Looking for recommendations for great Indian food restaurants in VA. Looking to try something new :) Thanks!
Saravana Palace in Fairfax is purely vegetarian South Indian cuisine. Start off with a paper dhosa, go for the chili paneer, and it is hard to go wrong from there.
Any particular geographic area in VA?
In Herndon, both Paradise and Angeethi on Elden Street are excellent. Paradise has an extensive menu including indo-chinese and dosa. Angeethi does a lunchtime buffet including a fresh made-to-order chaat bar with 4 options. Their buffet food is far better than anyone would reasonably expect from a buffet.
As Steve already piped up for Saravana Palace (one of my faves, and their weekend lunch buffet is a great value), I'll recommend Karaikudi: http://www.karaikudiva.com/
It's Chettinad cuisine which is a bit different from the usual Indian one gets. Fair warning, probably the spiciest Indian I've had in a long while.
I love Rangoli in South Riding. They've got a lunch buffet and also do delivery. We usually get a biryani and chicken tikka makhani and love it.