indian food & Vegan, Gluten-free option

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, South Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 527-5666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    South Asian/Indian

  • Catering

    https://www.spicekraftva.com/catering-clarendon

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 47 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JM

    JayM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was absolutely amazing! Definitely will be back.
  2. H

    Honestly

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent salmon. generous glass of wine. cauliflower appetizer was very flavorful, perfectly prepared.
  3. FC

    FallsChurchKate

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific food, easy to get to, good prices. We three friends were looking for an Indian restaurant along a Metro line but also in an neighborhood with parking or parking garages. Spice Kraft came up in our search and we were bowled over. One friend arrived early and was immediately greeted and asked if she wanted a cup of one of the restaurant's house teas ("We just made a new pot.") We had a range of foods -- two appetizers: spinach kapora chaat and tandoori chicken wings. Our main dishes were Bhuna bhartha (roasted eggplant with spices), a side of Saag paneer, shrimp with chettinadu sauce and chicken with butter sauce. All excellent. The servers were very helpful and attentive without being overbearing. Prices very reasonable for the neighborhood and the quality of the food. It didn't look like it had a full bar -- wine and beer options (somewhat limited, but acceptable). We enjoyed all the dishes and the atmosphere which was fairly intimate (it's a relatively small place). We three meet for lunch about once a month; this place is now on our permanent rotation!
  4. LB

    LynnB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a great Thanksgiving dinner at Spice Kraft. The delicious, inventive Thanksgiving-ish meal was just what we were looking for: grounded in the holiday, but with a fun fresh take. Yummy turkey samosa, roasted butternut squash soup with a nice little kick, turkey roulade with gravy, garlicky stuffing, watch-out-for-those-green-beans, succulent turkey tikka masala which was perfect foil for the fabulous breads to sop up that lush sauce, various lovely chutneys (cranberry included), pumpkin spice lassi and/or champagne and a pumpkin halwa pie with a cranberry finish. Staff were very attentive -- and very busy -- they told us they sold out sit-down as as well as take-out. Bravo!
  5. VB

    VictoriaB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really tasty, lots to choose from. Decent serving size for the price.
  6. T

    Tucker

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always great Indian food with a creative twist and wonderful flavors.
  7. CA

    CliffordA

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The choice of eating indoors or outdoors was nice. Additionally, the range of dishes was great because we could both order somethings differently, then taste each other's dishes. All were excellent!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing!!
  9. A

    Amocomida

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had the restaurant week menu and the food was delicious and n good quantity. Definitely approved.
  10. MS

    MarijaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, big portions. Service is little slow, cocktails are just ok. But they have great deal for happy hour buy one get one free, for beers also. I would recommend and go again.
  11. KK

    KierstenK

    Stuttgart

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    While it was all tasty, the appetizers were top notch.
  12. MJ

    MarshaJ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish at Spice Kraft was excellent. Our samosa starters were delectable. The lamb vindaloo was not as hot spicy as I expected it, but delicious nonetheless. A never-fail go-to!
  13. BD

    BreakfastforDinner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The servers were attentive and the menu was extensive. Unfortunately the food was very, very creamy and heavy. You do get a lot of food with the lunch bowls, it just needs to be cooked with less cream and more seasoning.. .Especially for desis. I ordered my food medium spicy and it had neither heat/chilli peppers or salt.
  14. 4

    41142hlt

    Washington DC

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food; very small, quaint place. Service was good, food good, ambiance good. Well done.
  15. JB

    JeanB

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely dinner - great food and service!!
  16. JM

    J3M1

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I always get the Saag Chicken. Never disappoints. Fresh, tender white meat chicken. Spinach sauce is amazing...rich, full of flavor. Makes two meals, with take-home leftovers. Highly recommended!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this restaurant Spice Kraft’s food is top notch. This time, though, some fairly loud techno music was playing and it took away from the experience. We had to speak loudly to hear each other. That’s not happened before, and I hope it won’t happen again!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good and as ordered. Will definitely return.
  19. CS

    CharlesS

    San Francisco

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spice Kraft provides excellent Indian fare literally steps from the Clarendon Metro station. Lamb in every form is cooked to perfection; the sauce variety is outstanding; and if you can't decide on an entree, choose the mixed grill. The mango ginger chicken appetizer is always a hit! Spice Kraft is also a terrific dining choice for those with vegan and vegetarian palates.
  20. V

