Woodlands

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6040 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Florida, USA, 32809

Vegetarian Indian restaurant features south Indian cuisine. Has a varied. daily lunch buffet. Food can be spicy. Simple decor. Open Tue-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm, Sun 11:30am-9:30pm. Closed Monday.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Catering

17 Reviews

First Review by tinkerbell

No vegan options - Edit

Rude staff. When we asked about vegan options the hostess who was also our waitress didn't know what vegan was. She seemed annoyed that we asked. She was also rude when we asked about beer selection (they don't serve alcohol). She sent someone else over and he asked if we were vegan "by choice" or due to an allergy. He basically said they couldn't guarantee anything was vegan, so if we had an allergy there was nothing vegan, but apparently if we were vegan "by choic he would have said they had vegan options?!? We would have left either way due to the rudeness of the staff. The restaurant is also quite shabby looking. Would give no stars if that was an option.

Pros: None

Cons: No vegan options, Rude staff, Shabby appearance

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Screw them - Edit

I asked which buffet options are vegan, and didn't get a straight answer. They clearly didn't give a damn about my business so I went over to bombay cafe

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Awesome - Edit

Great place!!! VEGANS: be sure to ask about ghee. Many buffet items have ghee including the special rice. They often forget about the ghee when you ask about dairy free or vegan items. Dosas and uttapam are great. Many curries to choose from. Great for gluten-free.
Good on spice levels. If you can not handle any heat then do not get a curry. Go for the pancake options.

Pros: cheap

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delicious Indian food - Edit

We ordered the large masala dosa and it was huge. (See photo). It was filled with potatoes peas and spices. We ended up sharing it five ways. The kids loved when it came to the table!!
We also ordered a thali (many little dishes) which we all shared. Those two things were enough for five people to leave very full. We did get some extra nan bread and rice.
Things weren't too spicy per our request and everything was delicious. I don't know the names of what we ate because the server was soft spoken and I couldn't understand what he was saying! Everything was vegetarian so we weren't too worried. The total came to just over $40 for five people- a good deal considering we all left full.

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Best Indian in Central Florida - Edit

This is my favorite Indian restaurant in all of Central Florida, and it's all vegetarian on top of that! Many of the dishes are vegan or can be made vegan--including the naan!

They're great about adjusting the spice to your preference (I order mild, but my friends order hot, and everyone's always happy).

The chana masala is awesome, and so are the kadai bhendi and aloo gobi. The masala dosa is fabulous too. The dal tadka was a bit too mild/bland, even for my sensitive American taste, so if you're into the more flavorful/spicy Indian dishes, I'd recommend going for something else.

The breads are all yummy too--aloo paratha is great, and did I mention vegan naan?!

I've never had bad service. Never too slow, nor rushing you out. They're always quite attentive with pretty good refills (considering that I drink a LOT with spicy food). It's also always very clean and nice inside.

Pros: food, atmosphere

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As someone who's Indian... - Edit

I can tell you that this place has some of the most delicious Indian food in the area. I haven't been here in a while so maybe it's changed, but I remember the service not being the greatest. The food totally makes up for it though. If you can, order it for take out. Also neat would be to try out their lunch buffet.
Updated from previous review on Thursday August 01, 2013
So I've been back twice since my last review (of not having gone back in a while) and I can attest to the food being FANTASTIC. However, the service is still.....not great. They aren't outwardly rude, but do not expect "thank yous" or "pleases" or even smiles. As long as that doesn't bother you or you can just get their take out, definitely do so. The food is still TOP notch.

Pros: Delicious, Vegetarian

Cons: Service isn't great

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Nice food, but rude service - Edit

This place has good Indian food, good verity
But the service is very bad, went with friend's kids and the staff was complaining right on the face. When asked for details of menus items, was rudely told to read the menu!

Pros: Food

Cons: Staff, Service

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Great lunch - Edit

Really good value lunch buffet.
A good varied selection of curries and they bring a dosa to your table while you are there. Nice staff and would recommend.

Pros: Good food, Good value

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Great buffet - Edit

Delicious, authentic indian, my "go to" lunch buffet

Pros: lunch buffet , great value

Cons: not a lot of options

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Great food, but beware the Vegetarian Ghee - Edit

The food here is great-tasting, and it's all vegetarian. There is a big problem, however... Almost everything is made with "Vegetarian Ghee," a Franken-food shortening product that has the highest trans-fat content of any food product in the world. Trans-fat content has been greatly reduced in most American products, due to regulations and public scrutiny. But a loophole allows for imported and ethnic foods like the "Veggie Ghee" they use here. Trans fats are damaging to arteries and overall health, and there is no safe limit for them. So if you're just looking for vegetarian food, this is the place. But if you're concerned about the health implications, you should probably stay away.

Pros: Authentic, Great taste, Inexpensive

Cons: seriously unhealthy

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excelllent food and value - Edit

Having read other reviews on this site, my wife and I went to Woodlands for lunch on the last day of a visit to Orlando (November 2009). The food featured mainly south Indian dishes, which we don't often find at home. We both thought it was great, even my wife who isn't vegetarian.

The fact that almost everyone present looked like they had personal or family connections to India, attested to the authenticity of the food. The value was excellent too, with the lunchtime buffet costing well under $10.

The next time we're in Orlando, we'll probably go to this restaurant again.

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good - Edit

good, but not the among the best indian i've had.

if you're in the mood for indian food, though, you should go!

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Alright...I guess - Edit

I wasn't wowed by this restaurant. I went at lunch time and was pretty much told by two workers that I HAD to get the lunch buffet as opposed to ordering from the menu. The food was alright, but nothing to write home about. I also received numerous weird stares as I walked in and ate my lunch.

Pros: good prices

Cons: do not accept AMEX, food could be better, prefer not to be forced into buffet

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Great Indian, Awesome Spice - Edit

I love spicy food, and I found it here at Woodlands in Orlando. For those who can't take the heat, no worries, the waitstaff will warn you when you order something spicy. The food is just as good - if not better - as the restaurants I've eaten at in the Indian district of NYC. Woodlands doesn't offer much atmosphere, but the staff is attentive and helpful. If you want really good Indian food without the worries of it including meat, Woodlands is the place. They offer a huge menu, and even some Indian take on Chinese food.

Pros: Great Food, Moderate Price, Large Portions

Cons: No Atmosphere

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I love it! - Edit

Not the greatest or friendliest service I've ever had and definitely not the best maintained restaurant around, but the food is so good I can overlook it! They were very helpful in pointing me towards vegan dishes and explaining what's in each dish. AMAZING FLAVOR! I have a high tolerance to spicy food and a few dishes made me sweat and force tears down my cheeks! I've loved everything I've eaten there so far.

Pros: FLAVOR!, Helpful in regards to menu, big portions!

Cons: a little dirty inside, staff isn't very friendly... just there.

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Authentic Indian Food - Edit

Very authentic Indian food. The menu was quite extensive with a variey of Indian food options. I have been to many Indian restaurants but have not experienced many of the options that were offered at Woodlands. Although a bit spicy for my taste, it was fun experimenting with different appetizers and entrees. The mango lassi was very good and helped tame the spiciness of the food.

Pros: Extensive menu, Authentic Indian food

Cons: Somewhat noisy, Crowded

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good food - Edit

good food, away from the usual burgers,fries and pizza!
A haven for veggies in Florida

Pros: good food, good prices

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