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House of India

9350 Snowden River Pkwy Ste F2, Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 381-3844
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Ranked #38 of 216 restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The House of India lunch buffet has been a favorite of mine for years! The House of india I remember used to have signature dishes such as Dhaba Chicken and the best Chicken Tikka Masala around. Times have changed for this venue. The past two visits have resulted in pure disappointment.It is unclear why, but prior visits to this venue... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Despite being located in a strip mall, shopping center my husband and I really do think this is the best Indian in Columbia. We go each year on New Year's Eve as a tradition. We love their food, service is pretty good. Good for families, date night, special night. They do take out as well (though we've never done take... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Having never actually been to the Indian sub-continent, I cannot say I know what authentic Indian food should taste like. That said, House of India is my favorite in the area. We first tried House of India over ten years ago. Over the years, we've tried numerous other Indian restaurants around us and always leave feeling that House of India... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We have lot of Indian restaurants in this area and this one is very average. The food is very westernized/americanized with no way near the actual indian food taste. Some of the items are good but not all. One good thing is this is near to the lot of offices which will attract crowd. When compared to this, i will... More

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Campbell, California
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36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I often visit the Columbia MD area but this was my first visit to this restaurant. It doesn't jump out at you, but was highly recommended by friends who frequent the place. Our party of 7 shared multiple dishes so we were able to sample a wide variety of the cuisine. Some were a bit too spicy for everyone even... More

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

They have a great luncheon buffet. I usually only eat the chicken tika masala ... it's fantastic!. It's a bit on the spicy side but the sauce, rice and chicken taste is worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

I'm in the area on business and only tried this place because of a recommendation. The restaurant is located in a small strip mall and looks 'run down' on the outside. BUT don't be fooled. This place is amazing. The inside is decorated appropriately with white linens and servers in white dress shirts with bow-ties. Service was attentive without being... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We have tried a number if other Indian restaurants in the area (and there are quite a few) but we always go back to the House of India. The best deal is the combination dinner for two. It comes with soup, naan, an assortment of tandoori chicken and lamb, vegetable korma (assorted veggies in creamy spicy sauce, probably our favorite... More

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MD
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

we went here for the lunch buffet and we were happy to find that it met the quality that we have come to expect from indian restaurants: The Good: -Easy to find -Clean white table cloths not a bunch paper "linen" -As expected very polite and helpful servers -Great and varied vegetarian options The Not so Good: -Crowded Parking -Crowded... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We went here last Sunday to try their lunch time buffet. I wanted to compare it to the Royal Tai, where we had a very good lunch time buffet on a Saturday several weeks ago. The short answer is that Flavors of India is overall an equal -- some things are better, some are not. The first problem with FoI... More

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