Welcome to LoudounTimes.com
Loudoun Times-Mirror

‘Upscale Indian’ restaurant 5 Tara opens this weekend at Village at Leesburg

5 Tara is the newest dining addition to Village at Leesburg. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko
An upscale Indian restaurant will open Saturday in the Village at Leesburg, a few doors down from Cobb Theatre.

5 Tara is the creation of owner Vikas Gupta, who previously partnered on two other Loudoun-based Indian restaurants, Haveli in Ashburn and Punjabi Junction in Sterling.

Gupta said 5 Tara aims to be “something different unlike anything we have in this area,” focusing on northern Indian cuisine in a modern setting.

The restaurant, which was previously an Italian pizzeria, has been renovated in a soft color scheme, with new lighting and seating. Inside, there are seats for 96 people, and about 15 people can sit comfortably outside on the patio.

Gupta came to the U.S. from northern India in 2000. He started working as a cashier at Bombay Palace in Washington, D.C., and through years of hard work he learned the restaurant business as general manager at Angeethi in Herndon.

Gupta said he is excited to use his years of experience to open his own place in Leesburg.

5 Tara will be open for lunch and dinner daily, including a lunch buffet and weekend brunch. Gupta said there will be vegan and gluten-free options available on the menu, as well as a full range of event planning and catering options.

Contact the writer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or on Twitter at @KarenGGraham.


My wife and I got take-out from this restaurant last night. It was really, really good. The dining room was about 2/3 full at 6:30 or so, and people seemed to be having a good time. We live very close to the restaurant, and are thrilled to have a great Indian restaurant within 5 minutes of home.

Interesting to note: unlike a lot of places in the area, they do not ask for a spice level for the dishes. As it was explained to me (it was a manager, I think maybe an owner?), they want to make them “as they should be made.” The spice levels and flavor were great, so I’m good with the approach, and I can’t wait to explore more of the menu.

We will definitely give this a try!

SterlingLocal, I am sorry you have had poor tasting Indian food in the past!  Maybe try it one more time before writing it off.

sounds great, can’t wait to never go!

Post a comment

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

Comments express only the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of this website or any associated person or entity. Any user who believes a message is objectionable can contact us at ltmeditor@loudountimes.com.

More News

The Loudoun Times-Mirror

is an interactive, digital replica
of the printed newspaper.
Click here for all e-editions.