Woodlands

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    ( 11 reviews )
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8046 New Hampshire Ave (at University Blvd), Langley Park, Maryland, USA, 20783

Offers a lunch buffet as well an extensive a la carte menu. Some items contain dairy - vegans to specify. Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm, Sun 11:30am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Buffet

11 Reviews

First Review by cathy712

Decent food but pathetic service - Edit

It's my 2nd visit in an Year. We went last year for our wedding anniversary one night and ordered a-la-carte. The food was reasonable. However, we were unhappy with the waiter who provided the service - a tall (6 feet), clean shaven, fair complexioned middle aged gentlemen with Hispanic origins with receding hairline from the center of his head wearing a white shirt and a black pant. He was very cold, rude and hostile towards us. We gave him a benefit of doubt thinking he might have had a hard day at work and ignored him, although that ruined our evening.
Today on a busy Saturday afternoon, we had the same guy providing us the service. And, it was no different. I observed, he was wishing 'thank you' to every body with a lighter or white skin complexion. He was very hostile towards us. He didn't respond to our repeated queries about the buffet. Worse, he threw the napkin towels and spoons around our table mat for us to pick and adjust on our own. He gave dirty looks and wouldn't respond to our requests for water. We were deeply hurt and depressed about what happened. It was humiliating and we just left. If he is disgusted about his job and serving people of other diversities, why should he be in this industry and I wonder how the management doesn't observe such obvious indifferences. The food is great but the same cannot be said for the service experience.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service, hospitality, Treating customers of other origins

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Buffet heaven - Edit

I have been here so many times, but every time, I am so happy. The trick is to go for the weekend buffet - it is about $15 then tax and tip.

Ok, sure, it is about $20, but, you have so many choices.

There is salad. There is a puri station - oh my goodness, there is a puri station. There are 2 soups: sambar and some other one (rasam?). There is stir fry. There are curries. There are veggies- green beans and eggplant. There are iddly (lentil donuts) and utthapam (thick savory pancakes). There is biryani. There are dosas. There are protein sources/ legumes /fake meat (dal, chick peas). There is something for everyone.

It is so good, you will be very happy you went. If you are vegan, ask for what you can vs. cannot eat. If there is paneer in it, don't eat it. The rice dishes may also have dairy. The desserts have honey and/or dairy. Don't be afraid to ask - then, just be aware, and you'll be fine.

Pros: All veg, Buffet, So many veggies

Cons: Not 100% vegan, Lots of choices

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Excellent Indian Buffet - Edit

We went to Woodlands while visiting my husband's family who live in Silver Springs. His mother had made us a large Indian breakfast, so we weren't very hungry only 2-3 hours later, but they told us it was time for lunch. I went in expecting to get a tea and not much more, and then saw the massive buffet, and quickly learned it was all vegetarian. The aroma of the food and the look of the vast buffet drew me in!

The buffet was massive! It has a make-your-own chaat bar station, as well as at least twelve different appetizer and entree foods. Food was continuously well-stocked, and as soon as something neared the bottom, it was replaced. There is something for everyone here! Everything came very well-spiced, but nothing was too spicy that you needed to chase it with lots of water.

I'll note it was packed when we arrived, but we were still seated almost immediately. As soon as we got up to get second (and third) helpings from the buffet, our plate was immediately cleared to make way for our new one. We didn't pay for the meal, but were told it was $11/person. I can't confirm that by looking at their website, but if it's true, this is a fabulous deal, as you leave extremely stuffed and satisfied.

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Amazing! Worth venturing from the beaten path! - Edit

This place is awesome. It's great for dinner, but the weekend lunch buffet really takes it to another level! It’s much bigger than most Indian lunch buffets and has different kinds of Indian food- northern, southern, and Indo-Chinese.

If you’ve never had southern Indian food, you must get the Masala Dosa! That’s what I always get when I’ve gone for dinner, and it’s also available as part of the buffet. They also have northern Indian dishes, that is, the type of Indian food served by default by most Indian restaurants in the US. And this is one of few places you’ll find in the DC area that serves Indo-Chinese food, that is, “Chinese food” evolved for Indian tastes. I recommend the weekend lunch buffet because you can try everything.

Weekend lunch buffet hours are 11:30am-3pm. I couldn’t find this specified anywhere online, so I asked them.

I think this place isn’t always on the radar of DC’s vegetarian/vegan crowd, which is a real shame because it’s amazing. It’s out of the way for a lot of people and not in a public transit friendly location. You’ll find it in a strip mall off of New Hampshire Ave.

I believe it’s part of an international chain, including a location in Fairfax, VA, which is good because everyone should eat here!

Pros: Large weekend buffet, Indo-Chinese food!

Cons: Not public transit friendly

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Woodlands Restaurant - Edit

Love this place. We go once a week to the lunch buffet and have never been disappointed. The food is great and the staff is always attentive. Would highly recommend it. I've lived here over 50 years and am just finding out about this place..... what a gem!

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Yummm - Edit

Had dinner here when I visited DC. Staff were very helpful in making sure what we ordered was vegan. The Bhel Puri and Guthi Vanki (eggplant dish) in particular were fantastic. We were all totally stuffed for about $15 each!

Pros: Good Prices, Extensive Menu

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Delicious south Indian food - Edit

As good as it gets - we've been to their weekend buffet twice and it's more than worth the drive from Baltimore. It even tops my Indian brother-in-law's mom's homecooking. Buffet is huge and plentiful and fresh and even includes dosa, but you better get them quick - they're brought out every 5-10 minutes and immediately scooped up. They even have a separate table for an extensive array of chaat. So many choices, all delicious and all vegetarian! Location is in a busy strip mall and the restaurant fills up quickly; website doesn't provide hours but they open at 11:30.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff, Abundance of choices

Cons: crowded, not close to a metro stop, Hours aren't on website

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Dinner - Edit

Went for dinner with family. LOVED it. Wonderful food with wonderful service. They forgot to give us puris and so brought us extra. Their vegetable biryani was awesome. I also greatly enjoyed their dahl.

Pros: Great service, Good taste

Cons: Portion not very big

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The best - Edit

In the Washington metropolitan area, Woodlands is hard to beat. The food is excellent, and the service and atmosphere is good. The location is in a strip mall managed by idiots, so ignore the strip except the restaurant and have a very good vegetarian meal.

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Excellent lunch buffet - Edit

This is the best Indian lunch buffett we have found, veg or not. Endless variety and the food is always fresh. The only downside is the naan, but that is more than made up for by the huge masala dosas constantly coming out of the kitchen and served around at each table.

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YUMMY - Edit

try their linch buffet. great food, lots of variety. prices just right.

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