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Chutney's Vegetarian
2415-B5 Centreville Road
(Clocktower Center)
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Credit Cards: No
Smoking: No
Delivery: No

Chutney's is a very small Indian restaurant serving vegetarian specialties of Southern India. Order at the counter from a one-page paper menu, and your meal is served on styrofoam with plasic utencils. Menu items such as Sambar, Upma, Poori and Tamarind have no descriptions or picures, so if you are not familiar with this type of food, you are in for an adventurous dining experience. Most of the employees are Indian and they are happy to try to help you understand what you are ordering. Menu items are $4-$8.
Reviewed 05/06

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I ordered utpam an samosa's but they gave me upma with onion samosa. it tasted so bad:( and the place is not clean at all. price range is good but the customer service poor. I think they need to focus on customer service as well the place needs to look clean after all its the reputation of Indians.
roopali sharma, chantilly
Age: 18-28
Likes : mehran
Dislikes: minerva
Reviewed: 05/14/2011

The restaurant was terribly unclean. As I was leaving I noticed that there
were roaches on the counter by the cash register. The cashier just flicked one onto the floor. The Biryani I ordered seemed pre-packed in the refrigerator and was microwaved for me.
Zif Saif, Sterling
Age: 29+
: Angeethi
Dislikes: Harvest of India
Reviewed: 8/7/10

Being an Indian I know how everything should taste. They reheat the same old food all the time, once I ordered "Dosa" and he literally roasted the Dosa which was not edible at all. When I complained he was mad and was giving excuses. This restaurant creates such a bad impression about Indian food and Indian Restaurants if somebody doesn't know about Indian food.
Very Angry Customer, Herndon
Reviewed: 12-15-2009

The place is small, the service is good. The food was okay, a bit spicy for my taste. It is South Indian cuisine.
Dexter, Herndon
Likes: Minerva's
Dislikes: Steak House
Reviewed: 08/03/06

Very good food. Try the sweet ginger sauce. Friendly people, they let me taste when I wasn't sure.
Julie, Reston
Likes: Minerva
Dislikes: McDonalds
Reviewed: 9/2/06

Strengths: Great food - tasted like a home cooked meal! Choice to sit outside.
Quantity was right for the price. Can see how the food is prepared.
Weakness: Place/Kitchen was not too clean. Water cooler was not clean. But the Kitchen is see-through so you can see how the dishes are made. That made me feel more comfortable.

Sri, Sterling
Likes: Banjara
Dislikes: Mirchi
Reviewed: 9/25/06

The joint justifies its name. Other dishes are not bad at all.Will I ever go again? Sure. I will rate this restaurant very highly.
Ven Sharma, Ashburn, VA
Likes: Saravana Palace in Fairfax near Wegmans grocery store
Dislikes: Health is Wealth in Arlington
Reviewed: Sept. 1, 2006

The food was pretty good.Try the chutneys.Friendly people.
Weakness: Only cash accepted.Not very clean.Water cooler dirty.The thali is better.Individual orders are expensive.

Raj, Chantilly
Likes: Woodlands
Reviewed: 11/02/06

I used to like this place but these days I seem to notice that their food quality and service is deteriorating. Their coffee tastes very very bad, tastes like mud. It seemed like they added some hot water to whatever little was left in the coffee container. Upon complaining to the owner, there was no reaction whatsoever from the owner which was very disappointing. I'd say, stay away from this place because they don't value their customers any more.
bbk, ashburn
Likes: saravana palace
Dislikes: chutneys
Reviewed: 12/25/2006

Not for westerners who do not know the names of Indian food, as there is no description of the food items at all. I would categorize this as home cooking, don't look for gourmet entrees. I wanted something with fresh veggies, but was only able to understand and order items made of mashed peas/beans or flour made from the same and fried. Various sauces/chutneys appear to be their main attraction (their name says it all). Hot soup was provided with my meal, which was a tasty broth of carrots and tomatoes. I would agree with the other reviewer who commented on cleanliness, the floor was sticky, so were the chairs and tables. I might come back, but only with an Indian friend who can decipher the menu.
Rick, Ashburn
Likes: Minerva
Reviewed: 04/02/07

Great food and not a bad price for the food
pratap, fairfax
Age: 18-28
Likes: Minerva
Dislikes: Bombay Bistro
Reviewed: May 11, 2007

Liked the upma, poori, and dosa. Everything was good, I like to go again, especially sauces are very tasty.....Disliked that it was not clean.....and I feel price are little expensive......
Veni, Herndon
Reviewed: May 18, 2007

Food was good but they need to start accepting credit cards.That makes life more simple.Need to focus on Customer service & cleanliness.Price a bit high for just tiffin varieties.
Mimi, Chantilly
Likes: Udupi
Dislikes: Hundy
Reviewed: 9/15/2007