Vegetarian restaurant serving both North Indian and South Indian food. Has outside counter with Indian sweets. Open Mon-Sun 8:30am-10:00pm.

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73 Reviews

First Review by lthemanz


Points +779

12 Oct 2023

Tasty but not clearly labeled

I had the masala dosai, which was super tasty and a lot of food for the 4.5 MYR I paid! You also get free water with the food. At first, I was a bit overwhelmed with which options are vegan since everything is vegetarian but nothing is labeled as vegan or non-vegan. I asked the waiter whether what I wanted to order was vegan as well and he told me that this one had milk in it and instead recommended the masala dosai, which I ended up getting. So, if I’m doubt - just ask the staff :).



Points +2497

29 Sep 2023

Loved the food, service sucks lol

The food is so tasty and makes up for the lacking service. They’re unfriendly and disinterested, always seem like they hate their jobs 👀 More importantly: the food is so tasty and really authentic. Prices are ridiculously cheap and the food comes out within minutes after ordering. Mushroom fry is a must try! Smoky, flavorful, god-like

Pros: Amazing food

Cons: Staff attitude


Points +81

28 Jul 2023

Decent Biriyani

Had a good Biriyani from here. Nothing super special but decent and it did the job


Points +753

08 Jul 2023

Tasty North and South Indian dishes

The restaurant was packed when we arrived but we were able to squeeze in on a table where a couple of parties of 1 were eating.

We tried a couple of South Indian things (potato dosai, tomato uttapam) and reverted to some old favourites from the other half of the menu (naan, chana paneer, mutter aloo).

I hadn't had anything like the dosa and uttapam for ages so it was really nice to try something like this again.

The flavour on the chana paneer was especially good and I wouldn't hesitate to order it again.

The portion sizes were good and the food was very good value. We probably slightly over-ordered, but there was never any doubt that we'd finish the tasty meal.

Pros: Good value , Chana paneer


Points +882

01 Jul 2023


Food was okay but not very flavourful. Cheap though and the staff were very helpful.


Points +8120

22 Jun 2023

Cheap & tasty Indian food

Came here twice and enjoyed the food- simple but tasty. Staff able to indicate which food is vegan/could be veganised, as not indicated on menus. Some of the dishes you’d usually expect to be vegan weren’t. Staff aren’t the friendliest. Cheap food that came out quickly

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-15


Points +1177

15 Apr 2023


We’ve come around 11am for a late breakfast. The menu is divided into sections: first part is served before midday, the second after. Due to that we were there very close to midday, many things were finished so we didn’t have much choice. We ordered 4 dishes for 2 people and that was a lot, we didn’t expect that because the prices were very low. Food is tasty, authentically Indian.


Points +110

12 Feb 2023

Huge portions

Good food & huge portions! Staff very helpful in informing what is vegan and also have his recommendation.
Also has a sweet stall out the front, only 2 things were vegan which were okay but not much flavour

Pros: Helpful staff


Points +27

Mostly Veg
27 Jan 2023

Super nice

Try Samosa and Mango Lassi!


Points +138

01 Jan 2023

Superb Indian food!

We had a meal here on NYE. Everything was excellent, I recommend the Dosa. I also loved the tomato and onion Utthapam. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Penang a few days


Points +189

22 Nov 2022

Authentic Indian food

Very good vegetarian food with many vegan options...
The place is always full of local people. The food is freshly made every day with a huge menu that have from simple snacks to full set ( thali) meals.
I tried many of the dishes and i have never been disappointed...
There is a jar on the table with water, FREE!
There are juices, lassies, teas and other drinks to choose from, as well as Indian sweets...
Located in Little India, Georgetown, very easy to find. Everybody in town knows it.
The staff is very kind and helpful even though they do not smile a lot:)

Updated from previous review on 2021-04-05

Pros: Pure vegetarian, Real Indian food, Local prices+cheap

Cons: Air-conditioned a bit to high


Points +1164

13 Nov 2022

Nice Indian food

A not to bad option for decent Indian food. Not the best I've had, just average. Prices are fair for the portions as well. Be careful if you have allergies as well, sometimes the staff doesn't take it serious

Cons: Allergy attentiveness


Points +3101

29 Oct 2022


so many delicious indian dishes! i loved the uthappam!


Points +35

18 Sep 2022

Favourite in Penang

Delicious and excellent value for money.


Points +40

02 Jul 2022

Tasty and cheap

It was a nice and quick lunch for me. The food was tasty, everything was ok. Altough it’s not a fancy restaurant.

Pros: Very tasty food, Cheap, Quick service

Cons: No beer, Not a fancy restaurant


Points +24

21 Aug 2020

This place is amazing

2 years later and I’m just sitting here dreaming about this restaurant. It’s so yummy and authentic and inexpensive. I need to go back to Penang ASAP JUST to eat here again.


Points +2460

17 Feb 2020

Thali central

Authentic and delicious.

Sizeable portions, the Thali in particular is abundant.

Make the staff aware of your vegan requirements and they will gladly inform you which dishes are or aren't suitable.

Updated from previous review on 2020-02-17

Pros: Fast service, Authentic flavours


Points +119

05 Feb 2020

Incredible Indian Food

I’ve been craving good Indian food for the last year. I’ve been traveling consistently and hasn’t been able to find any until getting to Woodlands. Easily the best I’ve had in a long time. They do use dairy in their foods, but if you let them know you’re vegan, they’ll accommodate.


Points +52

29 Jan 2020

The best food in George Town

I would definitely recommend this place! They have a big menu, and speak good english

Pros: Amazing food, Cheap, A lot of vegan options


Points +294

09 Dec 2019

Good budget thali

I came to woodlands twice whilst I was in Georgetown. The service is good and staff can easily advise on vegan options. The Thali was huge and they substituted dishes to make this vegan. I also tried the masala dosa which was great. Some of the dishes were slightly bland but the portions were huge and prices low so I wasn’t too bothered about this!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Staff able to advise on vegan options, Great juice

Cons: Flavours could be more delicious


Points +356

06 Dec 2019

Great authentic food!

Great food, very cheap and fast service! Can be somewhat loud because of the acoustics inside but who really cares if you have such great food?


Points +161

23 Nov 2019

Good indian food

very good restaurant, offering a wide variety of dishes

Pros: large choice, friendly staff

Cons: Nothing


Points +147

29 Oct 2019

Loved this place.

Literally the best Indian food I’ve ever had, aloo gobi fry is a must! Staff were friendly, although service was slightly slow. Place is very clean, but decor needs sorting, very dark. However we ate there 3 times!! Super cheap.


Points +157

05 Oct 2019


I love this place. Service is slow and it's always busy but the food is super yummy.


Points +68

01 Oct 2019

Kann man weiterempfehlen

Das Essen war sehr günstig, lecker und scharf.
Die Art der Bedienung hat mir nicht besonders zugesagt, wirken sehr ablehnend und ohne Freude. Das Essen war dennoch sehr gut und das normale Set ist riesig. Ich konnte es nicht komplett aufessen.

Pros: Günstig , Schnell, Schmeckt

Cons: Bedienung


Points +470

30 Jul 2019

Good Indian, not spectacular

Food is not too expensive and tastes good. There is a sweet counter at the front so you can buy individual Indian sweets and savouries too.


Points +547

15 Jul 2019


Enjoyed one of the lunch thali sets here. Lots of food and very cheap. Food was generally very tasty but a couple of the dishes were a bit bland.

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