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India Palace

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Fox Chapel Shopping Center, 19743 Frederick Rd., Germantown, MD 20876 (Magnolia Dr.)
few minutes walk from the stop of 55 rideon.
301-540-3000
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent quality, selection and consistency

We have been visiting the India Palace once a week for at least two years. That alone says a lot about how much we enjoy the food, and the friendly and attentive staff. The buffet provides a wide selection of chicken, goat, and sometimes fish selections. The flavors are often subtle, but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
John L
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been visiting the India Palace once a week for at least two years. That alone says a lot about how much we enjoy the food, and the friendly and attentive staff. The buffet provides a wide selection of chicken, goat, and sometimes fish selections. The flavors are often subtle, but the vegetable selections provide that extra touch of... More 

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Damascus, MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant has changed management a couple of times, but I find the good quality of the food to be consistent. Everything is very flavorful and they don't use heat just for the sake of using heat; even the hottest spices are full of tastes. Also loads of non-spicy dishes, for those who prefer. The buffet is large, with many... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Really good flavor to food, but it should be more spicy to be authentic. If patrons want an American taste, they should go to an American cafe. This cuisine is naturally spicy so keep it that way. Attentive staff, filling portions, appealing and comfortable atmosphere. Suitable for families, friends, business, solo.

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Potomac, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I love Indian buffets and I have been to many in the Montgomery County area, I was definitely not disappointed here. The buffet is excellent and it has a wide variety of Indian dishes to choose from. The decor in the restaurant is very cultural and beautiful. It is hard to pick one dish that I like more than the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant has been around for a number of years, and it's very popular--with good reason! The food is outstanding, and the service is excellent. They offer a wide variety of Indian dishes, and every one that I've tried has been delicious. The lunch buffet is a good bargain, and everything is very FRESH! Also, the restaurant is attractively decorated... More 

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Germantown
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110 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is as good as we have found of Indian food in the US but like so many others is expensive relative to comparable restaurants. At a lower price point this would be a 4* facility The food was good. Appetizers were very tasty Disappointed that to get a selection of chutneys to go with the popadoms along with raita... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is a nice place inside. Though the cushions on the benches in the booths are worn enough to be uncomfortable to sit on too long. The food in the buffet was solid. I wish the food was a little spicier but they are cooking for Americans.

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Olney, Maryland
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50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Would give this place 4+ stars. The only reason for declining 5 is I wouldn't recommend this as a place for a long romantic dinner. But the Indian food was excellent! We ordered the lentil soup (their version of Mulligatawny soup, I guess) and the Chicken Tika Masala (one of our fans) both accompanied by garlic Naan. We were not... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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131 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When we moved to Germantown, we were not sure if we were going to be able to find a good curry - we got lucky with the first place we picked! We have been several times and have also brought family with us. Although the food is not very spicy (and we do love spicy!), the flavors are really good... More 

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Clarksburg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have been there for dinner as well as lunch buffet. The food is very high quality. The lunch buffet even opens during weekend. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fox Chapel Shopping Center, 19743 Frederick Rd., Germantown, MD 20876
    (Magnolia Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: few minutes walk from the stop of 55 rideon.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Germantown
  • Phone Number: 301-540-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?