    Veese

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent cuisine and a nice variety of choices. Menu never disappoints and the service is attentive.
  21. JB

    JBurella

    Washington DC

    174 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food is outstanding, get the pineapple salmon ...but it took 40 minutes for two entrees on a seemingly non busy night. Maybe take out instead?
  22. r

    ravik

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food & great taste. Yummy food! Fast service.
  23. JE

    JohnE

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    first visit; good food, great happy hour, quiet, relaxing, very nice evening.
  24. DB

    DavidB

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best butter chicken
  25. SV

    SV22209

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have eaten at the Spice Kraft in Arlington numerous times. The food and service are always excellent and presented in an attractive way. Most of the items on the menu are naturally gluten-free and they even have GF naan in addition to other types of naan! We usually sit in a booth and can hear ourselves just fine. It has a friendly, neighborhood vibe.
  26. SH

    SandyH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've wondered about the restaurant, since I love Indian cuisine, every time I entered or returned home via the Clarendon Metro across the street, so last night I finally tried it. LOVED IT!
  27. BS

    BShutupanddance

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty. An upgrade from the Indian restaurant that previously occupied the space. More colorful and expansive menu.
  28. TT

    TomT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a very enjoyable meal at Spice Kraft. The chicken tikka masala was juicy and flavorful. The potatoes and okra dish was crunchy, chewy, spicy, and sweet. The onion kulcha, house salad, raita and mixed pickles were all tasty. The service was very good. The restaurant is nicely decorated. This is one of our favorite Indian restaurants we have ever been to.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great selection of gluten free options - everything was super tasty
  30. CO

    ChristineO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. Took my mom and grandma here for Mother’s Day. We got so much food for a great price and everything was excellent
  31. P

    Phildrill

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good location next to Metro station. Some outdoor seating on a busy road. Small place but adequately spaced tables. Tasty Indian cuisine with friendly efficient service.
  32. P

    Peter

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It was hot and stuffy. They opened one of the doors for some fresh air which helped but opening both doors or ac would have been better
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the food. The burger was to die for as was the Mango lemonade. Loved the fact that I was asked my preference of ice or no ice before being served a glass full of ice cold water. Recommend 100%
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Who knew that ,seeming, tiny, corner restaurant had so much goodness…..?!?!! Everything and everyone we encountered was in point. We had leftovers and I was upset when it I finished it the next day. I wanted more…. The drinks, food, and personable service have us planning our return trip.
  35. MB

    MBUArl

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was great!
  36. PC

    PCV3

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great with unique flavors. The service was also quite fast despite being crowded. Would definitely recomnend.
  37. CS

    CharlesS

    San Francisco

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spice Kraft has been our go-to Indian restaurant in Del Ray; now it is our go-to Indian restaurant in Clarendon. Everything - mango ginger chicken, tandoori chicken wings, chicken with butter sauce, and the mixed grill - was hot, moist and flavorful. Prospective diners (without a reservation) had to wait to be seated because every indoor table and outdoor table was full.
  38. S

    Simpim

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the lamb tandoor and the kulfi. Must try for the place!
  39. LE

    LEF313

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time diners - my husband and I went for my birthday dinner. The place is charming, but, small, and the tables are close together. The noise level is high, to be honest. The service is efficient and friendly. We ordered the spinach pakora chaat, which were delicious but not as light and airy as palaak chaat. Still, no complaints. On the recommendation from the server (and the W. Post review), we ordered the lamb shank josh and the salmon tikka pineapple to share. The lamb was meltingly tender and absolutely delicious. The salmon was also very good. A generous portion of roti as well, which sopped up the lamb sauce perfectly. We had the rice pudding, which was very much comfort food. My husband ordered their margarita and I had a different drink, but can't find it online (something kush, maybe?). Both were very strong. Personally, if we are to go back, I would prefer a glass of wine. But, we really enjoyed our visit. Next time, we may try the option to build your own dish (you can select a protein and sauce) as they looked interesting.
  40. R

    Rahul

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great place to eat fusion indian food. The taste is amazing . I wish the place was little bigger.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Spice Kraft Indian Bistro - Clarendon is rated 4.5 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, South Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    South Asian/Indian

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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