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“nothing great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Foodlands Restaurant

Foodlands Restaurant
Al Hamily Building, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #452 of 1,615 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Indian
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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137 reviews 137 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“nothing great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I've eaten here a few times. First thing you notice is the complete lack of atmosphere. It's like dining in the lobby of an office tower after everyone has left for the day. The staff are however fairly helpful. The buffet isn't great. Limited choice and not all that fresh ime.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kuala Lumpur
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Bland food & poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I tried this restaurant twice just to sample different foods from the menu. Regretfully the food is very bland and tasteless. The restaurant feels sterile and the service is quite poor. The price is higher than other better Indian restaurants in Abu Dhabi. I will not return here as the food is not good.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Great food, friendly staff, great value for money. Indian and Arabic cuisine is very good. Private seating arrangements for families. Restaurant also delivers in good time. Portions are good, taste is amazing, staff are friendly and lastly good value for money. Overall a beautiful experience. U can never go wrong with food at foodlands.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Authentic indian food served here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We love dining in Foodlands with family and friends especially for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries etc.. We even conducted my son's birthday party here and it was arranged quite well by them. The decorations with balloons were done perfectly. The party hall is good enough to accomodate a lot of people.
We specially love the dahi vadas, the kebabs, the butter chicken and paneer butter masala here. It is one of the best indian restaurants in Abu dhabi.
The prices are reasonable as well.
The buffet selections are amazing and it has a lot of variety too.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Best Indian restaurant for quality food at affordable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Foodlands restaurant on airport road in Abu Dhabi is liked by not only Indians but also expats of other countries and locals. Late evenings are preferred by locals as they come in big groups to taste Indian food with extra spice. We had Indian and Chinese food and both were very tasty and good portions per serve. Chicken Hakka Noodles and Chilly chicken are must not miss dishes. The prices also are very reasonable. Only problem is with car parking. Very hard to find a parking in front side. So try to get your parking at the back side area.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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